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 ...
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World DanceSport Federation is less than a week away. On Sunday 15 June, delegates representing 54 National Member Bodies plus 3 Associate Members will gather in one of the many halls of the Romanian Parliament building to discuss and decide on WDSF policy.
It is most unlikely that DanceSport's leaders will ever get to hold their meeting in a more imposing setting, as the 'People's House' is the second biggest building in the world - behind the Pentagon. WDSF Presidium member Vasile Gliga, who is a member of the Romanian Parliament, made it possible for the federation to count on the distinguished venue for the 2014 AGM.
The schedule for 14 and 15 June is as follows.
09:00 – 12:30 WDSF PD AGM
13:30 - 14:15 2020 VISION presented by Jean-Laurent Bourquin
14:15 - 14:30 IPC Presentation
14:30 - 14:45 WRRC Presentation
14:45 – 15:00 UDO Presentation
15:00 - 15:20 Break
15:20 - 16:30 2013 World DanceSport Games - do your dance - official film
16:30 - 18:00 Open Discussion
10:00 – 17:00 WDSF AGM 2014