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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...

EDC: Preparations In High Gear 19/08/2008

Avatar As the Eurovision Dance Contest draws nearer, the participating couples step up their preparations.

A special music composition under the title of Tirei à sorte has been created as the music background for the routine by Raquel Tavares and João Tiago. The pair will represent Portugal at the EDC on 6th September.

A mix of Rumba and Tango is how this composition is described. Tirei à sorte was composed by Fernando Martins who also was involved with last year's participation. Its lyrics talk about fate and love. The influence of fado is once again present by the use of the Portuguese guitar. The song is yet to be revealed but it will be presented in the next copule of days.

RTP picked fado singer Raquel Tavares and professional dancer João Tiago to dance for Portugal on 6th September in Glasgow at the second edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest. In 2007, Sónia Araújo and Ricardo Silva achieved the 5th place alsongside Austria. They were the second highest ranked couple where one of the members was not a professional dancer.