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  • 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 ...
  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Counting On You

    The World DanceSport Federation and the organisers of the relocated GrandSlam leg are counting on the dancers to make the competitions in Platja d'Aro, ESP, a success - in terms of participation as well as of level of competition. 

    18/10/2016 read more ...

Shanghai, China: DanceSport At Its Best 11/12/2010

2009 IDSF Grand Slam Final © Xinhua/Guo Changyao The 2010 IDSF Grand Slam Finals take place once more in Shanghai, China. Today, 11 December, the world's best Standard couples fight it out for title and purse in what is their last major competition of the year.

In 2009, it was the German couple Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler (pictured on the left, © Xinhua/Guo Changyao) who won the first ever Grand Slam event adjudicated with the new IDSF Judging System.

This year too, te IDSF Adjudicators will grade the finalists in different programme components

Balance and Coordination
Quality of Movement
Movement to Music
Choreography and Presentation

on an absolute scale from one to ten to determine the winners in 2010.

IDSF Presidium Member Michael Eichert is on site and lets you know how things develop on the floor at the Luwan Stadium. Chieko Abe from Japan has the camera trained on the action and provides you with the photographs.