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  • Friday Release: GrandSlam Latin Helsinki

    The highlight programme of the 2018 GrandSlam Latin Helsinki is available. Again, it is an entire package that awaits you: the main programme covering semi and final, the bonus quarterfinal and an interview with Marius and Khrys.

    16/03/2018 read more ...
  • The Latin Final In Brno

    It was with the five Latin dances that the 2018 European Champions in Ten Dance conquered their title. Here is the full-length final as it was recorded by our colleague Helmut Roland, who also did the still photography in Brno.

    14/03/2018 read more ...
  • More Ten Dance

    A live webcast on the 2018 European DanceSport Championship Ten Dance came out of Brno, CZE, already. Nevertheless, our recordings of both finals should be appreciated too. Here is the Standard Final in full length.

    13/03/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 European Ten Dance

    A complaint reached us that the 2018 European Championship Ten Dance did not receive the exposure it deserves through this website. If any of the dancers should feel that way too, we would certainly want to apologise.

    13/03/2018 read more ...
  • Another Bonus Feature

    An in-depth interview with one of the top couples is added as the second bonus feature to the Vimeo on Demand package produced on each leg of the GrandSlam Series. Evaldas Sodeika - Ieva Zukauskaite, LTU, go first!

    12/03/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 GrandSlam STD Helsinki

    It is Friday and the first Vimeo on Demand programme of the GrandSlam Series 2018 gets released. The Standard competition danced last Saturday had everything everyone expected: great performances - and even some drama!

    09/03/2018 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.