Allgäu wins the European Championship for the Green Gold Club Bremen in Vienna – Sport im Allgäu

Victory in the European Championships in Latin Formation Dance: How Rabanne Boetke of Weiler won the third title in the A-Team of Grün-Gold-Club Bremen.

The belated information for Groen Gold Bremen about coach Roberto Albanese in the European Championships in the Austrian capital was well overdue. Vienna She defended her European title. In the crowd: 23-year-old Rabanne Putki from Wheeler. He was very pleased, although it was not the first great success of the Western Allgäu. Instead, as was briefly reported, Bottke perfected the title three times with the Bremen A-Team after the sovereign victories in the German Championship and the World Championships at the end of 2021. In addition, the Hanseatic League – which is somewhat similar to Bayern – succeeded For fine dance – to win again in the first German league in the spring.

Tough tournament with tough preparations

Bottke, 23, said after the European Championship final that he was “very satisfied”. “This was a very difficult tournament with very difficult preparations.” Bottke explains the reasons: “The season was so long, we didn’t have any breaks between us where we could recover. It was really tough.” After four European Championship victories so far, Bremen have taken to the stage as defending champions by choreographing the Cup The world “Emozioni”. “We had and wanted to give an extraordinary performance, because everyone expected it from us too,” Bottke recalls.

There is no Russian competition – the host is on fire

The last European Championship before Corona was in Poland in 2018. At that time, there were still 13 starting lineups. In Vienna, also due to the epidemic, there were only eight – fewer than ever. In addition, Russian professionals, who, according to Potki, are the strongest competitors of the amateur team from Bremen, were excluded due to the Ukraine war. But the host felt his chance of taking first place and raised it accordingly. HSV Zwölfaxing (near Vienna) used the house advantage with a lively performance in front of 6000 spectators and offered Bremen to stand up. In the end, the Austrians took second place, ahead of TSG Bremerhaven and FCP Perchtoldsdorf (Austria).

Sports excellence with full stakes

The Hanseatic League, with the support of the Allgäu, has shown a largely flawless tournament overall. At the major tournaments, choreographies are danced with elements of the five Latin dances samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, basu doble and jive in the preliminary, middle and final rounds. Four criteria are evaluated: the movement of all dancers to the beat and beat of the music; Dance performance of formation. Execution of choreography (accuracy in lines, images, spacing, space allocation and use) as well as overall movement sequences. For the eight pairs on each team, this means full focus three times for six minutes.

“Without any doubt that this is our address”

The Bremen team was as accurate as the clock on all three Vienna tours and also made a number of technical highlights, for example in “Wander-Roundabout”. Here the lady, suspended on one arm, bends around the man who turns and moves in space and is rotated sometimes during “floor sweeps”, where the distances between pairs are very narrow and the formation images change as well. The “stirrer”, which is a floor rotation in which the lady rotates on her axis on one leg, is very demanding. Bremen formation set a fast tempo, but kept synchronicity. In the end, the judges awarded 36.56 out of a possible 38 points: “We have shown a consistent performance and leave no doubt that this is our title,” Rabanne Potke told our editorial team.

In front of an audience of millions at RTL Dance Show “Let’s Dance”

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The 23-year-old had already gained experience in the Bundesliga and DM with the B-team at GGC, including as captain. He was finally called up to the first team in February 2021. A few weeks later, he sang with him in front of an audience of millions on the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance”. This public appearance was very important for the dancers, otherwise there were no competitions at that time because of Corona.

Take a break now – then defend your title again

In the near future, Rabanne Putke wants to “relax a little and take a break” during the summer holidays before the start of preparations for the next international tournaments: in November, the title defense at Deutsche in Bremen is just as important as in December at the World Championships. Good omen: will be held again in Vienna.

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