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  • The World Games 2017 | Bulletin

    With 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of The World Games 2017 gets underway at the Wroclaw Stadium, WDSF issues its first of two bulletins to everyone in its contingent. More than 150 athletes make it the biggest ever.

    20/06/2017 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | Part 1

    The Task Force established to combat competition manipulation in DanceSport presented its interim report and the key findings after its first hearings to the 2017 Forum held on 11 June in Singapore. Here is the first of two parts!

    17/06/2017 read more ...
  • DanceSport | University Sport

    The decision of the International University Sports Federation to grant DanceSport recognition makes it eligible (as an optional sport) for the programme of the Universiade. Many top-level dancers are also university students. Great!

    23/05/2017 read more ...
  • Olympic Qualifying

    The World DanceSport Federation points out to the National Member Bodies that the first stage of qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games must be open to all breakers and without any restrictions other than the age range. 

    20/05/2017 read more ...
  • AIMAG ANYONE?

    The organisers of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games (AIMAG) are looking for a Technical Operations Manager to help in the preparations and the delivery of the DanceSport events at the 2017 AIMAG in Ashgabat, TKM.

    16/05/2017 read more ...
  • A Mixed Gender Sport: Really?

    The World DanceSport Federation takes a long and self-critical look at itself, asking, "If we are a mixed gender sport by default, why doesn't it show when it comes the our panels of adjudicators, our commissions or the Presidium?" 

    17/03/2017 read more ...
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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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