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  • 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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...
  • 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 ...

The Swiss DanceSport Federation 07/12/2011

Walter Varisco, SDSF President

It is VISION 2012 applied what the Swiss DanceSport authorities agreed upon by adopting the proposals brought forward by Walter Varisco, President of STSV (Schweizer Tanzsport Verband).

Varisco (left) succeeded in uniting all organisations in charge of the administration of the different dance styles in Switzerland under one strong and all-encompassing brand: DanceSport.

When the Swiss DanceSport Federation (SDSF) came into existence - on 28 November - it extended the scope of what constitutes DanceSport in a small, important and always leading-edge country.

Switzerland has been a trendsetter in DanceSport from day one. It was one of the founding members of the WDSF predecessor bodies FIDA and ICAD.

By opening itself to all the other bona fide DanceSport organisations such as the

  • Swiss Rock ’n' Roll Confederation
  • Swiss-IDO
  • Swiss Country Western Dance Association

and including them as SDSF partners in their full rights, STSV made a statement that was well received by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) as well. Swiss Olympic transferred its recognition of the STSV to the new organisation SDSF, and all the new stakeholders in SDSF readily accepted to abide by NOC rules and regulations.

Just how leading-edge DanceSport in Switzerland continues to be through this development is best appreciated by looking at the official SDSF magazine and website.

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