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    Tommy Shaughnessy, WDSF Sports Director for the past twelve months, steps down for health reasons. The Presidium accepts Tommy's resignation and thanks him for the extraorinary services he rendered at a very high cost.

    20/01/2018 read more ...
  • The YOG Breaking Picto

    The Organising Committee for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games rolls out the pictogrammes that will be used to identify 34 sports and disciplines featuring with competitions. Draw a b-boy - don't lift the pencil!

    20/01/2018 read more ...
  • Breaking For Gold | Stage Three

    The WDSF World Youth Breaking Championship in Kawasaki, JPN, is the third and final stage in the qualifying process for the 24 places at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. The Japan DanceSport Federation holds a press conference today!

    18/01/2018 read more ...
  • In The News

    The move of Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus from "Amateur" to the  Professional Division is stirring up the community. It is commented and reacted upon in the social media by their fans around the world. 

    17/01/2018 read more ...
  • Leaving It At Three!

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, three-time World Champions in Latin (2015 - 2017) announce that they will forthwith dance in the Professional Division. A statement on Anna's Facebook page should make it official.

    15/01/2018 read more ...
  • THE FINAL PUSH

    The final push in the #voteJacekandAnna campaign! Make sure that you vote one more time on the last day of stage one in the ballotting for the IWGA Athlete of the Year award. They appear on track to make the cut ...

    15/01/2018 read more ...
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Let's Dance! In Tokyo 2020! 07/11/2017

Hurray! Hurray! 2020 Remember DanceSport's Tokyo 2020 campaign video? "You just don't leave anything to chance ...," is the first line spoken. But in the end it is a lucky coincidence which secures Pedro Toro's video an award in Japan: Hurray!

The "Hurray! Hurray! Video Contest" was commissioned by the Cabinet Secretariat Headquarters of Japan for the Promotion of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"What are you striving towards these days? Is it music, dance, sports, art, a traditional cultural pursuit? We're looking for videos about activities that you're getting excited about as we get closer to 2020."

This is the brief description of what the nationwide video contest is all about. "Music, dance, sports ...," it all sounds familiar, no? Acting on the advice of Atsushi Yamada, the CEO of the Japan DanceSport Federation, WDSF decided to submit the video which it had produced for the campaign to get DanceSport into the 2020 Olympics. Changing the final sequence from an ambitious "Let's be in the Olympics!" to a more general "Let's dance in Tokyo 2020!" gives the video the different perspective, one in line with the contest rules.

Yesterday WDSF received the notification: "Your video won the Excellence Award in the Creative Video category." The award will be presented on 15 December in Tokyo!

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