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  • PD World Showdance STD | Riga, Latvia

    Thirteen couples were competing for the 2018 PD World Championship ShowDance Standard title in Riga, Latvia. Steeve Gaudet - Marioara Cheptene (FRA) were crowned as the new World Champions in front of a loud and a supportive crowd.

    16/12/2018 read more ...
  • PD ShowDance Standard in Riga

    The DanceSport year 2018 will come to an end with PD World Championship ShowDance Standard in Riga, Latvia on Sunday. There will be a live stream of the event.

    16/12/2018 read more ...
  • World Youth Latin in Riga

    Celebration, talent, youth and joy. 2018 World Championship Youth Latin proved to be one of the highlights of the DanceSport year.

    15/12/2018 read more ...
  • World Youth Latin in Riga

    Riga, Latvia, will host the event where the next generation of Latin dancers will meet on Saturday. It is the last Championship of the year and what would be a better way to leave the old year behind than with World Youth Latin.

    14/12/2018 read more ...
  • Vezelis - Chatkeviciute / LTU retire of std dancing

    The reigning 2018 WDSF PD European Champions and winners of the silver medal of 2018 WDSF PD World Championship Standard last Sunday in Moscow  announced their retirement of Standard dancing today.

    05/12/2018 read more ...
  • European Champions took home the World title

    GrĂ¼n-Gold-Club Bremen (GER) and DUET-A Perm (RUS) continued their thrilling duel, which started a year ago: a tight competition with two amazing Latin Formations. This time it was the Germans who made it to the top.

    03/12/2018 read more ...

DanceSport celebrates Olympic debut in Buenos Aires 07/10/2018


On the same day that the World Championship Latin opened in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) got underway on the other side of the world with a dance-filled Opening Ceremony at the Obelisco de Buenos Aires at the heart of the Argentinian capital.

For the first time in history, DanceSport will be on the official programme of an Olympic event, with the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games featuring four days of Breaking competition organised by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).

It is a dream come true for the 24 selected b-boys and b-girls, whose YOG journey started with an online qualification process last year.

Breaking was not the only DanceSport to appear during the Opening Ceremony. Tango, of course, also featured prominently along with a number of other disciplines throughout the one-and-a-half-hour production.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addressed a massive crowd that included athletes, heads of state, and members of the general public.

“We all come from different parts of the world and have different cultures but we are all united by the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect,” the 1976 Montreal Olympic gold-medal-winning fencer said. “Guided by these Olympic values, each one of you [athletes] makes a difference in sport and in life. And this experience will stay with you for all your life.”
Argentinian President Mauricio Macri officially opened the Games ahead of the lighting of the Olympic cauldron.

Also attending the Opening Ceremony were WDSF President Lukas Hinder, WDSF CEO Shawn Tay, and several representatives from various WDSF National Member Bodies, making this a historical moment in the Federation’s history.