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  • It is Out! It Is Great!

    We recommend that you do not miss this one: it is way more than two hours of some of the best ever performances in the Latin American dances put in by inspired couples. The Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 World Latin!

    24/11/2017 read more ...
  • Session With Anna De Grande

    Adjudicators' Commission Chair Cor van der Stroet debriefs Anna de Grande after she sat on the panel of adudicators for the 2017 World DanceSport Championship in the Latin American Dances. Instalment for of the series!

    24/11/2017 read more ...
  • Your Brand Here

    WDSF makes certain opportunities available for members of the DanceSport industry to associate their brands with the audiovisual productions that are generated by the Communications team from events such as this World Latin!

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  • Countdown Is On

    The countdown to the 2017 World Latin, which is danced on Saturday 18 November in Vienna - Schwechat, AUT, has started. The Austrian Open, the event that it is embedded into, gets underway today, Thursday 16 November.

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  • Coming Your Way

    We are only a few days away from the 2017 World Latin taking place at the Multiversum in Vienna - Schwechat, AUT. As one of the highlights in the WDSF calendar, it generates interest per se, but there are special circumstances ...

    15/11/2017 read more ...
  • Meet Jordan, A B-Boy From South Africa

    B-Boy Jordan is the only representative of Africa who continues on the "Road to Buenos Aires" after coming in 21st at the Continental Qualifier in Essen, GER. Argentina's sports press makes him "South Africa's lone breaking star." 

    14/11/2017 read more ...
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A Long-Standing Tradition 15/05/2014

2014 Rimini International Open STD © ds 22 years ago the 1st "Rimini Open" took place in the well known and very popular holiday resort of Rimini, ITA. Luisa and Giancarlo Barbieri organised the event with all their enthusiasm and personal efforts. That is why it became one of the most popular competitions over the years. 

But suddenly, in 2012, we could no longer find the Rimini Open in the WDSF Competition Calendar. Luisa told us that due to personal reasons it became necessary to set other priorities. Normally that is the last you hear of a discontinued competition. But not if someone is as dedicated to DanceSport as Luisa and Giancarlo. In 2012 they handed over the responsibility to their ambitious students Fabio Selmi, Roberto Borelli and Federico Fillippone. The three took over and are now aasuming all responsibility for the organisation. Of course the "Barbieris" continue as the "helping hands" in the background.

The event schedule comprised 16 competitions altogether. The International Opens in Standard and Latin were the main events.  An overall entry of 1000 couples in international and national competitions proved once more how popular the Rimini Open is. Sometimes it is difficult for an organiser to plan and organise the schedule. Doubled entries in some categories in comparison to the previous year made the adjudicators' job hard and long.

The International Open Standard took place on Saturday and showed very high level dancing. Winners were Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova (photo above). Check the sesults section!

Heidi Goetz