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  • The Night of The Legends

    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 ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    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 ...
  • New President For FIDS

    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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    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 ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    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 ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    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 ...

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