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WDSF cancels 2020 Annual General Meeting 03/05/2020


The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) today regrets to announce the cancellation due to COVID-19 of the 2020 WDSF Annual General Meeting scheduled for June in Belgrade, Serbia.

The decision was taken by the WDSF Presidium after concluding that the AGM would be impracticable to organise, mainly due to the numerous deadlines required to be met in advance, as per the WDSF Statutes. The WDSF is currently dedicating all of its limited resources and efforts on a plan to re-launch DanceSport competitions as restrictions start to lift.

“It was a very disappointing decision to make,” said WDSF President Shawn Tay. “But under the current circumstances the Presidium clearly understood that there was no other option.

“It is much more important to focus all our energies into being ready for the day we can begin our competitions again, which we are optimistic will be sometime this summer.”

The WDSF Presidium will communicate the date and venue for the 2021 AGM in due course.

Competition fees, which are one of the main sources of income for the WDSF, have temporarily ceased during the pandemic. Therefore, important and significant financial cuts have been necessary. As part of the cuts, staff at the WDSF headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland are currently working from home on a work-time reduction schedule. Along with our sports officers, however, they remain in close contact with event organisers to ensure that all relevant information is exchanged, in particular with regard to competition rescheduling.
The WDSF remains confident that as a result of the hard work, commitment, and flexibility of our staff and stakeholders, DanceSport will return stronger than ever once activities return to normal.