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    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 ...

Joint IPC/IDSF Adjudicators' Congress 23/09/2010

Wheelchair DanceSport In 2008, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and IDSF signed an agreement, pledging to collaborate in several areas of common concern. The staging of joint competitions for wheelchair and able-bodied athletes and the general coordination of competition schedules were the priorities for 2009.

In 2010 the focus shift to another important area: the education and certification of adjudicators, with emphasis on using the combined resources of both organisations.

Mrs Grete Andersen from Norway, the IPC Wheelchair DanceSport Chairperson, and Mrs Corrie van Hugten, Netherlands, the IPC Wheelchair DanceSport Technical Committee Head of Competition and Officiating, presented Wheelchair DanceSport - its organisation, development , competition structure and categories - at the first Adjudicators' Congress held jointly by IPC and IDSF in Stuttgart, Germany.

It was most impressive to see the reigning IPC World Champions from Belarus, Ihar Kisilou and Hanna Harchakova, demonstrating Wheelchair DanceSport at its very best and assisting Corrie during her lecture to the attendees.


For many of the the able-bodied adjudicators aspiring certification to judge IPC competitions it was very challenging as they tried to handle a wheelchair themselves. Exceptional skills are required to move forward and backward, and even more so for turning and partnering.             

The principles of some particular judging criteria for Wheelchair DanceSport were explained by Corrie and discussed between all attendees at this first joint congress.

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