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  • Change At The Top

    After serving two years, WDSF President Lukas Hinder resigns to bring the constituent parties closer together in how they interpret dance as sport. After a tranisitionary period, First Vice-President Shawn Tay will succeed him.

    18/06/2018 read more ...
  • On The Olympic Channel

    IOC President Thomas Bach made reference to the Memorandum of Understanding signed between WDSF and the Olympic Channel just hours prior to "We dance TOGETHER," the DanceSport documentary, premiering there.

    17/06/2018 read more ...
  • At The End of Day One

    A gala dinner brought the first day of the 2018 General Meeting in Lausanne to a conclusion. In a short speech and pre-dinner toast, WDSF President Lukas Hinder took a brief look at a day he considered to be truly remarkable.

    17/06/2018 read more ...
  • The President's Hour

    The nearly 200 delegates and observers to the 2018 General Meeting who had gathered at the auditorium of the Lausanne Olympic Museum were able to listen to a highly inspirational speech by the IOC President Dr Thomas Bach.

    16/06/2018 read more ...
  • Do Your Dance

    The delegates to the 2018 General Meeting in Lausanne, SUI, will get to watch parts of the "We dance TOGETHER" documentary as interludes during tomorrow's Gala Dinner Dinner at the Royal Savoy Hotel. You can watch too!

    15/06/2018 read more ...
  • Presidium Meeting Starts

    The Presidium Meeting preceding the 2018 General Meeting starts at the House of International Sports in Lausanne, SUI. GAISF President and IOC Executive Board Member Patrick Baumann addresses the meeting.

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Copyright Compliance 10/06/2018

European Latin Formation It was another championship making a very strong case for Formation DanceSport. Great performances, lots of show, drama and - possibly - a few surprises to wrap it all up.

We pointed out here as well as on Facebook that the LIVE webcast was produced to very high standards by the host broadcaster Zebrra TV. We did  also mention that the scoring graphics could be improved by Zebrra or scrutineer making use of the ones WDSF has designed and makes available to all organisers.

The eight (!) hours of streaming from Kalisz were watched by cumulative 10,000. Congratulations! Maybe the fact that we had a player embedded on this website and pushed the webcast across all our social media has something to do with it too. 

Now, only a few hours later, the webcast is blocked (we assume everywhere) for reasons of copyright infringement. Organisers and National Member Bodies: instead of ignoring our existing (since 2013)

Broadcasting and New Media Regulations

or presenting motions to the AGM to have WDSF stop its own webcasting operation (?), let us work TOGETHER WITH YOU to avoid things like this from happening. Over the past years, WDSF has amassed a wealth of experience in broadcasting in all forms and it has developed formulas, together with its music partner Casa Musica, to ensure the compliance of its productions with rights of the varied kind. Including music!