DanceSport has been recognized as the official sport discipline within Special Olympics.02/04/2019 read more ...
One of the biggest events in Professional Division was held in Pieve di Cento, Italy, last weekend. Both Latin and Standard had the most successful names of recent years on the starting lists, and the crowd saw what they came to see.25/03/2019 read more ...
Pieve Di Cento, Italy, hosts the WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin and Standard and WDSF World Open Latin and Standard this weekend. There are events also in Kyiv (UKR), Riga (LAT) and Chelyabinsk (RUS).22/03/2019 read more ...
General Secretary Nenad Jeftic confirms that the WDSF Sports Commission has established an Enforcement Committee.19/03/2019 read more ...
The first PD Super GrandPrix event of the year took place in Tokyo on Sunday. 48 Standard couples were on the starting list and after four rounds the trophy was presented to the winners from Moldova, Nikolay and Natalia.10/03/2019 read more ...
The competition format in 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix finals will be the Duel format, as seen in 2018 WDSF GrandSlam Final in Shanghai.13/02/2019 read more ...
The WDSF Sports Commission has informed of the following:
Solo dances in 2019 will be Cha Cha, Jive, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep.
AJS JS 3.0 should be used from the round of Semi-Final and Finals in all World Opens.
With effect from 1 Jan 2019, Paso Doble up to 3rd Highlights shall be played mandatorily for all rounds of competitions/Championships using AJS JS 3.0. For example from Quarter Final round in Championships and from Semi-Final Round for World Opens. All other rounds can be at the discretion of the Chairpersons.
From 1 Jan 2019, three new world ranking lists featuring Senior 3 Latin and Under 21 Standard and Latin will be formulated and published on the WDSF website. This is to provide recognition for the performances and achievement of our athletes in the Senior 3 and Under 21 categories. Results will be taken and calculated from the best 4 events of each eligible competing couple in each category in 2019.
The competition format in WDSF PD Super GrandPrix finals will be the Duel format, as seen in 2018 WDSF GrandSlam Final in Shanghai.
In addition to these Sports Commission decisions, we have gathered here some of the highlights on what to expect in 2019. This is only a scratch on the surface of the event calendar and there are also many more wonderful events scheduled for 2019. Please remember that the competition dates are subject to change and the latest info can be found at the competition calendar.
The WDSF and WDSF PD Annual General Meetings will be in Budapest, Hungary, on June 8-9.
WRRC General Meeting will be in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 10.
The 2019 World Championship Latin in Moscow, Russia on September 7
The 2019 World Championship Ten Dance in Ashdod, Israel on September 14 – the date subject to change
The 2019 World Championship Standard in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 30
The 2019 PD World Championship Latin in Bangkok, Thailand on May 5
The 2019 PD World Championship Standard in Leipzig, Germany on October 19
The 2019 PD World Championship Ten Dance in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal on November 9
The 2019 World Championship Boogie Woogie in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on November 9
The 2019 World Championship Rock’n’Roll in Moscow, Russia on November 23
The 2019 WDSF Asian Pacific Standard and Latin Championship/Rock’n’Roll World Cup in Shijiazhuang, China on May 4
The 2019 WDSF European Championship Standard in Salaspils, Latvia on May 11
The 2019 WDSF European Championship Latin in Paris, France on May 25
The 2019 WRRC European Championship Rock’n’Roll in Paris, France on May 25
The 2019 WDSF PD European Championship Latin in Karlsruhe, Germany on June 22
The 2019 WRRC European Championship Boogie Woogie in Stuttgart, Germany on August 16-17
The 2019 WDSF European Championship Ten Dance in Bratislava, Slovakia on September 21
The 2019 GrandSlam Series:
March 16-17 in Bucharest, Romania
June 1-2 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei
July 13-14 in Rimini, Italy
August 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany
October 25-26 in Moscow, Russia
The 2019 GrandSlam Series Final on December 7-8 in Shanghai, China
The 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Standard events:
March 10 in Tokyo, Japan
March 24 in Pieve Di Cento, Italy
August 15 in Stuttgart, Germany
The 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin events:
March 23 in Pieve Di Cento, Italy
August 13 in Stuttgart, Germany
December 15 in Riga, Latvia