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    23/09/2017 read more ...
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  • Ten Years of Professional Dancing in WDSF

    On the occasion of the 2017 PD World Standard in Prague, CZE, the community took a look back at the first ten years of WDSF PD and its predecessor organisation, celebrating together with some of the biggest names in dance.

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  • PD World Champions Standard

    Benedetto Ferruggia and Claudia Koehler, GER, won their second world title as professionals. First and second runners-up were Donatas Vezelis - Lina Chatkeviciute, LTU, and Bjorn Bisch - Ashli Williamson, DEN, respectively.

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  • Don't Miss This!

    History was made at the 2017 World Standard in Chengdu, CHN. Russians Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova equalled the three titles of four legendary couples. Germans Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol moved on to the PD.

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  • Double The Honours

    Four years ago, Vice-President James "Jim" Fraser was awarded the "Caring Canadian" in recognition of his services to non-profit organisations tied to DanceSport. Now he is honoured with the "Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers."

    15/09/2017 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!