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New WDSF PD World Show Dance Standard and Latin Champions

New WDSF PD World Show Dance Standard and Latin Champions

29/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29830712
2019 WDSF PD World Championship Show Dance Standard Dresden | © Roland

Beautiful storylines were performed at the 2019 WDSF PD World Championship Show Dance Latin in Usti nad Labem (CZE) and Show Dance Standard in Dresden (GER). The Professional Division couples shared their ideas and stories for the appreciative spectators, and in the end there could be only one winners.

The 2019 WDSF PD Show Dance Latin World Champions, Alexandr Shmonin - Maria Shmonina (RUS) scored 41.388 and defended their World title successfully by winning the gold medals. Marts Smolko - Tina Bazykina (LAT) won the silver medals and Marco Zingarelli - Ilaria Campana (ITA) won the bronze medals. After the event on Saturday the winning couple announced their retirement from competition floors.

The 2019 WDSF PD World Championship Show Dance Standard gold medals were awarded to Bjorn Bitsch - Ashli Williamson (DEN). With their performance, based on the story of Rocky, they impressed the Adjudicator panel, which awarded them 41.875 points and the World Title. Valentin Lusin - Renata Lusin (GER) ranked the second and Sean Smullen - Aimie Leak (IRE) won the bronze medals.

The third title event of the week, the exciting 2019 WDSF World Championship Junior II Ten Dance took place in Sibiu (ROU). 34 couples started the marathon, and after four rounds Kirill Kurbatov - Alexandra Revel-Muroz (RUS) won their first World Championship title. Vadana Rares Emanuel - Neculae Maria Tea (ROU) won the silver medals and Maxim Zhilenkov - Arina Molochnikova (KAZ) won the bronze.

Congratulations to all the new World Champions, the runners-up and the finalists! And all the best for the future for the fabulous couple Alexandr Shmonin - Maria Shmonina, thank you for the beautiful moments you have shared with us during the years!



http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/New_WDSF_PD_World_Show_Dance_Standard_and_Latin_Champions-3029
Let´s Shuffle!

Let´s Shuffle!

26/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29828145

 


The response we have received with #DontStopDancing is very touching indeed.
 It´s   great and hopeful to watch you all dancing at home. For all of us, this might be one of the most important missions nowadays: staying at home preventing this virus from spreading any further. 


From the WDSF we want to thank you all for joining in this proposal as we are convinced that when we keep doing the things we love the most, it will eventually save us, even though we are all staying with our families, closest people around us, calling our grannies and waving hellos to our neighbors.

You are more than welcome to keep on sending us your videos, showing you best moves at home and we will continue sharing them on our digital platforms and for those of you, who already desperately miss the competition mood, here it is: a Shuffle Dance competition!!

Why Shuffle Dance? Because you don´t need a large space to practice it - only a couple of square meters is enough. And besides, shuffling won´t give advantage to anyone in particular, not to the ones dancing Standard, nor to the ones that do Latin, B-Boys, Disco, Boogie Woogie or Rock n´Roll. All are welcome and challenged! Let´s start the rhythm!

So, dance and laugh at home! That is a way of taking care of ourselves and others, share your moves and good vibes!

#DontStopDancing. Share your passion, teach others, dance on your own, dance with your parents, dance with your pet, dance with your roommate, just #DontStopDancing. Let´s keep on spreading the rhythm – everyone is welcome!


How can I compete? 
1.     Put your mobile on a chair, on the floor... so it stays still  
2.     Shoot a video between 15-30 seconds of yourself shuffling
3.     Publish the video on your profile with the #dontstopdancing and #WDSFShuffle hashtags
4.     Share the video with us together with your profile link
5.     The videos with the most likes will get into the final
6.     And remember: nothing will be more contagious and healthy than a good dancing video!
 
Let´s stay all in touch! Let´s shuffle!

rHMOYBoNtvc|WDSF Shuffle comp strats from here!


http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/Let%C2%B4s_Shuffle-3071
You Did It!

You Did It!

25/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29826838

WDSF Challenge Maybe we have had a bit of fear, that sad and dangerous world will press its thumb on us and force us to give up. 

We just had a bit of hope, that we will stay strong. We just had a bit of hope, that together we could prove, that true passion for dancing could save the world and make it better.

Next morning we checked our social media and... YES: we did it! YOU DID IT! Instagram, Facebook, TikTok were exploding from good vibes, shining eyes and a bit of hesitation – will anybody follow me? Yes –  a huge number of dancers spread #DontStopDancing all over the World!

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland ,Turkey, Ukraine, United States...

We stay #SafeAtHome, but we inspire and support each other: adults inspire young ones by demonstrating the highest quality even in kitchen or bathroom; juniors inspired professionals by saying “Be prepared – we are working hard and we are coming”; wheelchair dancers inspired to enjoy dance whatever happens in your life...

We have also followed the numerous posts and feeds the professionals, dance schools and NMBs are providing to their followers and members – dance lessons have gone digital! Let´s keep the progress going!

We are sorry, if we did not mention all of you – guys, it was impossible to control and manage this virus. Thank you so much for good energy, for showing – #WDSFDanceSport is not only posture or hip actions – it is the soul of DanceSport and true passion!

 

Now we know - we are strong, #WeAreDanceSport.

So, #PleaseContinueDancing AT HOME. Stay safe and be prepared, because new challenge iscoming soon... 

#WDSFShuffle   #EveryDayImShuffling

CoLYc-MCEY0|wdsf challenge


http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/You_Did_It-3070
You Did It!

You Did It!

24/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29825729
WDSF Challenge  


Maybe we have had a bit of fear, that sad and dangerous world will press its thumb on us and force us to give up. 

We just had a bit of hope, that we will stay strong. We just had a bit of hope, that together we could prove, that true passion for dancing could save the world and make it better.

Next morning we checked our social media and... YES: we did it! YOU DID IT! Instagram, Facebook, TikTok were exploding from good vibes, shining eyes and a bit of hesitation – will anybody follow me? Yes –  a huge number of dancers spread #DontStopDancing all over the World!

Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland ,Turkey, Ukraine, United States...

We stay #SafeAtHome, but we inspire and support each other: adults inspire young ones by demonstrating the highest quality even in kitchen or bathroom; juniors inspired professionals by saying “Be prepared – we are working hard and we are coming”; wheelchair dancers inspired to enjoy dance whatever happens in your life...

We have also followed the numerous posts and feeds the professionals, dance schools and NMBs are providing to their followers and members – dance lessons have gone digital! Let´s keep the progress going!

We are sorry, if we did not mention all of you – guys, it was impossible to control and manage this virus. Thank you so much for good energy, for showing – #WDSFDanceSport is not only posture or hip actions – it is the soul of DanceSport and true passion!

 

Now we know - we are strong, #WeAreDanceSport.

So, #PleaseContinueDancing AT HOME. Stay safe and be prepared, because new challenge iscoming soon... 

#WDSFShuffle   #EveryDayImShuffling

CoLYc-MCEY0|wdsf challenge


http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/You_Did_It-3070
AGM 2020 in Belgrade adjourned

AGM 2020 in Belgrade adjourned

19/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29820273

In light of global precautions for COVID-19, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) decided today to adjourn its 2020 Annual General Meeting, which had been scheduled for 13-14 June in Belgrade, Serbia.

The decision was based on a number of important factors, including but not limited to:

  • the health and welfare of all WDSF members and the DanceSport community in general;
  • the declaration of a state of emergency in Serbia; and
  • current global travel restrictions.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak and its universal reach, the WDSF concluded that it was too early to select another date and/or location for the rescheduling of the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

We will continue to closely monitor recommendations from the WHO and local authorities and will provide further updates as circumstances warrant.

The WDSF remains optimistic that the measures being taken around the world by governments and health experts will lead us on a road to recovery soon. In the meantime, we will continue to engage with the DanceSport community through our website and social media platforms (using the hashtags #DontStopDancing and #WeAreDanceSport).

WDSF President Shawn Tay said:

Our number one priority during this unprecedented time is to join the world community in doing what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and of course to ensure the safety and well-being of our entire DanceSport community. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.



http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/AGM_2020_in_Belgrade_adjourned-3069
AGM 2020 in Belgrade adjourned

AGM 2020 in Belgrade adjourned

19/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29819531


In light of global precautions for COVID-19, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a pandemic on 11 March, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) decided today to adjourn its 2020 Annual General Meeting, which had been scheduled for 13-14 June in Belgrade, Serbia.

The decision was based on a number of important factors, including but not limited to:

  • the health and welfare of all WDSF members and the DanceSport community in general;
  • the declaration of a state of emergency in Serbia; and
  • current global travel restrictions.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty over the coronavirus outbreak and its universal reach, the WDSF concluded that it was too early to select another date and/or location for the rescheduling of the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

We will continue to closely monitor recommendations from the WHO and local authorities and will provide further updates as circumstances warrant.

The WDSF remains optimistic that the measures being taken around the world by governments and health experts will lead us on a road to recovery soon. In the meantime, we will continue to engage with the DanceSport community through our website and social media platforms (using the hashtags #DontStopDancing and #WeAreDanceSport).

WDSF President Shawn Tay said: “Our number one priority during this unprecedented time is to join the world community in doing what we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and of course to ensure the safety and well-being of our entire DanceSport community. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.”



http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/AGM_2020_in_Belgrade_adjourned-3069
#DontStopDancing is here!

#DontStopDancing is here!

17/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29816631
man at home

Challenge for all of us: stay home, safe from corona, and spread #DontStopDancing!

Sometimes we might dream that the world stops for a moment. But when it really happens, we wanted it to be stopped in a different way - or maybe not to happen at all...

This weekend most of us realised, that in order to protect ourselves and others, and to have the possibility to continue our la vita bella, we have to stay at home at least for a couple weeks. At first we were shocked: we dance and travel, learn and teach, practice and compete, share our passion with others all over the world! Is it possible to live without going to studio? But - if your desire is real and great, if the passion is true – you will always find a way to Dance!

So, #DontStopDancing AT HOME! We are sure that most of you did not! Just record your dancing for 15 seconds, put hashtags #DontStopDancing, #WeAreDanceSport, #WDSF and share the video of your dance on Facebook, Instagram or we highly recommend TikTok (download here and add the music you like without copyright issues)!

Let’s inspire the world, let’s make it brighter on these days! Because #WeAreDanceSport, because our purpose is to make the world better. Despite who you are, this is the task for everybody! For champs and beginners! Do not hesitate – spread the virus #DontStopDancing on the Internet, put hashtags – that way we find will you! Good emotions are the best medicine for your immunity. Only 15 seconds of your dancing at home and the world is healthier.

Thank you Jakub Lipowski for starting. Who is next?

#DontStopDancing #WeAreDanceSport #WDSF

Check out Jakub´s and Astrid´s best moves - while cooking and cleaning! Thanks for beginning, we are excited to get LOTS more :) 




http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/DontStopDancing_is_here-3068
#DontStopDancing is here!

#DontStopDancing is here!

15/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29815230
man at home




Challenge for all of us: stay home, safe from corona, and spread #DontStopDancing!

Sometimes we might dream that the world stops for a moment. But when it really happens, we wanted it to be stopped in a different way - or maybe not to happen at all...

This weekend most of us realised, that in order to protect ourselves and others, and to have the possibility to continue our la vita bella, we have to stay at home at least for a couple weeks. At first we were shocked: we dance and travel, learn and teach, practice and compete, share our passion with others all over the world! Is it possible to live without going to studio? But - if your desire is real and great, if the passion is true – you will always find a way to Dance!

So, #DontStopDancing AT HOME! We are sure that most of you did not! Just record your dancing for 15 seconds, put hashtags #DontStopDancing, #WeAreDanceSport, #WDSF and share the video of your dance on Facebook, Instagram or we highly recommend TikTok (download here and add the music you like without copyright issues)!

Let’s inspire the world, let’s make it brighter on these days! Because #WeAreDanceSport, because our purpose is to make the world better. Despite who you are, this is the task for everybody! For champs and beginners! Do not hesitate – spread the virus #DontStopDancing on the Internet, put hashtags – that way we find will you! Good emotions are the best medicine for your immunity. Only 15 seconds of your dancing at home and the world is healthier.

Thank you Jakub Lipowski for starting. Who is next?

#DontStopDancing #WeAreDanceSport #WDSF

Check out Jakub´s and Astrid´s best moves - while cooking and cleaning! Thanks for beginning, we are excited to get LOTS more :) 




http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/DontStopDancing_is_here-3068
2019 WDSF PD World Championship Standard | Leipzig, GER

2019 WDSF PD World Championship Standard | Leipzig, GER

15/03/2020, International, Dancing, World Dance Sport Federation, Article # 29814515
2019 WDSF European Championship Youth Standard QF | © Roland

The 2019 WDSF PD World Championship Standard has 44 couples representing 19 countries on the unofficial starting list, including the European Champions crowned just last week, Dmitry Zharkov – Olga Kulikova (RUS), who are pursuing for their fifth World title, the first one as professionals.

Leipzig (GER) hosts the event which has the first round scheduled at 13:30 CET, the quarter final at 20:00 CET, the semifinal at 21:30 CET and the final at 22:30 CET on Saturday. The event will be streamed live on DanceSportTotal: https://wdsf.org/2019-WDSFPD-World-Standard-DST

The 2019 WDSF World Championship Youth Ten Dance has 39 couples on the preliminary starting list, including the reigning World Champions and three-times 2019 European Youth Champions Vladislav Untu – Polina Baryshnikova (MDA) (in photo). The Youth couples will start their journey towards the final at 12:30 CET on Saturday. In addition to the World Championship, WDSF World Open Standard has been scheduled for Saturday and World Open Latin for Sunday. There will live streams from Kyiv (UKR) on both days, see the links below.

Almere (NED) hosts a WDSF World Open event starting already on Friday with WDSF Opens for several age groups. The two WDSF International Open events take place in Prienai (LTU) and Trencin (SVK), and they will both be streamed live (see below). Hanoi (VIE), Taipei City (TPE) and Prague (CZE) will host WDSF Open events during the weekend.

The FDSARR pilot edition of international Breaking competitions - Russian Open Breaking Championships (ROBC) will be held from Friday to Sunday, and the event will also kick-off the ROC week in Moscow. B-boys, B-girls, Teams, Youth, Kids and Juveniles will fill up the Irina A. Viner-Usmanova Gymnastics Palace for the qualification rounds on Saturday and final rounds on Sunday. 

Watch live:

Live from Leipzig (GER):

https://wdsf.org/2019-WDSFPD-World-Standard-DST

Live from Kyiv (UKR) Day 1, afternoon session:

Live from Kyiv (UKR) Day 1, evening session, finals:

Live from Kyiv (UKR) Day 2, afternoon session:

Live from Kyiv (UKR) Day 2, evening session, finals:

Live from Prienai (LTU):


Live from Trencin (SVK):

 

 

 

 



http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/Professional_Division/2019_WDSF_PD_World_Championship_Standard__Leipzig_GER-3025
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