Show recent news

Latest News

  • New York City Heritage

    Breaking for Gold, the digital qualification process for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, has its first entry from a b-girl, its first entry from the USA and the first entries by siblings. And at the origin of it all is Street Justice from NYC!

    22/06/2017 read more ...
  • Breaking For Gold | The Campaign

    After it crossed the equator of Stage One on 20 June, Breaking for Gold brings on the big guns to promote global participation in the digital qualification process for the YOG and to call on all b-boys/girls to submit their video NOW!

    21/06/2017 read more ...
  • The World Games 2017 | Bulletin

    With 30 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of The World Games 2017 gets underway at the Wroclaw Stadium, WDSF issues its first of two bulletins to everyone in its contingent. More than 150 athletes make it the biggest ever.

    20/06/2017 read more ...
  • B-Boy Turbo, ISR

    B-Boy Turbo is the fourth entrant representing Israel in the Breaking for Gold Stage One of qualification for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. There is one country with seven entries and there are many with none.

    19/06/2017 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | Part 1

    The Task Force established to combat competition manipulation in DanceSport presented its interim report and the key findings after its first hearings to the 2017 Forum held on 11 June in Singapore. Here is the first of two parts!

    17/06/2017 read more ...
  • Shigemitsu Tanabe Honoured

    Mr Shigemitsu Tanabe has received the 2017 edition of the WDSF President's Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in establishing the foundations to the Professional Division of the Japan DanceSport Federation.

    16/06/2017 read more ...
Archives

Some Received, More Wanted ... 12/11/2009

16,000 visitors in one week! And only 200 have taken the poll? 

Some feedback on our "Live from Maribor" blog was received – please go to the “Feedback Requested”  page – some 200 visitors have taken the poll, but comments seem to come in very sparingly (nil). Please give IDSF your views on how the “Live from …” concept can be improved further, tell us what it is YOU are looking for in the real-time coverage of future championships. Take the poll, leave some comments! 

Other blogs will soon go up on the 2009 IDSF World Cup Standard in Vienna, AUT, and on the 2009 IDSF World DanceSport Championship in Aarhus, DEN.  They could already be better – WITH YOUR INPUT!

Yes, we were flattered by the comment made by dancesportinfo.net regarding this blog … They quote us, we quote them!

infonet

While the finals results, according to our ratings, can be considered a fairly predictable result (perhaps apart from the inclusion of the Italian couple), the nerves can get the better of anybody. Apparently, it did not happen to Alexei and Anna – they told the IDSF Communications Director Heidi Götz afterwards:

“We were fairly confident about our own performance, but we didn’t know how the marks would turn out. We only hoped that all our hard work this year would pay off.”  

The quote, by the way, is taken from the blog of the event – that is right, IDSF and the organizers did an excellent job in terms of handling the media and public communications.

The treatment our staff received is commendable, both in terms of access to the venue and information as well as Internet connection – and of course treating every channel through which the dance loving public can be kept informed is very important nowadays.

But they went a step ahead and used IDSF’s blog for the event which a communication team updated with quality content throughout the competition. Perhaps the only slight glitch was the omission of some reference to this blog from the competition’s official webpage.

We would like to congratulate the organizers and IDSF as this is an exemplary inclusion of the public, a great example for many organizers.

Thanks guys!  There was more than just one glitch actually, but the organisers’ webs will henceforth be properly linked to the “Live from …” blogs.