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  • U.S. A Success!

    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 ...
  • Firsts Around The Corner

    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 ...
  • Positive Perspective

    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 ...
  • DS in WDSF

    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 ...
  • Dance As Sport

    Ever since the December 2016 announcement of breakin' making its première in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, much has been said about dance as sport. In the general media as well as in the specialist publications! Here is one view that counts ...

    10/01/2017 read more ...
  • Did You Vote Today?

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus will need your all-out support if they are to stand a chance to be voted as the "Athletes of the Year" in the polling by the International World Games Association. 

    09/01/2017 read more ...

An Unqualified Success 16/01/2017

Shanghai, CHN - 13 December © Yi Not even our distributors in the U.S. had expected that airing the World DanceSport GrandSlam Series would end up being the overwhelming success that it was.

"Six one-hours can be tough for stations to place, particularly in a packed fall schedule," is how Nimmi Singh, the WDSF representative vis-à-vis the broadcasters, put it when she got started. "However, programmers loved the series and despite the challenges, gave it great placement in their schedules."

Aired 1997 times until now, with a total market coverage of 69.56% and available in 39 of the top 50 U.S. television markets - 8 of the top 10 markets (New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Houston and Atlanta) - and 61% of it during primetime and early/late fringe hours, the figures confirm the great success that DanceSport had on U.S. public televison.

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