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  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation

    The Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport starts with the publication of the reference documents that will serve as basis to the establishment of its own policies and procedures. 

    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 ...
  • Harri Syväsalmi Joins Task Force

    An announcement regarding the composition of the Competition Manipulation Task Force: Harri Syväsalmi, FIN, an expert in sports and ethics, joins it! 

    03/06/2016 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