Show recent news

Latest News

  • 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 ...

    21/06/2018 read more ...
  • 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 ...
Archives

David Corfield | RIP 11/06/2018

David Corfield

WDSF Presidium members Peter Maxwell and Jim Fraser informed their colleagues of the passing of David Corfield, 81, in a road accident that occurred in Hartley Wintney, England, on 4 June 2018.

Peter wrote in the message to his fellow Presidium members: David was instrumental in helping me create DanceSport England, DSE, after the previous organisation decided to stay with the WDC body. Despite pressure and criticism from the establishment, David's enthusiasm for DSE and for WDSF never wavered.

David and his wife Mary generously hosted the DSE General Meetings at their lovely country home, accommodating and catering the delegates in great style.

David was, above anything else, a great dance lover. Although retired from competition for the past few years, he and Mary never stopped taking lessons.

WDSF President Lukas Hinder immediately joined DSE and Peter Maxwell in extending his condolences and those of the international DanceSport community to Mary Corfield. Davids friends from around the world, the delegates to the upcoming General Meeting of WDSF, will remember him on 17 June in Lausanne, SUI.