DANCE: Amateur Ballroom | PARTNERS SINCE: February 2011 | REPRESENT: Denmark | PLACES OF BIRTH: Dmitri: Tallinn, Estonia | Signe: Grenaa, Denmark | BASED: Aarhus Sportsdanserforening, Aarhus, Denmark.
ACHIEVEMENTS: 4th place in the World Cup (Riga, Latvia, December 2015), Danish Amateur Vice-Champions, Bronze medal at the Youth Championship, Bronze medal at the U21 Championship, Bronze medal at Youth German Open, Bronze medal at the U21 International Open, 5th at the U21 British Open in Blackpool, 4th at the European Cup.
FAVOURITE DANCE: Dmitri: Foxtrot | Signe: I think I will say Foxtrot, but it is really changing all the time.
FAVOURITE COMPETITION/VENUE: Dmitri: The German Open | Signe: The German Open.
BEST MOMENT OF YOUR CAREER: That must be our first big final together after just one competitions together, which was at the U21 British Open, Blackpool. Beside that it was also very really nice dancing our first European championship in Amateur in Spain.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A COMPETITION: As dancers we need to prepare everything for doing our best. We have to improve our stamina and strength by hard practice, beside that we have to make sure we are mentally clear and ready and most of the times we are also planning our diet. All these things together make the difference.
HOW TO RELAX AFTER A COMPETITION: First of all we make sure to get a lot of sleep and relax. Mentally we allow ourselves to switch off for a day and thinking about other things, so we are fresh-minded when we have to practice again.
MOST RESPECTED OPPONENT COUPLE: We could mention many couples, But if we should mention one it must be Evgeny Nikitin and Dana Spitsyna who we were competing against both in youth and U21.
ADVICE FOR ANY YOUNG DANCER READING THIS: It is important to have fun and enjoying the process of working hard and developing. Beside that it is important to decide what you want and then making sure that every choice or step you take make you closer to this.
DANCE WORLD ICON/INSPIRATION: Dmitri: That must be Emanuel Valeri | Signe: I really could mention a lot of female dancers who have inspired me, but if I should mention few names it is Tania Kehlet, Alessandra Bucciarelli, Anne Lewis and Anne Laxholm.
WHY CHOOSE INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOES?: We really love wearing shoes by International Dance Shoes as they are stylish and look like glued on the foot which also makes them very comfortable as they give a good support.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A DANCE SHOE?: The correct balance between comfort and aesthetic.
AWAY FROM DANCE
FAVOURITE SPORT AWAY FROM DANCE: Dmitri: Hockey | Signe: I mostly just watch other dance forms, but other than dance I think it is Tennis
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Dmitri: Scandinavia | Signe: As a child and also now later on I have been a lot in Italy, so I have a lot of good memories from there.
FAVOURITE FILM: Dmitri: Interstellar | Signe: I really don't know, too many good films
FAVOURITE MUSIC ACT/ARTIST: Dmitri: Norah Jones | Signe: Michael Jackson
INTERESTING FACT: Dmitri: I actually finished high school earlier than other same aged students. Having good grades at school allowed me to jump over one year. | Signe: That I love animals, actually I wanted to be a vet when I was child..
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