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  • Another Blog Coming Up

    The next will be a busy weekend too, with World Championships around the world: the World Youth Breaking in Kawasaki, JPN, World U-21 STD in Tbilisi, GEO, World SEN II and III STD in Olomouc, CZE, Boogie Woogie in Moscow, RUS.

    17/05/2018 read more ...
  • Calling on 58 B-Boys And 29 B-Girls

    With the 2018 World Youth Breaking around the corner, WDSF calls on all the qualified participants to fill in a short questionnaire. Answers to a few simple questions will help the media to tell their story on the 87 dancers in Japan.

    16/05/2018 read more ...
  • Vimeo On Demand

    The Vimeo on Demand programme with extensive coverage on the recent 2018 European Latin in Debrecen, HUN, will become available from Friday 18 May. Pre-order now: 3.75 US$ for a six-month streaming period.

    16/05/2018 read more ...
  • Wow, What A Weekend

    The next few days, from Friday 11 through Sunday 13 May, will be packed with great DanceSport coming your way. Tomorrow it's the pre-screening of another documentary, Saturday the European LAT and Sunday the European Cup STD.

    10/05/2018 read more ...
  • Back On Air In America

    After it successfully did so in 2016, American Public Television distributes the 6-part "World DanceSport GrandSlam Series" to public broadcasting stations across the USA. The first episode was fed on 7 May. There are five more to go! 

    08/05/2018 read more ...
  • Still More To Come

    Coverage on the 2018 PD World Latin is about to reach record levels. As for the PD events in Chelyabinsk, RUS, WDSF had dispatched Helmut Roland to produce real-time coverage. Multi-camera VOD coverage is still to come.

    07/05/2018 read more ...
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Thank You, Tommy! 20/01/2018

Tommy Shaughnessy © Roland At its meeting held one year ago in Barcelona, ESP, the WDSF Presidium voted unanimously to install Thomas "Tommy" Shaughnessy to the newly-created employment position of Sports Director. In order to fill his new role, Tommy committed to take on an enormous workload from one day to the next and to convert the living room of his house in Dublin, IRL, into the global hub for all sports matters of WDSF.

When Tommy had to undergo emergency treatment following a breakdown during the German Open Championships in Stuttgart, there were many who brought this in the context of stress brought about by his new professional assignment. Even though he recovered rapidly and was back on the job only two weeks later, Tommy eventually decided to reduce the levels of stress by presenting his resignation to members of the Presidium on 12 January 2018.

Today's Presidium meeting in Bucharest, ROU, acknowledged the significant contributions made by Tommy over the past year by rising for a standing ovation. WDSF President Lukas Hinder will contact  him to convey the sincerest thanks on behalf of WDSF and its executive.