As I find the IDO Show Dance World Championship in Riesa as a very special event and place to be from my past and hopefully also future I did some research on the happening since 2007 to 2012.

I have consolidated a little bit available figures and came to really fantastic information.

As this might be of further interest to somebody else I am publishing it here also for you. But first a disclaimer. The source of the data is publicly available data from IDO. There might by some errors of which I do not currently know, so please do drop me a note in order to allocate and correct it. In case you would like to use the article or parts of it, please also do drop me a note below. I would be glad.

The following table presents the number of participants for each year starting as of 2007 till the latest championship. I hope I will get some data from some source to complete all historical championships.

Solos are divided by female and male contestants and by age groups. Small groups and formations ordered by age groups.

There were far more female then male dancers. Throughout those 6 years on average the ratio is around 63% female vs. 37% male. The lowest ratio for male dancers was last year where only 31% were male. And if judging by age groups, this percentage will dramatically fall in the coming years as in 2012 in the children category the percentage was only 22% and in junior category the percentage was only 19% of male dancers. In 2007 these figures were 40% and 26%. I have already described once in one of my earlier posts how much more interesting I can find duos and groups with a male dancer, as I can imagine that also the choreographer has much more choice with lifts and strength parts. Hopefully IDO and national association will succeed to popularize this dance category as it faces huge competition versus Modern and HipHop.

All in all there were 1098 solo dancers in 6 years from an average of 23 different countries. Isn’t this an amazing number?

But the huge part of dancers is coming in addition to this. There were 609 duos (1218 dancers). From there some 40% are competing also in the solo category. So the approximate total No. of dancers from solos and duos would be around 1585.

And then there are Small Groups and Formations where I could not calculate some exact figure as no such data is available, but a rough estimation would be that 520 small groups with average of 6 dancers and 413 formations with an average of 20 dancers would make another 11.380 dancers. So together roughly 13.000 dancers. All this in 6 years. This brings a complete new view thinking of the organisation which needs to be put in place. And believe me, it’s one of the fines I have saw. Thanks again to Mr. Michael Wendt and his team from EwendtS – Wendt GmbH.

Table Contestants

Among these there are some dancers which I can find attending on all championships – so all 6 years in a row:

  • in the solo category
Moskvitinova Natalie Czech Republic
Larsen Victoria Norway
Tusar Stasa Slovenia
Lainscek Klara Slovenia
Versfeld Coralle South Africa
  • in the duo category:
Smajic Ilvana Bosnia & Herzegovina
Einmal Shirina Germany

Let me return to individual dancers later and let us take a look from a view point of nations competing in all those years.

We can find 33 different nations competing with at least one dancer. On average there are some 23 countries attending each year. Here are some tables showing the No. of dancers per country for all 4 different categories:


Solo Countries


Countries Duos

Small groups:

Small Groups Countries


Formations Countries

And who are the most successful dancing nations during those past 6 years?

All together there were 271 medals handed over, so each year 15 sets were handed over to the best dancers in IDO Show Dance world. An exemption was 2008 where there were 2 bronze medals handed over.

By sorting those medals by color, we have a tight lead of Slovenia before the Russian Federation. It’s so tight that already this year’s championship could change this ranking.

Looking at the last years happening there are several countries which have taken the speed up and are on the way to become more in line with those two “Super – countries” Slovenians and Russians. South Africa, Poland, Czech Republic and Canada have sent some of their finest artists and a lot of them are young, so many years to compete.

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Medails 2007 2012

Comparing the historical data the STAR country of each year was as follows:

Star teams

When I was gathering, sorting and analyzing the data I have followed those dancers throw over those years. Many of them were constantly appearing. So admiring their inner motivation to work hard to qualify on each country nationals in order to qualify to Riesa. And not just that. Some of them also constantly achieved high rankings. But also those dancers who were not winning medals and were placed lower, they were returning too. The true Olympic spirit, even if the medal was far away, they find every year the push and the reason why to continue.

To have an overview of the medal winners by category and age over those 6 years I prepared these grouped standings to gather those most prestigious rankings in one place and to enable an easy view. At the end of this post you can find all those tables in a pdf doc.

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1. Female solo children 2. Female solo junior 3. Female solo adults 4. Male solo children 5. Male solo junior 6. Male solo adults 7. Duos children 8. Duos junior 9. Duos adult 10. Small groups children 11. Small groups junior 12. Small groups adults 13. Formations children 14. Formations junior 15. Formations adults

And finally I was interested to make a Top 30 Show Dancers ranking considering championships from 2007 till 2012. To build up a ranking I have used weights (ponders) giving for the 1st place 15 points, 2nd place 10, 3rd place 8, 4th place 5, 5th place 3 and for the 6th place 1 point. Rankings lower then 6th would not get any points. According to this system the ranking of Top 30 Riesa dancers between 2007 and 2012 are:

Rank Name Country Score
1 Ciolli Edoardo Italy 92
2 Zupancic Petra Slovenia 80
3 Lainscek Klara Slovenia 72
4 Demin Danila Russian Federation 63
5 Bizjak Matic Slovenia 54
6 Grajfoner David Slovenia 51
7 Fritz Laura Germany 50
8 Behal Marco Czech Republic 49
9 Tusar Stasa Slovenia 43
10 Medrzycki Jakub Poland 41
11 Smajic Ilvana Bosnia & Herzegovina 40
11 Yakimov Anton Russian Federation 40
11 Orzelowska Iza Poland 40
12 Pabst Rouven Germany 39
13 Badenhorst Kalon South Africa 36
13 Woszczynski Bartosz Poland 36
14 Kochurova Alina Russian Federation 35
15 Leshenko Valentin Russian Federation 34
15 Romei Silvia Italy 34
15 Rizvic Sara Bosnia & Herzegovina 34
16 Van Den Aardweg Robert South Africa 32
17 Tsander Milena Russian Federation 30
17 Kujundzic Adna Bosnia & Herzegovina 30
17 Hutchinson Robert Canada 30
18 Bajic Dejana Montenegro 28
19 Krivoruchko Valeriia Russian Federation 26
19 Matko Juvancic Arnika Slovenia 26
20 Scarrow Jodie Canada 25
21 Groenewald Chanté South Africa 24
22 Volkova Anna Russian Federation 23
22 Pajmon Sabina Slovenia 23
22 Todd Micaela South Africa 23
22 Crnkovic Patricija Slovenia 23
22 Lesniak Shawn United States 23
22 Kononova Irina Russian Federation 23
23 Levchenko Elizaveta Russian Federation 21
23 Bódi Bianka Hungary 21
24 Bogya Bonni Hungary 20
24 Marongiu Marco Italy 20
24 Andreeva Darya Russian Federation 20
24 Hubej Tija Slovenia 20
24 Poniatowski Brian Poland 20
24 Langford Kalyn Canada 20
24 Merzljakov Konstantin Russian Federation 20
25 Versfeld Coralle South Africa 19
25 Polyakova Marina Russian Federation 19
25 Roberts Tyler United States 19
26 Gallelli Stefano Canada 18
26 Sisca Antonio Italy 18
26 Banwarth Alyssa United States 18
26 Patlaszynska Adrianna Poland 18
26 Felices Janice Gibraltar 18
26 Dávid Patrik Hungary 18
26 Gentile Ilaria Italy 18
27 Ravnik Jan Slovenia 16
27 Willie Xola South Africa 16
27 Kozlova Alina Russian Federation 16
27 Gaywood Paloma South Africa 16
27 Moskvitinova Natalie Czech Republic 16
27 Novakova Lucie Czech Republic 16
27 Osojnik Maja Slovenia 16
27 Vorobyev Ivan Russian Federation 16
27 Memagic Irma Bosnia & Herzegovina 16
28 Peter Bradley South Africa 15
28 Vecerova Denisa Czech Republic 15
28 Berisha Genci Slovak Republic 15
28 Mihalicz Ivett Hungary 15
28 Weir Shannon South Africa 15
28 Malik Yana Russian Federation 15
28 Pavleszek László Hungary 15
28 Glushchenko Mikhail Russian Federation 15
28 Ushkan Milla Russian Federation 15
28 Wakefield Erin South Africa 15
28 Ryumin Alexey Russian Federation 15
28 Gessner Nick United States 15
28 Spitale Ivan Italy 15
28 Khalina Diana Russian Federation 15
28 Bazdar Grigor Croatia 15
28 Biljak Tea Croatia 15
28 Sonc Maja Slovenia 15
28 Giacchè Silvia Italy 15
28 Harty Olivia Canada 15
28 D’Ariano Christopher United States 15
28 Piga Mae France 15
28 Piotrowicz Sebastian Poland 15
28 Attansio Brooke United States 15
28 Risso Andrea Italy 15
29 Horvat Nika Slovenia 14
29 Eyassu-Vincze Barbara Hungary 14
30 Tsuprunova Sofia Russian Federation 13
30 Lupien Isaac Canada 13

In case you find some kind of mistake or suggestion you can contact me:

Tables downloadable in pdf

  1. Medals 2007 2012
  2. Star teams
  3. Formations Countries
  4. Small Groups Countries
  5. Countries Duos
  6. Solo Countries
  7. Table Contestants
  8. Medals by dancers 2007 2012
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