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  • Meet The Elite

    The 2016 World Champions Latin, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, will be present at this year's SPORTEL convention in Monaco and showcase DanceSport to the leaders in the sports marketing and media industry.

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Counting On You

    The World DanceSport Federation and the organisers of the relocated GrandSlam leg are counting on the dancers to make the competitions in Platja d'Aro, ESP, a success - in terms of participation as well as of level of competition. 

    18/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Moves To Costa Brava

    After careful consideration of pros and cons, the WDSF Managing Committee moves the fifth regular leg of the 2016 GrandSlam Series from Moscow to Platja d'Aro, the Mediterranean resort just north of Barcelona, ESP.

    17/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation

    The Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport starts with the publication of the reference documents that will serve as basis to the establishment of its own policies and procedures. 

    17/10/2016 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow: Two Scenarios

    In its efforts to ensure that the fifth regular leg of the GrandSlam Series 2016 gets danced as scheduled, the WDSF Managing Committee has identified two possible scenarios: one is Moscow, the other Platja d'Aro, ESP.

    16/10/2016 read more ...

Concerned Downunder 20/04/2010

The very Jack Johnson featured in yesterday's profile contacted IDSF Communications, asking whether the World Youth Latin is at risk of being cancelled. IT IS NOT!

“Dear Heidi,

I am the Australian youth representative to the World Championship to be held this Saturday. I am enquiring as to the volcano disaster, and if the event will still be run. We are finding it almost impossible to reach Linz by the weekend, but if by some chance we are able to make it, we would like to ensure that the event is still on.
Your speed in replying to this message would be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Jack Johnson”

Earlier this morning Heidi Götz talked to the organisers about the situation regarding air travel to and from Linz, AUT. Here’s what Klaus Kurzthaler said:

“We are optimally prepared to handle the situation, the World Championship will take place. I can confirm that with all certainty. As of today, all Austrian airports are open, and from Wednesday the European air space should generally be open too.”

“If you should have any questions regarding airport transfers, hotels or whatever else, please contact us right away at

“Ever since the start of the flight restrictions here we are in close contact with many nations through e-mail, phone and SMS. A German and a Lithuanian couple are still grounded in Canada - after the World Youth Ten Dance there – and were not sure whether they will be able to make it. Lithuania is considering to enter a replacement couple. USA and Australia: they were planning on arriving today and tomorrow but are obviously delayed by one day or two. Major problems of other nations we are not aware of at this time!”

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