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  • Almost There!

    The Opening Ceremony of The World Games 2017 is only hours away. And with seven days to go until the DanceSport athletes and officials go into action next Thursday, WDSF circulates a second Bulletin with in-depth information.  

    20/07/2017 read more ...
  • Calling on National Member Bodies

    WDSF is reaching out to the National Member Bodies to involve them in rallying last-minute submissions to "Breaking for Gold," the Stage One qualifying process for the YOG that will remain open for another twelve days. 

    19/07/2017 read more ...
  • The Entries

    The entries as of yesterday: very close to 200 breakers have uploaded their videos to breakingforgold.com, another 120 have made #IAmBreakingForGold submissions through Instagram predominantly. But only very few b-girls so far!

    18/07/2017 read more ...
  • 14 Days And Counting ... Down

    The deadline for "Breaking for Gold" Stage One qualifying is rapidly approaching. Videos which are submitted after 31 July 2017 (end of the UTC) cannot be considered. Don't wait for the last moment, upload now! NOW!

    17/07/2017 read more ...
  • 2017 GrandSlam Latin Hong Kong VOD

    As punctual as always and again right on time for the weekend: the Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2017 GrandSlam Latin Hong Kong is released. US$ 3.75 will let you watch well over two hours of top-level dancing for 3 months.

    14/07/2017 read more ...
  • Russia Returns

    The "All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll" is the new Member Body of the World DanceSport Federation - provsionally and for the term of one year - 13 months after the expulsion of its predecessor RDSU.

    14/07/2017 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!