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!!

WDC EDF European Dance Tour

2nd European Mini Tour – Radom /Freedom Dance Cup & Moscow /Autumn Moscow Cup

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 – PresidentCaterina Arzenton – SecretaryGaynor Fairweather MBE – Vice-President Irina Condratieva – Vice-PresidentYana Pokrovskaya – Vice-PresidentKateryna Mullyar – […]