Uganda DanceSport Federation (UDSF) will be officially inducted into the international scene at the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) Annual General Assembly that will have 92 member countries on Sunday.
The competitive ballroom dancing sport broke into the Ugandan scene with different dance forms of barely dance, gymnastics, Latin America (Samba) and harmonic standard dances showcased.
Uganda became the 6th African country to join the list of countries already engaged in the sport on the continent alongside South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon.
Barnabas Ssebuyungo, the UDSF General Secretary, says it’s a great opportunity to see the local federation recognized worldwide hence this will take the sport further.
“This is a great chance for Uganda to set level in developing DanceSport because we are in close contact with fellow leaders in rich counties in the sport. Recently, our athletes were taken through technical training in judging system in Break Dance, Latin and standard,” Ssebuyungo said.
He added, “towards this election, we’ve had several virtual meetings as African countries to speak one voice in these elections. Both candidates for presidency had meetings with us but our votes will be for the one fronting and favouring Africa’s objective in DanceSport development.”
The AGM will also mark the end of president Shawn Tay’s term from Singapore who managed to achieve great success of the IOC admitting DanceSport (break Dance) as a new sport in Olympics come Paris 2024.
There will also be an election by proxy vote process for the new WDSF president. The race is between the incumbent Tay (Singapore) and Ashil Williams from Denmark.
Ashil has been the chairperson of athletics commission of WDSF. South African Moletelo will stand for vice presidency legal as Tebeho Rechomo (Lesotho) vies for the commissioner role.
This year’s AGM will be held virtually this Sunday due to the ongoing pandemic. The meeting was initially scheduled to take place in Bratislava, Slovakia.