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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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...

Eurovision Dance Contest 07/08/2008

Avatar The Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 is just over one month away!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Eurovision TV announced that the second edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest will take place in the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, on Saturday, 6 September 2008.

The Eurovision Dance Contest (EDC) is the most recent addition to the Eurovision family of events. After the launch of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1955 and the creation of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003, the new show combines the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing with the unpredictable drama which marks all Eurovision Contests: with the scoreboard, the foreign hosts, and – of course – the "douze points".

The 135-minute European co-production is organised by the EBU, hosted by the BBC and produced by leading British production companies Splash Media and Sunset+Vine. The International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) provides assistance in two important areas. DanceSport’s world governing body supervises the accreditation of the dancers and appoints the panel of expert judges.

The show will be broadcast live on television across Europe via the Eurovision Network at 21:00 CET. 2,000 spectators will be able to witness the event live in the 5,000m² SECC Arena Hall.

The 15 EBU broadcasters will be represented by a couple, each dancing a freestyle choreography inspired by the country they represent. In addition to being judged by a panel of IDSF experts in the arena, the European audiences at home will cast their vote by phone or SMS to determine this year's winner.

As was the case in 2007, the show will be hosted by one of the BBC's most popular talents, Graham Norton, and co-hosted by Claudia Winkleman.