With a huge party held on 12 December 2017 at the Kremlin in Moscow, the country's ENTIRE DanceSport community - i.e. EVERYBODY, across all the divides and party lines - celebrated the 60th anniversary of dance as sport in Russia. This was done in commemoration of the first ever DanceSport competition held in the USSR during the World Festival of Youth and Students in 1957. The Ministry of Culture did not particularly care for the dances at the time, considering them way too bourgeois for the Soviet taste. But somehow they caught on and in a big way.
The media took up on the celebrations! We will report about that!
The World DanceSport Federation congratulates the Russian DanceSport community on the occasion of this important anniversary.