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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...

36,000 Spectators 05/08/2013

DanceSport Spectators DanceSport was able to establish a new benchmark for public attendance at The World Games 2009 Kaohsiung already. 26,000 spectators for the two days of competition were officially recorded then, after two consecutive sellouts of the K-Arena on 24 and 25 July.

Official numbers for the spectators paying approximately 10 € each to watch the DanceSport events at The World Games 2013 Cali were not obtained until now.

Dr Rodrigo Otoya, the President of the Cali Local Organising Committee, released them in an interview with Colombian newspaper "El País." Asked whether he was surprised by the turnout for any of the sports, Dr Otoya answered: 

"Yes, in DanceSport! I knew that it was a visual and popular sport, but having 18,000 spectators per night was a very welcome surprise ..."

A spectacular new attendance record! But the two sellouts brought about an unwanted side effect too: a thriving black market for the DanceSport tickets. Whether it is entirely true or not we don't know, but it is said that scalpers sold tickets for as much as twelve times their price in front of the bullring.

With 36,000 spectators DanceSport will surely end up in the top three or four sports when it comes to success at the gate, in terms of numbers as well as revenues.