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  • Benvenuti A Rimini

    Rimini, ITA, is the uncontested World Capital for DanceSport this weekend. The WDSF 2018 GrandSlam Standard Rimini plus Italian Championships in many other disciplines are contested at six huge pavilions of the local fair.

    14/07/2018 read more ...
  • From Try-Out To GrandSlam Final

    Madis Abel and Aleksandra Galkina, EST, made it in six short years from a first try-out in Tallinn to the first GrandSlam Final in Taipei City, TPE. It was a perfect match from day one, every which way the two dancers looked at it.

    12/07/2018 read more ...
  • The Biggest Show On Earth

    If one takes a step back and analyses the nature and the scope of the Italian Championships held in their eleventh edition between 5 and 15 July at the Rimini Fair, it is - by far - the biggest gathering in dance as sport.

    11/07/2018 read more ...
  • Live From Wuppertal

    The traditional dancecomp in Wuppertal is in progress. A moving moment: the seven-time World Champions Michael and Beate Lindner danced their last competition, won it like many others and announced the end of their career.

    07/07/2018 read more ...
  • 2018 GrandSlam LAT Taipei City

    The Vimeo on Demand programme covering the 2018 GrandSlam Latin Taipei City is available. More than two hours of outstanding DanceSport by the world's best couples and an interview with Charles-Guillaume and Elena, FRA.

    07/07/2018 read more ...
  • Live From Taipei City

    The second leg of the GrandSlam Series brings the world's best to Taipei City, TPE, to contest the Latin on 30 June and the Standard on 1 July. Nearly all couples in the top 20 of both world rankings have entered. Watch them LIVE!

    27/06/2018 read more ...

Simply Popular 11/01/2018

Saturday Night Downtown Hanoi That results for "dancesport" in a Google search under "News" are frequently dominated by posts in Vietnamese has much to do with the fact that "DanceSport" is generally kept in English, proper WDSF branding included. Something which can produce a headline such as this: 

Môn DanceSport tỏa sáng với số vé bán nhanh nhất (DanceSport Shines with Fastest-Selling Tickets)

That is how the Vietnamese Olympic Committee (VOC) titled its report on DanceSport tickets selling better than those to any other of the 20 sports featured in the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, TUR. In the same article, the VOC celebrated the AIMAG gold medal obtained in Salsa by Vietnames athletes Nguyễn Trung Kiên and Phạm Hồng Anh as well.

DanceSport's public profile seems to be exceptionally high in Vietnam for other reasons too. There is more dancing in public and on TV than in most countries. It seems virtually omnipresent. Just like in China, one comes across groups dancing in the streets and in parks at all hours of the day and night. Only one or two or three other sports are practised as publicly by people of all ages: Vietnamese foot shuttlecock and -maybe - football. Simply Popular!