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  • World Open (New Series)

    The WDSF Presidium has approved a set of new conditions for the application and conduct of the WDSF World Open Series.

    24/04/2019 read more ...
  • Fruitful discussions in Singapore

    Mr Ser Miang Ng, Executive Board Member of the IOC and Mr Shawn Tay, President of WDSF meet in Singapore on 18th April, 2019.

    23/04/2019 read more ...
  • New World and European Champions crowned

    There were new couples on the highest step of the podium at the World Championship Senior 1 Standard and the European Championship Youth Latin. The gold medals went to couples from the Russian Federation and Moldova.

    22/04/2019 read more ...
  • Championships in Berlin and in Chisinau

    The busy competition calendar shows it is time for the second World Championship event and the first European Championship event of the year. And, there's more!

    17/04/2019 read more ...
  • How did the weekend go?

    Here are some statistics of the WDSF competitions which took place last weekend. Some numbers are missing, so we can say that the numbers in reality are a little bit higher at some disciplines or age groups. The numbers have been collected from the WDSF result lists between 12th to 14th of April, 2019.

    15/04/2019 read more ...
  • Eleven locations, thousands of dancers

    Dance floors will be crowded this weekend as there are WDSF events in eleven locations in Europe and in the US. There are literally thousands of dancers under the spotlight during the three days, showing their best performances to the fans, families and friends, and doing their best to secure their spot on the podium.

    11/04/2019 read more ...

New European and World Champions in WRRC, and WDSF events in Europe 08/04/2019

2019 WDSF GrandSlam Lat Bucharest Final | © Reinhard Egli

In Cracow (POL), our associate member WRRC organised the European Championship Rock’n’Roll Formation Main Class on Saturday. Total of six formations were competing for the European title. The winners came from Russian Federation as Strategic Brilliant earned the highest scores. Also the runners-up, Fenix, and the bronze medalists, Rock Comets, represent Russian Federation. On Sunday, the World title was out there for the 11 Rock’n’Roll Junior Formations. The top two of the competition came from Hungary, as Home Alone won the World Championship and Vis Amoris reached silver medals. Moscow River’s Kids, representing Russian Federation, ranked third.

Moscow (RUS) hosted WDSF World Open Latin with 74 couples on Saturday. The reigning World Champions, Armen Tsaturyan – Svetlana Gudyno (RUS, in photo) took home the gold medals, Andrey Gusev – Vera Bondareva (RUS) ranked second and Konstantin Gorodilov – Dominika Bergmannova (EST) ranked third. On Sunday, the WDSF World Open Standard had 86 couples on the starting list. Evgeny Moshenin – Dana Spitsyna (RUS) earned the spot on the highest step of the podium. Alexey Glukhov – Anastasia Glazunova (RUS) ranked second and Evgeny Nikitin – Anastasia Miliutina ranked third.

Vagos (POR) hosted WDSF International Open Latin on Saturday with 30 participating couples. Vicenc Torremade – Megija Dana Morite (LAT) won three of the five dances and ranked first. Maruster Sergiu – Anastasia Stan (GER) won two dances and ranked second while Matteo Pappa – Arianna Del Frate (AUS) ranked third.

Ostrava (CZE) hosted WDSF International Open Latin with 74 couples, and Standard with 60 couples on Sunday. Winson Tam – Anastasia Novikova (CAN) won all five dances and ranked first at the International Open Latin. Sutu George – Tereza Florova (CZE) ranked second and Ivan Korotchenko – Julia Skorovarova (RUS) ranked third. In the International Open Standard Piotr Paszewski – Marta Mozdyniewicz (POL) earned the best scores and ranked first over their fellow Polish couple Armand Fazullin – Klaudia Iwanska. Edgaras Baltaragis – Indre Kucinskaite (LTU) ranked third.

The fifth location with events last weekend was La Louviere (BEL), which hosted three WDSF Open competitions on Sunday. Andrei Petcu – Barna Nicole-Vanessa (HUN) won the WDSF Youth Open Latin, Enrico Pratesi – Mariella Landini (ITA) scored best at the WDSF Senior 3 Open Standard, and Thomas Kreuels – Annette Kreuels (GER) won the WDSF Senior 4 Open Standard.

As the speed is accelerating towards May, there will be WDSF events in 10 locations in Europe and one location in the US during the next weekend. There will be a lot to report with hundreds of couples filling up the dancefloors from Friday to Sunday.

2019 WRRC European Championship Rock'n'Roll Formation Main Class