The judging system that will be used at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games to decide the outcome of the battles is field-tested today at the BOTY Central Europe breaking event in Zurich, SUI. The Trivium Value System ...23/09/2017 read more ...
Dancing is about to start in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, where the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are currently in full swing. The eleven (!) medal events in DanceSport will be held on 25 and 26 September.21/09/2017 read more ...
On the occasion of the 2017 PD World Standard in Prague, CZE, the community took a look back at the first ten years of WDSF PD and its predecessor organisation, celebrating together with some of the biggest names in dance.17/09/2017 read more ...
Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, GER, won their second world title as professionals. First and second runners-up were Donatas Vezelis - Lina Chatkeviciute, LTU, and Bjorn Bisch - Ashli Williamson, DEN, respectively.17/09/2017 read more ...
History was made at the 2017 World Standard in Chengdu, CHN. Russians Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova equalled the three titles of four legendary couples. Germans Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol moved on to the PD.15/09/2017 read more ...
Four years ago, Vice-President James "Jim" Fraser was awarded the "Caring Canadian" in recognition of his services to non-profit organisations tied to DanceSport. Now he is honoured with the "Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers."15/09/2017 read more ...
The Annual General Meeting of the World DanceSport Federation was held at the Marriott Shanghai Luwan on 16 June.
The elections of the Members making up the WDSF Presidium for the period 2013 to 2017 were among the last items on the agenda.
Delegates representing 62 WDSF Member Bodies - directly or through proxies - were able to cast their votes for 14 candidates of whom 10 held office on the previous Presidium already.
Of the Members who had served the term 2010 to 2013, only Second Vice-President Natasa Ambroz chose not to stand for re-election. The General Meeting thanked Natasa for the great efforts and the unwavering dedication that she had brought to her work on the WDSF Presidium over five mandates.
In a clear show of confidence, the General Meeting re-elected the incumbent candidates with unanimous decisions in nearly all cases. Sergio Rotaris, ITA, and Vasile Gliga, ROU, were elected as the two new Ordinary Members of Presidium.
President: Carlos Freitag
First Vice-President: Lukas Hinder
General Secretary: Shawn Tay
Treasurer: Tony Tilenni
Sports Director: Marco Sietas
Second Vice-President: Michael Eichert
Member: Jim Fraser
Member: Heidi Goetz
Member: Keiji Ukai
Member: Ken Richards
Member: Sergio Rotaris
Member: Vasile Gliga
The Presidents of the WDSF Associate Members WRRC (Miriam Kerpan-Izak), UCWDC (Jeff Bartholomew) and WBTF (Sandi Wiemers) are ex oficio Members of the WDSF Presidium Members.
In its first meeting, the new Presidium confirmed the appointment of Zhang Yi, CHN, as an Adviser to the President. Mr Yi attended the meeting in this capacity and will continue to work jointly with the Members of Presidium on specific projects.