Dancesport at the 2022 World Games

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The dancesport competition at the 2022 World Games took place on July 8, July 9, and July 10 under the auspices of the World DanceSport Federation. Competition in Standard, Latin, and Rock'n'Roll dancesport were held at Legacy Arena, while the the breaking competition was staged at Sloss Furnaces.

The standard and Latin dancesport competitions have been part of the World Games program since the 1997 event in Lahti, Finland. The 2022 edition marked the seventh time dancesport was included as a regular event at the World Games. Rock'n'Roll was part of the program in 2005, 2009 and 2017 before making its fourth appearance in Birmingham.

Standard dancesport includes the waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, slow foxtrot, and quickstep, generally danced in a closed position. The Latin discipline includes the samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble, and jive, each characterized by intense expressiveness. Rock'n'roll dance is more free-form, characterized by acrobatic lifts, jumps, throws and flips.

2022 was the first year that breakdancing or breaking was added to the dancesport program, following a debut at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, and in anticipation of being part of the program at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile and at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France. Salsa dance, which appeared in the 2013 and 2017 World Games, was not part of the 2022 program.

Breakdancers ("B-boys" and "B-girls") competed head-to-head over several judged rounds.


Dancesport medalists
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country Partners Total Points Country Partners Total Points Country Partners Total Points
Standard Lithuania Ieva Zukauskaite
Evaldas Sodeika
195.58 Italy Debora Pacini
Francesco Galuppo
194.00 Lithuania Veronika Golodneva
Vaidotas Lacitis
Latin Moldova Anna Matus
Gabriele Pasquale Goffredo
195.08 Germany Khrystyna Mosehenska
Marius Andrei Balan
194.29 France Elena Salikhova
Charles-Guillaume Schmitt
Rock'n'Roll Germany Michelle Uhl
Tobias Bludau
102.38 Switzerland Noemi Kuran-Pellegatta
Nicolas Kuran-Pellegatta
98.95 Austria Anna Strum
Matthias Feichtinger
Dancesport-Breaking medalists
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Athlete Country Athlete Country Athlete Country
B-Mens Victor Bernudez Montalvo United States Jeffrey Louis United States Shigeyuki Nakarai Japan
B-Womens Ami Yuasa Japan Sunny Choi United States Ayumi Fukushima Japan
2022 World Games
Venues Avondale Park · Barber Motorsports Park · Birmingham CrossPlex · BJCC · Bill Battle Coliseum · Bill Harris Arena · Boutwell Auditorium · Bessie Estell Park · Goldfarb Field · Hoover Metropolitan Stadium · John Carroll Catholic High School · Legacy Arena · Legion Field · Oak Mountain State Park · PNC Field · Powell Steam Plant · Protective Stadium · Railroad Park · Sheraton Birmingham Hotel · Sloss Furnaces · UAB Campus Recreation Center · UAB Track and Field Complex
Events Acrobatic gymnastics · Aerobic gymnastics · Air sports · Archery · Artistic roller skating · Beach handball · Billiards · Boules sports · Bowling · Canoe polo · Canoe marathon · Dancesport · Duathlon · Finswimming · Fistball · Flag football · Floorball · Flying disc · Inline hockey · Ju-jitsu · Karate · Kickboxing · Korfball · Lacrosse · Lifesaving · Muaythai · Orienteering · Parkour · Powerlifting · Racquetball · Rhythmic gymnastics · Road speed skating · Softball · Sport climbing · Squash · Sumo · Track speed skating · Trampoline gymnastics · Tug of war · Water skiing · Wheelchair rugby · Wushu
Other Birmingham Organizing Committee · Medals · Opening ceremony · Closing ceremony ·Ride the Line · Vulcan and Vesta

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