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    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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    The first "Live from blog ..." to get rolled out in 2017 is the one of the Helsinki leg of this year's GrandSlam Series. On 17 March 2017, two month from now, it all starts back up! Wouldn't it be nice to welcome our first "IWGA Athletes of the Year" to the floor on this occasion too?

    13/01/2017 read more ...
  • Positive Perspective

    Since early December 2016, a task force made up of experts from WDSF as well as several other organisations is hard at work, preparing for the breakin' events at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. Others signal their approval of the approach taken.

    12/01/2017 read more ...
  • DS in WDSF

    With WDSF too often cast as a "ballroom" organisation by people without proper insights and grasp, it is appropriate to look back at the World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, TPE, as they visualise best what the DS in our acronym stands for. 

    11/01/2017 read more ...
  • Dance As Sport

    Ever since the December 2016 announcement of breakin' making its première in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games, much has been said about dance as sport. In the general media as well as in the specialist publications! Here is one view that counts ...

    10/01/2017 read more ...
  • Did You Vote Today?

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus will need your all-out support if they are to stand a chance to be voted as the "Athletes of the Year" in the polling by the International World Games Association. 

    09/01/2017 read more ...
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New DTV President 23/06/2014

Heidi Estler After ten years in office, Franz Allert chose not to stand for reelection to another term as President of the German DanceSport Federation - DTV, by far the largest national organisation in the membership of the World DanceSport Federation.

The delegates to the DTV General Meeting that was held on 21 June recognised the tenure and the achievements of the outgoing President with a standing ovation. They then proceeded to elect Heidi Estler, who had served as a Vice-President under Allert, as his successor. Heidi is the first woman ever to hold this position.

The meeting also elected the following members of the DTV Presidium:

Thomas Wehling, Vice-President; Dr. Tim Rausche, Vice-President; Karl-Peter Befort, Treasurer; Michael Eichert, Sports Director; Birgit von Daake, Education Director; Daniel Reichling, Press Officer; Sandra Bähr, Youth Director; Falk Scheibe-In der Stroth, Dr. Ulrike Weber