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  • Lesotho | Two Years Later

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  • Live from Bratislava, SVK

    Live streams will be available on the 2017 European Youth Standard - today, 8 September - and the 2017 World Junior II Standard - tomorrow, 9 September. Both are held in Brtaislava as part of the Slovak Open Championship. Enjoy! 

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IDSF Professional Division Announcement 20/09/2010

After the dissolution of the International DanceSport Council (IPDSC) at its final Annual General Meeting held in Stuttgart, GER, on 15 August 2010, the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) wishes to inform the worldwide DanceSport community that the IPDSC Presidium, which was formally elected at the Extraordinary Meeting in Vienna, AUT, on 14 June 2010 will serve as the IDSF Professional Division Managing Committee.

The IDSF Professional Division Managing Committee is composed of the following members:

DIRECTOR: Daniele Tondon (ITA)

VICE-DIRECTORS: Alexander Melnikov (RUS), Sebastián Sánchez (ESP), Shigemitsu Tanabe (JPN)

SECRETARY GENERAL: Michael Shelton (GBR - England)

TREASURER: Verena Sulek (SLO)

SPORTS DIRECTOR: Marco Sietas (ESP)

ORDINARY MEMBERS: Ann Harding (CAN), Ivo Kappet (EST), Boris Odikadze (ISR), Su-tu OK (KOR), Eric Sourdeau (FRA), Craig Wilson (AUS)

 HONORARY IDSF - PD MEMBER: Peter Maxwell (GBR - England)

The IDSF President, Mr Carlos Freitag, extended his warmest welcome to the leaders of the Professional Division and is looking forward to an excellent collaboration with them.