p>Couples are in!
As the 24 Line Dance athletes prepare for the 2013 World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Games in Kaohsiung, China, we have received exciting news. As of October 2013, Country Couples Dancing will also be included with Line Dancing in all WDSF Games in which our sports are invited. This is a huge milestone in the UCWDC’s vision of Country Couples and Line Dancing becoming Olympic sports. This means that all the Line Dance AND Country Couples Dance athletes, who qualify at our Games at the UCWDC World Championships in Nashville, January 2014, will be eligible for selection to compete in any upcoming WDSF Games that year.
The Games at Worlds 2014 will take place on Thursday, January 2, and will include Line Dance, Couples and Teams competitions. To compete in the Games at Worlds, you must contact your country’s Country and Line DanceSport Federation. Currently there are 11 countries who have member federations: Belgium, Brazil, Catalonia (Spain), France, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Norway, South Africa, UK and the US. These countries may send athletes to compete at the Games at Worlds, in order to qualify to participate in future WDSF games.
This is an exciting time for Country Couples and Line Dancers! Our sports are now recognized on a worldwide level, and are on the road to eventually becoming Olympic Sports. This is an accomplishment all of our dancers can be proud of!
p>This September 2013, 24 Line Dancers, from 8 countries will attend the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. This inaugural event will feature 10 DanceSport disciplines with 700 athletes from around the World, and is result of the WDSF vision to unite the different forms and styles of dance in a multi-disciplinary event that features top-level competition, showcasing the full breadth of DanceSport at the highest international level. This event will bring us one step closer to reaching the goal of an Olympic level competition, which will include the many forms of DanceSport recognized by the WDSF and International Olympic Committee.
The Line Dance athletes going to Taipei qualified by competing at the World Country & Line DanceSport Federation (WCLDSF) Games at the UCWDC Worlds in Nashville in January 2013. The WCLDSF is a UCWDC sister organization formed by the UCWDC to be the world governing body of the sports of Line Dance and Country Dance. The third annual WCLDSF Games will be held at the 2014 UCWDC World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be a qualifying
event for any upcoming WDSF or Olympic International events. Currently, Line Dance is included in the WDSF events, and Line Dance athletes will compete using the UCWDC advanced dances in a flight format similar to the Couples Classic Masters format. We are looking toward the future where Country Couples Dance will be included as well, using our 8 UCWDC Worlds
dances and the Classic Masters format.
We are all very excited as we look toward the future where Country Couples and Line Dance will be showcased around the World as true Olympic sports.
This year we are inviting you to vote directly for The 2011 Star Awards by E-mail. Please copy the ballot below … place your favorite name in the categories listed and E-mail back to WolrdsDirector@aol.com
The winners will be announced on Saturday, January 8th at the Worlds Variety Show.
We hope you participate in this Award process and support your Favorite Professionals. It is important to them and much http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=16 appreciated.
Thanks for all your help and support,
Anthony Lee and the Directors of the UCWDC.
2011 Star Award Voting:
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Favorite Swing/Hustle Instructor -
Favorite Line Choreographer -
Favorite Couples Choreographer -
Favorite Team Choreographer -
Favorite DJ -
Favorite Emcee –
Favorite Country Personality -
Favorite North American Event -
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United Country Western Dance Council®
An International DanceSport Federation Associate Member Organization
In the true sportive spirit of our shared Olympic dream
the UCWDC® proudly offers
The Inaugural Event of our Annual
Country Western and Line Dance Olympiad
January 4-10, 2011
Nashville, TN, USA
p>While images from the Opryland Hotel in papers and on the internet are certainly shocking, representatives from the hotel have said that the property will host the 2011 World Championships of Country Dance, January 3 – 9, 2011 as planned. Until the waters recede they cannot evaluate the full extent of the damage, yet the ballroom space and most of the guest rooms are safe from the flooding. Hotel representatives have told Tony Lee, Director of Worlds, that they expect the hotel to be fully operational after August, long before our World Championships.
Our thoughts continue to be with the many members of our dance community who live within the flooded region.
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