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  • In The News

    The outcome of Sunday's General Meeting in Lausanne has made headlines ever since. National Member Bodies comment on the many decisions taken by the delegates, specialist sports media focus on the reshuffle at the top ...

    21/06/2018 read more ...
  • Change At The Top

    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 ...
  • On The Olympic Channel

    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 ...
  • At The End of Day One

    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 President's Hour

    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 ...
  • Do Your Dance

    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 ...

Year Four | Going Strong 02/03/2018

All Eyes On You @ SWAROVSKI The GrandSlam partnership between SWAROVSKI - the leading producer of precision-cut crystal for fashion, jewellery and home décor - and the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) goes into its fourth year. In fact, the global partnership was announced on 4 March 2015 and first implemented at the inaugural leg of that year's Series in Helsinki, FIN.

Three years later, SWAROVSKI crystals continue to bring sparkle to costumes and jewelry across the entire world of dance, and the WDSF GrandSlam has further consolidated its position as the leading competition series in DanceSport. But as with all good partnerships, it is important to periodically update some of the criteria that apply and to review the way it is communicated to the world. This process has just been completed and the new "look and feel" of the partnership gets rolled out here in Helsinki! "ALL EYES ON YOU" continues to be the theme - but with the new SWAROVSKI SHIMMER EFFECT added!

DanceSport, with its lightning-fast Latin, smooth-flowing Standard and dynamic ShowDance, captures the imagination not only because of the beauty and grace of the movements, but also its performance-enhancing costumes.

Crystals from SWAROVSKI play a vital role, catching and throwing light reflections around the dance floor, following the sinuous movements of the body, and creating a sense of spectacle. A costume may take as little as a couple of hours to make, but the crystal application can take up to ten times longer to achieve the body-outlining effect required by dancers to enable judges and audience to fully appreciate the choreography and its execution.

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