Show recent news

Latest News

  • Dancing Is About To Start

    Dancing is about to start in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, where the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are currently in full swing. The eleven (!) medal events in DanceSport will be held on 25 and 26 September.

    21/09/2017 read more ...
  • 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.

    17/09/2017 read more ...
  • 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.

    17/09/2017 read more ...
  • 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.

    15/09/2017 read more ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lesotho | Two Years Later

    Eva Bartunkova and Petr Bartunek report on another visit to Lesotho which served to promote DanceSport on the "Dark Continent." Couples from Estonia, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland danced in the first WDSF Lesotho Open. 

    08/09/2017 read more ...
Archives

IDSF DanceSport Academy 02/08/2010

Rumba Syllabus DVD

The IDSF DanceSport Academy releases the first syllabus DVDs as part of its mission to serve as the knowledge repository and state-of-the-art educational platform for DanceSport. Rumba and Viennese Waltz are the first dances featured.

The Rumba Syllabus DVD is presented by Barbara Nagode Ambroz and features as demonstrators Zoran Plohl and Tatsiana Lahvinovich (CRO). The DVD contains the full IDSF Rumba Syllabus which is the synthesis of the IDTA and ISTD syllabus. Each figure is demonstrated first to rhythm and then to music. The figures are divided into three levels of difficulty and at the conclusion  of each level there is a demonstration of a short combination of basic figures. This DVD also has a section on the history of Rhumba with some documentary footage filmed in Havana, Cuba.

ORDER the Rumba Syllabus DVD here!

IDSF Viennese Waltz Syllabus The Viennese Waltz DVD is presented by Michael Herdlitzka, and the demonstrators are Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol. It contains basic Syllabus plus the additional competitive figures allowed by the IDSF It. also has chapters on history of the dance,  music, exercise to develop swing and turn and offers advice on how to fight common faults.

ORDER the Viennese Waltz DVD here!

The aim of this project is to standardise the IDSF Syllabus and to provide valuable information to all the teachers, adjudicators and dancers who are part of the worldwide DanceSport family.

"If you are visiting the GOC in August, please visit the Casa Musica stand where you will be able to see and buy the IDSF Academy DVDs. The DVDs will also be available at the IDSF Adjudicators' Congress on 22 August."

Natasa Ambroz

IDSF Education Director