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  • The Year Of Dance

    It is the "Year of Dance" for the Olympic Movement, with almost everyone moving to his or her tune in the Olympic Day Dance today, and with 24 young DanceSport athletes poised to go and do battle in the Youth Olympic Games.

    23/06/2018 read more ...
  • In The News

    The outcome of Sunday's General Meeting in Lausanne has made headlines ever since. National Member Bodies comment on the many decisions taken by the delegates, specialist sports media focus on the reshuffle at the top ...

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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 ...
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Dancing, A Man's Game 15/01/2014

Dancing, A Man's Game Gene Kelly was still at the top of his game when he produced the documentary Dancing, A Man’s Game in 1958 for NBCBut more than being a master of his form, he aspired to be an advocate for its place in society with his first television production.

Kelly assembled a group of America's greatest sportsmen of that time – Mickey Mantle, Sugar Ray Robinson, Johnny Unitas, e.a. – and re-interpreted their moves choreographically, as part of his lifelong quest to remove the effeminate stereotype of dance. 

He attempted to persuade the ‘50s-era viewer that the lines of continuity between dance and sport were many. And that "aesthetic" and "athletic" were certainly not polar opposites. “Many men make the mistake of confusing beauty of movement with the feminacy of movement." Kelly states in the documentary. "I believe that’s the prime reason for making the American man afraid of the words grace and beauty, and that’s nonsense.” 

Rd70iqK_bsU|Gene Kelly dancing on Omnibus, 1958

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