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 and those “of a certain age and status” will recall Bill and Bobbie Irvine MBE and Nina Hunt along with Rudi Trautz adjudicating at the World- famous Budokan Hall in Tokyo, not one, but BOTH WDC World Professional Championships in the same weekend, with the Latin on the Saturday and the Ballroom on Sunday.
The former was won by ESPEN and KIRSTEN SALBERG and the latter by none other than MICHAEL and VICKI BARR.
“Those days will never return”.
We are most delighted that after 40 years, Japan and JBDF have applied for and been granted both the 2025 World Professional Championships Ballroom and World Professional Latin Championship to be held on one weekend as part of the 34th Japan International Championships in June 2025, which already is a member of the WDC World Series.
This will be the 75th WDC World Championship Professional Latin & and 88th WDC World Championship Professional Ballroom !!!
Unrivalled history and excellence is embodied in these WDC World Championships like no other.
WDC is proud and happy that the ongoing recovery from the pandemic and the strong ties to JBDF, (the Japan Dancers Federation) have made it possible for this historic double World Championship to take place and we would like to thank Mrs Motoko Inagawa (President)and Mr Uchida and the entire JBDF Executive for their initiative and loyalty.
Our family in Japan have taken the post pandemic dance world by the scruff of the neck and elevated dancing, dancers, fans and Japan.
When the history books of dance are written you will be remembered and revered forever.
Arigato gozai ma-su, we thank and salute you!!!