Show recent news

Latest News

  • WDSF Medical Commission

    The members of the WDSF Presidium unanimously approve the addition of two new members to the Medical Commission: Dr Thomas Quinton and Helena Kruusamäe. The Commission is chaired by Dr Patrizia Melchert.

    27/07/2016 read more ...
  • 2009 Kaohsiung

    It was on 26 July 2009 in Kaohsiung, TPE, that the eighth edition of The World Games was brought to a conclusion with a spectacular Closing Ceremony at the newly constructed Kaohsiung Stadium.

    26/07/2016 read more ...
  • DanceSport Meets Pokemon

    Like every summer, DanceSport BC, the sport's governing body in British Columbia, organises weekly open-air DanceSport lessons at a central location downtown Vancouver, CAN. Now the lessons coincided with a Pokémon craze.

    25/07/2016 read more ...
  • 365 Days To Go

    In exactly 365 days from today, on 20 July 2017, the tenth edition of The World Games will get underway in Wroclaw, POL. Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova are two of the athletes who cannot wait for that to happen.

    20/07/2016 read more ...
  • Rock 'n' Roll and Boogie Woogie

    The WDSF Communications team recorded the decisive stages of the WRRC Masters in Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll and in Boogie Woogie while in Rimini one week ago. Quite a show that these dancers put on in their pavilion!

    18/07/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 European Latin

    The 90-minute Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2016 World Latin is available for rental. US$ 3.75 for the three-month streaming period allow you to relive a championship that was truly remarkable.

    15/07/2016 read more ...
Archives

2013 Cali Couples | ITA 21/07/2013

Saverio LORIA - Zeudi ZANETTI, ITA © Reinhard Egli

Quite a few eyebrows were raised over the nomination of professionals in the last edition of The World Games. For 2009 Kaohsiung Italy fielded Paolo Bosco and Silvia Pitton after they had very recently switched to the WDSF Professional Division. The couple eventually claimed the Standard title.

At the time, not everybody concurred that pros and "amateurs" should compete against each other in the same competitions.

"For the IOC there are no professionals or amateurs, there are only athletes," is what the late IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch had to say when asked this specific question by WDSF.

Rosario Guerra - Grazia Benincasa, ITA © Roland Italy sends two couples made up of "professionisti" to Cali, COL. Rosario Guerra - Grazia Benincasa enter the Standard event on 27 July with high hopes to end up on the podium. In this year's WDSF PD World in Bassano del Grappa, ITA, they came in fourth.

Saverio Loria - Zeudi Zanetti, pictured above at last year's PD Grand Prix in Stuttgart, will also try as hard as they can to see the "Tricolore" raised at the end of the Latin event on 28 July. Fourth in the recent European Cup in Bad Pyrmont, GER, their aspirations are well justified.

Antonio and Jasmina Berardi are the Italian couple dancing the Salsa event. The two talents from Roccasecca are cast as the "Sibling Dancers" in the soon-to-be-released film "Latin Dream."