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  • Breaking With The Himalayas

    We're close to the end of the first of three months assigned to this stage of "Breaking for Gold," the digital qualifying for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Two b-boys have entered from Bhuta. How about the other countries?

    27/05/2017 read more ...
  • 2017 European Standard

    The Vimeo on Demand programme covering the semi-final and final of the 2017 European DanceSport Championship Standard has been released. A look back at the event that was danced on 19 May in Olomouc, CZE. US$ 3.75!

    26/05/2017 read more ...
  • From The Land Of The Thunder Dragon

    We got our first submission to "Breaking for Gold" from the Himalayan country of Bhutan. B-Boy D-soul tells us, there will be quite a few more coming. Breaking is getting very popular in the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," he says.

    26/05/2017 read more ...
  • 500 Days To Go

    On 24 May 2017, the countdown to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games passed the mark of minus 500 days. Interviews with the key people behind the organisation of the 2018 YOG confirm: preparations are on track.

    26/05/2017 read more ...
  • Breaking at the Camp

    The Friendship Camp, which is organised by the WDSF Athletes' Commission in the Netherlands this July, is all about dance! Virtually any dance! The line-up of teachers and lecturers will also include a name for Hip Hop and Breaking. 

    25/05/2017 read more ...
  • DanceSport | University Sport

    The decision of the International University Sports Federation to grant DanceSport recognition makes it eligible (as an optional sport) for the programme of the Universiade. Many top-level dancers are also university students. Great!

    23/05/2017 read more ...
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Two Premières 13/03/2017

Gabriele Goffredo - Anna Matus, MDA There were two novelties at this year's Tokyo Open, which happened to be the 19th edition of this very traditional event. Breaking (locking, popping and much more) was presented by a crew of B-Boys/Girls during the Opening Ceremony at the Metropolitan Gymnasium, that was once again packed with some 7,000 spectators. Very appropriate as the Japan DanceSport Federation is seriously conisdering to host next year's Junior World Championship in Breaking, the final qualifier for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics in this DanceSport discipline.

Another important première involved the WDSF Judging System for Latin and Standard. A new version - 3.0 - was used for the first time in competition at the two World Opens that were held during the Tokyo Open. According to the chairman and the scrutineer, the final field test prior to the GrandSlam Helsinki was a total success, with the adjudicators being appreciative of the new features, and with the couples providing their valuable input as well. More about the JUDSYS 3.0 later this week.

In addition to the World Opens in Latin and Standard, the organisers included a WDSF PD GrandPrix Standard in the line-up of competitions as well. 36 couples entered!