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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • 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 ...

The Blog from the GOC! 07/08/2012

Timur IMAMETDINOV - Ekaterina NIKOLAEVA, RUS © Roland

It is again that time of the year: second half of August, summer peaking in the northern hemisphere ... And many in the DanceSport community planning on spending the better part of a week indoors. In the five halls named after composers, philosophers and poets which, together, make up the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre in Stuttgart, GER.

A WDSF Communications team will also be on loaction to report on some of the most important competitions staged there between 14 and 18 August as part of the German Open Championships. The 2012 WDSF European Youth Latin plus the two GrandSlam events will make for the mainstay of the "nearly real-time" coverage produced over the five days. But a number of other reports will also come out of the WDSF studio that is temporarily set up in Stuttgart.

5,205 couples have entered the competitions during the GOC so far. This tops last year's attendance record of 5,114 couples. The starting lists for all 36 events have only recently been published by the organisers. Access them here!