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10th World Championship in Modern Dance Sport  


The 10th World Championship in Modern Dance Sport 2012 will come to the beautiful British seaside resort – Eastbourne in Sussex. The Championship will be held from 23rd till 27th May 2012 and will take place at the spectacular Devonshire Park Centre in the heart of the hotel district and cultural quarter. The venue is absolutely outstanding, with a stunning Congress Theatre sitting up to 1700 audience and two other beautiful rooms – the Winter Garden Floral Hall and the Gold Room, all linked via an attractive Congress Suite.


Coming to the IDF World Championships in Eastbourne? Make sure you read instructions below so you know what to do and you don't miss out on any of the exciting events that will be offered!

As the majority of the participants will be arriving on Wednesday 23rd May, the following arrangements will be in place;


How to get to the theatre?

To see a walking route from Eastbourne Train Station to the venue please use a link below.,0.2830427+to:Carlisle+Rd&hl=en&ll=50.765603,0.288692&spn=0.011305,0.033023&sll=50.763038,0.284513&sspn=0.002826,0.008256&geocode=FYKsBgMd0koEAA%3BFZmSBgMdolEEAClzq5KD-HPfRzGw3H2tLa4OEw%3BFaqSBgMdfFIEAA&t=h&dirflg=w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=18&via=1&z=16

On arrival all team representatives should register at the Registration Desk at the venue. The registration desk will be located at the main entry to the Congress Theatre.

Address:  Devonshire Park Congress Theatre, Compton Street Eastbourne BN21 4BP.

Registration desk will be open from 10am till 12.30pm and again from 1.30pm until 4pm. If you are due to arrive earlier or later than that, please make sure you inform the organisers sending an email to or

At the registration desk team representatives will:
•    Collect their packs including competition programme, dancers' start numbers, dancers' wrist bands and Team Leaders' passes as well as information about the Opening Ceremony, workshops, Danceaid show and merchandisers;

•    Sign a declaration confirming that each dancer taking part in the event is in good health, insured and has got permission for photographs and video recording to be taken and published for the IDF purposes (see a copy in News section);
•    Check their balance on Technical Cards payment (any outstanding balance will need to be paid in cash in euros to the IDF Secretary Office staff);
•    Check their balance on dancers’ registration fees (any outstanding balance will need to be paid in cash in euros to the UK staff);
•    Collect tickets - tickets should be reserved in advance using a ticket booking form (copy can be downloaded from News section) and emailed to Any outstanding balance should be paid in British Sterling to the UK staff;

Opening Ceremony Wednesday 23rd May at 5pm
All the participants of the IDF Dance World Championships Eastbourne 2012 are requested to attend spectacular Opening Ceremony. All teams should make sure they are ready at the Wish Tower from 4.50pm for Parade. Procession of IDF Officials, Mayor of Eastbourne, Mayor of Nagykanizsa and National Teams led by national flags will proceed to the theatre for the Opening Show.

To see a meeting point map (place from where the parade will depart) please see a link below:,+Eastbourne&daddr=King+Edward%27s+Parade%2FB2103&hl=en&ll=50.761871,0.285468&spn=0.002827,0.008256&sll=50.761871,0.28547&sspn=0.001413,0.004128&geocode=FWCUBgMd_1IEACFU0fI3UXWlHQ%3BFX-PBgMdK1sEAA&oq=Congress&t=h&dirflg=w&mra=dme&z=18


Adjudicators' Briefing

All judges involved in the World Championship 2012 are obliged to attend an Adjudicators' Briefing which will be held on Wednesday 23rd May from 3.15pm till 4.15pm at the Congress Theatre. Straight after the meeting the adjudicators and officials will be escorted to the Wish Tower for the Opening Parade.

Workshops and Merchandising
There will be a wide offer of dance workshops run from Thursday till Sunday delivered by excellent dance teachers, including Big Mijo – Krump master coming all the way from Los Angeles! Other styles will include street dance, rap, salsa, belly dance, yoga and more.
Workshops will cost £5 per session per style; session with Big Mijo will cost £7.
Workshops can be booked online or on arrival. For workshops booking form and timetable visit section News.


There will also be many merchandisers offering exciting products such as: funky T-shirts and hoodies, accessories, hair, nails & make-up services, tanning, photos and DVDs, massage and more.



All participants will be offered in-house catering services. You will be able to choose from a selection of hot meals as well as hot and cold drinks and pastries. For offer and prices see section News.


We are looking forward to seeing you in Eastbourne!

Eastbourne – a delightful town in the UKs stunning South Coast offers great transport links with London, home of the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The location is only 90 minutes away from all the buzz and great sights of the capital city and there are direct train connections with two of the London airports (Gatwick and Luton). Eastbourne is also easily accessible by car, with international port of Dover and Eurotunnel within an hour journey.

The venue is just 10 minutes from Eastbourne railway station and even closer to the beach. The participants will be able to choose from a variety of different standard hotels, all located within a reasonable distance from the venue.

The Centre is located in a vibrant area, ideal for shopping, entertainment and leisure.

The Championships will commence with a spectacular Opening Gala on Wednesday 23rd May, including a parade and performances by British dance stars. The competitions will kick off on Thursday morning (24th May) and will be held in all IDF disciplines. We expect the event to be an absolutely unforgettable experience with high numbers of dancers representing all 28 member countries. The participants as well as the visitors will have a chance to join dance workshops, charity Danceaid show, photo exhibition and many more.

The organisers of the 10th World Championship – the British Dance Organisation called IDF UK have created the World Championship official website which is updated on regular basis providing all necessary details.

All hotel bookings are managed by the local organisers. All dancers taking part in the event are obliged to book their accommodation via Eastbourne Accommodation Office or the main organisers IDF UK. To book your hotels please visit section Accommodation. Hotels should be booked by 1st February 2012 to avoid disappointment.

Competition registration is managed by the IDF Secretary office. Registration deadline is 29th February 2012. All participants need to be current IDF members and require valid membership (IDF Technical Card). For information how to become an IDF member please visit section Get Involved in the left hand Menu.

There is really no better time to visit the UK! There is really no better time to get involved with the IDF! Stay tuned, keep checking our website and don’t miss your chance to show off your talent and become a Dance World Champion!


The IDF is delighted to announce that throughout the week long celebrations of dance we will be supporting DanceAid charity and raising money for children in needs.


DanceAid provides emergency grants for the disabled children, children caring for chronically ill parents or relatives as well as families that fall through the net of support from anywhere else. DanceAid also funds a multitude of projects which make a phenomenal difference to the lives of innocent AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, where 1 in 5 people are living with HIV.  DanceAid funds provide savehaven, meals, counselling, links to job opportunities and many more.  To find out more please visit our official charity website

If you require more information about our event, please contact the IDF President, the IDF General Secretary or the IDF International Relations Co-ordinator.

If you need more details about timetable, accommodation, transport, location, tickets, visas or would like to get involved as a representative of the British team, please contact the local organisers on or ring +44 7883084774.




23rd May        Opening Ceremony (5pm) starting at the Wish Tower from where a procession of officials and participants will parade into the Congress Theatre for an Opening Show. For information on how to find a Wish Tower please see a link above in the Opening Ceremony section.

24th May        Disco Dance, Belly Dance, Electric, Break, Disco Freestyle, Twist, Jazz Funky and Dance Pop.

25th May        Dance Show, Hip-Hop, House and Fantasy.                    
26th May        Fantasy, Free Show, Techno, Folk and Musical    

27th May        Caribbean, Tap Dance, Boogie Woogie and Rock’n’ Roll