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Rest in peace Maestro Adalberto Dell’Orto

The WDC President and Officers would like to extend their sincere condolences on behalf of the WDC Dancing family, as the international dance community mourns the loss of unforgettable icon, Maestro Adalberto Dell’Orto. Born in 1937, he left an indelible mark on dance and dedicated his life to its elevation and proliferation. Beginning his career […]

Warren Brown new interim CDC Chairman.

The WDC President & Board of Directors are delighted to announce that after the tragic passing of Mr. Fred Bijster, and a period of serious deliberation, Mr. Warren Brown, who currently is serving as a Vice-Chairman on the CDEB has agreed to take on the task as Interim Chairman of the Competition Dance Committee of […]

WDC Press Release – Jan 2024

The protection of innocents and the vulnerable must be the minimum hallmarks of any civilized society or organization. The WDC and the WDCAL, with its 71-year history, reputation and record of caring for dancers, has received multiple queries from diverse sources recently due to a widespread media coverage of the most tragic events in the […]

Festive Messages from all WDC & WDC AL World Champions !

We are delighted to celebrate the 2023 Festive Season and New Years celebrations with messages from the WDC & WDC AL World Champions.We also would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and wish you all the best of health and success for 2024.The WDC President […]

Andrey & Nicole are the 2023 WDC Professional Latin-American Showdance Champions

The 2023 WDC World Championship Professional Latin-American Showdance took place at the Kings Ball, New Jersey on the 2nd December 2023 and according to reliable reports was one of the most successful and high quality Showdance Championships in recent history. The WDC would like to congratulate Andrey Kitsun & Nicole Prosser, representing America to their […]

Nikolay & Evgeniya win the 2023 Worlds 10-Dance in Penang, Malaysia

Nikolay Govorov & Evgeniya Tolstaya won the 2023 WDC World Championship Professional 10-Dance , held on Sunday the 26th November 2023 in Penang, Malaysia in emphatic fashion, winning 8 of the 10 dances. They made it a third Wolrld 10-Dance title for them and they were in most excellent company in the final with a […]

Dorin & Marina win third consecutive World Title

The 2023 WDC World Championship Professional Latin took place in the magnificent Hotel DeBonte Wever in Assen , Netherlands as part of the Dutch Open & WDC AL World Championships on Saturday, 11th November 2023. Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva secured their third consecutive World Professional Latin Title in a championship of super high level. […]

Valerio & Anna retain World Title

The World Championship Professional Ballroom took place today in the JW Marriot in Baku Azerbaijan and was a truly amazing showcase of quality of dance. The World Champions of 2023 and retaining their title were Valerio Colantoni & Anna Demidova representing the USA.The final result was1.) Valerio Colantoi- Anna Demidova (USA)2.) Eldar Dhzafarov & Anna […]

Eldar and Anna win second WDC World Ballroom Showdance title

The 2023 WDC World Ballroom Showdance Championship took place on the 14th October 2023 in the beautiful Kurhaus in Baden-Baden Germany. Eldar Dzhafarov & Anna Sazhina, representing Azerbaijan repeated their victory of 2019 and became the 2023 WDC World Champions Ballroom Showdance. The WDC would like to extend its sincere congratulations on this achievement. Finalists […]

The passing of a legend of the Dance World – Mr. Fred Bijster.

It is with the most tremendous sense of grief and loss, that we must report the passing of a true legend of the dancing world, Mr. Fred Bijster, WDC Vice-President & Chairman of the WDC Competitive Dance Committee, and organiser of the most famous Dutch Open Dance Festival. It seems almost impossible to overstate the […]

WDC Press Release China

July 8th 2023 To WDC members in China We have recently noticed that unauthorised person and organisations in China have carried out  fraudulent activities under the name of WDC.  We are deeply saddened and hugely regret to have seen this situation in China and we are determined to take all necessary measures to protect our […]


Dear valued competitors, It is with great pleasure to inform you that the ENTRY FORMS for OPEN entries for the following WDC Professional World Championships are now ONLINE on our website: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BALLROOM SHOW DANCE GERMANY – Baden-Baden 14th October 2023  Entry deadline: 24th September 2023 OPEN entries link: Open Entry Form – 2023 […]

Social Dance Newsletter – June 2023

Dear valued member bodies, we may write this Newsletter to you reporting on our annual meetings in Blackpool 2023. We may inform you that the Social Dance Executive Board (SDEB) was newly elected this year. I may thank the SDEB for being ready to take the responsibility. I am looking forward to great cooperation and […]

Press Releases – P.R. China

Dear all,please see 3 very important Press Releases regarding the People’s Republic of China as below:

Sergey Kolmykov Appointed WDC General Counsel

The World Dance Council announces the appointment of Sergey Kolmykov as its general counsel, effective July 1, 2023. Sergey will serve as the principal legal officer for the Council, with overall responsibility for the leadership of the WDC’s legal function. Reporting to the President, he will provide legal counsel to the full WDC leadership team, […]

WDC Press Release – P.R. China

The WDC President and Board of Directors would like to issue the following Press Release regarding the WDC member and Dance Community of the P.R China. After the conclusion of a lengthy WDC investigation into the activities of CDC China (China Cultural Media Jinxiu Education Technology Co. Ltd.), the WDC Board of Directors rendered the […]

The 2023 WDC Presidents Dinner & Awards – in aid of the WDC Competitors Commission

Thursday, 25th May 2023, Spanish Halls , Wintergardens, Blackpool After the amazing success of the 2019 Presidents Dinner , the WDC is delighted that there will be a 2023 Presidents Dinner & Awards held again for the second time only. You will experience an evening of community spirit and along with an excellent dinner you […]

November 2023 WDC Scrutineering Seminar & Examination

The World Dance Council is delighted to present its inaugural Scrutineering Seminar and Examination, taking place at De Bonte Wever, Assen, Netherlands as part of the Dutch Open & WDC AL Open Worlds 2023. Monday 6th November 2023:  WDC Scrutineering Course and Seminar Time: 0800-1200 WDC  Scrutineering Exam: Time: 1900-2100  Thursday: 9th November 2023: Alternate Date for the WDC Scrutineering Exam & […]

First World Social Dance Congress in Romania !

Dear Social Dance World!  The Social Dance Department has exciting news for you concerning the First World Social Dance Congress in Romania!! FLD (Dancers League Federation), in collaboration with WDC, is excited to announce that the First World Social Dance Congress website is finally live! Check it out on https://worldsocialdancecongress.com/ You will find out everything about this exclusive event, […]

Honorary WDC Vice-President Marcel De Rijk passed away peacefully last night.

The WDC President and Officers, as well as the dance Community at large mourns the death of the WDC Honorary Vice-President Mr. Marcel De Rijk. Marcel passed away peacefully last night, losing his battle with Leukaemia, leaving a grieving family to whom we send our condolences. Marcel was not only an Honorary Vice-President, but though […]

WDC Condolences – LA Shooting

The Board of Directors of the World Dance Council , on behalf of its many Members worldwide, wish to express our sincere condolences & sadness to the victims of the recent horrific events in Los Angeles. The terrible act of violence visited upon the patrons and staff of the Star Ballroom Dance Studio has brought […]

Social Dance Newsletter January 2023

Dear Social Dance World!  We have great news for you! The first Social Dance Congress in Romania at the end of April is coming together! THE TIME HAS COME! Let’s shake the ground TOGETHER while dreaming about the future of dance at the First WORLD SOCIAL DANCE CONGRESS in Romania! All dance styles under one roof, building […]


The 75th  WDC World Championship Professional Latin & and 88th WDC World Championship Professional Ballroom !!! Remember the halcyon days of 1982? “Ebony and Ivory” by Steve Wonder and Paul McCartney  and “Physical by Olivia Newton-John, which each logged four weeks at number-one, were the hits of the year! Moreover, connoisseurs of our beloved dance world […]

Results 2022 WDC World Championship Latin

1.23Dorin Frecautanu / Marina SergeevaGreat Britain2.53Kirill Belorukov / Valeria AidaevaIndividual Artistes3.39Klemen Prasnikar / Aleksandra AverkievaSlovenia4.40Darren Hammond / Marina SteshenkoSouth Africa5.36Igor Wilszynski / Anna KapliiPoland6.43Manuel Favila / Natalia MaidiukUSA4th round7.55Andrey Kiselev / Anastasia KiselevaIndividual Artistes8.30Silvio Anselmi / Elononora RiccardiItaly9.56Naoto Nomura / Karin YamasakiJapan10.21Anton Sboev / Patrizia RanisGreat Britain11.42Mykhailo Bilopukhov / Anastasiia ShchypilinaUSA12.58Andriy Besyedin / Amanda BesyedinUSA3rd […]

R.I.P Aileen Brown

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of former SDTA Ballroom examiner Mrs Aileen Brown. She passed away on Tuesday night.  Aileen Brown enjoyed a hugely successful dance career with her husband and dance partner, Warren Brown. Highlights of her competitive career include winning the National Ballroom Queen contest in London. […]

November 2022 WDC Scrutineering Seminar & Examination

The World Dance Council is delighted to present its inaugural Scrutineering Seminar and Examination, taking place on the 6th , 7th  & 10th November 2022 at De Bonte Wever, Assen, Netherlands as part of the Dutch Open & WDC AL Open Worlds 2022. Sunday, 6th November 2022:  Time: 1000-1400  Free Workshop – Introduction to Scrutineering & the TopTurnier Scrutineering platform Monday 7th November […]


The 2022 WDC European Professional Latin took place on Saturday , 30th July 2022 in a fully packed Portimao Arena and the result is as follows: 1DORIN FRECAUTANU & MARINA SERGEEVA (Great Britain)2KLEMEN PRASNIKAR & ALEXANDRA AVERKIEVA (Slovenia)3IGOR WILCZYNSKI & ANNA KAPLII (Poland)4YURY SIMACHEV & ADELE (Israel)5KIRILL VORONIN & TATIANA KOSENKO (Individual Artist)6ANDREY LARIN & […]

Press Release – Mrs. Yoko Torii joins WDC Board of Directors

The World Dance Council, the Board of Directors and the membership are delighted to announce that following the retirement of Mr. Jack Rothweiler, Mrs. Yoko Torii from Osaka, Japan, has accepted to join the WDC Board. Mrs. Torii, along with her husband Hiro, were Blackpool Professional Grand finalists repeatedly and also WDC World Grand Finalists […]

Press Statement – Shinzo Abe

This statement is issued on behalf of the World Dance Council Amateur League and the World Dance Council. Our hearts go out to our dance family in the nation of Japan. The shocking and tragic loss due to the assassination of Ex-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the resulting sense of horror is shared by us […]

WDC Formal Press Release –  11th June 2022

The core foundation of our global dance community has always been and always will be inclusion, equity and diversity.  Discrimination or hate speech of any kind does not have a place in our organization. Accountability, we fully accept begins with WDC and its leaders.  It is our mission to not only embrace but to advance diversity and […]

The 2022 WDC President’s Award Recipients

Following a now more than 10 year tradition of honouring the WDC & WDC AL World Champions and personalities that have made outstanding contributions to the World of Dances, we are proud to present the recipients of the 2022 President’s Awards: World ChampionsKyle Taylor & Izabela Skierska – 2021 WDC AL World Champion Amateur BallroomKlemen […]

Press Release – European & World Latin Championships 2022

Dear all, It is with great pleasure to inform you that the Professional European LATIN Championship will be held on 30th July 2022 in Portimão, Portugal. You can enter via the link for all open entries on our website: Please further find as below the open entry form for the 2022 Professional World LATIN Championship to be held in on 26th November […]

2021 WDC World Championship- Professional Latin

Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva, representing England, have won the rescheduled 2021 World Championship Professional Latin, in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, held on the 16th April 2022. Please see the full results as follows and marks analysis in the results link on the WDC Website. The WDC would like to congratulate Dorin & Marina becoming […]

R.I.P. – John Leach  – A grey eminence of the industry leaves us

The entire dance world is in mourning this week. In a troubled world, and already with huge losses in 2022, life has robbed us of another wonderful gift, in the form of Mr. John Leach. John lived in Manchester and was a pupil and personal friend of the great Bob Dale. He was a prolific […]


We are delighted to let you know that we have now created a payment facility to allow you to donate to the WDC Ukraine Relief fund also via Apple Pay and most Credit Cards to further aid the amount already received to help the Ukrainian dance Community. The payment platform is directly linked to the […]

The World has lost a true icon of Ballroom Dancing – R.I.P Peter Eggleton

Peter Eggleton starting dancing at a stage school as a teenager and then decided to take up Ballroom Dancing. He could therefore use his stage training for great effect and developed an elegance that has never been surpassed.He trained with the greats Josephine Bradley , Phyllis Haylor & Len Colyer and he becameBritish and World […]

Gary McDonald co-opted to the WDC Board of Directors

Dear valued members, Dear all, The WDC Board of Directors is delighted to announce, that upon the retirement of Mr. Brian McDonald from the WDC Board of Directors, Mr. Gary McDonald, Senior Vice-Chairman of the CDEB has been co-opted to the WDC Board of Directors with immediate effect. Gary brings an abundance of experience from […]

WDC & WDC AL Fundraiser – Ukrainian Dancers Relief Fund

Dear all, In recent days the entire world has witnessed the heroic effort of the Ukrainian people to defend their country. The devastation is unspeakable and the WDC & WDC AL together with the entire dance world stand united in their support for the Ukrainian people and especially the dance community in desperate need of help. The WDC & […]

WDC Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In view of the unparalleled suffering of the Ukrainian people facing destruction and displacement of their homes and families, the WDC along with all of its members is rescinding the European and all state WDC granted title licenses for the competitions run in the Russian Federation until further notice.  It is to […]

WDC Press Release – Ukraine

The WDC President and Officers would like to express their heartfelt sympathy and worry for all friends, colleagues and dancers in the Ukraine that are facing a humanitarian crisis in their country. We sincerely hope that common sense will prevail and this situation will not further escalate. Our thoughts  prayers and best wishes are with […]


Welcome to an “INSIDE LOOK” featuring the Legendary DONNIE BURNS MBE AND HEIDI BURNS. Part 2 of this 3 PART Series HOSTED BY VICTORIA REGAN, is the continuation of this relaxed, open, honest, and often humorous interview.


Welcome to an “INSIDE LOOK” featuring the Legendary DONNIE BURNS MBE AND HEIDI BURNS. This 3 PART Series HOSTED BY VICTORIA REGAN, is a relaxed, open, honest, and often humorous interview.

2021 Worlds Latin & 2022 European Latin Open Entry Forms Now Online

Dear Competitors, The open entry forms for the 2021 Worlds Latin & 2022 European Latin Open Entry Forms are now online and active. Click on the link as below to go to the form and enter. 2021 World Championship Latin , Blackpool, 16 April 2022 2022 European Championship Latin, Kremlin,Moscow, 23 April 2022 (Please note […]

Fantastic News for Italy – FIDA Professional & AIMB unite under the banner of WDC ITALY as the sole WDC member & WDC Amateur League National member for Italy

The WDC is very pleased to announce that for the benefit of the Italian Dance Industry, FIDA Professional & AIMB have united to form a sole member body within the World Dance Council & the WDC National member for the WDC Amateur League – WDC ITALY !! WDC Italy will be presenting all WDC National […]

Rest in Peace – Rudi Trautz – Extraordinary Human Being, Dancer, Diplomat, Father & Grandfather

It is with unending and immense sadness, that we have to let you know of the passing of Mr. Rudi Trautz, Vice-President & Chief Examiner of the World Dance Council and the most decorated German Dancer in the history of dance. Rudi was an extraordinary human being, kind, fair, most intelligent , the ultimate competitor […]

BECL & WDC Joint Press Release

The Peoples World Championship and The WDC Professional Latin Championships to be rescheduled It is with great regret that Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL) and the World Dance Council announce that the 2021 Peoples World Championships and the WDC Professional Latin Championships 2021 will be rescheduled due to yesterday’s announcement from the UK Government and […]

WDC World Championship Professional Ballroom Finalists

Finalists of the WDC World Championship Professional Ballroom 1.) Domen Krapez & Natascha Karabey (Germany)2.) Stanislav Zelianin & Irina Cherepanova (Russia)3.) Fedor Isaev & Anna Zudilina (Russia)4.) Stas Portanenko & Nataliya Kolyada (Ukraine)5.) Gaetano Iavarone & Napolitano Emanuela (Italy)6.) Lukasz Tomczak & Aleksandra Tomczak (Poland) The WDC would like to congratulate Domen & Natacha to […]

RIP Georgia Theiss

Georgia H. Theiss (Nee Coumides), was born on February 8, 1935, in New York City.She passed away peacefully at her home in Coral Gables on October 29, 2021. She waspredeceased by her husband George B. Theiss (former President of Arthur Murray Int’l)and stepson Leonard Theiss. She is survived by her stepchildren Cynthia, David, Johnand grandchildren […]

WDC Zoominar – Joanna Leunis

WDC Zoominar – Joanna Leunis08.12.2020Lecture Title – “Creating unique Dynamics”

Voting for adjudicators closes at MIDNIGHT on 31st OCTOBER!

WDC introduces its new official Technique Books !!!

Dear valued members, Dear Teachers, Dear Dancers, The WDC is immensely proud to present its new official Technique Books for both the Ballroom & Lattin-American styles. These 2 new techniques are not only modern & cutting-edge works that incorporate many new trends, but are built on the solid foundations that have been the hallmark of […]

Get entered – Get voting and be part of the first Peoples World Championships and see the 2021 WDC World Professional Latin Championship

Dear Valued members, Dear dancers, This December in Blackpool England, the WDC will present the World Professional Latin American Championship being held during the Peoples World Championships promoted by the WDC Amateur League and Blackpool Dance Festival. This fabulous event is over the weekend of 3rd – 5th December 2021 with a special training camp […]

“If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”

Warm ups and Recovery for Latin Dancers  By Phoenix LinSong Continuing from my last article “Enhancing Sustainability of Ballroom Dancing through Mind-body Techniques”, I’d like to offer practical tools and exercises that help you warm-up and prepare for practice, competition and tools for unwinding and recovery after practice or competition.  Latin dancing, with its exhilarating […]

Press Release – CDEB

The Competitive Dance Executive Board would like to inform you all that the long-standing Executive Board Member – Mr. Ferry Polai – would like to step down from this position as he would like to concentrate more on his job in the Board of Directors and as a Chairman of Social Dance Executive Board.  The […]

WDC Zoominar – Kirill Belorukov & Viktoria Kharchenko

24.11.2020How to achieve strength and beauty

WDC Zoominar – Evegeny Smagin & Polina Kazachenko

Combining Masculinity with femininity Enjoy the lecture

Enhancing Sustainability of Ballroom Dancing Through Mind-body Techniques

By PHOENIX LINSONG As someone who started dancing in her 20s, I had no prior ballroom dancing experience other than a burning desire to dance and compete. With such intense desire, it came with many injuries. While visits to the chiropractor and physical therapy helped, the pain and dsyfunctional patterns persisted. As a result, I […]

WDC Zoominar – Fedor Isaev & Anna Zudilina

The lecture subject is“Staying connected and still being able to project”Enjoy the lecture

Special Newsletter Social Dance Congress Denmark 2021

Dear valued members,  I hope you are all doing fine and enjoying the summer time! I would like to inform you about a great event that is happening throughout the next week in Denmark. They are hosting another certainly great, diverse and highly informative Social Dance Congress.  Attached to this Newsletter you may find the […]

WDC Press Release- Elite Sportspersons Entry

The Board of Directors of the World Dance Council are saddened and distressed to have to report the following information & warning to Members of the Council, its registered Competitors and Adjudicators.The BOD have been informed that it appears another group or “organization” may be currently misrepresenting its  ability to provide legitimate documentation in the […]

Kyle Taylor & Izabela Skierska- Zoominar Introduction

Their lecture titled “Qualities in the WDC ballroom dancing” will be published Wednesday, 21 July 2021

WDC Zoominar – Alexander Chernositov and Arina Grishanina

Their lecture subject is: “The importance of good technique”Enjoy the lecture !

WDC Zoominar – Valerio Colantoni & Monica Nigro – 20.10.2020

The subject of the lecture is: “How to Create Personality in Ballroom dancing”.Enjoy the lecture !

2021 Embassy Ballroom Championships is happening!

BREAKING NEWS!! – California restrictions lifted 2021 Embassy Ballroom Championships is happening! September 1st – September 5th proud host of the World ChampionshipsWorld Professional Rhythm Dance ChampionshipsWorld Professional Smooth Dance ChampionshipsWorld Pro/Am Dance Championships – All divisions – Ballroom – Latin – Rhythm – SmoothToday is the day.. Restrictions lifted and California is fully open.Exciting […]

WDC Press Release – Your freedoms protected !!

 It is a matter of historic fact, that the World Dance Council through the World Dance Council Amateur League fought the good fight in 2005-2007 and subsequent years to give all dancers their Freedom and liberty to dance, when most other parties preferred not to get involved. It was a hard-fought battle. We won. Others […]

WDC AL Presidents Open Letter to the British Dance Council

Please see the open letter of Mr Sammy Stopford MBE to the British Dance Council as follows as a download (original and the text for easier dissemination) Open letter in response to the British Dance Council announcement 08/06/2021 To whomever is responsible for this farcical registration situation, As President of the World Dance Council Amateur […]

WDC Zoominar-Klemen Prasnikar & Alexandra Averkieva

Title of the lecture is: “Qualities in the WDC form of Latin”Enjoy !

JOINT Press Release – WDC & BECL – 2021 World Championship – Professional Latin to take place in the Wintergardens, Blackpool – December 2021

Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (BECL) and the World Dance Council (WDC) are delighted to announce that they have joined forces in order to assist the dance world as we  emerge from the Coronavirus Pandemic The world renowned Blackpool Dance Festival celebrated its 94th Anniversary in 2019   and the town of Blackpool is synonymous the  world […]

Klemen Prasnikar & Aleksandra Averkieva – WDC Zoominar Introduction

They lecture will be published on the 9th June 2021 – 17:00 CET


Dear valued members, Dear Competitors,  In the light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic it is our sad duty to inform you of the postponement/cancellation of the following WDC Championships scheduled to take place in 2021.  2021 European Championship Professional LATIN (scheduled July 2021) – cancelled and 2022 European to take place  23rd April 2022, Moscow, RUSSIA.2021 […]

R.I.P Roy Sharpe

The President and Officers of World Dance Council are saddened to receive news of the passing of Roy Sharpe, a former President and Trustee of the BADT, and as most of the people new him, a long time steward of the Blackpool Dance Festival.Roy passed away peacefully yesterday, 26th May 2021.At the present time there […]

WDC Zoominar – Mirko Gozzoli – 06.Oct .2020

The Subject of the Lecture is:“Look into the future of ballroom dancing”Enjoy the lecture

It’s happening!! – 2021 Embassy Ballroom Championships

2021 Embassy Ballroom Championships proud host of the World ChampionshipsSeptember 1st – September 5thWorld Professional Rhythm Dance ChampionshipsWorld Professional Smooth Dance ChampionshipsWorld Pro/Am Dance Championships – All divisionsBallroom – Latin – Rhythm – SmoothDid you know ?You don’t have to buy a ticket.it’s true…If you’re entered to dance, your ticket is included for that session. […]

Mirko Gozzoli – WDC Zomminar Announcement

Mirko’s lecture will be published on the 19th May 2021 – 17:00 CET

R.I.P Tetsuo Kezuka

R.I.P Tetsuo Kezuka – Great Statesman,  Ten-Dance Champion &  Renowned TeacherWith great sadness, the WDC President and Board of Directors have just received the news, that Mr. Tetsuo Kezuka has passed away. Apart from being a world statesman and the ultimate human being, Tetsuo, with his partner Chieko Yamamoto, also was a great champion, 10 times […]

WDC Zoominar -29.09.2020 – Barbara-McColl Stopford

WDC Zoominar -29.09.2020 – Barbara McColl Stopfordthe lecture title is: “The importance of legs and feet”Enjoy this great lecture!

Barbara McColl-Stopford announcing her WDC Zoominar Lecture

Barbara’s Lecture will go online on the 5th May 2021

IMPORTANT Announcement by the WDC AL & Blackpool Dance Festival !!!

Huge Announcement imminent !

Dear Dancers, A ***MEGA ANNOUNCEMENT*** is on its way; I think that you will all want to get involved, so keep an eye on www.blackpooldancefestival.com, www.wdcdance.com, and www.wdcamateurleague.com websites for what’s to come!Some say it is what dancers have always dreamed of, so watch this space! The WDC PR Team

2021 WDC Social Dance Congress & May 2021 Webinar

Dear valued members,  I hope you are all doing well in these difficult and challenging times.  Today, I may contact you in order to forward information concerning a great event which is coming up in June.  As you all know, the SDC General Meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday June 1st at 15:00 UK,16:00 CET, 07:00 LA Time. Please […]

Press Release: April 14, 2021 Topic: “Save the Dancers” GoFundMe Campaign Update

Dear Fellow WDC Competitor, We hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy!  We at the WDC CC remain optimistic for the reopening of many dance studios and dance competitions/events throughout the world.  We now see competitions and events beginning to take place throughout the world in places such as the USA, Japan, […]

WDC Press Release – Reopening of English Dance Schools today

The WDC, who care about dancers and humanity and have helped more than any other organization, would like to extend our sincere message to all dance school and dance studios,  wishing the best of luck and success with their long-awaited reopening today. The last 14 months or so have been absolutely horrific.It is sincerely hoped […]

WDC Zoominar 4 – Klaus Kongsdal

The subject of the lecture is:“What I look for on the competition floor”Enjoy !

Klaus Kongsdal – Announcement of his Zoominar Lecture

The lecture will be published on the 7. April 2021

WDC Zoominar 4- Lecture – Carol Powell – 08.09.2020

Carol’s Lecture topic is Finesse – Finesse – Finesse Enjoy the lecture !

Carol Powell introduces her Zoominar Lecture

Carol Powell introduces her WDC Zoominar LectureThe lecture will be posted on the 24. March 202118:00 CET on the WDC Youtube Channel, Facebook and of yourse Here on the WDC Website

WDC Zoominar 3 – 22 09 2020 -Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva

The third lecture of the WDC Zoominar Lecture Series by Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva focuses on ensitivity in partnering. Enjoy the lecture !

Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva – Announcement WDC Zoominar Lecture

Dorin Frecautanu & Marina Sergeeva announce the publication of their WDC Zoominar LectureTheir Lecture will be published 10. March 2021 – 17:00 CET The subject of the lecture is sensitivity in Connection & Partnering Don’t miss it !

2021 European Championship Latin postponed to 17 July 2021

Dear valued members, Dear Competitors,  In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic it is our sad duty to inform you of the postponement of the following WDC Championship scheduled to take place in April of 2021. We are however very happy to inform you that the organisers have informed us that the event will be […]

WDC Zoominar Lecture – Caterina Arzenton

Caterina Arzenton’s WDC Zoominar Lecture about her likes and dislikes in the current Ballroom style based on physical principles.

Caterina Arzenton – Lecture Announcement

Caterina Arzenton – Introduction to her Zoominar Lecture The lecture will be published 24 Feb 2021-17:00 CET Don’t miss it !

WDC Zoominar 1 – Ruslan Aidaev

See the first of the WDC Zoominar Lectures by Ruslan Aidaev , assisted by the talented kids of his club here ! Further lectures will be published in a bi-weekly rhythm , always on Wednesdays at 17:00 UK time….Next Zoominar will be Caterina ArzentonAll Lectures will be visible on our WDC Youtube channel, Facebook and […]

Ruslan Aidaev – Introduction to his Zoominar Lecture

Ruslan Aidaev introduces his Zoominar Lecture The Lecture will be published 10 Feb 2021 at 17:00 CETDont miss it !

Announcement of Public Release of Zoominar Lectures

Mirko Saccani on behalf of the CDEB announces the public release of all WDC Zoominar Lectures All videos will be published on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and of course here on the WDC Website on the ZOOMINAR PAGE !

WDC Presidents Address regarding 2021 Licenses – 12 Nov. 2020

WDC President Mr Donnie Burns MBE adresses the public regarding WDC licenses for 2021 for adjudicators and competitors and well as the ongoing commitment of WDC to its members, but especially its competitors Great news for all and WDC keeps giving !

The WDC Social Dance Department “Dance 2 the Beat” Programme Presentation to its members organisations

The WDC Social Dance Department is delighted to present the “Dance 2 the Beat” programme to its membership. We re therefore holding a Webinar on the 26th October 2020, 14:30 Vienna Time for all WDC member organisations and its members , specially interested dancing schools Please CLICK ON LINK as below to register yourself for […]

2020 European Championship Latin CANCELLED

UPDATE per 23rd September 2020 In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic we are very sad to inform you that the European Professional LATIN Championships to be held in Moscow, Russia on 5th December 2020  – has been CANCELLED.  We shall keep you informed of all developments with regards to possible changes to 2021 events. Kind regards on behalf of the Competitive Dance […]

Zoominar Lecture with Carol Powell

Dear valued WDC member-countriesDear valued WDC competitors, officials and adjudicators WDC ZOOMINAR SERIES August-December 2020The Competitive Dance Executive Board is very happy to announce the next ZOOMINAR as follows: 8th September 3pm-4pm (CET) Ballroom Lecture with Caroll Powell  you can register HERE (WDC or WDC-AL registration Number is needed to register):https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9-Ut75wPSQiGD56TAFjU3w 20 Free 60-Minute Zoom-Webinar LECTURES for all WDC and WDC-AL registrants with TOP […]

Cancellation – 2020 World Championship Professional Latin – Bonn

Dear valued members and competitors, UPDATE per 29th August 2020 In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic we are very sad to inform you that the World Professional LATIN Championships to be held in Bonn, Germany on 21st November 2020  – has been CANCELLED.  We shall keep you informed of all developments with regards to possible changes to further events. Kind regards on behalf of […]


Dear valued members and competitors, UPDATE per 25th August 2020 In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic many of the WDC granted titles for 2020 have been either postponed to later this year or next year. Here is a list with the current titles and their status:  2020 World Professional BALLROOM Championships – Moscow, Russia – 24th October 2020 – CANCELLED.There will be […]

WDC Social Dance Webinar -August 2020 – Video now available

Lectures: American Smooth by Eldar Dhzafarov Tango Argentino by Fernando Galera & Pia Galiano Swing (WDC Dance of the Year 2021) by Daniel Zambon & Christoph Möller

WDC ZOOMINAR SERIES August-December 2020

Dear valued WDC member-countries,Dear valued WDC competitors, officials and adjudicators, WDC ZOOMINAR SERIES August-December 2020The Competitive Dance Executive Board is very happy to announce the following:Every Tuesday at 15:00-16:00 CET (please check-in 10 Minutes before)(Paris 15:00 / Tokyo 22:00 / Miami 09:00 / London 14:00 / Russia 16:00)20 Free 60-Minute Zoom-Webinar LECTURES for all WDC-registrants with TOP Coaches! (See full Programm […]

Disclaimer to be Signed by all WDC Competitors, Adjudicators & Officials

Dear valued members, dear Competitors, dear Adjudicators and Officials, Obligatory WDC Disclaimer Form to be signedPlease find attached the obligatory WDC Disclaimer form to be signed by all WDC-registered competitors, adjudicators and officials.This form will have to be signed and returned at your earliest convenience to the WDC Competitive Dance Office and all disclaimers will be strictly administered by the […]

Breaking News!!! Japan re-joins the Asian Dance Council (A.D.C.)

The World Dance Council together with our Affiliate Member Asian Dance Council are absolutely thrilled in these dire times to share the most positive news :-  There has been a major development for the benefit of the dancing. We would like to announce that The Japan Ballroom Dancers Federation (JBDF), the biggest and foremost dancing […]

WDC Online Social Dance Congress – 7th August 2020

Press Release – European Ballroom postponed!

Dear valued members, Dear Competitors. In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic it is our sad duty to inform you of the postponement of the following WDC Championship scheduled to take place in July of 2020. The organisers have informed us that the events will be rescheduled as follows: 2020 European Championship Professional Ballroom (scheduled July […]

Press Release – World Championship Professional Latin 2021

Dear valued members, Dear Competitors. In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic the World Latin 2021 has been returned by China earlier this year and immediately taken over by the United States of America. However, we are happy to announce that due to the positiv development of the current pandemic situation in China, they have informed us that they are […]

Press release – Anti-Doping Violation

The WDC Anti-Doping Department has to report that Max Khuzhayrov was tested positive with the Beta-2 Agonists/Fenoterol at the Ballroom Show Dance Championship on December the 15th 2019 in Vienna. This is a medicine prescribed against Asthma and Allergies and is on the WADA List of Prohibited Substances. The substance is performing enhancing and the amount […]

The 41st / 2020 Japan International Dance Championships Notice of cancellation

Regarding the “41st / 2020 Japan International Dance Championships” scheduled to be held on June 20 (Sat) and 21 (Sun) 2020, the infection status of the new coronavirus ,in view of this, we decided to cancel the event.Judges and dancers will be notified as well this year if they are to be held safely next […]

Examinations of the World Dance Council and license applications for WDC licenses with WDC member organisations

Dear members of the WDC, to avoid any confusion, if you intend to take a professional Examination of the World Dance Council, you first have to get the permission of your member body of the WDC. You can then take the Examination with one of the certified Examiners of the WDC found in the list […]

New Dates -2020 European Professional Latin & Professional Ballroom Showdance

Dear valued membersDear competitors, Further to our Press Release regarding the postponement of the WDC European Championships to take place in April 2020 ,we have now a further update for the 2020 European Championship Latin in Moscow, Russia. The event has been now postponed to 8th August 2020.  Also we would like to inform our member countries that […]

Cancellation / Rescheduling of Events

Dear valued members, Dear Competitors.In light of the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic it is our sad duty to inform you of the postponement/ cancellation of the following WDC Championships scheduled to take place in April of 2020. The organisers have informed us that the events will be rescheduled as soon as possible. 1.2020 European Championship Professional […]

Important Info and Notice about the WDC May Series of Meetings, Presidents Dinner & 70th year celebration of WDC

Dear valued WDC members, As we previously advised in our circulation of communication to you all some three weeks ago ( February 21st 2020)  from the ongoing considerations at the meeting of your Board of Directors and as a result of our foresight and vision, we immediately implemented measures to plan for contingency in case […]

3rd WDC EDF European Tour

Chisunau (Moldova)6th March Moldova Dance Festival Camp7-8th March WDC Moldova Dance Festival (competition)https://www.moldovadancefestival.com/english/9th March Moldova Dance Festival Camp10th or 11th March transfer flight Chisinau-Warsaw-Wrocław, just 3 hours 40min and only 134 EURWrocław (Poland)11-13th March sightseeing or practicing in Wrocław14th March WDC AL World Cup PROBUS STARDANCE FESTIVALhttp://worldcupdance.com/cms/home/english/15th March camp with Dorin Fecautanu

WDC Presidents Video Address in support of Chinese Dancers – Corona Virus Outbreak

WDC Press Release -Anastasia Murayeva appointed as Executive Presidential Assistant

It is with an immense amount of pleasure and excitement that I herewith announce that Miss Anastasia Murayeva has accepted to join me in the capacity as  Executive Presidential Assistant to myself as President and my colleagues on the Board of Directors of the World Dance Council (WDC).We are certain that many dance fans and […]

2019 World Championship – Professional Ballroom Showdance – Imperial Palace, Vienna – Gallery

The Dublin Arthur Murray Dance Festival Picture Gallery

2019 Embassy Ball – Videos

See the 2 video clips of the fabulous 2019 Embassy Ball – A WDC World Series & World Ranking Event

WDC Social Dance Day – 22.September

Dear Memebers! Dear Presidents! Dear Dance School Owners! Dear Dance Teachers!  The 22nd of September is the World Social Dance Day and at the same time this day is the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the WDC, formerly the ICBD. For this occasion, I would like to kindly ask you to set actions in your […]

WDC celebrates 70 years – Join Us!!

The WDC Presidents Dinner & Awards – Picture Gallery

WDC & BDC World Congress Timetable

Please see the World Congress timetable to download.

WDC is a Proud member of TAFISA


The WDC European Dance Federation

The WDC European Dance Federation is a integral part of the WDC with a mission to further and expand the collaboration between European WDC member organisations. The elected Board of the European Dance Federation are: Rene Barsi – President Caterina Arzenton – Secretary Gaynor Fairweather MBE – Vice-President Irina Condratieva – Vice-President Yana Pokrovskaya – […]