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  • Live From ...

    A live stream covering the 2016 WDSF PD World Latin in Moscow, RUS, should become available soon. We're waiting for the embedding code to be sent. Our colleague Helmut Roland is in Pecs, HUN, to report form the World Formation Standard.

    04/12/2016 read more ...
  • Today's Release: 2016 World Ten Dance

    The close to two hours of coverage on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Ten Dance held in Vienna, AUT, on 19 November are now available as a Vimeo on Demand programme: US$ 3.75 for 3-month streaming!

    02/12/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 PD World Showdance Latin

    Another PD World Showdance Championship was held on the last day of the Austrian Open in Vienna. This year it was Latin! The performances in the final were all recorded by broadcaster ORF and are made available here as a free Vimeo programme.

    01/12/2016 read more ...
  • Peter Maxwell | Honorary Advisor

    DanceSport legend Peter Maxwell is appointed Honorary Advisor to the newly formed Adjudicators' Commission. His vast experience in the fields of dance and adjudication will be a tremendous asset to the work of the commission.

    30/11/2016 read more ...
  • Competition Manipulation | Part III

    This is the third and final part of Reinhard Egli's editorial on Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. Forever the keen observer, Reinhard sees this world of dance made up of "egocentric personalities with their sensitivities heightened."

    29/11/2016 read more ...
  • Competition Manipulation | Continued

    The second instalment of Reinhard Egli's editorial on competition manipulation should be eagerly awaited. Part I was widely read and commented on over the weekend. Part II looks at the first practical solutions. 

     
    28/11/2016 read more ...
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Rock 'n' Roll Judging System 08/11/2013

Rock 'n' Roll © Reinhard Egli Starting from 2014 the World Rock ‘n’ Roll Confederation will use a revised and improved judging system for its championships.

Much like WDSF, WRRC had embarked on a process that aimed at improving the assessment of the performances. A working group came up with a system that distinguishes between a technical and an artistic part in the evaluation of the performance, that provides the athletetes with feedback, and that is easily understood by the public.

Even if the system will not yet be in use for this year’s World Championship, reading through the WRRC briefing paper on what it entails – and specifically of what it aims to achieve – is advisable for all those watching the live feed from Winterthur this weekend. Watch at www.swiss-sport.tv!

The Judging System 2.0 – which was developed by the WDSF Sports Department on similar premises – will also be ready for its rollout at next year’s Adult World Championships. 

Open Source Sports Director Marco Sietas and software developer Olav Groehn have only recently announced that the System 2.0 source code will be made public in the very near future. With this the development of soft- and hardware for systems based on it will accelerate further.