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  • Vimeo on Demand

    The Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Latin that was danced on Saturday, 24 September, in Chengdu, CHN, is available. Enjoy the comprehensive coverage on one of the highlights in the DanceSport.

    30/09/2016 read more ...
  • No Visa, No World Gathering 

    We start our reporting about the World Latin and the two World Championships in Showdance with what are bad news indeed. Visa issuance has unfortunately been an issue for some who had planned to be in Chengdu, CHN, this weekend. 

    22/09/2016 read more ...
  • With A View To Chengdu

    Only a few more days until the 2016 World Latin and the two World Championships ShowDance get underway in Chengdu, CHN. The upcoming weekend, 24 and 25 September, will be taken up by three events that you are able to follow from the comfort of your home.

    20/09/2016 read more ...
  • I Am A Refugee

    We start into a week that will be concluded by two World Championships ShowDance with a look back at the winning performance in Saturday's WDSF PD European Latin ShowDance in Sibus, ROU: Kathrin Menzinger and Vadim Garbuzov, AUT, as "Refugees."

    19/09/2016 read more ...
  • A Long Time Coming

    If there ever was a project that fell behind the power curve, it must be this one: Standard and Latin versions of MY VERY BEST 2015 were supposed to be released on DVD in May. Nearly five months later we are proud to offer the two compilations through Vimeo on Demand.

    16/09/2016 read more ...
  • Across The USA

    The six-part "World DanceSport GrandSlam Series" that was produced by WDSF and USA Dance has started to air across the U.S. Public broadcasting stations in nearly all major markets show the programmes during primetime hours.

    16/09/2016 read more ...
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New Adjudication System 19/12/2009

IDSF IDSF made history at the 2009 Grand Slam in Shanghai. For the first time the new judging system was implemented in one of the most important competitions in the IDSF calendar. The new judging system that was introduced at several adjudicator`s congresses earlier this year, such as in Stuttgart, Maribor, Bologna etc., will grade the IDSF finalists in five component criteria Posture, Balance and Coordination, Quality of Movement, Movement to Music, Partnering and finally Choreography and Presentation .

Successful Test in Shanghai!

A day prior to the competition all the Grand Slam participants were given a briefing on the new judging system. Some were a little apprehensive but the majority saw that this is the way forward to introduce Dancesport as a sporting event.

Whilst it is necessary to introduce Dancesport as a sport and also to live up the Olympian spirit of fair judging, the new judging system set of criteria is a justifiable basis to be implement in the future main events like World Games, World Championships and Grand Slams.

This is not a replacement of the reliable skating system that is still being used in the IDSF Ranking Tournament program but an important development for garantueing  transparency and fair judging.