Technique Books

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WDSF Technique Books

The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has published a technique book for each of the Latin as well as the Standard dances.  Between them, the ten books provide a practical introduction to the technique in Latin and Standard for dancers at all levels: from students to professionals - and on to teachers or trainers.

The books explain all facets of the WDSF technique, transmit a wealth of knowledge and create the solid base for the continued development of DanceSport. Comprehensive and up-to-date, they go much beyond the fundamentals and expand on topic such as body techniques.

This is what some of the most renowned trainers and adjudicators in DanceSport had to say about the books.

"Congratulations to the authors for producing a first class presentation of the Standard and Latin dances. This tremendous amount of work over many years has been edited and presented beautifully and is a beautiful 'first step' in analysing and describing modern DanceSport." Peter Maxwell - World Champion, Coach and Adjudicator

"The authors have treated all existing material with great respect and sensitivity - and they have still managed to present us with a more detailed explanation. These new books will surely be of enormous importance to the development of future teachers, adjudicators and competitors." Geir Bakke - World Champion, Coach and Adjudicator

The price for a single WDSF Technique Book is EUR 50. They can be purchased from:


YouTraining logoThe World DanceSport Academy runs a YouTube channel featuring lectures by the foremost authorities as well as lessons by standout athletes in DanceSport at no charge.

Syllabus DVD

Five DVDs cover the WDSF Syllabus for the Waltz, the Viennese Waltz (including the development of the latter), the Rumba and the Samba by providing visual information to teachers, adjudicators and dancers.

The WDSF DanceSport Academy released the first two Syllabus DVDs in 2010.


Rumba The Rumba DVD is presented by Barbara Nagode Ambroz and features as demonstrators Zoran Plohl and Tatsiana Lahvinovich.

Viennese Waltz Michael Herdlitzka presents the Viennese Waltz DVD. Simone Segatori and Annette Sudol are the demonstrators.

75104.jpg The Waltz DVD

features Luca Bussoletti and Tasja Vulic.

75105.jpgThe Samba DVD

features Alexey Silde and Anna Firstova.

75103.jpg The Viennese Waltz Development DVD

features Luca Bussoletti and Tasja Vulic.


Order the DanceSport Academy Syllabus DVDs from the WDSF distributor!

The Academy

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, WDSF 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.