Show recent news

Latest News

  • Parting Ways | Staying Friends

    During the Finnish DanceSport Championships last Saturday, the country's stand-out dancers and reigning World Champions Ten Dance, Jaak Vainomaa and Taina Savikurki, announced the end of their partnership and looked back at their career.

    27/02/2017 read more ...
  • Le Tout-Moscou

    The traditional Latin Quarter open competitions bring again couples by the hundreds to the floor of the Crocus Expo on the outskirts of Moscow. It's good to see that DanceSport is trhiving in Russia despite the adversities it is facing.

    27/02/2017 read more ...
  • Bassano: Day Two

    Streaming continues from the 2017 Bassano Open today. After yesterday's World U-21 Latin, the highlights are an International Open, Opens and these four gentlemen, the "Swinguys." The transmission starts again from 14:00 UTC/GMT. 

    26/02/2017 read more ...
  • Live from Bassano, ITA

    The live webcast from the 2017 Bassano Open starts at 14:00 UTC/GMT with the Open finals of the SEN I and SEN III Standard plus the Rising Star Latin. The U-21 World Latin get's underway at 15:00 UTC with the Opening Ceremony.

    25/02/2017 read more ...
  • In Diretta Da Bassano

    Another live webcast coming up this weekend: as they did on previous occasions, the Bassano organisers provide a quality stream from their Open that includes the 2017 World U-21 Latin as the absolute highligh on Saturday.

    24/02/2017 read more ...
  • Follow Us Here Too

    WDSF has been present on Instagram for four years already, has posted some 150 photographs and even a few videos over this time, and has treated its presence on the platform in rather nonchalant way. Well, this shall change ...

    24/02/2017 read more ...
Archives

June 2012 24/12/2012

Zoran Plohl, SLO
That the delegates to the 2012 General Meeting and the movers of different motions to amend the WDSF Ethical Codes were able to reach a first consensus by agreeing on the withdrawal of the motions was the positive outcome of a long debate.

On 17 June, the General Meeting spent several hours deliberating motions that touched on the sensitive issue of restrictions to be imposed in order to safeguard the notion of dance as a coherent and universal sport.

In the end, and with all motions tabled until such time that a total consensus was reached, the delegates resolved to abstain from applying the sanctions contemplated in the current ethical codes for athletes and officials taking part in “Non-WDSF Events.”

Other Annual General Meeting Outcomes

Daniel Stehlin, SUI, was unanimously  elected as the new chairman of the Disciplinary Council. The Swiss lawyer works as a public prosecutor and heads the Special Office for Prosecuting Organised Crime in the canton of Basel Land.

Ken Richards, USA, was elected Presidium Member by his fellow delegates. He defeated Moune Marty, FRA, in the ballotting for the position and fills the position vacated by Ferruggio Galvagno, ITA, for the remainder of the WDSF Presidium's term.

Zoran Plohl, SLO, serves as the new chairman of the WDSF Athletes' Commission since 1 July 2012. He also assumed the role as an ex officio member on the WDSF Presidium, succeeding Timo Kulcak, GER, in both positions.

WDSF Athlete's ID Card

On many occasions since the AGM it was pointed out that the WDSF Athlete's ID Card would become mandatory from 2013 for a dancer to enter a sanctioned competition. Additionally, WDSF endeavoured to answer all the questions relating to the card and, in particular, to the declaration an applicant must sign. Here ...