Dance
Young couple crank the smooth up to 100 for Frank Sinatra swing routine
Frankie's most famous song has never been danced to with such charm.
Hannarisa Guerrero
06.09.21

Philipp Wolff and Zhenya Dudukina display a beautiful routine during the US Open Swing Dance Championships competition in 2017 held in Burbank, California. They are rising stars, and they didn’t disappoint the auditorium filled with an audience through their spectacular performance.

As they dance to “Fly Me To The Moon,” the iconic song of Frank Sinatra. The couple literally glides all over the place with their magnificent routine that wow the crowd. It’s picture-perfect and suits the song pretty well.

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With their superb chemistry and showmanship, these rising stars leave an impressive mark on the spectators.

Zhenya Dudukina is one gorgeous dancer from Russia. She’s on the list of All-Stars level of the International World Swing Dance Council System, according to Moscow’s Westie Fest. She started her dancing career in 2007.

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Her dance partner, Philipp Wolff, hails from Breisgau, Germany. He has been dancing for several years too. His current partner is his wife, Ekaterina Wolff. Check out their Facebook page if you wish to follow them. They travel and participate in swing dance competitions in different parts of the world.

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But these two dancers are also a perfect match.

Philipp and Zhenya have devoted their time to master and perfect their choreography. It is evident in their flawless and smooth performance during the competition. With their dedication to the art of dancing, you can say that they are professionals at what they do, with world-class talents.

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Swing dance is famous around the world.

This dance started in the African American communities, and it made use of the spirited jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. It is now becoming more popular in different parts of the world. A new generation of enthusiasts is rising and aspire to surprise the crowd as they showcase their dancing skills on the dance floor.

The Open Swing Dance Championships’ mission is,

“to provide the best possible environment to showcase the highest level of competition from around the world, and thus provide the most exciting entertainment for our attendees.”

It’s quite amazing to know the amount of devotion and dedication that the participants give in preparing for their performance. They are driven to show their best and dazzle the audience with whatever they have.

“Competitors from all over the country work all year long preparing their routines in order to dazzle and delight the crowds. The attendees look forward to the Open knowing they are going to witness some of the most amazing dance performances that will be seen in one place at one time.”

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These two may feel nervous as they go for their performance on the dance floor, but it doesn’t show.

We can only notice their smooth performance and how they dance gracefully as Frank Sinatra’s music fills the air.

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Viewers on YouTube appreciate the dancing duo’s fantastic performance, and they say,

“Nothing better than a basic West Coast Swing dance without all the tricks that EVERYBODY else is using in their routines! Well done!!”

“Amazing dancing and choreography. Fabulous musicality.”

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YouTube - USOpen Swing

Philipp and Zhenya’s efforts paid off as they bring home the coveted first place in the Rising Star Routine Division. They deserve it as their performance is undeniably fantastic. They give an extraordinary interpretation to the lyrics of the music.

Watch this video below and be impressed with this real championship dancing.

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By Hannarisa Guerrero
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Hannarisa Guerrero is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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