Jaak Vainomaa and Taina Savikurki, the 2016 World Champions Ten Dance, were nominated for the "Sports Personalities of the Year" award in Finland. Sports journalist put them on the ballot and the TV audience in fifth place.18/01/2017 read more ...
One of the highlights of 2017 will undoubtedly be The World Games that are held in Wroclaw, POL, from 20 to 30 July. For the fifth consecutive time, DanceSport will be among the 30+ sports that are contested. Four disciplines are featured!17/01/2017 read more ...
The first figures are in for the six-part World DanceSport GrandSlam Series airing on public broadcast stations all across the United States. Six hours of Latin and Standard dancing in the GrandSlams were broadcast 2,000 times!16/01/2017 read more ...
The first "Live from blog ..." to get rolled out in 2017 is the one of the Helsinki leg of this year's GrandSlam Series. On 17 March 2017, two month from now, it all starts back up! Wouldn't it be nice to welcome our first "IWGA Athletes of the Year" to the floor on this occasion too?13/01/2017 read more ...
Since early December 2016, a task force made up of experts from WDSF as well as several other organisations is hard at work, preparing for the breakin' events at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. Others signal their approval of the approach taken.12/01/2017 read more ...
With WDSF too often cast as a "ballroom" organisation by people without proper insights and grasp, it is appropriate to look back at the World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, as they visualise best what the DS in our acronym stands for.11/01/2017 read more ...
Sergey Konovaltsev, RUS, who has recently announced the end of his partnership with sister Olga, remembered the night of 28 July 2013 in an interview with dancesport.ru.
"Olga and I have danced on nearly all continents, but what sticks out in our memories is South America, Colombia and The World Games in Cali.
We knew that Olga suffered from an injury, but we wanted to dance this competition, one that takes place only every four years.
What a gratifying experience it turned out to be. Imagine 17,000 people chanting 'Russia' ..."
No need to imagine: here is the 90-minute television programme of a truly memorable night for DanceSport. Salsa and Standard dances performed by the world's best at the Cali bullfighting ring, one of the biggest crowds ever, a break for rain, and much, much more!
Final Standing Standard
1. FERRUGGIA / KOEHLER, GER
2. KONOVALTSEV / KONOVALTSEVA, RUS
3. GUERRA / BENINCASA, ITA
4. VEZELIS / CHATKEVICIUTE, LTU
5. SADECKI / NAWROT, POL
6. TODARO / YANEVA, BUL
Final Standing Salsa
1. BENJUMEA MEROLANDA / AVILA MOLINA, COL
2. MAZUCH / GATEKOVA, CZE
3. BERARDI / BERARDI, ITA
4. LISUNOV / LISUNOVA, RUS
5. LLAO GERVASIO / MORENO JIMENEZ, ESP
6. CERRITOS DIAZ / LAZO ROSEY, MEX