About WADF

Who we are and what we do

Corona Virus
Due to the problems with the Corona virus the WADF will closely follow what will happen in the near future. Some events might have to be cancelled or postponed. At the moment we have the following events postponed:

Rostov on Don Russia
Lviv Ukraine
Timisoara Romania
Tallin Estonia
St. Petersburg Russia
Karaganda Kazakhstan
Bydgoszcz Poland
The International Beach Dance Cup Hungary
Szczecin Poland

Information of new dates can be found in the Calendar.

The WADF wishes that all our members, teachers, judges and dancers will take care to stay safe and healthy and hopefully we will come back to normal very soon.
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Our mission

To create a real democratic honest World Dance Federation where everybody that like to become a member can be accepted as a member without having to go through the ”one member per country”.

To create an International forum for Dancers, Coaches, Dance School owners and Dance Club Trainers where it is possible to discuss and develop dance competition disciplines in an modern and innovative way.

The WADF accepts that the Art of dance is much more than competitions.  There are two parts to be considered, one Technical and one Artistic.  The former methods of presenting competition dancing with couples, where one must have a partner to be an active competitor are out of date.  The demands of the 21st century are being realised in the WADF.

To give all dancers the chance to compete at International competitions without having to be elite dancers. To give all girls that did not found a boy to dance with a chance to be a team member in a Duo, Trio or a Small or Large team were also second and third rated dancers can fill a place.

To offer our members competitions from  6 main Departments containing 24 Dance Divisions including 46 competition Disciplines in 10 Age groups and 7 Categories ending up to more then 5.000 possible combinations.

This is our mission!

 

Our disciplines

Artistic Acrobatic Dance Department 

Artistic Acrobatic Dance Show Division
Artistic Acrobatic Dance Show Competitions
Free Acrobatic Dance Show Competitions
Cheerleading Division
Pom-Pon Cheer Dance Competitions
Artistic Cheerleading Competitions
Artistic Pole Dance Division
Artistic Pole Dance Competitions

Artistic Couple Dance Department 

Artistic One Dance Division
Solo Dance Competitions
Duo Dance Competitions
Triple Dance Competitions
Artistic One Dance Competitions
Dances suitable for One Dance Competitions
Artistic Three & Five Dance Division
Artistic Three Dance Competitions
Artistic Five Dance Competitions
Artistic Student Teacher Dance Division
Artistic One Dance Competitions
Artistic Three & Five Dance Competitions
Artistic Formation Dance Division
Artistic Couple Dance Formation Competitions
Salsa Rueda de Casino Competitions
Artistic Multi Dance Division
Choreographed Dance Show Competitions
Synchronised Dance Show Competitions
Repeat Dance Show Division
Synchronised Repeat Dance Competitions

Art & Culture Department

Belly Dance Division
Belly Dance Competitions
Folk Belly Dance Competitions
Bollywood Division
Bollywood Competitions
Ethno Dance Division
Ethno Dance Show Competitions
Folk Dance & Folklore Division
Afro-Cuban Dance Show Competitions
Folk Dance Competitions
Performing Arts Division
Artistic Lip Sync Show Competitions
Performing Artists Show Competitions
Production Division
Production Competitions

International 10-dance Dance Department

Ballroom (Standard) Division
Ballroom (Standard) Competitions
Latin American Division
Latin American Competitions
Combined Division
Combined Competitions
Student Teacher Dance Division
Ballroom (Standard) Competitions
Latin American Competitions
Combined Competitions
Formation Division
Formation Show competitions

Pop Dance / Disco Department

Pop Dance/Disco Division
Pop Dance/Disco Competitions
Disco Freestyle Competitions
English Freestyle Competitions
Slow Dance Competitions
Pop Dance Fusion Show Competitions

Stage Dance Department

Ballet Division
Classical Ballet Competitions
Contemporary / Modern Ballet Competitions
Jazz Dance Competitions
Dance Show Division
Artistic Dance Show Competitions
Tap Dance Division
Tap Dance Competitions

Urban Street Dance Department

Break Dance Division
Break Dance Battles
Urban Street Dance Division
Urban Street Dance Competitions
Dance Hall Competitions
House Dance Competitions
Popping & Locking Competitions
Acrobatic Jazz Funk Competitions
Hip Hop All Style Battles
Urban Street Dance Fusion Show Competitions
Electric Boogaloo Competitions

The Managing Committee‏

  • Nils-Håkan Carlzon

    President

    The Acting President is Nils-Håkan Carlzon borned 1941 in Örebro, Sweden. He became a Professional dance teacher 1963 and was teaching at his dance school, Nerikes Dansinstitut in Örebro for more then 45 years. He have been active as a well known dance polititian in the Dancing World during all those years. He was a founding member of the Swedish Dance organiztion, a President of the International Dance Organization for 9 years and a Vice President in the World Dance Council for 14 years.

  • Irina Shmalko

    Vice President

    Acting as Vice-President, is Irina Shmalko (Moscow). Irina has been a competitor in Caribbean dance within the IDO for many years and has a great knowledge of Artistic Dancing in general. She was appointed by Stanislav Popov, President Russian Dance Union (RDU) to be head of the Artistic Dance Department within the RDU and she is now an experienced organiser of Artistic Dance Competitions.

    • P: +7 (903) 721 54 34
  • Stuart Saunders

    Vice President

    The acting Executive Secretary is Stuart Saunders (Scotland), currently living in Germany. A very well known person in the dancing World. He has a large network of important professionals around the world. He was Company Secretary and Vice-President of the WDC for 7 years being well known for his dedicated work for the Profession.

    • P:+49 (0) 421 13162
  • Marian Sulc

    Vice President

    Marian Sulc is living in Turnov, Czech Republic. He started his dancing carrier as a competitor in Disco Dance, Break dance, Rock’n Roll and Mambo. He studied Choreography at the Conservatory in Hradec Kralove and Physical Culture and at the Palacky University and finished as a Trainer and Adjudicator of International Dance disciplines.

    He was a Vice President of the IDO for 8 years and has a large experience of organising dance competitions and acting as Supervisor and Chairman of judges in Street and Couple dance competitions. He is now teaching fulltime in Taps Ilma dance school in Turnov together with his sister. In the WADF he is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee.

    • P:+420 777 916 170
  • Gordana Orescanin

    Vice President

    A native of Croatia, where her dance career started with Classical Ballet at the age of 5. She enjoyed a successful Juvenile and Junior Rhythmic Gymnast career achieving Croatian Champion. Later Gordana graduated as a programmer and professor of Sport at the University of Novi Sad. In 1993, together with her colleagues from the sport faculty she founded the University Dance Sport Club, from which her dance school “Viva Dance” was created. A few months later, in 1994, Gordana entered the organiser arena by presenting the first Festival of Modern Dance in the Novi Sad National Theatre which was to become a traditional annual event during the following years.

    During a 15 year period Gordana was an IDO Licensed Chairman of Judges, Supervisor and Scrutineer and presented IDO International Championships in 2002/5/7/9/10 and 11. On the famous Serbian TV show “Plesom do snova/Dancing to the Dream” (the Serbian version of Dancing with the Stars she was one of the judges for two series. Today Gordana is busy in her dance School “Viva Dance”, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and working with students in the faculty sport.

    Gordana strongly believes that “Dancing means to Love, and Loving means to live”.

    • P:+381 62 1599 373
  • Guido de Smet

    Vice President

    Guido de Smet is a well-known person in the dancing World. He has been involved in World Dance politics for many years. He is the current President of BULDO, the Belgium Dance teacher’s organisation and he has been involved in the WDC Social dance Committee as the main examiner for many years.

    His CV follows below:

    Master degree in Sports and Physical Education at University of Leuven (KUL) Post-Graduate in Training and Coaching with Specialty in Dance Fellow and examiner (BULDO) in Ballroom, Latin-American and Argentine tango Trainer-coach and choreographer of 17 times Belgian Standard Formation Champions. Trainer-coach and choreographer of Triple undefeated World Argentine Tango champions Peter Rombouts – Marga Wouters. Lecturer at different congresses in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Greece. WDC Senior Examiner, Examiner BULDO. WDC, WDC AL, IDO, WADF adjudicator. Current President of the Belgian Professional Dance Teachers Organisation (BULDO) and the Amateur Competition Divisions FDSF and Bel-aL (Belgian Amateur League).

    Specialties: Argentine tango and Ballroom dancing

  • Roman Filus

    Vice President

    He became a certified dance teacher in 1990. He works at the University of Technology in Koszalin in Poland and he runs the dance team there. Roman’s choreographies has won World and European IDO Championships many times. For 20 years he served as an officer of the managing board of Polish Dance Federation and as a judge of large dance events in the PDF and the IDO.

    He is an experienced event organized of dance Championships and already in the year 2000 he organized World and European IDO Championship. In 2011 and 2013 he got the prize for Best Choreographer of Polish Dance Federation.

    2014 he joined the WADF and has since then has been working very hard developing the WADF Artistic dance concept in Poland. As a result of his dedicated work almost 200 clubs and dance schools has become members of the WADF.