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    The Friendship Camp, which is organised by the WDSF Athletes' Commission in the Netherlands this July, is all about dance! Virtually any dance! The line-up of teachers and lecturers will also include a name for Hip Hop and Breaking. 

    25/05/2017 read more ...
  • DanceSport | University Sport

    The decision of the International University Sports Federation to grant DanceSport recognition makes it eligible (as an optional sport) for the programme of the Universiade. Many top-level dancers are also university students. Great!

    23/05/2017 read more ...
  • A Matter Of Principle

    Every National Olympic Committee is aware of the general "Qualification System Principles" upon which the sport-specific system is based. They are: universality, performance, host country representation and gender equality. 

    22/05/2017 read more ...
  • The Friendship Camp

    The WDSF Athletes' Commission is proud to announce the line-up of teachers and lecturers for its upcoming training camp. The "Friendship Camp" takes place in Papendahl, NED, from 11 to 13 July. Sign up for the only not-for-profit!

    22/05/2017 read more ...
  • Olympic Qualifying

    The World DanceSport Federation points out to the National Member Bodies that the first stage of qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games must be open to all breakers and without any restrictions other than the age range. 

    20/05/2017 read more ...
  • Live From Olomouc, CZE

    The countdown is on for the 2017 European DanceSport Championship Standard tomorrow. As always, we provide you with "nearly" real-time coverage that allows you to keep up with what is happening in Olomouc, CZE.

    18/05/2017 read more ...
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Breakin' and the YOG! 20/04/2017

COC Breaking WDSF 1st Vice President Jim Fraser was invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Canada DanceSport and to talk about WDSF. Knowing Jim is knowing that he had prepared himself well to address everything, from matters of the WDSF treasury to the situation regarding the Russian National  Member Body.

As he informed his colleagues on the WDSF Presidium afterwards, the Q&A session that followed his short speech turned out to be very different from what he had expected.


All they wanted to talk about was Breakin' and the YOG!

They had received a long questionnaire from the Canadian Olympic Committee, dozens of enquiries from dancers and trainers, and many claims from different groups that each of them was the legitimate representative of Breakin' in Canada.  They wanted answers to many questions.

Then on Friday and Saturday I was compere at the Canadian Closed Championships in Vancouver.   Same situation, same questions, same lack of any interest in anything other than  Breakin' and the YOG