RESULTS OF IDU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2006 click here
IDU Amateur World Championship on 24th and 25th October 2008
in Maalot organised by Igor Galiaga.
CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS! CONGRATULATIONS!
ILAN VAIMAN - Vice President IDU and President
To Mr. Ilan Vaiman,
President of AIDA - Amateur Israel Dancesport Association,
all like to wish you a heartfelt and very warm congratulations on your being elected as Vice President
of IDU - International Dance Union - today the 5th
We are all so pleased and very proud of your recognition as a wonderful individual and a true
professional in the dance world.
May this be the beginning of a very successful international career.
Perez - Sports Director - on behalf of the Presidium of AIDA: Saulus
Greenyevitch, Genya Levant, Patrice Perez, Galina Shustin, Marina Kritchman, Arkadi Gadishev and all the teachers, dancers
and supporters of AIDA.
December, 18, 2006
IDU is very glad to inform the Dance World about great success of 2006
IDU World Championships in Classic Ballroom & Latin
American Dances in Juniors (12-15), in Youth 1 (16-18),
Youth 2 (19-20), Adults (21-35), Seniors (over 35) and also new established Liscio Unificato & Carribean Dances.
were held on 14-16 of December 2006 in Reggio Calabria, Italy, Palasport F.Calafiore containing 10.000 spectators. Also this great event was broadcast live
on RAI (National Italian television channel) in connection with Telethon Charity project.
2006 IDU World Championships were organized
by Stefano Francia on behalf of FDSI (FederDanza
president Franco Querze)
with a great support of CONI (Italian National Olympic
Committee), Reggio Calabria regional department.
Dance Congress and several professional competitions were organized in conjunction with ANMB (National
Association of Dance Teachers) within the framework of the festival.
We are pleased to announce:
2006 IDU World Amateur Classic Ballroom Champions (Adults):
Warren and Kristi
2006 IDU World Amateur Latin American Champions (Adults):
& Anna Suprun (Sweden)
A distinguish Panel of Experts (adjudicators licensed by WDC,
World Dance Council) was provided for those Championships: Gaynor Fairweather
MBE (England), Rene
Barci (France), Vincent Bulger (USA), Johan Eftedal (Norway), Leonid Pletnev (Russia), Steven
Hannah (Scotland), Tone
Nyhagen (Norway), Caterina Arzenton (Italy), Petracca Pier Luigi (Italy), Maria
Gai (Italy), Viviana Bevini (Italy) with Jerry Abrate (Italy) as a chairman.
also for another age categories: Mirko Saccani (Hong Kong), Oleg Kudinov (Russia), Alexander
Shichkin (Russia), Pechernikov Andrey (Russia), Vasyutyak Yuriy (Ukraine), Vladimir Karachentsev (Ukraine), Svyatoslav Vlokh (Ukraine), Evgeny Vaiman (Israel), Liz Moore (Israel), Federica Malaguti (Italy), Luca Fanni (Italy), Alessandro Persichini (Italy), Ciro
See all results on www.fdsi.it/2006iduwc
IDU WORLD CUP 2008 in Israel 23rd and 24th April 2008
PRESS RELEASE - LATEST NEWS WD&DSC
To all member-countries of the WDDSC family
To all Professional adjudicators
As you may be well aware, a joint meeting between the IDSF and the WDDSC was scheduled for and took place
on 26th October 2005 in Zurich, Switzerland. The WDDSC represented by myself, Dance Sport Chairman Fred Bijster and Vice-President
Stanislav Popov entered these negotiations in the spirit of utmost co-operation optimism, seriousness of intent and respect,
and to this end our proposed agenda was forwarded to the IDSF for their consideration as early as August. For the avoidance
of any doubt we offered an absolute maximum of new initiatives for solutions and sharing as partners in the following agenda.
- 1. The combining of the WD&DSC World Series and IDSF Grand Slam into a World Super-Series. The concept in principle.
- 2. The setting up of an Independent Commission to investigate the future of Dance Sport, with representatives from the
WD&DSC, IDSF, IDU and Competitors on the Commission.
- 3. A joint World Congress, presented and organised jointly by the WD&DSC and IDSF.
The costs and profits to be shared to pioneer the first true educational system on a global basis for everyone.
- 4. The issue of Adjudicator eligibility arising from the General Agreement.
- 5. The removal of all future “bans” on events organised by WD&DSC Members.
In spite of the fact that no agenda was forthcoming from the IDSF side, we still proceeded in the utmost
good faith. Unfortunately, due to health problems, on the day your delegates arrived at the meeting to be met with the news
that President Baumann would not be able to attend and that Mr. Lukas Hinder and Mr. Vince Bain would proceed with President
Baumann in absentia.
The spirit of the meeting and the general atmosphere and desire for co-operation appeared to be one of the
best that I have attended, and this feeling was indicated by Mr. Bain. The meeting was several hours in duration and it extended
into dinner that evening.
The bottom line of decision-making which occurred however, was perhaps slightly disappointing but nonetheless
not entirely fruitless. It was unanimously agreed as follows:
- a) The WDDSC and IDSF mutually accept and recognise each others list of adjudicators
- b) The requirement that adjudicators register with IDSF by 1st January 2006 is withdrawn
Mr. Bain advised that this IDSF delegation were totally in favour of the above but begged our patience that
it would require Presidium endorsement and asked if we could hold off with this in mind from making any Press Releases until
the following Tuesday (1st November 2005), whereby it was hoped and anticipated that implementation could occur.
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It is for this reason, i.e. the request of the IDSF and in the spirit of good will and etiquette that no
press releases nor directives have been forthcoming. In spite of several reminders from our side to the IDSF, no conclusions
nor formal ratifications had been received, which gave me cause to write to President Baumann last week on 24th November 2005
advising that should we fail to receive some kind of response by the weekend, it would leave us with no alternative but to
proceed on a unilateral basis and issue a Press Release. To his credit Mr. Bain responded with an e-mail but still no formal
response on IDSF note-paper from President Baumann.
With this in mind, and in view of the fact that the issue is scheduled for the agenda of the IDSF Presidium
meeting of January 2006, and bearing in mind that most members of the IDSF and organisers all over the world wish and actually
prefer to employ WDDSC adjudicators, it is therefore the conclusion of this Press Release that the WDDSC strongly urge all
Professional adjudicators NOT to feel coerced into registering with IDSF. Coercions, bans, restrictions on the market and back-door monopolies are
the cause of much upheaval in the dance market today, and in quite simple terms, there is no need.
The future for the WDDSC is incredibly bright and the possibilities of the open market virtually limitless.
Our long established open market of competitions are growing not only in undoubted prestige and stature but also in numbers,
and there is no advice that the general agreement agreed between WDDSC and IDSF is not in effect. Furthermore, there are many
new initiatives planned from the WDDSC side of which we will be delighted to advise you shortly.
In the meantime, our newly developed coaches and trainers and organisers commissions are reflective of our
growing network of information traffic, knowledge and expertise worldwide.
The Presidium and I take this opportunity of thanking you for your support and wish you and all your families
a healthy and happy festive season and a wonderful start to the new opportunities which we will find in 2006.
With my warmest regards,
Donnie Burns MBE, President