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  • Today's Release: 2016 World Ten Dance

    The close to two hours of coverage on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Ten Dance held in Vienna, AUT, on 19 November are now available as a Vimeo on Demand programme: US$ 3.75 for 3-month streaming!

    02/12/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 PD World Showdance Latin

    Another PD World Showdance Championship was held on the last day of the Austrian Open in Vienna. This year it was Latin! The performances in the final were all recorded by broadcaster ORF and are made available here as a free Vimeo programme.

    01/12/2016 read more ...
  • Peter Maxwell | Honorary Advisor

    DanceSport legend Peter Maxwell is appointed Honorary Advisor to the newly formed Adjudicators' Commission. His vast experience in the fields of dance and adjudication will be a tremendous asset to the work of the commission.

    30/11/2016 read more ...
  • Competition Manipulation | Part III

    This is the third and final part of Reinhard Egli's editorial on Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. Forever the keen observer, Reinhard sees this world of dance made up of "egocentric personalities with their sensitivities heightened."

    29/11/2016 read more ...
  • Competition Manipulation | Continued

    The second instalment of Reinhard Egli's editorial on competition manipulation should be eagerly awaited. Part I was widely read and commented on over the weekend. Part II looks at the first practical solutions. 

     
    28/11/2016 read more ...
  • Competition Manipulation

    The members of the Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport decide to re-publish some of the editorials, articles and papers written on the topic of manipulation by different authors on this website. Here is a first editorial by Reinhard Egli of dance!

    26/11/2016 read more ...
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New IDSF Juging System 15/12/2010

IDSF Judging System © Abe

It was the second time that the new IDSF Judging System was used in a Grand Slam Final. Last year, the feedback from athletes and officials was generally positive but called for further improvements to be made in certain areas.

The duration of the final, well over one hour in 2009, was considered far too long by the six couples who had to wait excessively between each of their solo dances. This has been remedied now, as a fast-paced conduct of the competition had the 30 dances completed and the results posted in all of 45 minutes. With the entire Grand Slam broadcast live around China, the decidedly more compact competition was also to the liking of the television producers.

Again, the new system produced results that are perfectly in line with those obtained through the traditional skating system. One only needs to look at the classifications of the recent World Standard and this Grand Slam: identical!

The closest fight in Wetzlar, GER, was certainly the one between Segatori – Sudol, GER, and Konovaltsev – Konovaltseva, RUS, for third place. If anything, the contest between the same couples got even closer in Shanghai: 220.14 versus 219.79. And this time the difference is perfectly quantified down to fractions in all the different Programme Components!