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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

FIDS 31/05/2011

Dr Luca Pancalli, CONI Earlier this year, IDSF reported on the difficult situation of its National Member Body Federazione Italiana della Danza Sportiva (FIDS). A situation that had led to the highest sporting authorities in Italy to intervene. Click here!

On the occasion of the Italian DanceSport Championships' inauguration, Dr Luca Pancalli, the FIDS administrator who was appointed by the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), attested the organisation fundamental health.

In a television interview Pancalli analysed the current situation of the sport and its national governing body. Below is a translation of the statements made by the CONI Vice-President.

"The Italian DanceSport Federation (FIDS) is recognised by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). Even if it was granted recognition only in 2007, it stands today for a phenomenon in sports as well as in the social and in the economic context.

FIDS passes through a difficult moment right now, with CONI having to appoint a Commissioner, but this does in now way detract from the fact that it represents a huge constituency. From young children to the elderly! And it represents a movement that – in my view – is of an extremely high sporting as well as technical content."

In another statement, CONI Vice-President and FIDS Commissioner Luca Pancalli lauded the continued expansion of the sport.

“Even though put under supervision, the reality is that DanceSport continues to grow: 20,000 new members have joined FIDS between the day the Commissioner was appointed, on 8 February, and today.”