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  • Tommy Shaughnessy Resigns

    Tommy Shaughnessy, WDSF Sports Director for the past twelve months, steps down for health reasons. The Presidium accepts Tommy's resignation and thanks him for the extraorinary services he rendered at a very high cost.

    20/01/2018 read more ...
  • The YOG Breaking Picto

    The Organising Committee for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games rolls out the pictogrammes that will be used to identify 34 sports and disciplines featuring with competitions. Draw a b-boy - don't lift the pencil!

    20/01/2018 read more ...
  • Breaking For Gold | Stage Three

    The WDSF World Youth Breaking Championship in Kawasaki, JPN, is the third and final stage in the qualifying process for the 24 places at the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG. The Japan DanceSport Federation holds a press conference today!

    18/01/2018 read more ...
  • In The News

    The move of Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus from "Amateur" to the  Professional Division is stirring up the community. It is commented and reacted upon in the social media by their fans around the world. 

    17/01/2018 read more ...
  • Leaving It At Three!

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, three-time World Champions in Latin (2015 - 2017) announce that they will forthwith dance in the Professional Division. A statement on Anna's Facebook page should make it official.

    15/01/2018 read more ...
  • THE FINAL PUSH

    The final push in the #voteJacekandAnna campaign! Make sure that you vote one more time on the last day of stage one in the ballotting for the IWGA Athlete of the Year award. They appear on track to make the cut ...

    15/01/2018 read more ...
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Simply Popular 11/01/2018

Saturday Night Downtown Hanoi That results for "dancesport" in a Google search under "News" are frequently dominated by posts in Vietnamese has much to do with the fact that "DanceSport" is generally kept in English, proper WDSF branding included. Something which can produce a headline such as this: 

Môn DanceSport tỏa sáng với số vé bán nhanh nhất (DanceSport Shines with Fastest-Selling Tickets)

That is how the Vietnamese Olympic Committee (VOC) titled its report on DanceSport tickets selling better than those to any other of the 20 sports featured in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, TUR. In the same article, the VOC celebrated the AIMAG gold medal obtained in Salsa by Vietnames athletes Nguyễn Trung Kiên and Phạm Hồng Anh as well.

DanceSport's public profile seems to be exceptionally high in Vietnam for other reasons too. There is more dancing in public and on TV than in most countries. It seems virtually omnipresent. Just like in China, one comes across groups dancing in the streets and in parks at all hours of the day and night. Only one or two or three other sports are practised as publicly by people of all ages: Vietnamese foot shuttlecock and -maybe - football. Simply Popular!