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  • New Showdance Champs crowned in Bratislava.

    Russian couples reigned the Showdance floor in Bratislava – new champions were crowned, but many of the same names as last year, were called when the highest ranked couples were remaining in line-up.

    24/09/2018 read more ...
  • Live stream from the Showdance World Championship

    Live stream beginning from Bratislava on Saturday at 14.35 CET with the WCH Showdance LAT semifinal round, followed by Showdance STD at 17.04 CET.

    22/09/2018 read more ...
  • The Netherlands Ready for YOG

    The Netherlands are ready for the Youth Olympic Games! The Dutch WDSF National Member (NADB) sends a dancer to an Olympic event for the first time in history.

    20/09/2018 read more ...
  • Disco Dance, Performing Arts, Hip Hop

    The WDSF Dance Discipline Development Commission announces that granted competitions in Disco, Performing Arts and Hip Hop will take place in late September and October in Belgrade, SRB, and in Roselare, BEL.

    13/09/2018 read more ...
  • Finally

    The Danish couple Umberto Gaudino and Louise Heise struggled as of lately to make the finals in major competition. But in the 2018 World Cup Chengdu they made it all the way to the highest pedestal of the podium. Champs!

    09/09/2018 read more ...
  • Still To Come

    You have watched the World Cup Standard LIVE on 8 September and are about to enjoy the semi-final and final of the World Cup Latin on 9 Setember. But there is more still to come on FloDance: the re-lives, the VoDs and the ITVs!

    09/09/2018 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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