Competition Rules

Competition Rules

The WDSF Competition Rules apply to all international WDSF DanceSport competitions granted to and organised under the responsibility of an WDSF National Member Body, including but not limited to competitions in Standard, Latin-American, Artistic Dance, Caribbean Dances, Folkloric Dances, Performing Art Dances, Smooth Dance, Urban Dances, Disco Dance. Rules for Rock 'n' Roll and a number of other dance styles/forms are administered by the WDSF Associate Members, the World Rock’n Roll Confederation (WRRC), and by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for Para DanceSport.

For Breaking please refer to the WDSF Rules and Regulations Manual for Breaking below.

The Competition Rules below are in effect since 17 June 2018.

Operating Policy COVID 19

WDSF Competition Rules (clean version) - WDSF Competition Rules (version with tracked changes)

WDSF Competition Rules B5 appendix (clean version) - WDSF Competition Rules B5 appendix (version with tracked changes) -

Rules and Regulations for Allocation of Judges 

ShowDance Rules Clarification

Overview WDSF Judging Systems

Breaking

BRRM WDSF Rules and Regulations Manual for Breaking (new version)
WDSF Rules and Regulations Manual for Breaking (old version)