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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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Signing Off ... 29/03/2011

... And Thanking You!

Andrey Zaitsev - Anna Kuzminskaya, RUS © Rachida Khiati This is the final post that should wrap up the "Live from Marseille, FRA" blog. The story on the 2011 European Latin has now been told in its entirety through sights, sounds and some text. You should have been able to follow the action on the floor in the "nearly real-time" mode that you have grown accustomed to by now.

Obviously you - and our communications team too - would have liked to see even more coverage on even more participants coming out of Marseille. But with only one camera, two Macs and three people, we were maxing out the single 2Mbs DSL line as much as the IDSF budget.

While this blog is no longer active as of tomorrow, it will remain here on World DanceSport Dot Org forever, properly archived as "2011 European Latin" - together with the blogs of of 2010 and 2009. A simple and effective way of keeping IDSF history alive!

The next blog that is currently in the planning - read: "budgetary evaluation" - will/would be on the 2011 World Junior II Ten Dance and 2011 European Youth Latin. Both events are taking place in Sant Cugat, Spain, over the Easter weekend (22 and 23 April). We will keep you informed.

DO World DanceSport That this format of event coverage meets great acceptance among the worldwide DanceSport community we have known from our earlier blogs (hosted on WordPress). But now it drives traffic to our very own site. World DanceSport Dot Org shattered every existing record over the weekend, doubling unique visitors in a single day, doubling page views per day, and keeping people on the site longer than ever before ... Thank you! Where we could still improve is in interaction! Only two comments for 10,000 visitors! Next time: REGISTER and give us YOUR VIEWS too!

We also wish to transmit an important message to all athletes who have competed in Marseille. From the Athletes' HOME!

Biographies & Profiles

A significant number (50+) of athletes competing in Marseille have returned the questionnaires sent out by Heidi Goetz. Unfortunately, most of them at a very late stage - only days prior to the Championship ... more