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  • Dancing 200 Days From Today

    The 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, KOR, concluded last night with a ceremony featuring much dancing. Again! In October, the Olympic family will meet in Buenos Aires, ARG, when the dancing will be for medals!

    19/03/2018 read more ...
  • The In-Depth Interview

    Two bonus features are added to the Vimeo on Deman highlights packages we produce on the GrandSlams and the televised championships. The quarterfinal is the first and an interview with one of the ccouples the is the second.

    19/03/2018 read more ...
  • Friday Release: GrandSlam Latin Helsinki

    The highlight programme of the 2018 GrandSlam Latin Helsinki is available. Again, it is an entire package that awaits you: the main programme covering semi and final, the bonus quarterfinal and an interview with Marius and Khrys.

    16/03/2018 read more ...
  • The Latin Final In Brno

    It was with the five Latin dances that the 2018 European Champions in Ten Dance conquered their title. Here is the full-length final as it was recorded by our colleague Helmut Roland, who also did the still photography in Brno.

    14/03/2018 read more ...
  • More Ten Dance

    A live webcast on the 2018 European DanceSport Championship Ten Dance came out of Brno, CZE, already. Nevertheless, our recordings of both finals should be appreciated too. Here is the Standard Final in full length.

    13/03/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 European Ten Dance

    A complaint reached us that the 2018 European Championship Ten Dance did not receive the exposure it deserves through this website. If any of the dancers should feel that way too, we would certainly want to apologise.

    13/03/2018 read more ...

Azerbaijan: Spelled Properly? 20/04/2010

Ever wondered about the purpose of the IDSF Registration and Licensing System which is in use since January 2010. Well, here's one:

Kamil Quliyev – Alina Qontareva

Since we’re working off a questionnaire which was – supposedly – completed by Kamil, 17, and Alina, 16, themselves, we’re assuming that the above is the proper spelling for their last names. While doing our ”www research” we came across alternative (Armenian?) spellings too. On,, even in their national media:

Baku hosts Azerbaijani Championship in DanceSport

From there we learned that the two - as Kamil Guliyev and Alina Gontareva – placed first in Latin as well as Standard at their National Championship a few weeks ago.


And here’s some of the other information Kamil and Alina filled in for us:



National School of Art and Choreography








All Latin dances


Pass to the next round


Maryam Quliyeva

“When it comes to the proper spelling of names, the IDSF Registration and Licensing System will have to sort that out … one day!”