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    The post-production on the different elements making up the nearly three hours of video-on-demand coverage on the 2016 GrandSlam Standard Stuttgart will be completed today. They will all be released between today and tomorrow, 26 August!

    25/08/2016 read more ...
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    A six-part televsion series that WDSF produced on the 2015 GrandSlam will air on public broadcasting stations throughout the USA starting from 6 September. The joint venture between American Public Televsion, USA Dance and WDSF secures exposure for the WDSF brand DanceSport.

    24/08/2016 read more ...
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    The World Rock 'n' Roll Confederation, an Associate Member of WDSF, reports visually on the drive to increase worldwide participation in its disciplines. It presents spectacular results on the Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Expansion Project in countries on all five continents.  

    23/08/2016 read more ...
  • 2017 GrandSlam Helsinki Dates

    WDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas circulated a message to all National Member Bodies today, advising them that the dates for the first leg of the 2017 GrandSlam Series in Helsinki have been changed to 18 and 19 March.

    23/08/2016 read more ...
  • The Games Changer

    The 2016 Olympics have concluded and the principal stakeholders are in the process of making their post-games evaluations. There will be consensus on one matter: the consumption of coverage continues to shift away from normal TV.

    22/08/2016 read more ...
  • The GrandSlam Stuttgart On Vimeo

    The first of the two Vimeo programmes produced on the devisive stages on the GrandSlam Stuttgart has been released. Nearly three hours of coverage tell the full story on the competition in Latin. The Standard follows on Friday!

    22/08/2016 read more ...
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World Cup Ten Dance, Durban RSA 25/10/2009

Avatar A historical first for the continent of Africa when the International DanceSport Federation requested South Africa to host the World Cup Ten Dance Championship on the 26th September 2009. Durban was selected as the host city.

Never having had this opportunity before, the Federation of DanceSport South Africa, under the leadership of their president Mr. Bernard Johnson, hosted a successful event enjoyed by both the 17 couples from as many countries and spectators nationally and internationally.

The colourful opening ceremony showcasing South Africa and Durban City was professionally executed by the dancers of the Dean Bennewith Dance Company, followed with the march on by the competitors behind their country’s flags. The athletes code was read by the South African athlete representatives Nikki Losper assisted by her partner Rouvon Williams and the adjudicators’ oath by the South African official Mr. Kevin Juul.

After a short speech, the IDSF General Secretary declared the World cup open and the choir then sang the South African National Anthem. The whole opening ceremony was a touching moment with many developing goose bumps through the procedure.

The breaks between competition events were filled by various entertainment slots professionally executed, which kept the spectators entertained throughout the 7 hour event.

The excellent performances by all athletes were appreciated by all spectators who became very vocal with cheers for their favourites, lending to an exciting competition. A proud moment for South Africa when their representative on their first attempt and the country’s’ first ten dance representative achieved a semi-final position.

The finalist had to perform 30 dances before a winner was declared. The Gold medallist from Slovenia and also crowd favourite was Miha Vodicar and Nadiya Bychkova; Sliver went to the Russian representative Andrey Segunin and Evgenia Kuligina and Bronze to the German representative Valetin Lusin and Renata Busheeva.
All competitors and panel of adjudicators were presented with a hand made replica of an elephant, one of the African big five animals found in our National Safari Parks.