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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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...

Para Cups | Integrated Dancing 11/10/2012

Para DanceSport

The organisers of the recent "IDO World HipHop- and Electric Boogie Integrative Para Cups" in Bochum, GER, must be congratulated. 

Staged concurrently with the World HipHop, Electric Boogie and Breakdance Championship, the Para Cups allowed dancers with a disability to team up with able-bodied dancers and to compete in solo, group and formation events. Dancers from Germany, Serbia and South Africa participated in the inaugural edition on 3 and 4 October at the RuhrCongress in Bochum.

Wheelchair DanceSport - under the auspices of the International Paralympic Committee - comprises officially only the disciplines Latin and Standard, and it is limited to athletes with a physical disability affecting the lower limbs. However, Latin and Standard competitions are held regularly for the blind and dancers with Down Syndrome too.

With the Para Cups in Bochum, new disciplines of DanceSport become accessible to dancers with a wide range of disabilities. Michael Wendt, International Dance Organisation (IDO) Vice President and competition director of the Para Cups, was very happy with the premiere. "The big success of the Para dancing in IDO is motivating us to go on now. I am sure many other IDO countries will follow," Wendt said.