To those who have devoted their lives to dance, sometimes called dancesport, dance matters greatly. These are the people to whom the future, the needs and wishes of the dancer matter.
It is also an unfortunate fact that certain matters have divided the dance world, there are those prepared to work simply for their own power and ignoring the needs and wishes of the dancers - the people who should matter most.
This website is dedicated to all those to whom dance matters, to whom freedom matters.
Category: Dance & The Olympics | July 22, 2011 | Admin2
As we now know the Intenational Dance Oraganisation vted unanimously at their recent AGM to leave the IDSF. This was a major blow to Vision 2012. No matter how much the WDSF may attempt to pretend otherwise. I have visited their website frequently seeking mention of this blow, but WDSF keep it under wraps. Losing 250,000 dancers is a huge embarrassment. . On the IDO website there is an extremely interesting link regarding discussions between IDO and IDSF http://www.ido-dance.com/ceis_data/2/news/Report-meeting-IDSF-IDO-in-Zurich-for-Membership-in-WDSF.pdf Reading this I was somewhat amused at the IDSF claims and hype. Read Paragraph 3. Have we not heard all this before regarding sponsors, Games, etc? One wonders how the Rock & Roll Federation feel at their sudden exclusion from the next World Games so Salsa can replace them!! What did they do wrong to warrant this exclu
Category: Dance & The Olympics | July 20, 2011 | Admin2
Eight sports, including wakeboard and sport climbing, will battle it out for a spot in the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said. Baseball and softball, the two sports removed after the 2008 Games, as well as wakeboard, squash, sport climbing, rollersports, karate and the martial art of wushu, will be evaluated and possibly reduced further in early 2013, IOC President Jacques Rogge recently told reporters. "Twelve sports were considered, eight were retained," Rogge said. Surfing, dancing, bowling and netball missed out. Rogge said a final list would be put to the vote in late 2013 at the IOC session in Buenos Aires for one spot.
Category: Dance & The Olympics | April 12, 2011 | Admin2
THE OLYMPIC DREAM THAT IS A NIGHTMARE Since that fateful day in 1997, when dancesport was recognised as a sport by the IOC the euphorics have slowly evaporated. More and more realism has crept in. More and more people have come to realise the harm being done to dancesport whilst dancesport being accepted as a Medal event becomes ever more unlikely. We read