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  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Counting On You

    The World DanceSport Federation and the organisers of the relocated GrandSlam leg are counting on the dancers to make the competitions in Platja d'Aro, ESP, a success - in terms of participation as well as of level of competition. 

    18/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Moves To Costa Brava

    After careful consideration of pros and cons, the WDSF Managing Committee moves the fifth regular leg of the 2016 GrandSlam Series from Moscow to Platja d'Aro, the Mediterranean resort just north of Barcelona, ESP.

    17/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow: Two Scenarios

    In its efforts to ensure that the fifth regular leg of the GrandSlam Series 2016 gets danced as scheduled, the WDSF Managing Committee has identified two possible scenarios: one is Moscow, the other Platja d'Aro, ESP.

    16/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Update

    WDSF President Lukas Hinder reflects on the unilateral cancellation of the next leg of the GrandSlam Series 2016 by the Russian DanceSport Union and commits to find an alternative host ... "no matter what!"

    15/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Cancelled

    WDSF receives a letter from Irina Petrova, who is writing on behalf of the the Russian DanceSport Union, that announces the cancellation of the GrandSlam in Moscow. The  Managing Committee reacts by looking for another host to take on the fifth leg of the 2016 Series.

    14/10/2016 read more ...

GOC Beyond Competition 17/08/2011

Viennese Waltz Workshop

The German Open Championships in Stuttgart are arguably the biggest competitive event in international DanceSport. 5,000 entries in this year's contests make an impressive statement in that respect.

But the GOC is more than just a match of technique and skills, of artistry and athleticism on the parquet. It is also the perfect setting for teaching, learning and generally interacting with the aim to develop the sport and the participants' proficiency further.

Even prior to the start of the GOC, WDSF Chairmen met for their traditional Congress on Monday 15 August. After the congress, 100 people attended the WDSF Academy workshop on the development of the Viennese Waltz. The lecturers Luca Vusoletti and Tjasa Vulich made a very convincing case in favour of open choreographies for the dance ... 


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