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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 ...

Tifosi della Danza Sportiva 15/02/2013

PD World Standard - Bassano, ITA © Roland

When it finally started on 10 February, it was not only a heated contest on the floor, it also turned into an all-out cheering battle between the supporters of two very opposing styles.

Nobody was left untouched by the superb performances of the six finalist couples dancing just before midnight. Above all the fans of couples # 40 and # 43 were the ones that expressed their emotions with high decibels: vocally and with the full instrumentarium of the 'tifosi' (Italian for ardent supporters in sports).

In the end champions were proclaimed and celebrated. And much has been commented ever since. We stay with the  comment below.

Gozzoli and Bosco are - for me - two different ways of dancing, but both are my inspiration.