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  • 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 ...
  • GrandSlam Moscow Moves To Costa Brava

    After careful consideration of pros and cons, the WDSF Managing Committee moves the fifth regular leg of the 2016 GrandSlam Series from Moscow to Platja d'Aro, the Mediterranean resort just north of Barcelona, ESP.

    17/10/2016 read more ...

The Masters' Voices 20/09/2011

2011 Lignano European Masters Games One of the 62 couples competing in the European Masters Games in Lignano, ITA, came all the way from Australia. 

Frederick Gerloff and Xiao Bing Zhong picked the European Masters above all for one reason. "We have the possibility of meeting new people, different cultures and traditions, as well as seeing sports that we are unable to follow in everyday life,” they told the journalists.

2011 Lignano was their first time in an international competition. “It’s like being at the Olympics, but here everybody is more friendly,” the couple summed up their experience.

Obviously, the two Aussie dancers carved out some time to visit the region and were enthusiastic with what they saw. “We saw the coast and the mountains, from Grado to Sella Nevea and the landscapes were just amazing.”

Another couple is already experienced in terms of international competition. But here they competed on home turf. The organisers interviewed them about their motivation for dancing competitively. "It's a challenge  to overcome timidity," they told the television reporter. "To dance before an audienence in the hundreds or even thousands puts the pressure on. It's the ultimate test and a remedy against shyness." Here is the full interview in Italian.




Last but not least, Carlos Freitag, the WDSF President who spent two days is in Lignano, was also enthusiastic about the event: “It is a satisfaction for me that DanceSport now entered the Masters Games. It is fantastic to see how the public is interested in the competitions.”