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    20/01/2018 read more ...
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    The Organising Committee for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games rolls out the pictogrammes that will be used to identify 34 sports and disciplines featuring with competitions. Draw a b-boy - don't lift the pencil!

    20/01/2018 read more ...
  • Breaking For Gold | Stage Three

    The WDSF World Youth Breaking Championship in Kawasaki, JPN, is the third and final stage in the qualifying process for the 24 places at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. The Japan DanceSport Federation holds a press conference today!

    18/01/2018 read more ...
  • In The News

    The move of Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus from "Amateur" to the  Professional Division is stirring up the community. It is commented and reacted upon in the social media by their fans around the world. 

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  • Leaving It At Three!

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, three-time World Champions in Latin (2015 - 2017) announce that they will forthwith dance in the Professional Division. A statement on Anna's Facebook page should make it official.

    15/01/2018 read more ...
  • THE FINAL PUSH

    The final push in the #voteJacekandAnna campaign! Make sure that you vote one more time on the last day of stage one in the ballotting for the IWGA Athlete of the Year award. They appear on track to make the cut ...

    15/01/2018 read more ...
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DanceSport in Sochi 2014 01/03/2014

Sochi 2014 © IOC After hundreds of dancers casted by the Russian DanceSport Union (RUDSU) were involved in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics already, many of them got to repeat in the closing cermony too.

This time they brought the history of art and literature back to life. Anastasia Titkova, a RUDSU Vice President as well as choreographer and trainer of the sequences with DanceSport, was quoted in "Russia Behind the Headlines."

"Over 300 dancers took part in both of the Olympics ceremonies. The soldiers of the Peter the Great era, dancing couples at the ball, the residents of the fantasy village, the literary characters and librarians – those were all dancers we have trained, who have come from various Russian cities. It was the first time that dancesport professionals were invited to work at the Olympics. I hope that the dream of the president of the Russian Union of Dancesport, Valentin Yudashkin, to see dancesport included on the list of Olympic events will soon become a reality."

Anastasia Titkova