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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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

    The 2016 World Champions Latin, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, will be present at this year's SPORTEL convention in Monaco and showcase DanceSport to the leaders in the sports marketing and media industry.

    19/10/2016 read more ...

Returning Home From Japan 14/03/2011

In face of the earthquake, the tsunami and the mounting threat of a nuclear disaster, everyone in DanceSport expresses deep solidarity with the people in Japan. All the more so since IDSF athletes and officials were there when nature unleashed its most devastating powers on 11 March.

Three days later, nearly all of them have been able to at least start on their journeys back from Tokyo. The German contingent has safely returned already (here). Franz Allert, President of the German DanceSport Federation, posted on the IDSF facebook wall yesterday.

"We all watched the distressing events in Japan and I hope that all couples and officials returned in the meantime save and well."

Franz Allert

Many of the Tokyo Grand Slam participants had to cope with massive delays of their flights, and some had to take alternative routes after their flights had been cancelled. IDSF Vice-President Lukas Hinder, who was able to return to Switzerland yesterday, reports that it took him and Daniele Tondon twelve hours to get from their downtown hotel to the Narita airport.

IDSF President Carlos Freitag and Sports Director Marco Sietas could still be in Tokyo, after they held the Adjudicators' Congress there on Saturday, 12 March. An e-mail message from President Freitag confirms that they, too, are now setting out to fly back to Spain.

Solidarity With Japan


IDSF urges all visitors to to donate to the Red Cross relief efforts in Japan (here).