Preview | American DanceSport Festival

The third annual American DanceSport Festival is about to kick off this Saturday, October 13th, in the tropical city of Miami, Florida. This year, the ADSF has brought various events to the table which has gathered the interest of dancers from all across the world. First of all, two World Championships of the World DanceSport Federation are sanctioned to take place here in the United States. Dancers of the Senior I Standard and Latin categories will have the chance to fight for the title that names them the best of the best. Actually, the American DanceSport Festival has sanctioned various World Championships each year since its first year of operations in 2016.

This is the second year that the ADSF will be hosting on the grounds of Miami. In 2016, the first ADSF was actually hosted in Boston, Massachusetts where dancers gathered for the Senior I Standard World Championship as well as for the Senior I 10 Dance World Championship. The following year, in 2017, dancers worldwide came to Miami to compete at the Senior III Standard WDSF World Championship and Senior I Latin WDSF World Championship. This year, the World Championship tradition continues.

A Major Event for the United States

The American DanceSport Festival is the largest event sanctioned by USA Dance, the WDSF member body of the United States of America. What is fantastic about this year is the fact that the ADSF is sanctioning a WDSF World Open Latin Championship, just as in 2016 when the ADSF was hosted in Boston. After the great success from a WDSF International Open Latin Championship of last year, the status increased once again to a World Open event. There will also be a WDSF World Open Standard Championship, an event that has been sanctioned each year at the ADSF since 2016.

In addition, WDSF Showdance Events in both the Latin and Standard divisions are set to commence throughout the weekend. Maybe we will have the chance to see some of the couples who took part in the Showdance World Championship only three weeks ago in Bratislava, Slovakia! Additional performances at the ADSF will include the Latin and Standard events of the WDSF Professional Division, and World Cups for both the Acrobatic Rock'n'Roll Main Class Free Style and Boogie Woogie Main Class divisions of the WRRC, the World Rock'n'Roll Confederation.

Worldwide Acclaim

The American DanceSport Festival has drawn some of the top dancers of the World DanceSport Federation to compete on its grounds. Such dancers include Timur Imametdinov and Nina Bezzubova who have just taken the bronze medal at the WDSF Latin World Championship last weekend! They have been attending the ADSF since 2016 and we hope to see them on the floor this upcoming Saturday. In 2016, Gabriele Goffredo and Anna Matus, 4-time World Champions, also made their attendance claiming the title of Champions of the very first World Open Latin held at the ADSF.

An Opportunity for American Dancers

The American DanceSport Festival is “THE” competition for which American athletes look forward to each year and anticipate for the following year as soon as the event concludes. This event gives them the opportunity to feel the thrill of international competition right in their backyard. It is exceptionally difficult to have the chance to travel each month, never-mind each weekend, overseas to have the same competitive opportunity as dancers in Europe or Asia. Such an event gives these USA dancers the chance to feel their strength in their home country, doing the thing that they love to do the most – dance.

FloDance will be streaming live the 2018 American DanceSport Festival taking place this weekend, October 13-14 at the InterContinental Miami in Miami, Florida. Make sure you catch all of the excitement with the array of various events you will be able to watch right from home! Stay tuned!

Recap | WDSF World Ten Dance

Being a ten dance athlete is not just about physical endurance, but also about mental and emotional stamina. This is what made the difference for the champions of the night. We saw a part of each of these aspects yesterday at the 2018 WDSF World 10 Dance Championships that took place in Warsaw, Poland. The heat was definitely on, and the competition was top notch, especially when it came down to the finals.

Preview | World Ten Dance Championship

2018 World Ten Dance Warsaw Hype

This upcoming weekend, the Polish Cup International Dance Festival will be hosting the 2018 Adult Ten Dance World Championship in the city of Warsaw, Poland. 38 couples from 38 countries are on the starting list and ready for the showdown to take place this Saturday, November the 10th. 

Recap | WDSF GrandSlam Standard Moscow

What a conclusion to the 2018 Russian Open Championships! The World DanceSport Federation’s fifth Standard GrandSlam of the year is now complete and what a night it was! The crowd went wild for our finalists, three of which were Russian favorites. Dmitry Zharkov and Olga Kulikova took yet another win under their belt with a purely flawless presentation throughout the entire event. Their quickstep solo presentation of the final scored them their strongest score for this GrandSlam, a 39.124 out of 40.000 points possible. They were the only couple in this Standard GrandSlam to achieve a score in the 39.000 percentile!

Recap | WDSF GrandSlam Latin Moscow

The fifth and concluding Latin GrandSlam of the World DanceSport Federation has officially finished for the year of 2018, the top Latin WDSF couples will make their way to Shanghai this December for what is known as the GrandSlam Series Final.  Let’s take a look over what has happened here at the Russian Open Championships just yesterday.

Preview | WDSF GrandSlam Latin Moscow

The fifth and final leg of the WDSF GrandSlam series is approaching this weekend, before the top stars of the World DanceSport Federation take on the GrandSlam Final in Shanghai this upcoming December. 

Preview | GrandSlam Standard Moscow

The Russian Open Championships (ROC) will be hosting the fifth leg of the Standard GrandSlam series beginning this Saturday, October 27th, where the first round of the event will be commenced. All further rounds, all the way up to the final, will continue the following day, Sunday, October 28th.

Recap | World Champs Under 21

And the new Under 21 Standard World Champions of the World DanceSport Federation have just been crowned! Paul Rednic and Roxana Lucaciu of Romania have taken the highest step on the pedestal this October 20th, 2018, honoring their country’s flag, the country that hosted this fantastic World Championship. 

Preview | Under 21 Standard World Championship

With various WDSF World Championships having just concluded in Miami, Florida in the United States of America, we now travel to Timisoara, Romania to catch live the Under 21 Standard World Championship of the World DanceSport Federation hosted this coming Saturday, October 20, 2018, live on FloDance. 

Recap | American DanceSport Festival

The 3rd annual American DanceSport Festival has now officially come to a close! From the evening of Friday the 12th to this day of Monday the 15th of October, the 2018 ADSF arranged quite the spectacular for all attendees and viewers. Friday showcased the annual White Celebration Dinner Party hosted at the InterContinental Miami, the main venue of the competition. Competitors, officials, and various attendee viewers came out to enjoy the dinner, music, company, and – a surprise showcase of fireworks right outside! Definitely a memorable night for all those who came.