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  • Giving It Another Spin

    The IOC Communications Department publishes another article on DanceSport in the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games: five things you need to know about the B-Boying and B-Girling taking the stage in Argentina in October of next year.

    21/01/2017 read more ...
  • News From Barcelona

    14 members of the World DanceSport Federation Presidium are currently in Barcelona, ESP, for their first meeting of the year. Over the next three days, the body that is entrusted with governing DanceSport between the Annual General Meetings will do just that.

    21/01/2017 read more ...
  • Coming Soon

    The WDSF Headquarters will conduct an online survey among the 89 National Member Bodies in the near future. Students of the Lausanne-based Academy of Sports Science and Technology are also involved in the survey process.

    20/01/2017 read more ...
  • Fifth Most Voted Sports Personalities

    Jaak Vainomaa and Taina Savikurki, the 2016 World Champions Ten Dance, were nominated for the "Sports Personalities of the Year" award in Finland. Sports journalist put them on the ballot and the TV audience in fifth place.

    18/01/2017 read more ...
  • The World Games 2017 Wroclaw

    One of the highlights of 2017 will undoubtedly be The World Games that are held in Wroclaw, POL, from 20 to 30 July. For the fifth consecutive time, DanceSport will be among the 30+ sports that are contested. Four disciplines are featured!

    17/01/2017 read more ...
  • U.S. A Success!

    The first figures are in for the six-part World DanceSport GrandSlam Series airing on public broadcast stations all across the United States. Six hours of Latin and Standard dancing in the GrandSlams were broadcast 2,000 times!

    16/01/2017 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.