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  • Ten Years of Professional Dancing in WDSF

    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.

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  • PD World Champions Standard

    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.

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  • Don't Miss This!

    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.

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  • Double The Honours

    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."

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  • Lesotho | Two Years Later

    Eva Bartunkova and Petr Bartunek report on another visit to Lesotho which served to promote DanceSport on the "Dark Continent." Couples from Estonia, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland danced in the first WDSF Lesotho Open. 

    08/09/2017 read more ...
  • Live from Bratislava, SVK

    Live streams will be available on the 2017 European Youth Standard - today, 8 September - and the 2017 World Junior II Standard - tomorrow, 9 September. Both are held in Brtaislava as part of the Slovak Open Championship. Enjoy! 

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Otto Teipel passed away 23/12/2009

Otto Teipel The IDSF Honorary Member Otto Teipel has died at the age of 98 years. He danced his first competition in 1935 and started a successful dancing career in which he became eight times German Champion,  runners-up in the World Cup Standard as well as European Champion in Standard and Latin. His last title - European Champion Latin - he achieved in 1952.

In 1954 Otto Teipel belonged to the establishment members of the ICAD (International Council of Amateur Dancers), in 1991 renamed in IDSF (International DanceSport Federation) and was president till 1960 . In 1967 he was honoured with the Distinguished Service Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The IDSF Presidium is very grateful for his continuous work for the International DanceSport Federation and his dedication and love to DanceSport .

 

IDSF President,

Carlos Freitag