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What to expect in 2019 07/01/2019

The WDSF Sports Commission has informed of the following:

Solo dances in 2019 will be Cha Cha, Jive, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep.

AJS JS 3.0 should be used from the round of Semi-Final and Finals in all World Opens.

With effect from 1 Jan 2019, Paso Doble up to 3rd Highlights shall be played mandatorily for all rounds of competitions/Championships using AJS JS 3.0. For example from Quarter Final round in Championships and from Semi-Final Round for World Opens. All other rounds can be at the discretion of the Chairpersons.

From 1 Jan 2019, three new world ranking lists featuring Senior 3 Latin and Under 21 Standard and Latin will be formulated and published on the WDSF website. This is to provide recognition for the performances and achievement of our athletes in the Senior 3 and Under 21 categories. Results will be taken and calculated from the best 4 events of each eligible competing couple in each category in 2019.

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


In addition to these Sports Commission decisions, we have gathered here some of the highlights on what to expect in 2019. This is only a scratch on the surface of the event calendar and there are also many more wonderful events scheduled for 2019. Please remember that the competition dates are subject to change and the latest info can be found at the competition calendar.

General Meetings:

The WDSF and WDSF PD Annual General Meetings will be in Budapest, Hungary, on June 8-9.

WRRC General Meeting will be in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 10.


World Championships:

The 2019 World Championship Latin in Moscow, Russia on September 7

The 2019 World Championship Ten Dance in Ashdod, Israel on September 14 – the date subject to change

The 2019 World Championship Standard in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 30


The 2019 PD World Championship Latin in Bangkok, Thailand on May 5

The 2019 PD World Championship Standard in Leipzig, Germany on October 19

The 2019 PD World Championship Ten Dance in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal on November 9


The 2019 World Championship Boogie Woogie in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on November 9

The 2019 World Championship Rock’n’Roll in Moscow, Russia on November 23


Continental Championships:

The 2019 WDSF Asian Pacific Standard and Latin Championship/Rock’n’Roll World Cup in Shijiazhuang, China on May 4

The 2019 WDSF European Championship Standard in Salaspils, Latvia on May 11

The 2019 WDSF European Championship Latin in Paris, France on May 25

The 2019 WRRC European Championship Rock’n’Roll in Paris, France on May 25

The 2019 WDSF PD European Championship Latin in Karlsruhe, Germany on June 22

The 2019 WRRC European Championship Boogie Woogie in Stuttgart, Germany on August 16-17

The 2019 WDSF European Championship Ten Dance in Bratislava, Slovakia on September 21


The 2019 GrandSlam Series:

March 16-17 in Bucharest, Romania

June 1-2 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei

July 13-14 in Rimini, Italy

August 15-17 in Stuttgart, Germany

October 25-26 in Moscow, Russia 

The 2019 GrandSlam Series Final on December 7-8 in Shanghai, China


The 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Standard events:

March 10 in Tokyo, Japan

March 24 in Pieve Di Cento, Italy

August 15 in Stuttgart, Germany


The 2019 WDSF PD Super GrandPrix Latin events:

March 23 in Pieve Di Cento, Italy

August 13 in Stuttgart, Germany

December 15 in Riga, Latvia