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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Presidium Meeting Starts

    The Presidium Meeting preceding the 2018 General Meeting starts at the House of International Sports in Lausanne, SUI. GAISF President and IOC Executive Board Member Patrick Baumann addresses the meeting.

    15/06/2018 read more ...
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Gaborone Congress 19/05/2015

2015 Congress Botswana 110 couples, 100 officials (including judges, coaches and trainers), six countries and five international judges: these were the numbers for the WDSF Open and the Congress in Gaborone, BOT. Thanks to the Membership Commission and its chairman Marco Sietas, the development work that was started in Botswana and five other Southern African countries last year (read about it here) produced the first tangible results.

Saturday 16 May began with the national competitions where all the age groups and levels had the opportunity to try their hand. In the late afternoon there was an opening ceremony for the WDSF Open. Dancers and other representatives of Mozambique, Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Botswana were involved. Of course, the President of the Botswana Dance Sport Association, Mr Tiroeanoe Mojatale, did the honours of declaring the competition open. WDSF Sports Director Marco Sietas brought the greetings of President Carlos Freitag and commended the work done by the various federations to achieve the important advances.

Sunday and Monday were used for the Congress. 100 people including managers, coaches, judges and dancers of all countries followed the lectures that were interesting and diverse. In addition to Marco Sietas who lectured on the structure of WDSF, Kevin Juul and Gianni Chiapperini taught Latin and Standard, respectively. Plus, through an agreement with the WRRC, Hungarians Miklos Horvath and Katalin Kis held a lecture on Rock 'n' Roll that all the participants very excited.

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