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  • Breaking Boom in Russia

    Almost two years have gone since Breaking was recognized by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation as a sport discipline of DanceSport. It was a turning point.

    18/02/2019 read more ...
  • Review to the weekend

    A short review to the last weekend confirms how Standard and Latin are going strong in all over Europe. Successful international events with hundreds of couples brought light and shimmer to the venues in Lithuania, Austria, Italy, Malta and Russia.

    18/02/2019 read more ...
  • Weekend of International Opens

    Four WDSF International Open events attract couples to Kedainiai (LTU), Vosendorf (AUT), Prato (ITA) and Malta this weekend.

    16/02/2019 read more ...
  • Code of Conduct - Social Media

    The WDSF Sports Commission has informed NMBs, Adjudicators and Chairpersons of the inclusion of Social Media Regulations to the Adjudicator's Code of Conduct.

    15/02/2019 read more ...
  • The Duel Format at PD Super GrandPrix

    The competition format in 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix finals will be the Duel format, as seen in 2018 WDSF GrandSlam Final in Shanghai.

    13/02/2019 read more ...
  • DanceSport on TV

    WDSF is working to promote DanceSport. We are growing our Social Media and spreading DanceSport in the internet. But that is not all. We still have one more media to focus on to complete the coverage: television.

    12/02/2019 read more ...

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.