The mission of the DanceSport Academy is to provide trainers, coaches, adjudicators and the athletes with comprehensive and up-to-date information on all aspects of DanceSport. Through its Academy, IDSF fosters the sport’s development on a global scale, by establishing and maintaining defined standards in the education of coaches and officials, and by making know-how available to the athletes.
Going beyond the traditional transfer of knowledge through congresses and seminars – and taking a more holistic and, at times, a scientific approach – the DanceSport Academy provides its services through state-of-the-art technology and workshops.
The next DanceSport Academy Workshop is staged concurrently with the 2011 German Open in Stuttgart on 15 August. It focuses on the "Development of the Viennese Waltz", with the IDSF Professional Division acting as co-organiser. Slovenian pros Luca Bussoleti and Tjasa Vulic will demonstrate open choreography in the VW.
The aim of this particular project is to standardise the IDSF Syllabus for the five Latin and the five Standard dances by providing visual and explanatory information to teachers, adjudicators and dancers.
The IDSF DanceSport Academy released the first two Syllabus DVDs in 2010.
The Rumba DVD is presented by Barbara Nagode Ambroz and features as demonstrators Zoran Plohl and Tatsiana Lahvinovich. Michael Herdlitzka presents the Viennese Waltz DVD; Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol are the demonstrators.
Two more are currently in production and should become available during the second half of 2011. The IDSF PD World Champions – Paolo Bosco and Silvia Pitton (Standard); Alexey Silde and Anna Firstova (Latin) – will be the expert demonstrators for the different syllabus figures.
You can order all DanceSport Academy Syllabus DVDs from our distributer!