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World DanceSport Federation Champions

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Overview

The following lists Professional and Amateur International Style Latin and Standard Champions of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).

International Latin Champions

Amateur Champions

Amateur Latin World Championships under the auspices of the World DanceSport Federation, or its predecessors, the International Council of Amateur Dancers (ICAD) and the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF), have been contested since 1960. First to win the title were Frenchmen Paul and Lucienne Hillion.

The only year without any champions getting crowned was 1963. Of the 57 Amateur Latin titles that were awarded since 1960, 15 went to Germany, 13 to Great Britain, 6 to Italy and 5 to Norway.


Year Couple Country
1960 Paul Hillion & Lucienne Hillion France
1961 Karl Breuer & Ursula Breuer Germany
1962 Jürgen Bernhold & Helga Bernhold Germany
1963 - -
1964 Robert Taylor & Anita Gent England
1965 John Westley & Betty Westley England
1966 Jürgen Bernhold & Helga Bernhold Germany
1967 Jürgen Bernhold & Helga Bernhold Germany
1968 Peter Neubeck & Hanni Kaufmann Germany
1969 Raymond Root & Francis Spires England
1970 Peter Neubeck & Hanni Kaufmann Germany
1971 Peter Neubeck & Hanni Kaufmann Germany
1972 Alan Fletcher & Hazel Fletcher England
1973 Alan Fletcher & Hazel Fletcher England
1974 Peter Maxwell & Lynn Harman England
1975 Jan Walker & Ruth Walker England
1976 Espen Salberg & Kirsten Salberg Norway
1977 Jeffrey Dobinson & Debbie-Lee London England
1978 David Sycamore & Denise Weavers England
1979 David Sycamore & Denise Weavers England
1980 Raymond Myhrengen & Gunn Berglen Johannesen Norway
1981 Donnie Burns & Gaynor Fairweather Scotland
1982 Marcus Hilton & Karen Hilton (Johnstone) England
1983 Marcus Hilton & Karen Hilton (Johnstone) England
1984 Colin James & Lene Mikkelen Denmark
1985 Horst Beer & Andrea Beer (Lankenau) Germany
1986 Geir Bakke & Trine Dehli Norway
1987 Knut Seaborg & Tone Nyhagen Norway
1988 Knut Seaborg & Tone Nyhagen Norway
1989 Hans Galke & Bianca Schreiber Germany
1990 Hans Galke & Bianca Schreiber Germany
1991 Bryan Watson & Claudia Leoni Italy
1992 Allan Tornsberg & Vibeke Toft Denmark
1993 Paul Killick & Inga Haas Germany
1994 Louis Van Amstel & Julie Fryer Netherlands
1995 Louis Van Amstel & Julie Fryer Netherlands
1996 Ralf Müller & Olga Müller-Omeltchenko Germany
1997 Holger Nitsche & Charlotte Egstrand Denmark
1998 Michael Wentink & Beata Onefater South Africa
1999 Matthew Cutler & Nicole Cutler England
2000 Slavik Kryklyvyy & Joanna Leunis Belgium
2001 Andrej Skufca & Katarina Venturini Slovenia
2002 Franco Formica & Oksana Nikiforova Germany
2003 Franco Formica & Oksana Nikiforova Germany
2004 Franco Formica & Oksana Nikiforova Germany
2005 Riccardo Cocchi & Joanne Wilkinson Italy
2006 Peter Stokkebroe & Kristina Stokkebroe Denmark
2007 Maurizio Vescovo & Melinda Torokgyorgy Hungary
2008 Stefano Di Filippo & Anna Melnikova Italy
2009 Alexey Silde & Anna Firstova Russia
2010 Alexey Silde & Anna Firstova Russia
2011 Zoran Plohl & Tatsiana Lahvinovich Croatia
2012 Nino Langella & Khrystyna Moshenska Italy
2013 Nino Langella & Khrystyna Moshenska Italy
2014 Nino Langella & Khrystyna Moshenska Italy
2015 Gabriele Goffredo & Anna Matus Moldova
2016 Gabriele Goffredo & Anna Matus Moldova
2017 Gabriele Goffredo & Anna Matus Moldova

Professional Champions (PD Division)

Year Couple Country
2011 Alexei Silde & Anna Firstova Russia
2012 Zoran Plohl & Tatsiana Lahvinovich Croatia
2013 Martino Zanibellato & Michelle Abildtrup Denmark
2014 Martino Zanibellato & Michelle Abildtrup Denmark
2015 Andrey Zaitsev & Anna Kuzminskaya Russia
2016 Andrey Zaitsev & Anna Kuzminskaya Russia
2017 Pavel Pasechnik & Marta Arndt Germany

International Standard Champions

Amateur Champions

Year Couple Country
1995 Massimo Giorgianni & Alessia Manfredini Italy
1996 Massimo Giorgianni & Alessia Manfredini Italy
1997 Christopher Hawkins & Hazel Newberry England
1998 William Pino & Alessandra Bucciarelli Italy
1999 William Pino & Alessandra Bucciarelli Italy
2000 Jonathan Crossley & Kylie Jones England
2001 Jonathan Crossley & Kylie Jones England
2002 Mirko Gozzoli & Alessia Betti Italy
2003 Mirko Gozzoli & Alessia Betti Italy
2004 Domenico Soale & Gioia Cerasoli Italy
2005 Domenico Soale & Gioia Cerasoli Italy
2006 Paolo Bosco & Silvia Pitton Italy
2007 Paolo Bosco & Silvia Pitton Italy
2008 Paolo Bosco & Silvia Pitton Italy
2009 Benedetto Ferruggia & Claudia Koehler Germany
2010 Benedetto Ferruggia & Claudia Koehler Germany
2011 Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet Denmark
2012 Benedetto Ferruggia & Claudia Koehler Germany
2013 Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet Denmark
2014 Simone Segatori & Annette Sudol Germany
2015 Dmitry Zharkov & Olga Kulikova Russia
2016 Dmitry Zharkov & Olga Kulikova Russia
2017 Dmitry Zharkov & Olga Kulikova Russia

Professional Champions

Year Couple Country
2011 Paolo Bosco & Silvia Pitton Italy
2012 Domenico Soale & Gioia Cerasoli Italy
2013 Mirko Gozzoli & Edita Daniute Italy
2014 Mirko Gozzoli & Edita Daniute Italy
2015 Benedetto Ferruggia & Claudia Koehler Germany
2016 Emanuel Valeri & Tania Kehlet Denmark
2017 Benedetto Ferruggia & Claudia Koehler Germany





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