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  • From Leipzig: The Semi-Final Reels

    Here are the two semi-finals that WDSF Communications team member Helmut Roland recorded during Saturday's WDSF PD World DanceSport Championship Ten Dance in Leipzig, GER. Enjoy!

    17/10/2016 read more ...
  • The Rookies Win

    Canadians Anton Belayev and Antoaneta Popova win their first World Championship title in the first year of their career as professionals. Great dancing in Leipzig ... Extensive coverage coming soon!

    16/10/2016 read more ...
  • Made for TV: PD Super GP Latin

    When it came to producing the 2016 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin Ostrava, the host broadcaster CESKA TV didn't hold back at all and covered the final with ten cameras. The "Galashow s' Latinou" aire lived during primetime.

    05/10/2016 read more ...
  • WDSF PD Super GrandPrix STD Ostrava

    Here is the Final Reel of the 2016 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Standard that was danced last Saturday, 1 October, in Ostrava, CZE. It's a modest single-camera production, but the dancing is all the better. Well worth watching!

    04/10/2016 read more ...
  • Live From Ostrava, CZE 

    The two WDSF PD Super GrandPrix competitions that were danced last night in Ostrava, CZE, were given much prominence on the WDSF YouTube channel and on CESKA TV 1. The Latin final was aired live by the Czech public broadcaster. WDSF will show both finals!

    02/10/2016 read more ...
  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Parts of the traditional Czech Dance Open in Ostrava, CZE, will again be televised nationwide and during primetime hours. The WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin is the mainstay of this year's "Gala Show Latin" that airs tonight on CESKA TV from about 9 p.m. 

    01/10/2016 read more ...

New PD Presidium 17/06/2013

WDSF PD Presidium @ Heidi Goetz The Annual General Meeting of the Professional Division preceded that of the World DanceSport Federation proper. It was held on Saturday 15 June at the Marriott Shanghai Luwan. The meeting room was packed to capacity since elections of the new PD Presidium as well as a number of other important issues were on the agenda.

Discussions regarding the motion to the WDSF (proper) AGM to establish new Supplementary PD Rules cleared the way for the motion to pass on 16 June.

The elections of the Professional Division Presidium were hotly contested. In the final tally of the ballots, the following Members were elected:

  • Verena Sulek, SLO
  • Carlos Freitag, ESP
  • Alexandr Melnikov, RUS,
  • Hubert de Maesschalck, BEL
  • Martin Pastor, GER
  • Su Tu Ok, KOR
  • Shigemitsu Tanabe, JPN

In their first meeting, the seven Members resolved to postpone the assignment of charges within the Presidium until a later date.