A live stream covering the 2016 WDSF PD World Latin in Moscow, RUS, should become available soon. We're waiting for the embedding code to be sent. Our colleague Helmut Roland is in Pecs, HUN, to report form the World Formation Standard.04/12/2016 read more ...
The close to two hours of coverage on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Ten Dance held in Vienna, AUT, on 19 November are now available as a Vimeo on Demand programme: US$ 3.75 for 3-month streaming!02/12/2016 read more ...
Another PD World Showdance Championship was held on the last day of the Austrian Open in Vienna. This year it was Latin! The performances in the final were all recorded by broadcaster ORF and are made available here as a free Vimeo programme.01/12/2016 read more ...
DanceSport legend Peter Maxwell is appointed Honorary Advisor to the newly formed Adjudicators' Commission. His vast experience in the fields of dance and adjudication will be a tremendous asset to the work of the commission.30/11/2016 read more ...
This is the third and final part of Reinhard Egli's editorial on Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. Forever the keen observer, Reinhard sees this world of dance made up of "egocentric personalities with their sensitivities heightened."29/11/2016 read more ...
The second instalment of Reinhard Egli's editorial on competition manipulation should be eagerly awaited. Part I was widely read and commented on over the weekend. Part II looks at the first practical solutions.
It was a roll-out that caught many by surprise. But when the WDSF Sports Director, Marco Sietas, presented the Judging System 2.0 with two videos on this website, he triggered reactions of ... enthusiastic approval!
The thumbs went up in favour of a system that seeks to improve adjudicating in DanceSport further.
Over the past week, Sietas received highly positive feedback from the different constituent groups that will likely benefit from the use of System 2.0.
I have just been watching your presentation of the Judging System 2.0 and I would like to congratulate you and the Sports Departmnet for making a very impressive improvement to the existing system. This is going to make a huge impact not only for the dancers, but also for media presentation.
From my point of view, this represents a huge step forward - and in the right direction.
We discussed it this morning with some of our ... colleagues and the reactions were very positive indeed. Unanimously!
The idea to bridge last rounds and solo and group dancing with the same system and to take the best from the previous systems is very good. I am sure it will find a lot of supporters.