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  • No Visa, No World Gathering 

    We start our reporting about the World Latin and the two World Championships in Showdance with what are bad news indeed. Visa issuance has unfortunately been an issue for some who had planned to be in Chengdu, CHN, this weekend. 

    22/09/2016 read more ...
  • With A View To Chengdu

    Only a few more days until the 2016 World Latin and the two World Championships ShowDance get underway in Chengdu, CHN. The upcoming weekend, 24 and 25 September, will be taken up by three events that you are able to follow from the comfort of your home.

    20/09/2016 read more ...
  • I Am A Refugee

    We start into a week that will be concluded by two World Championships ShowDance with a look back at the winning performance in Saturday's WDSF PD European Latin ShowDance in Sibus, ROU: Kathrin Menzinger and Vadim Garbuzov, AUT, as "Refugees."

    19/09/2016 read more ...
  • A Long Time Coming

    If there ever was a project that fell behind the power curve, it must be this one: Standard and Latin versions of MY VERY BEST 2015 were supposed to be released on DVD in May. Nearly five months later we are proud to offer the two compilations through Vimeo on Demand.

    16/09/2016 read more ...
  • Across The USA

    The six-part "World DanceSport GrandSlam Series" that was produced by WDSF and USA Dance has started to air across the U.S. Public broadcasting stations in nearly all major markets show the programmes during primetime hours.

    16/09/2016 read more ...
  • The Perfect Ten

    Canadians Anton Belayev and Antoaneta Popova, who just started their rookie year as professionals, win all ten dances of the 2016 PD World Cup Ten Dance in Bratislava, SVK. Heidi Goetz reports about their exploit in the first PD competition.

    15/09/2016 read more ...
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Premieres in Platja d'Aro 02/09/2009

Avatar Day three of the DO World DanceSport in Platja d'Aro included two premieres in the 17-hour  non-stop programme. A Wheelchair DanceSport competition took place for the very first time in Spain. Six couples had been invited by the organisers to showcase Latin dancing in Combi II concurrently with the IDSF World Championships Standard for Senior II as well as Opens for virtually all other age grades and dance styles.


Wheelchair DanceSport Latin Combi II
1
Sedakov, Maxim - Kukushkina, Svetlana
RUS
2
Kisialiou, Ihar - Harchakova, Hanna
BEL
3
Malinowski, Emil - Wisniewska, Martina
POL
4
Shpackenko, Maryna - Radkovskyy, Artur
UKR
5
Karpinski, Pawel - Klicka, Katarzyna
POL
6
Ramírez, Francisco - Chaparro, Laura
ESP


The other first in Platja d'Aro: 251 couples from 21 countries danced in the first round of the World Championships Standard for Senior II. A participation shattering all previous records!



IDSF World Championships Standard - Senior II

1
Lindner, Michael - Lindner, Beate
GER
2
Valenta, Walter - Maurer, Irmtraud
AUT
3
Destri, Roberto - Lentini, Giuseppina
ITA
4
Mannello, Luciano - Presti, Patrizia
ITA
5
Farwick, Bernd - Voosholz, Petra
GER
6
Reimann, Raymund - Schulz, Antje
GER
7
Lazzareschi, Bruno - Zotta, Ida
ITA