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  • 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 Standing unopposed after the other two candidates had withdrawn, Giovanni Costantino was elected by acclamation.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 ...
  • 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 ...

World Championships Senior 29/04/2013

2013 World Senior II Standard

The World Championship Standard for Senior II returned to Calvia, Mallorca, after 2011. This time, the local organisers of the 4th Mallorca DanceSport Challenge, Gabriel Riera and Francisca Barcelo, could welcome 142 couples.

One development in the Senior categories is definitely towards higher levels in Standard as well as in Latin. While a few years ago Senior DanceSport was popular only in a small number of countries, couples representing 28 nations and all continents took the opportunity to compete in their World Championship here in Calvia. The largest numbers of entries were definitely from Italy and Germany. Qualified for the final were couples from Germany, Italy and Estonia.

The winners Heinz-Josef and Aurelia Bickers certainly came with good memories of the venue, the "Pavello Galatzo." In 2011 they won their first World title here, followed by a second in Cambrils, ESP, in 2012. They celebrated their third World Championship win with a very nice Viennese Waltz as their honour dance.

When the project of "Open World Championships“ was started a few years ago, the acceptance of the couples was enormous. We could see entries between 200 and 300 couples. This time, only 142! What ist he reason for this developement? It would be interesting to hear the opinions of the couples.