Show recent news

Latest News

  • DanceSport | University Sport

    The decision of the International University Sports Federation to grant DanceSport recognition makes it eligible (as an optional sport) for the programme of the Universiade. Many top-level dancers are also university students. Great!

    23/05/2017 read more ...
  • A Matter Of Principle

    Every National Olympic Committee is aware of the general "Qualification System Principles" upon which the sport-specific system is based. They are: universality, performance, host country representation and gender equality. 

    22/05/2017 read more ...
  • The Friendship Camp

    The WDSF Athletes' Commission is proud to announce the line-up of teachers and lecturers for its upcoming training camp. The "Friendship Camp" takes place in Papendahl, NED, from 11 to 13 July. Sign up for the only not-for-profit!

    22/05/2017 read more ...
  • Olympic Qualifying

    The World DanceSport Federation points out to the National Member Bodies that the first stage of qualifying for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games must be open to all breakers and without any restrictions other than the age range. 

    20/05/2017 read more ...
  • Live From Olomouc, CZE

    The countdown is on for the 2017 European DanceSport Championship Standard tomorrow. As always, we provide you with "nearly" real-time coverage that allows you to keep up with what is happening in Olomouc, CZE.

    18/05/2017 read more ...
  • 2017 PD European Cup Latin

    Another "Final Reel" from Debrecen, HUN. The 2017 PD European Cup Latin was held concurrently with the 2017 PD European Championship Standard. 19 couples danced. Winners were Daniele Sargenti and Uliana Fomenko, ITA.

    18/05/2017 read more ...
Archives

IDSF at London SportAccord 06/04/2011

World Artistic Games

During this year's SportAccord convention in London, IDSF President Carlos Freitag and First Vice-President Lukas Hinder met with their counterparts of several other International Federations to start planning for the inaugural World Artistic Games.

A brainchild of the International DanceSport Federation, these games are to present the artistic side of sports to the world through top-level competition and galas.

Participating sports will likely include DanceSport, Gymnastics, Synchronised Swimming and Diving, Artistic Cycling, Artistic Roller Skating and even Artistic Aeronautics. Around 800
athletes will be invited to participate and compete for medals.

IDSF President Freitag presented the draft concept for the games - under the working title 'Sport & Art' - to SportAccord in November 2009. SportAccord, as the umbrella organisation for all International Sports Federations (IFs), then coordinated the further development of the concept among those IFs governing artistic sports. The World Artistic Games will be organised under the 'SportAccord' brand, just as the Mind Games, Beach Games and Combat Games.

Currently, the IFs are striving to coordinate a period of six days sometime between September and November 2012 to stage the first edition of the World Artistic Games.

Sport & Art

Rough Sketches on Artistic Games