As we stand at the threshold of a new era in DanceSport, it is with great anticipation and responsibility that we present AGENDA 2032 - a strategic blueprint charting our course towards an ambitious and vibrant future. This document is not just a plan; it is a commitment to excellence, a testament to our shared passion, and a guide to realising the immense potential of our beloved DanceSport.

In the years leading to 2032, our vision is clear: to elevate DanceSport to unparalleled heights, fostering a global community where inclusivity, innovation, and excellence are not just ideals, but everyday realities. We are dedicated to nurturing a sport that is diverse, dynamic, and distinguished by its integrity and appeal. Our journey will embrace challenges as opportunities to grow, to learn, and to excel.

AGENDA 2032 outlines strategic initiatives across crucial areas including governance, development and growth, equality, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. These pillars are foundational to our mission of bringing DanceSport into a new age of recognition and reverence. We are committed to transparency in our operations, to ensuring integrity in every step we take, and to fostering an environment where every athlete, official, and member can thrive.

We envision a world where DanceSport continues to be both a celebration of artistic prowess and an emblem of cultural exchange and mutual respect. Our goals are ambitious, yet grounded in the reality of our collective effort and determination. Through this agenda, we aim to strengthen our ties with the Olympic movement, innovate in the realm of digital technology, and make significant strides in making DanceSport accessible and enjoyable for all.

As we embark on this transformative journey, your support, insights, and active participation are invaluable. AGENDA 2032 is a living document, one that will evolve as we progress, always reflecting the aspirations and spirit of the DanceSport community. 

Together, with the support and passion of our global community, we stride confidently toward bringing DanceSport to its fullest potential.



Exactly 50 years after it was founded in Germany, WDSF, which was still the International DanceSport Federation at the time, held the 2007 Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The International Olympic Committee Honorary President, the late Juan Antonio Samaranch, delivered the anniversary address.

Yours is an organisation that has reached its maturity. This requires sometimes changes. Criteria need to be updated, and the challenges imposed by the media society must be accepted

J.A Samaranch
1920 - 2010

After it had kept its focus exclusively on the Latin and Standard dances for five decades, WDSF took Samaranch's advice to heart and adopted a restructure and development plan for the organisation and for the sport.

Wheelchair DanceSport As per its VISION 2012, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) set out to

Rock 'n' Roll It was nothing short of shifting paradigms and certainly one of the most ambitious endeavours ever embarked upon by WDSF. When the inaugural edition of the WDSF World DanceSport Games was held in Kaohsiung, TPE, in September of 2013, it symbolically brought the VISION 2012 project to a successful conclusion.

2020 Vision In the autumn of 2013 WDSF followed up and started work on 2020 VISION in order to bring even more significant improvements over the status quo in a number of areas. Through 2020 VISION, WDSF defines the strategies that make for DanceSport's continued development and growth in popularity to become achievable over the years to come.

Published on 29 November 2010 (last update on 27 January 2024)