It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...26/10/2016 read more ...
Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.24/10/2016 read more ...
The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.24/10/2016 read more ...
The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.22/10/2016 read more ...
At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!21/10/2016 read more ...
The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!21/10/2016 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.