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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
IDSF INTERNATIONAL OPEN LATIN AND STANDARD
It has been a great pleasure for me to have been present at this beautiful event. Providing excellent organization, Mr. Nenad Jeftić, together with the Dancesport Federation of Serbia, managed to organize a beautiful 10dance championship, and a great international competition, with an excellent panel of adjudicators. The couple Knežević Ivan & Zogović Milena, who won the championship, have demonstrated their technical knowledge and artistic value worthy of so important an amateur championship. Also in the Youth category a very good couple won, which I think has a great future – Lazareski Bojan and Ilić Sonja.
The IDSF Open competitions have had a very high level, and I must say that judging two finals at this level has not been easy. A lovely Slovenian couple won the Latin American dances, Jurij Batagelj and Jagoda Strukelj. Their performance was very good,
especially in the final where they were able to give their best.
She was very elegant and feminine, and he very powerful. A nice combination.
In the same category, the ballroom dances were won by another couple from Slovenia, Bussoletti Luca & Vulić Tjaša. They danced very well and showed both their technical and musical quality, while their choreography was very well maintained and effective.
In addition to these categories, even the Youth Standard and Youth Latin category has seen many beautiful couples.
The many country participants, beautiful scenery and lighting effects made it not seem like a normal dance competition, but have created a theatrical effect that has pleased the couples and all the spectators.
The national television broadcasted all the major competitions, and the good presentation of the master of the ceremony managed to keep the atmosphere alive in the public.
I think this is an event for inclusion in your calendar for the future.
My best compliments,
Result of the Final Latin
1.Batagelj Jurij & Štrukelj Jagoda SLOVENIA
2.Panteleev Vitaly & Gloukhova Daria RUSSIA
3.Silvestri Andrea & Váradi Martina HUNGARY
4.Prašnikar Klemen & Averkieva Alexandra SLOVENIA
5.Makarov Alexandr & Balaeva Anastasiya RUSSIA
6.Mordvintcev Alexander & Akhmetgareeva Dina RUSSIA
Result of the Final Standard
1.Bussoletti Luca & Vulič Tjaša SLOVENIA
2.Todaro Salvatore & Yaneva Violeta BULGARIA
3.Bitsch Bjorn & Williamson Ashli DENMARK
4.László Csaba & Mikes AnnaHUNGARY
5.Ulanov Daniil & Glazunova AnastassiaRUSSIA
6.Shurin Vadim & Volgina EkaterinaRUSSIA