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Happy 2017

Wishing You A Happy New Year

The President of the World DanceSport Federation, Lukas Hinder, wishes the entire community a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017 with a message that links to the latest issue of the GrandSlam Magazine as the review of 2016.

30/12/2016 more...
Merry X-Mas, Dancers! © Smuin Ballet

Merry X-Mas, Dancers!

The World DanceSport Federation wishes you a Merry Christmas. It does so with a video that was recorded earlier in December during a World Open Latin held in Salou, in Catalonia. You may want to stop what you're doing and just watch!

23/12/2016 more...
Moscow, RUS - 4 December 2016 © Anashina

Another Farewell To Champions

Andrey Zaytsev and Anna Kuzminskay, RUS, win their second consecutive title as World Champions in Professional Division Latin in front of their home crowd in Moscow ... and immediately announce their retirement from competition.

05/12/2016 more...
Andrey Zaytsev - Anna Kuminskaya, RUS © Roland

Live From ...

A live stream covering the 2016 WDSF PD World Latin in Moscow, RUS, should become available soon. We're waiting for the embedding code to be sent. Our colleague Helmut Roland is in Pecs, HUN, to report form the World Formation Standard.

04/12/2016 more...
Vadim Garbuzov - Kathrin Benzinger, AUT © Roland

2016 PD World Showdance Latin

Another PD World Showdance Championship was held on the last day of the Austrian Open in Vienna. This year it was Latin! The performances in the final were all recorded by broadcaster ORF and are made available here as a free Vimeo programme.

01/12/2016 more...
Aarhus, DEN - 11 November © Oerum

2016 PD World Standard

The Vimeo on Demand programme that was produced on the 2016 WDSF PD World Standard in Aarhus, DEN, is now available. Almost two hours of outstanding DanceSport and an in-depth interview with the World Champions.

25/11/2016 more...
2016 PD World Standard Favourites © Roland

World Standard Double-Header

It is without precedent in the history of this governing body: the World Championship Standard for the professionals coincides in time and place with the World Championship Standard for ... After the abolition of the term "amateurs," it's a good thing we start with the pros!

09/11/2016 more...

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World Dancesport GrandSlam Series Latin preview


The six-part WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES attracts the world’s best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six episode series will cover both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the series – held in Stuttgart, Germany, and Moscow, Russia respectively – plus the GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai in December. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform Latin and Standard styles of dance, from the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble to the waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep—all in the hopes of being crowned GrandSlam Champion.

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