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    Another instalment of the Adjudicators' Debriefing which Cor van der Stroet, the chair of the Adjuicators' Commission, conducted after the 2018 GrandSlam Standard was danced on 3 March in Helsinki. Frederic Mosa!

    25/04/2018 read more ...
  • Debriefing Robert Wota

    Here is our next debriefing: Adjudicator Robert Wota and the Adjudicators' Commission chair Cor van der Stroet in their "friendly discussion between experts"  the day after the 2018 GrandSlam Standard in Helsinki, FIN. 

    25/04/2018 read more ...
  • GrandSlam Leg Finally Added

    It took time and perseverance to add the fifth of the regular legs to the 2018 WDSF GrandSlam Series. The second GrandSlam Latin and Standard of the year will be danced in Taipei City, TPE, on 30 June and 1 July. .

    23/04/2018 read more ...
  • More Games Talk

    In her latest report filed from SportAccord in Bangkok, THA, Ashli Williamson, the Athletes' Commission chair, sums up the conversations held regarding The World Games 2021 Birmingham and GAISF's proposals for its new games.

    21/04/2018 read more ...
  • Olympism In Action

    Ashli Williamson, WDSF Athltetes' Commission chair, reports on a workshop held in Bangkok, THA, jointly between the IOC and the Association of IOC Regognised International Sports Federations, of which WDSF is a member.

    20/04/2018 read more ...
  • Day Two By Ashli

    Ashli Williamson continues reporting from Bangkok, THA, where she attends the different meetings held in conjunction with SportAccord. With the upcoming YOG being a major topic, discussions were held with the IOC.

    18/04/2018 read more ...
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Gaborone Congress 19/05/2015

2015 Congress Botswana 110 couples, 100 officials (including judges, coaches and trainers), six countries and five international judges: these were the numbers for the WDSF Open and the Congress in Gaborone, BOT. Thanks to the Membership Commission and its chairman Marco Sietas, the development work that was started in Botswana and five other Southern African countries last year (read about it here) produced the first tangible results.

Saturday 16 May began with the national competitions where all the age groups and levels had the opportunity to try their hand. In the late afternoon there was an opening ceremony for the WDSF Open. Dancers and other representatives of Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Botswana were involved. Of course, the President of the Botswana Dance Sport Association, Mr Tiroeanoe Mojatale, did the honours of declaring the competition open. WDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas brought the greetings of President Carlos Freitag and commended the work done by the various federations to achieve the important advances.

Sunday and Monday were used for the Congress. 100 people including managers, coaches, judges and dancers of all countries followed the lectures that were interesting and diverse. In addition to Marco Sietas who lectured on the structure of WDSF, Kevin Juul and Gianni Chiapperini taught Latin and Standard, respectively. Plus, through an agreement with the WRRC, Hungarians Miklos Horvath and Katalin Kis held a lecture on Rock 'n' Roll that all the participants very excited.

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