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  • Day Two in Riga, LAT

    A live stream is available from the Baltic Grand Prix today as well. A World Open Standard, a Youth Open Latin and several Opens in Junior and Senior are scheduled. Watch all of it here!

    17/12/2017 read more ...
  • 2017 World Youth STD Live

    Watch the live stream of the 2017 World DanceSport Championship Youth Standard LIVE from Riga, LAT. A top-quality straume lmt production bringing you coverage from the Baltic Grand Prix, incl, an International Open Latin.

    16/12/2017 read more ...
  • The Latin Showdown In Shanghai

    The Vimeo on Demand programme covering the 2017 GrandSlam Latin Final that was danced on 9 December in Shanghai, CHN, is now available. More than two hours of top-level DanceSport: US$ 3.75 for a 6-month streaming period.

    15/12/2017 read more ...
  • Live From Latvia

    It is that time of the year again: the Baltic Grand Prix takes place in in Riga, LAT. This year it features the World Youth Standard and an International Open  Latin on Saturday 16 December. The live transmission will start at 13:30 UTC!

    15/12/2017 read more ...
  • Get The Boys To Japan!

    Two organisations join forces to raise funds for the three Belgian b-boys who qualified to dance at the 2018 World Youth Breaking in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, JPN. The target: 3,500 €! Close to 300 € have been raised in less than 24h!

    15/12/2017 read more ...
  • An Alternative 

    There is an alternative way to secure your place in the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Why not sign up as a volunteer? The Organising Committee is recruiting volunteers aged 18 and older for a variety of tasks!

    14/12/2017 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!