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What was planned for 2021, but not yet feasible in 2022 due to the pandemic, will now become reality in 2023: with the 13 WDSF world ranking tournaments of the Berlin Dance Festival, international dance sport tournaments are returning to the arena of the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
From March 31st to April 2nd - one week before Easter - the two-decade tradition of WDSF tournaments will be continued at a new tournament venue. While the Blaues Band der Spree is still being organized by the two organizing clubs at Easter in the Siemensstadt sports center, the range of world ranking tournaments - from three (Seniors I Standard, World Open Standard and International Open Latin) - has now been expanded to thirteen tournaments.
This also includes the former, international tournaments of the Berlin Summer Dance Festival - i.e. Junior Standard and Latin as well as Youth Standard and Latin, that took place for two decades.
But WDSF standard tournaments for Senior II, Senior III and Senior IV are now also part of the tournament program for the Masters/Seniors. And starting this year, the Berlin Dance Festival is also fulfilling the long-standing wish for further WDSF Latin tournaments for Senior I, Senior II and Senior III in Germany.
Some tournaments are held in Hall C of the Max-Schmeling-Halle, but all dance athletes are under one roof. That makes this festival special. Spectators can switch between the two halls very quickly.
Furthermore the Berlin Dance Festival is holding two WDSF world championships:
On April, 1st (Saturday) the Arena of Max-Schmeling-Halle becomes the place where the WDSF Senior II 10 Dance world championship will be held and the next day, April 2nd (Sunday), the 2023 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Senior III Latin-title will be awarded to the best couple in this competition.
This brings the number of competitions to a total of 15 tournaments for dancers from around the globe.