The Swiss Latin Championship on 27 November in Wallisellen offers a very exciting starting position again this year. No couple has managed to successfully defend the national title for seven years. Who will make it this time? The 2021 SM is also a kind of “surprise packet”, which – and this is already clear in advance – is guaranteed to produce another new champion.

The defending champions Jure Bergant/Luana Valentino from TSC Zug, who surprisingly won all three SM titles last year, have separated in the summer of 2021, thus freeing up the place at the top of the podium for a new pairing. Many of last year’s finalists can now hope for the title, especially Tristan Geiger/Catherine Pisarenko, Philipp Hofstetter/April Danija Hoffmeister and Davide Corrodi & Maja Kucharczyk, who finished 2-4 in 2020. In the meantime, the first-mentioned TTZ couple has danced their way to the forefront, having won the Glattalpokal after the Zürichsee-Pokal. Besides Geiger/Pisarenko, last year’s sixth-placed Dominik Zimmermann/Mae Lilija Hofmeister also manoeuvred themselves into a good position. But it is very difficult to venture a forecast, too few comparisons were possible due to the Covid break.

The 2019 champions, Alessandro Cuoco/Olga Kosareva, will certainly not be able to compete due to Olga’s knee problems, which are still not over even after an operation. Five-time SM silver medallists Pitt-Alexander Wibawa & Tiara-Sophia Wibawa of TDC, who sat out 2020, are looking to compete again this time around and will also be challenging for their first career title then due to their experience and performance.

We will know more on the night of Saturday 27 November! Once again, the TTZ is responsible as organiser and invites dance couples and audience to the Doktorhaus in Wallisellen. The competition will start already in the afternoon and shortly before 11 pm the new Swiss Champion Couple Latin will be announced.