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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 ...

Paolo Bosco Retires 20/12/2013

Paolo Bosco - Joanne Clifton, ITA © Roland On 15 December, "Il Canto degli Italiani" - the Italian national anthem - played for the last time in the exceptional sporting career of Paolo Bosco.

Together with partner Joanne Clifton, he had just won his seventh World Champion title in Merano, ITA.

While Paolo and Joanne stood once more on the highest echelon of the podium, the Master of Ceremony read out a declaration announcing Paolo's retirement from active competition. 

Paolo is without a doubt one of the most prolific dancers of recent times. Together with Silvia Pitton (through 2011) and Joanne Clifton (from 2012) he won everything there is to win - world and continental championships as amateur as well as professional.

No surprise therefore that Paolo was the first ever recipient of the WDSF Athlete's Award. On 19 September and on the occasion of the World DanceSport Games 2013 Athletes' Party in Kaohsiung, TPE, he received the award from the hands of WDSF President Carlos Freitag.

Paolo informed the press in Merano that he would be dedicating himself "full-time to the world of teaching."

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