Show recent news

Latest News

  • Live From Essen, GER

    On the eve of the YOG Continental Qualifier for Africa & Europe, the "Battle of the Year," the most traditional breaking competition, takes centre stage in Essen, GER. What a warm-up act for the 150 b-boys/girls dancing tomorrow!

    21/10/2017 read more ...
  • NADB Anniversaty Address

    Here is the address held by WDSF President Lukas Hinder on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Nederlandse Algemene Danssport Bond in Almere. He speaks of Dutch breakers making it onto Team Holland.

    21/10/2017 read more ...
  • Leipzig: 2017 PD World Latin

    Our Professional Division correspondent Helmut Roland is in Leipzig, GER, to cover the 2017 PD World Latin. 34 couples are dancing at the "Leipziger Messe" venue to contest the succession of Andrey Zaytsev - Anna Kuzminskaya.

    21/10/2017 read more ...
  • 50th Anniversary of NADB

    The "Nederlandse Algemene Danssport Bond," the WDSF Member Body in the Netherlands, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding at the Rembrandt Cup in Almere. A congratulatory message is in order ...

    21/10/2017 read more ...
  • MORE STORYTELLING

    The short story on the recent World Championship Ten Dance comes in the form of a one-minute clip with a narrative that was produced together with a few others on the events held in Marseille, FRA. Do you like the format?

    20/10/2017 read more ...
  • The Full Story

    The World Ten Dance in Marseille, FRA, saw outstanding dancing in both sections. It produced worthy champions and runners-up after they completed 40 dances at the Palais des Sports. Get the 150-minute VoD show for US$ 3.75

    20/10/2017 read more ...
Archives

Top Award 21/01/2014

Ivan and Nadiia Sivak, UKR Double world title winners at the recent 2013 IPC Wheelchair DanceSport World Championships, Ivan and Nadiia Sivak, UKR, have been voted as IPC Athlete of the Month for December with 48% of the public vote.

The Ukrainian husband and wife team picked up two golds in the duo Latin and duo Standard class 2 in Tokyo, JPN, propelling themselves further towards a prominent place in the annals of DanceSport.

Despite achieving a perfect score for their Tango at the Tokyo Olympic Park, the Sivaks commented that they did not have their best dance of all times: "We consider all dances that lead us to the victory to be the best ones."

The couple married in 2009 on the International Day of Dance, but they do not see their closeness as giving them an edge over their competitors.

"Feelings during trainings and competitions are always different and diverse -  a storm of feelings that we try to show with our bodies and emotions," they said. "Maybe that is what helps us to dance but it is not always like this."

The Sivaks' next major competition will be the 2014 Asian Para-Games, where wheelchair dance is one of the 23 sports which will be contested in Incheon, South Korea, from 18-24 October.

For them, dancing is a constant learning process which never ends:  "Step by step we improve everything that we already know and can do and keep learning more about this magnificent art of dancing."

The World DanceSport Federation congratulates the couple on receiving this top-level award. In 2008, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has entered into a formal co-operation agreement with WDSF to jointly develop and promote Wheelchair DanceSport, and to work towards establishing a single international governing body including Wheelchair.