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  • Come And Get It

    The first of the two Vimeo on Demand packages on the 2018 GrandSlam Rimini is available. Don't miss out on well over two hours of great Standard dancing and an in-depth interview with Alexey Glukhov - Anastasia Glazunova.

    21/07/2018 read more ...
  • News From Nagano

    The 2018 World Championship SEN IV Standard was held last weekend in Nagano, JPN. 114 couples danced in it, Japan fielded the most entries and Italy the most finalists. Renato Sibillo - Anna Cartini, ITA, won the title.

    21/07/2018 read more ...
  • Benvenuti A Rimini

    Rimini, ITA, is the uncontested World Capital for DanceSport this weekend. The WDSF 2018 GrandSlam Standard Rimini plus Italian Championships in many other disciplines are contested at six huge pavilions of the local fair.

    14/07/2018 read more ...
  • From Try-Out To GrandSlam Final

    Madis Abel and Aleksandra Galkina, EST, made it in six short years from a first try-out in Tallinn to the first GrandSlam Final in Taipei City, TPE. It was a perfect match from day one, every which way the two dancers looked at it.

    12/07/2018 read more ...
  • The Biggest Show On Earth

    If one takes a step back and analyses the nature and the scope of the Italian Championships held in their eleventh edition between 5 and 15 July at the Rimini Fair, it is - by far - the biggest gathering in dance as sport.

    11/07/2018 read more ...
  • Live From Wuppertal

    The traditional dancecomp in Wuppertal is in progress. A moving moment: the seven-time World Champions Michael and Beate Lindner danced their last competition, won it like many others and announced the end of their career.

    07/07/2018 read more ...

DanceSport Flanders 04/05/2017

Never Miss A Chance To Dance © DV Everybody within the World DanceSport Federation knows the most traditional competitions that are staged year after year in the Belgian region of Flanders. The Diamond's Cup in Antwerp should come to mind first.

Among the patrons of this event, that very often includes WDSF World Championships, is Danssport Vlaanderen (DV), the body that governs DanceSport at the regional level. Not much more than a discrete logo appearing together with others on posters and website, one tends to assume. Another institutional sponsor, not more!

Well, looks can be deceiving: DanceSport Flanders is an organisation that can inspire, that has embraced the spirit of VISION 2012 and of 2020 VISION more than just about any federationn in direct membership to WDSF. Virtually every dance style seems to fall under the generic "Danssport" in Flemish and for Guido Goderis, the DV President. When we met him briefly at UNBREAKABLE in Antwerp, on 22 April, he outlined the strategy behind the success: simply put, it is inclusiveness.

With inclusiveness, DS arrived at 50,000 members - and total population of Flanders is just over six million. No need for a fancy website or social media hype, just a packed calendar and much variety in it: over the upcoming weekend the Flemish Street Dance Championship takes place and the seniors in Latin/Standard leave for a dancing holiday in Ostend.

In an upcoming article we will take an even closer look at DanceSport Flanders.