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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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

Information Update 11/08/2008

Avatar The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) issues an Information Update on the 2008 edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest (EDC) to clarify matters regarding the changes it made to the competition format.

The EDC is an entertainment event focusing on a dance competition in which a certain level of skill is expected. Under the rules of the EDC, all couples in the 2008 EDC must consist of one professional and one non-professional dancer, appointed by each broadcaster as it deems suitable, as long as the selection adheres to the competition rules. For determining the quality of the professional dancers, the rules make reference to the International DanceSport Federation Guidelines. According to these guidelines, the professional dancer must be a dancer who is accredited by the IDSF for the EDC. A professional dancer is the member of the couple whose full-time activity is devoted to dancing and activities directly associated with dancing (teaching, choreography, exhibitions, competitions, etc). Once the IDSF has accredited the professional dancer, the non-professional is automatically accredited to compete in the EDC.

In no instance do the rules expressly require that non-professional competitors should have no experience whatsoever in the field of dance. Unlike other televised dance competitions, the EDC is not a dance learning platform. In addition, the rules do not call for non-professionals to be celebrities, but rather, to be known in a field other than dance. Although the use of a celebrity as the non-professional is frequent and encouraged, to increase interest in the show, it is in no way obligatory.

The 15 participating broadcasters have now selected their dance couples. IDSF is currently in the process of finalising their accreditation. 12 out of the 15 are already listed on the EDC website: click here!