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    The members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport publish a "White Paper" that should serve as the basis to their discussions on and their efforts in improving integrity in DanceSport.

    22/10/2016 read more ...
  • Better Late Than Never

    At long last, the WDSF Communications team releases the second of its "My Very Best 2015" programmes: the Latin Edition. To say that it is merely a compilation of the very best Latin dancing during 2015 doesn't do it justice! It's more: it shows you the human side of it all!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • 2016 World Formation Standard

    The WDSF Sports Director advises the Member Bodies that the 2016 World DanceSport Championship Standard Formation will take place in Pécs, HUN, on 4 December. Another major event saved in less than one week!

    21/10/2016 read more ...
  • Meet The Elite

    The 2016 World Champions Latin, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, MDA, will be present at this year's SPORTEL convention in Monaco and showcase DanceSport to the leaders in the sports marketing and media industry.

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Platja d'aro-bound

    The number of couples that have registered online for the upcoming GrandSlam leg in Platja d'Aro, ESP, has increased by 100% overnight. A total of 67 have entered Standard and Latin so far. Top-ten couples included!

    19/10/2016 read more ...
  • Counting On You

    The World DanceSport Federation and the organisers of the relocated GrandSlam leg are counting on the dancers to make the competitions in Platja d'Aro, ESP, a success - in terms of participation as well as of level of competition. 

    18/10/2016 read more ...

IDSF Open St. Petersburg 27/04/2008

IDSF IDSF Int’l Open Standard and Open Latin Competitions in St. Petersburg

The annual “Cup of the Governor” Festival was held again at the Orthodox Easter Weekend on April, 26th & 27th in – as not only locals believe – Russia’s most beautiful city. The not so usual format with preliminary rounds held on Saturday and the later rounds up to finals held on Sunday again turned out to be a great success for organisers Larissa & Konstantin Romanenko.

All matters well organised and participants cordially hosted it was a great pleasure to be part of such a good party. Party was also celebrated in a very special way Saturday night by a highly profiled group of international teachers. Bryan Watson & Carmen, Andrew Sinkinson, Geir Bakke, Gianni d’Oria, Edita Daniute, Marko Vodnik and myself ended up discussing rise and fall. Andrew lectured thoroughly questioned by Carmen while Gianni and Edita demonstrated beautifully.

The officially planned demonstration was given on Sunday by Bryan & Carmen. They truly fascinated the audience in one of their “last but one” demonstrations as they decided to only go on for the current season. They topped the fabulous atmosphere in the renowned ice arena of St. Petersburg. Both venues (the Saturday rounds were held in the Park Inn Hotel) seemed to be well chosen, but especially the live music on Sunday highlighted the excellent competitors’ performances.

Michael Herdlitzka