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    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.

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    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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

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  • 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 ...
  • Meet The Elite

    The 2016 World Champions Latin, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, will be present at this year's SPORTEL convention in Monaco and showcase DanceSport to the leaders in the sports marketing and media industry.

    19/10/2016 read more ...

2011 WDSF Grand Slam Chengdu, CHN 03/07/2011

WDSF President Freitag

World DanceSport President Carlos Freitag had travelled to Chengdu, China, to be present for the first edition of the International DanceSport Festival held there from 1 to 3 July. Unfortunately, his flight was delayed and he missed the opening ceremony on the first evening.

In an interview with the Sichuan News Network, President Freitag spoke of the latest developments within DanceSport's world governing body, explaining the rationale for the recent change of name and commenting on developments such as the sport's Olympic quest. He also commended the organisers of the Chengdu International DanceSport Festival and pledged full WDSF support for further editions in the upcoming years.

"I understand that Chengdu is a virtual hotbed for DanceSport, and with over 30 millions keen on dancing and competing in China, we need  such a strong partner."

Two Grand Slam events were the highlight of the three-day festival this year. 46 and 47 couples entered the Standard and Latin competitions respectively. The results are published here. For the next five years, the plan is to award two Grand Slam events to the Chinese DanceSport Federation and Chengdu for them to perpetuate the festival.