Show recent news

Latest News

  • What ever Happened To Miha and Nadiya? 

    After they won the 2015 World Ten Dance in Chengdu, CHN, and their third consecutive world title, Miha Vodicar and Nadiya Bychkova sort of faded away, without making an official statement about ending their career.

    29/06/2016 read more ...
  • DanceSport in Botswana

    The Botswana DanceSport Association holds the Ghetto DanceSport Fedtival, bringing together dancers of all ages and in four dance styles: Latin, Standard, House and Hip Hop. More than 15 clubs entered.

    28/06/2016 read more ...
  • DanceSport Europe General Meeting

    DanceSport Europe held its General Meeting concurrently with that of WDSF in Rome, ITA. Vice-President Heidi Estler had to assume the chair after President Luis VaƱo was unable to travel.

    27/06/2016 read more ...
  • Chengdu Offers Record Purse

    Chengdu, CHN, has been a perennial and generous host to top DanceSport events for quite some time. With the 2016 World Championships in Latin as well as Showdance Latin and Standard the city ups the stakes to record levels.

    23/06/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Standard Formation Not In Belarus

    The 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation that was scheduled to be held in Minks, BLR, on 17 December has been cancelled by the Belarus DanceSport Alliance for financial reasons.

    22/06/2016 read more ...
  • Looking Forward To The World Games

    Evaldas Sodeika and Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU, are the first DanceSport athletes to appear in the "Looking Forward To The World Games" Facebook campaign of the International World Games Association.

    20/06/2016 read more ...
Archives

DanceSport in Trinidad and Tobago 01/07/2011

Trinidad and Tobago Dance

We have reported on our conversations with the President and General Secretary of the National Ballroom Dance Association of Trinidad and Tobago earlier this week. During our brief exchange, Neil Derrick and Carl Edwards outlined the approach they and their organisation take in promoting all forms/styles of dance among the young. With the help of the government!

They made reference to the annual Secondary School Dance Festival which took place in March. Students from all over Trinidad and Tobago got together to compete amongst themselves during qualifying rounds at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre in Couva.

The festival programme comprised all the styles of dance practised in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. 

  • Latin and Standard
  • Classical dances
  • Traditional folk dances from around the world
  • Contemporary dances (Modern, Jazz and Fusion)
  • Hip Hop

Additionally, the students focused on choreography in the traditional dances of Trinidad and Tobago. The finals of the competitions were held on 29 April, the International Dance Day, and Prize Giving took place on 14 May.

A lot of dancing for small islands! And the concept bears strong resemblance to the WDSF VISION 2012. Would anyone be surprised if TT would break the European hegemony in DanceSport in the future? Probably not. This is a well structured approach to train future champions. But remember the words of Derrick and Edwards. One key element is still missing!

"We hope to find someone who would be able to come to our country for an extended period of time - for several months in fact - and who could deal with training not just the dancers, but the adjudicators and coaches as well."