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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • 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 ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...

2010 IDSF World Cup Standard 13/08/2010

The IDSF Presidium awarded the rights  to host the IDSF World Cup Standard to the city of Chengdu, China, last year with the aim to engage  a new city in China to promote IDSF competitions.

With the support of our member in China, the CDSF, and the Chendu Sports Administration,  the 2010 World Cup Standard together with the IDSF Open Latin took place at the Shuang Liu Sports Stadium on 7 August 2010, followed by the IDSF Open Standard  on 8 July. The venue was packed with an enthusiastic audience. Most of them have never seen  such high-level performances in DanceSport as exhibited by top IDSF athletes from 25 IDSF Member countries. Despite of the heat in the stadium, the  energy and adrenalin of the athletes were soaring with Sergey and Olga Konovaltsev (Russia) winning the World Cup Standard while Martino Zanibellato and Michelle Abildtrup, DEN, and Marco Cavallaro and Joanne Clifton winning the IDSF Open Latin and Standard respectively.

The organiser fulfilled their responsibilities well  and  overwhelmed the officials and athletes with their warm and generous hospitality.  IDSF officials and athletes were treated  to 5-star hotel accommodation, welcome and farewell parties  and transportation that ferried the athletes  to and from the hotel in between events. Those who arrived  earlier were  treated to a day city tour,  around the “Home of the Panda”.

IDSF Corporate Identity The local hosts and organisers, when told of the need to display the IDSF flag, went all out to use the new IDSF logo as the main theme for all decorations including the IDSF corporate colours  on umbrella  displays which  hung from the ceiling of the stadium. The IDSF logos were used on banners along the main road leading to the stadium, display boards around the dance floor,dividers on the balconies and backdrops on the stage.  About 100,000 € were spent on decorations, lighting  and sound to  transform  the sports stadium to a  outstanding arena for DanceSport. The magnificent staging gave the new IDSF logo a chance to showcase its full potential, presenting a youthful and vibrant image.

At the end of the event, the officials from the Chengdu Sports Administration, the CDSF and the IDSF made an agreement to run an official IDSF event annually in this very important city in China. 

Joining the city of Shanghai,  Chengdu will now be the second Chinese city to host an annual event for IDSF from 2010.

Next year Chengdu will be the host city for the IDSF Grand Slam Latin in July.

Photos and report by IDSF Secretary General Shawn Tay.