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  • Friday Release: GrandSlam Latin Helsinki

    The highlight programme of the 2018 GrandSlam Latin Helsinki is available. Again, it is an entire package that awaits you: the main programme covering semi and final, the bonus quarterfinal and an interview with Marius and Khrys.

    16/03/2018 read more ...
  • You Vlog?

    If your answer to this question is "No!," we encourage you to reconsider. With this post we launch an informal vlogging contest (vlog = video blog) during the upcoming first leg of the GrandSlam Series 2018 in Helsinki, FIN.

    27/02/2018 read more ...
  • First Stop: Helsinki

    The first leg of the GrandSlam Series 2018 brings the world's best in Standard and Latin to the Finnish capital on 3 and 4 March. A new setting, the Vantaa Energia Arena, and a new visual concept for the GrandSlam are waiting.

    21/02/2018 read more ...
  • A New Beginning!

    WDSF will roll out its NEW DanceSport Total streaming platform on Friday 16 February. The next day it will inaugurate it with a LIVE stream from the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen and the 2018 European Standard!

    09/02/2018 read more ...
  • Para DanceSport In Paris 2024

    The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board looks at Para DanceSport - formerly called Wheelchair DanceSport - to be featured at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games outside of the official sports programme.

    02/02/2018 read more ...
  • Last Call

    #voteJacekandAnna one more time today! While they won't be able to move up in the poll for the "Athlete of The Year 2017" award, they are still on track for first in "Team of the Year." Like Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus 2016!

    30/01/2018 read more ...

Detlef Hegemann, 1927 - 2011 24/08/2011

Detlef Hegemann, WDSF Honorary President

The Death of a DanceSport Legend – Detlef Hegemann

On behalf of the World DanceSport Federation, (formerly IDSF), we express our profound sadness at the passing of a greatly respected and inspirational President of IDSF and leader of DanceSport worldwide.

For over thirty years, Detlef Hegemann was a powerful influence for the continuing development and growth of DanceSport worldwide and in supporting IDSF’s entry into the Olympic family.

Amongst many prestigious awards and distinctions, Detlef Hegemann was recognised for his outstanding services to DanceSport by being appointed the inaugural Honorary Life President of IDSF.

There are few words which can truly or adequately express our grief and sorrow in receiving this news.  Although Mr Hegemann has passed away, we believe that his spirit will live on and we will continue to honour his memory in the decades to come.

We offer our sincerest condolences to his wife, and I know that we are all thinking of her at this very difficult time.

 Carlos Freitag

President of WDSF on behalf of the Presidium and all members and friends of DanceSport