Kategoria: Kansainväliset asiat

WDSF Adjudicators Congress 20.11. Riga, Latvia

WDSF Adjudicators Congress

20 November 2023 in Riga – Latvia


  • If you already are a WDSF official please log in with your WDSF user name and password and register to the congress online.
  • Registration and payment for this congress will end on 16 November 2023 23:59 GMT.


Participants which have not paid the registration fee on time will be treated as cancelled and will not be admitted to the congress.

Participants MUST register online, we DO NOT allow registrations at the venue.

View the registrations of your member body here.



Nearest Airport : Riga International Airport ( RIX )
Venue/Address : 68 Graudu iela, LV 1058, Rīga, Latvia

Contact Person

Organiser : Latvian DanceSport Federation (LDSF)
Contact Person : Juris Arajs
Email : jarajs@hotmail.com

Time: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Lecturers: To be Confirmed

GK Test : YES

Kiinan Wuxissa tanssittiin perjantaina vakiotanssin maailmanmestaruudesta

Kiinan Wuxissa tanssittiin perjantaina vakiotanssin maailmanmestaruudesta

Markus Kinnunen ja Ellen Puotiniemi sekä Aleksi Ahola ja Fay Antikainen vakiotanssin MM-kisoissa Kiinan Wuxissa

Heinäkuussa kilpailukalenteri on ollut tanssin osalta tyhjempi, mutta WDSF:n yleisen sarjan vakiotanssin MM-kisoja päästiin kuitenkin jännittämään perjantaina 21.7. Kiinan Wuxissa. Upeissa puitteissa järjestetyissä kilpailuissa osallistujia oli yli 60.

 Kilpailujen voittoon tanssi Liettuan Evaldas Sodeika ja Ieva Zukauskaite. Viime vuonna he sijoittuvat Italian MM-kisoissa toiseksi ja tänä vuonna he onnistuivat nappaamaan kirkkaimman mitalin.

 Suomea kilpailuissa oli edustamassa kaksi paria. Markus Kinnunen ja Ellen Puotiniemi tanssivat tiensä toiselle kierrokselle sijoittuen lopulta jaetuille sijoille 42–44. “Saavutimme tavoitteemme eli 48 parhaan joukkoon pääsemisen. Olimme myös paras U21-pari, mistä olemme tosi iloisia!”

Aleksi Ahola ja Fay Antikainen sijoittuvat kilpailuissa sijalle 52. ”Upeat kilpailut ja hienoa edustaa Suomea MM-kisoissa. Nautimme joka hetkestä lattialla ja kiitämme kaikkia tukijoitamme, jotka ovat auttaneet meitä tällä matkalla: valmentajat, seurat, liitto sekä kaikki kanssatanssijat”.

 Suomalaisparit jatkoivat urakkaansa Kiinassa vielä sunnuntaina, sillä molemmat parit tanssivat vakiotanssin GrandSlam -kilpailussa. Pareja kilpailuun osallistui 124. Markus ja Ellen sijoittuivat sijalle 49 ja jäivät ensimmäisenä ulos kolmannelta kierrokselta. “Viikonlopun aikana saimme parannettua tanssiamme kierros kierrokselta ja tyytyväisiä olemme niin tanssiin kuin tuloksiinkin. Haluamme kiittää sydämemme pohjasta valmentajiamme sekä vanhempiamme, sillä he heräsivät katsomaan jokaisen kierroksen aikaerosta huolimatta. Kiitos myös Suomen huipputiimille täällä Wuxissa!”

Aleksi ja Fay tanssivat vakiotanssin GrandSlam -kilpailussa sijalle 82. Pari jäi harmillisesti ensimmäisenä parina ulos toiselta kierrokselta.


Kilpailujen tulokset löytyvät kokonaisuudessaan täältä: (avautuvat toisella verkkosivustolla):



Suomen Tanssiurheiluliitto, tiedotus@tanssiurheilu.fi

ITA-WDSF specific Webinar for DanceSport (Antidoping)

Anti-Doping Webinars Spring 2023

21 June 2023

The International Testing Agency (ITA) is launching a new series of anti-doping webinars in the spring of 2023. Find all necessary information below. Take part, keep DanceSport clean.

This webinars are for administrators, athletes, coaches, educator, medical personnel, parents/guardians, local organisers, and any other athlete support personnel of the WDSF community, who all play a key part in keeping sport clean.

As athletes or any support personnel, make sure to sign up for this webinar to learn more and understand how anti-doping works.

WDSF and the International Testing Agency (ITA) are inviting everyone to attend the next edition of the ITA webinar series. The topics cover all major fields of anti-doping, as before, from the principles of anti-doping activities through practical info on the doping control process for in and out-of-competition tests. Medications and supplements will be discussed thoroughly along with sanctions and how to protect sports by speaking up.
To register for the sessions, please use the links below.
Zoom links to participating are sent after registration.
The webinar will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation to four additional languages – Arabic (العربي), Spanish (español), French (français) and Russian (русский).
For those attending all 5 sessions a certificate is generated and sent by email.
The schedule of these sessions is below:

1. Introduction to anti-doping 
Overview of the system, rights and responsibilities, ADRVs
6 July 14:00-15:00 CET

2. The Doping Control Process 
Includes testing procedures (urine and blood) and ABP
13 July 14:00-15:00 CET

3. Medications, Supplements, Prohibited List and TUEs
Includes the Principle of Strict Liability
20 July 14:00-15:00 CET

4. Principles and Values of Clean Sport 
Includes sanctions, consequences and speaking up
27 July 14:00-15:00 CET

5. Out-of-Competition Testing 
Includes requirements of RTP/TP, whereabouts, use of ADAMS
3 August 14:00-15:00 CET

WDSF: Kaikille avoin antidoping-webinaari 21.4.

JULKAISTU: 4.4.2023, KATEGORIAT: Kansainväliset asiat, Koulutustiedotteet

ITA-WDSF specific Webinar for DanceSport (Antidoping)

Welcome to this anti-doping education webinar hosted by the International Testing Agency (ITA), on behalf of the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF).

The webinar will be held on 21 April 14:00 – 15:00 CET.

This special session is for administrators, athletes, coaches, educator, medical personnel, parents/guardians, local organisers, and any other athlete support personnel of the WDSF community, who all play a key part in keeping sport clean.

As athletes or any support personnel, make sure to sign up for this webinar to learn more and understand how anti-doping works, including:

• Athletes and Athletes Support Personnel roles and responsibilities under the Code
• Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
• Substances and Methods on the Prohibited List
• Testing procedures (blood and urine) and the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP)

There will be also the time left at the end of the session to answer your questions live, and we will be delighted to introduce you to WDSF General Secretary Sergey Nifontov.

The session will be delivered in English, and all participants will receive a PDF of the webinar presentation, including links to the resources covered.

Link to register for the webinar:

Please remember that one of the Anti-Doping requirements for national federations is to provide education to their affiliates, therefore this is a great opportunity to help meet that requirement.
On the other hand, it would be appropriate for the representatives of each federation in matters of anti-doping, anti-doping commission or similar to attend the webinar.

Best regards,
WDSF Office

WDSF online tuomarikongressi 4.4.2023

WDSF DANCESPORT ACADEMY NEWS (2/23) – WDSF ONLINE STANDARD AND LATIN ADJUDICATORS CONGRESS                                                           

Dear Members and WDSF Adjudicators,

In consideration of the difficulties with the limited number of events and the high cost for travel during this post-Pandemic recovery period, the WDSF Academy will offer an Online Congress for adjudicators who need to renew their licenses but were unable to attend the Congress in Jan 2023 in Spain and before.

This coming Online congress will be held on 4 April 2023. I confirm that this Congress will be the only Online Congress for the 2023 year.  Please note that other In-person Congresses, such as the one in Stuttgart will continue to be conducted.

It is the intention of the Academy to resume only in-person congresses in different parts of the World as soon as possible, but hopefully by 2024. As you would understand, the online Congresses lack the benefit of interaction between lecturers and other participants. In-person Congresses can also be an important part of a successful DanceSport events and festivals.

This coming Online congress will provide licensed adjudicators with a license renewal for 1 year.  It is not our intention to disrupt the in-person Congresses that have already being scheduled this year. New applicants can also attend this congress, however there will be no examination online.

The time schedule for this coming Online congress is as follows:

01:30pm(CET) – Sports Updates

02:30pm(CET) – Break

02:45pm(CET) – Lecture, Judging Standard Dance

04:00pm(CET) – Break

04:15pm(CET) – Lecture, Judging Latin Dance

05:30pm(CET) – End of congress

(lecture topic/lecturer will be sent to all participants upon registration for this congress)

With the new updating scheme of Adjudicator’s education status, our Adjudicator’s will no longer lose their 24 months validity period should he/she attend a congress before the expiry of the educational requirement. With the update, the new expiry date will account for the balance of months before the original expiry date, up to a maximum of six months, in addition to the 24 months validity. For example, if the education license expires on 30 June 2022, an Adjudicator attends a congress on 1 Jan 2023, the new expiry date will be 30 June 2025 for In-person Congress and 30 June 2024 for an Online Congress. The new qualification period for the education allows Adjudicators to have more flexibility to attend a congress further in advance of the expiry date.

The existing allowance of 14 days of license validity after the expiry date still applies. For example, if the educational license expires on 30 June 2023, the Adjudicator may still adjudicate until 14 July 2023.


The deadlines for:

  • Registration of new applicants for the WDSF Adjudicator License: 25 March, 23:59 GMT
  • Registration and payment for the Congress: 1 April, 23:59 GMT

Upcoming Congresses

– WDSF AJS JS 3.0 Absolute Judgement Course on 6 & 7 August (To be confirmed) at Stuttgart, Germany
– WDSF Adjudicators Congress on 20 November at Riga, Latvia


WDSF Academy


WDSF tuomarikongressi Cartagenassa 12.-13.1.2023

KORJAUS 2.12.: Paikkakunta ei ole Barcelona, vaan CARTAGENA

WDSF Academy tiedottaa 1.12.2022:

Kindly be informed that the WDSF Academy and FEDB will be organising the following congresses at Hotel NH Cartagena, Spain, The schedule of the available congresses are as follows:

WDSF AJS JS 3.0 Absolute Judgement Course

New Applicants and Licensed Holders who need to attend an AJS course to obtain JS 3.0 AJS qualification must attend both days on 12th Jan and 13th Jan 2023.

Date/Time : Thursday, 12 Jan 2023, 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Date/Time : Friday, 13 Jan 2023 – 10:00am to 7:30pm (AJS Course exam from 10:00am to 1:00pm, 1:00pm to 7:30pm additional congress for AJS license Applicants)

AJS Course Fee for 2 days – CHF 250, to sign up on line by 8 Jan 2023, 23:59 GMT. Payment must be made on line, no registration or entry allowed on day of course.

Friday 13th Jan 2023 – Standard and Latin Open Combined Congress

Time : 1:00pm to 7:30pm (Adjudicators attending as a normal Adjudicators congress for license renewal) (GKT and ECT tests will be conducted from 11:00am)

Open to :

  1. Licensed adjudicators who need to attend a congress to keep their license active.
  2. New applicants.
  3. This is the 2nd part of the AJS Couse, exams will be held on this day from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Course Fee :

  1. CHF 100 for licensed adjudicators, coaches and observers attending one day congress
  2. AJS Course participants of 12th Aug 2023 need not to pay additional fee for 13th Aug 2023 course.

*Please be informed that with effect from 15 Aug 2016, all adjudicators must have attended a WDSF Absolute Judgement System (Formerly known as the JS 2.1 Course) Methods of judging and Assessment Course and passed the examination in both theory and practical in order to be eligible to judge competitions/championships using the AJS/JS 3.0. These events include all Championships, Grand Slams, Cups, Games and WDSF World Open(from 1 Jan 2017).

This course will also meet one of the entry requirements for upgrading of WDSF Adjudicator’s license B to A.

Existing licensed holders may attend this course as a regular WDSF Adjudicator’s Congress.

Course Content:

1.  The evolution of WDSF Judging System.
2.  Principles of Absolute Judgement.
3.  Definition and usage of Performance Assessment Standards(PAS).
4.  Definition and usage of Indicative Qualities (IQs).
5.  Practical Assessment using Absolute Judgement.

Test/Examination :

Part I : Theory test(Multiple choice) on PAS and IQS taught in the course and information provided in the WDSF Adjudicator’s Handbook. Once the entry is being received by the WDSF Academy through on line registration, a copy of the WDSF Adjudicator’s Handbook will be emailed to all participants free of charge. Participants should register as early as possible and start preparing for the exam by reading and understanding the Handbook.

Part II : Practical Test(watch a video performance, analyse the performance, identify the qualities and award the points)

To pass the test, participants must past both Theory and Practical modules of the test. Participants who passed only one module may reschedule a retest for the failed module.

Conditions for Retest:
1.                  Retest applicants must have attended and paid for an AJS course previously.

2.                  Up to 2 FREE retests is allowed within a period of 18 months from the date of the failed test.

3.                  Applicants who failed a single module of the test (either practical or theory) may sit for the retest of the failed module only.

4.                  Retest applicants will not be permitted to attend the AJS Course but may be present to take the retest at the appropriate time. Latecomers will not be entertained.

5.                  Retest applicants may attend the AJS Course at a discounted price of CHF 125.

We are glad to inform you that the on-line registration for congresses is now available, this new process save time, cost and make it more convenient for everyone.

All existing WDSF licensed officials can sign up to a congress themselves and do not need to go through their national member body. The congress fee must be paid by the Adjudicator directly when signing up on line. A short tutorial video on the process of registration is provided here: https://youtu.be/qtPG_s3eHbQ

For new applicants of a WDSF adjudicator’s license or observers at a WDSF congress, the registration can only be done by the WDSF NMB. The NMB can pay for the applicant online or delegate the payment  to the applicant. Please view this tutorial video on how to register a new applicant/participant to a WDSF congress: https://youtu.be/boPTsNeLrvo
These tutorial videos will also be available here: https://www.worlddancesport.org/Rule/Official/Education/RLS_Management

Only candidates who have completed the entire online WDSF Adjudicators application system before the closing date are permitted to register to this congress.

– Registration of NEW candidates (By National Registration and Licensing System RLS) will close on 27 Dec 2022, 23:59 GMT.
– Closing date for all congress registrations is on 8 Jan 2023, 23:59 GMT.