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  • Ten Years of Professional Dancing in WDSF

    On the occasion of the 2017 PD World Standard in Prague, CZE, the community took a look back at the first ten years of WDSF PD and its predecessor organisation, celebrating together with some of the biggest names in dance.

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  • PD World Champions Standard

    Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, GER, won their second world title as professionals. First and second runners-up were Donatas Vezelis - Lina Chatkeviciute, LTU, and Bjorn Bisch - Ashli Williamson, DEN, respectively.

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  • Don't Miss This!

    History was made at the 2017 World Standard in Chengdu, CHN. Russians Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova equalled the three titles of four legendary couples. Germans Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol moved on to the PD.

    15/09/2017 read more ...
  • Double The Honours

    Four years ago, Vice-President James "Jim" Fraser was awarded the "Caring Canadian" in recognition of his services to non-profit organisations tied to DanceSport. Now he is honoured with the "Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers."

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  • Lesotho | Two Years Later

    Eva Bartunkova and Petr Bartunek report on another visit to Lesotho which served to promote DanceSport on the "Dark Continent." Couples from Estonia, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland danced in the first WDSF Lesotho Open. 

    08/09/2017 read more ...
  • Live from Bratislava, SVK

    Live streams will be available on the 2017 European Youth Standard - today, 8 September - and the 2017 World Junior II Standard - tomorrow, 9 September. Both are held in Brtaislava as part of the Slovak Open Championship. Enjoy! 

    08/09/2017 read more ...
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2015 European Masters Games Nice 2015 18/03/2015

European Masters Games - Lignano 2011 After long negotiations in the matter, the organisers of the European Masters Games decided to follow Sports Director Marco Sietas' suggestion and to adopt the WDSF Senior I - IV age group classifications for all competitions held as part of the games.

The DanceSport events of the European Masters Games 2015 are scheduled from 2 through 4 October in Nice, FRA. They comprise two World Championships, five World Cups and seven Masters Games competitions for age groups Senior I - IV. Read up on it here!


Below are the definitions for the four WDSF Senior age groups.

  • SEN I | One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year (1980 or before - Senior Ib). The other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday in the calendar year (1985 or before - Senior Ia 
  • SEN II | One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or more in the calendar year (1970 or before - Senior IIb). The other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday in the calendar year (1975 or before - Senior IIa)
  • SEN III |One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or more in the calendar year (1960 or before - Senior IIIb). The other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday in the calendar year (1965 or before - Senior IIIa)
  • SEN IV | One partner must have reached his or her 65th birthday or more in the calendar year (1950 or before - Senior IVb). The other partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday in the calendar year (1955 or before - Senior IVa) 
Couples dancing in the Masters Classes of the WDSF Professional Division are elegible to participate.

It is also important to point out that - despite of their name - the European Masters Games are open to participants from all WDSF Member countries! Find out about the registration process here!