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ISF and WDSF confirm partnership agreement


ISF and WDSF confirm partnership agreement

The ISF and the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote DanceSport and its many educational and health benefits to students around the world.

As part of the deal, DanceSport will be included in the ISF sports program for its events such as the World School Championships and Gymnasiade.

The ISF and WDSF recognize the role sport can play in promoting the values ??of respect, solidarity, tolerance, equality, friendship, education and fair play. The two organizations will work together to use DanceSport as a tool for inclusion, development and gender equality, among other things.

“Our partnership with the ISF is a great opportunity for WDSF to reach out to the younger generation and show them not only how much fun DanceSport can be, but also the many wonderful benefits that dance can bring” said WDSF First Vice-President Tony Tilenni. “DanceSport is perfect for young people because it teaches them discipline, integration, social interaction, mental agility and much, much more – not to mention all the great health benefits. The WDSF is very much looking forward to this collaboration with the ISF.”

SF President Laurent Petrynka said: “This partnership is a fantastic opportunity for the world of school sport to further develop opportunities for youth to engage with DanceSport and gain new experiences around the world through sport and education. With the support of the World DanceSport Federation, I look forward to further development of ISF DanceSport events and the growth of sport in the world of school sports as we begin this strong and fruitful partnership.”

National WDSF member organizations are encouraged to work with their respective ISF member federations to share information and maximize support for participation in ISF events. The ISF will promote DanceSport as part of school sport around the world.

About WDSF

Consisting of 92 national member organizations, World Dance Sports Federation (WDSF) is the governing body for all dance disciplines worldwide. Its mission is to develop DanceSport to its full potential worldwide in a modern, sustainable and structured way. Officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1997, the WDSF promotes DanceSport as an activity that improves physical and mental health while teaching the values ??of inclusion, gender equality, discipline and more. The WDSF is best known for its elite competitions, which include continental and world championships in the disciplines of Standard, Latin, Breaking, Rock’n’Roll, Salsa, Boogie-Woogie, Disco, Stage, Smooth and Hip-Hop. In December 2020, Breaking was added to the sports program of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. More information at WDSF websiteor follow us further Instagram, Facebook AND ICT.

About ISF

The International School Sports Federation (ISF) is an international non-profit sports organization with 129 member associations/countries and is the umbrella organization and governing body of national school sports organizations that organizes competitive and grassroots sporting events for students aged 6 to 18. In addition, the ISF is developing policies for more accessible and educational school sport. This includes implementing youth leadership programs emphasizing education through sport, developing educational programs on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and supporting the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities. With more than 30 sports in its program for which partnerships have been established with the relevant international sports federations and institutions, the ISF organizes four different categories of events: Multi-sport events; World School Championships, School Sports Cups and Educational Events. The ISF coordinates more than 12 international sporting and educational events each year, involving more than 10,000 student-athletes.

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