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  • A Mixed Gender Sport: Really?

    The World DanceSport Federation takes a long and self-critical look at itself, asking, "If we are a mixed gender sport by default, why doesn't it show when it comes the our panels of adjudicators, our commissions or the Presidium?" 

    17/03/2017 read more ...
  • It's Out!

    The Latin Edition of My Very Best 2016, the compilation of the best dances performed by the best couples last year, is available from our Vimeo on Demand platform. MVB 2016 is a "keeper" -  watch it forever or download!

    17/03/2017 read more ...
  • 2017 Tokyo Open

    This year's edition of the Tokyo Open brought much innovation to the packed Metropolitan Gymnasium in the Japanese capital. A new version of the WDSF Judging System was used for the first time - and B-Boys delighted the public.

    13/03/2017 read more ...
  • MVB 2016 | Latin Edition

    The Latin Edition of My Very Best 2016 will get released next Friday, 17 March, just prior to the GrandSlam Helsinki, when some of the protagonists in this spectacular "best of" compilation will take to the floor for the first time this year.

    11/03/2017 read more ...
  • Breaking News

    The Olympic Channel has taken up on a video news  release that the World DanceSport Federation produced on the recent Battle Pro event in Toulouse, FRA, and has made it into "Breaking Good," featuring B-Boys/Girls of all ages.

    10/03/2017 read more ...
  • Coming Soon!

    The first leg of the 2017 GrandSlam Series held concurrently with the Finnish Open is just around the corner. But registration is still possible today, 9 March, for Standard on 18 and Latin on 19 March. What are you waiting for?

    09/03/2017 read more ...
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Artistic Sports 11/02/2014

Slopestyle Snowboarding © IOC That performances in DanceSport are assessed by a panel of judges lies in the nature of things. That many of the skiing and snowboarding events on the Olympic Programme are also judged - and not timed, measured or else - could come as a surprise.

Let's take freestyle skiing! Out of the five events on the programme of Sochi 2014 four are judged by a panel of experts who award points by applying a set of criteria to their observations. Much like in DanceSport under the Judging System 2.0!

Only in Ski Cross are the performances timed. Halfpipe and Slopestyle are also contested in snowboarding.

As you watch some of these Olympic events over the coming days look for more common terrain between them and other artistic sports, DanceSport included.