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  • The Night of The Legends

    It was awards night at Sportel yesterday. The best television images and the best books in sports were recognised by juries made up of outstanding athletes, true sports legends, who assigned the 12 prizes to the winners. And then it was the turn of Peter, Gabi and Anna ...

    26/10/2016 read more ...
  • Gabi And Anna @ Sportel

    Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, two-time World Champions in the Latin American dances, visit Monaco and Sportel 2016, the Sports Marketing and Media Convention, on 25 October. There they showcase top-level DanceSport.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • New President For FIDS

    The Italian DanceSport Federation FIDS held its ordinary Elective General Meeeting on Saturday 22 October in Rome. Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.

    24/10/2016 read more ...
  • Combat Competition Manipulation | White Paper

    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 ...

World Baton Twirling Championships 31/07/2012

World Baton Twirling Championships The World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF), WDSF Associate Member since 2011, stages its 2012 World Championships from 1 to 5 August in Villebon-sur-Yvette, FRA. The biennial event brings together nearly 1,000 athletes from around the world to compete for titles in men's and women's freestyle, pair and team events.

Prior to the Opening Ceremony on 1 August, the WBTF schedules an informative presentation of the Anti-Doping Programme for the benefit of athletes and officials. Since it has become an Associate Member, baton twirling's world governing body subscribes to the WDSF Anti-Doping Code.

Competition in the freestyle events starts tomorrow, 2 August, at 09:00 CEST; the team finals are scheduled between 16:00 and 17:00 on Sunday. A live stream of all competitions is available on a pay-per-view basis at