At the core of VISION 2012 is the holistic view on DanceSport, an interpretation of DanceSport as the single and encompassing brand uniting all forms of dance practised as sport.
Even though International DanceSport Federation had kept its focus exclusively on Latin and Standard for five decades, it had admitted organisations governing other disciplines of dance - such as Rock 'n' Roll, Salsa, Line, etc. - as Associate Members in recent years. It thus acknowledged that all these styles fall under the genus name DanceSport too. From this change in perception derived the plan for IDSF to evolve into the World DanceSport Federation and to do away with all fragmentation in the sport's community.
As per VISION 2012, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) aims to
Clear definitions and a consistent nomenclature are required for the governance of a new and broader DanceSport. WDSF mission statement and statutory objectives must be adapted to these definitions. The WDSF Statutes must allow for each Associate Member to adhere to its proven best practice standards while uniting in the pursuit of common goals. And last but not least, the democratic and federalist governance structure of WDSF must be the enduring foundation to unity in DanceSport.