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  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Parts of the traditional Czech Dance Open in Ostrava, CZE, will again be televised nationwide and during primetime hours. The WDSF Super GrandPrix Latin is the mainstay of this year's "Gala Show Latin" that airs tonight on CESKA TV from about 9 p.m. 

    01/10/2016 read more ...
  • Vimeo on Demand

    The Vimeo on Demand programme on the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Latin that was danced on Saturday, 24 September, in Chengdu, CHN, is available. Enjoy the comprehensive coverage on one of the highlights in DanceSport.

    30/09/2016 read more ...
  • No Visa, No World Gathering 

    We start our reporting about the World Latin and the two World Championships in Showdance with what are bad news indeed. Visa issuance has unfortunately been an issue for some who had planned to be in Chengdu, CHN, this weekend. 

    22/09/2016 read more ...
  • With A View To Chengdu

    Only a few more days until the 2016 World Latin and the two World Championships ShowDance get underway in Chengdu, CHN. The upcoming weekend, 24 and 25 September, will be taken up by three events that you are able to follow from the comfort of your home.

    20/09/2016 read more ...
  • I Am A Refugee

    We start into a week that will be concluded by two World Championships ShowDance with a look back at the winning performance in Saturday's WDSF PD European Latin ShowDance in Sibus, ROU: Kathrin Menzinger and Vadim Garbuzov, AUT, as "Refugees."

    19/09/2016 read more ...
  • A Long Time Coming

    If there ever was a project that fell behind the power curve, it must be this one: Standard and Latin versions of MY VERY BEST 2015 were supposed to be released on DVD in May. Nearly five months later we are proud to offer the two compilations through Vimeo on Demand.

    16/09/2016 read more ...
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IDSF Mourning A Loss 11/08/2010

Leon Leonard, BEL

The International DanceSport Federation is saddened to learn of the death of Mr Leon Leonard, IDSF Honorary Member. 

Leonard met his wife Irene in a dance school. They started to dance in 1951 and became Belgian Champions in Standard and Latin. They held their titles for ten years. They also danced in many finals in International competitions.
In 1970, Leonard started to work as an international Adjudicator in European and World Championships.

In 1958 Leonard was elected member of board of the Belgian DanceSport Federation. In 1966 he was elected as Vice President and later, in 1978 , as President.

For 25 years he was Vice President of the ICAD, which later became IDSF. In 1997 he retired and was appointed Honorary Member of the IDSF with voting rights.

He also served as President of the Belgian Rotary Club with 1,2 Million Members. The IDSF Presidium has expressed its deepest sympathy to Mr. Leonard`s family.