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  • Fruitful discussions in Singapore

    Mr Ser Miang Ng, Executive Board Member of the IOC and Mr Shawn Tay, President of WDSF meet in Singapore on 18th April, 2019.

    23/04/2019 read more ...
  • New World and European Champions crowned

    There were new couples on the highest step of the podium at the World Championship Senior 1 Standard and the European Championship Youth Latin. The gold medals went to couples from the Russian Federation and Moldova.

    22/04/2019 read more ...
  • Championships in Berlin and in Chisinau

    The busy competition calendar shows it is time for the second World Championship event and the first European Championship event of the year. And, there's more!

    17/04/2019 read more ...
  • How did the weekend go?

    Here are some statistics of the WDSF competitions which took place last weekend. Some numbers are missing, so we can say that the numbers in reality are a little bit higher at some disciplines or age groups. The numbers have been collected from the WDSF result lists between 12th to 14th of April, 2019.

    15/04/2019 read more ...
  • Eleven locations, thousands of dancers

    Dance floors will be crowded this weekend as there are WDSF events in eleven locations in Europe and in the US. There are literally thousands of dancers under the spotlight during the three days, showing their best performances to the fans, families and friends, and doing their best to secure their spot on the podium.

    11/04/2019 read more ...
  • Events of all sizes, and more to come! 

    Last weekend was a fest of Rock'n'Roll Formations as the European and World Championships were organised by the WRRC. At the same time, Standard and Latin events were organised in four different locations in Europe.

    08/04/2019 read more ...

#WeAreDanceSport 01/01/2019


The World DanceSport Federation coined the term DanceSport in the early 1980s. While the Sport in the composite aspires to be consistent with the generally accepted definitions, Dance is to remain the distinguishing artistic mark.

DanceSport is an all-encompassing brand for an activity that is uniquely accessible and sociable, allowing participants to improve physical fitness and mental well-being, to interact, and to obtain results at all levels. Everybody is capable of moving to music. And dance transgresses all barriers of age, gender and culture.

It is the music, and the way of moving that touch our souls. Different rhythms and different dance styles offer different ways to express oneself. To feel the music intertwined with the body and the moves creates unique artistry. There are choreographies, there is improvisation, and everything in between. There’s technique to follow and learn, and then there’s artistic freedom of expression. You don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy it, to find it beautiful, to find it spectacular.

DanceSport is a learning and sharing experience. You can always do things a bit differently. You can always learn from others, get some ideas and adapt them to your own performance. And then someone else will learn from you. Learning and sharing is included in all DanceSport disciplines. Even our four-times World Champions Standard started their careers by watching videos of their favourite dancers, imitating and copying their first moves.

And now, these same four-times World Champions are running for the World Games Athlete of the Year 2018 -title. Although these DanceSport Superstars have been performing and competing to the rhythms and tunes of Standard dancing, at the same time we can all, in every DanceSport discipline, relate to the meaning of tempo, the flow, and the range of emotions spilled on the dance floor. The feelings of accomplishment, happiness, joy, or disappointment and determination to rise above it.

It is our heartbeat. It is the emotions it brings. Because this is DanceSport. We are proud of DanceSport. Because We Are DanceSport.

DanceSport Legends – Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova. Vote here.