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  • Exposure In The USA

    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 ...
  • Rock 'n' Roll's World Conquest 

    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 ...
  • All Eyes on Stuttgart

    We are one week away from the decisive stages of the 2016 GrandSlam Latin Stuttgart taking place at the Beethoven Hall. Even less from the two Super GrandPrix events! Don't miss a thing with the "Live from Stuttgart" blog!

    05/08/2016 read more ...
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World Ten Dance 19/11/2013

Vienna, AUT - 16 November © Roland The 20th edition of the Austrian Open brought much innovation to a proven concept. And that was a good thing - particularly if one reflects upon what would have happened in case of a fire alarm going off at the Stadthalle, the previous AOC venue.

The outcome of the World Ten Dance, on the other hand, was much the same as it was over the past few years ... This holding true all the way back to Vienna and 2010. Indeed, Vienna was the place and 2010 the year when Bjorn Bitsch and Ashli Williamson won their first title in DanceSport's decathlon. The two are now the first couple to win four world titles - and that in succession. Congratulations!

The competition was as tight as ever: even Rule 11 had to be invoked in order to declare the champions. Maybe with the Sports Department preparing a proposal to adopt Judging System 2.0 for World Championships from 2014, this will not be necessary in the future. More innovation!

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