2012 WDSF General Meeting 18/06/2012

AGM 2021It was an eventful meeting for delegates representing WDSF Member Bodies from 64 countries and three Associate Members.

In fact, the day started off with the most delicate decision that had to be taken.

First item on the agenda was the expulsion of a longstanding National Member Body, the Russian DanceSport Federation. DSFR had lost official recognition by the Russian state and sporting authorities in December 2011 which then led to the organisation's de facto inability to stage national and international DanceSport championships in Russia until 2016.

On the grounds that DanceSport in Russia can therefore no longer be administered properly by DSFR, and considering that the Russian authorities had transferred their recognition to a new organisation already, the Presidium moved to expel its current member DSFR.

Given the magnitude of the decision, the discussion was heated, at times even transgressing the barriers that mutual respect and courtesy should impose.

In the ensuing vote the Presidium's motion was carried by the required majority and the membership of DSFR was terminated.


In its meeting on Monday, 18 June, the WDSF Presidium approved the membership application of the Russian DanceSport Union and instated it as a full National Member Body.

Latest NewsSubscribe to news RSS

  • One day To Go

    The day of the 2015 World Latin is here, or just about, and all eyes are on Vienna. The Communications team is on location and will report from today!

    20/11/2015 read more ...
  • Counting Down To Vienna

    The final countdown to the 2015 World DanceSport Championship Latin in Vienna, AUT, is on. Just five more days until new champions are crowned!

    16/11/2015 read more ...
  • PD Athletes' Meeting in Vienna

    Lina Chatkeviciute, the representative of the professionals in the WDSF Athletes' Commission, calls for her peers to meet with her in Vienna, AUT.

    16/11/2015 read more ...
  • One Week To Vienna

    One of the most established annual fixtures in the WDSF calendar is the World Championship held in the Austrian capital Vienna. This year it's even two! 

    13/11/2015 read more ...
  • WDSF DanceSport Proficiency Tests

    The WDSF DanceSport Academy assists the National Member Bodies in implementing a novel system to test the proficiency of young dancers.

    12/11/2015 read more ...
  • 2017 Wroclaw 

    Preparations for The World Games in Wroclaw, POL, are in full swing. DanceSport is challenged to put in another convincing appearance in 2017.

    11/11/2015 read more ...