More than 3000 dancers from 33 countries participated in the World Showdance Championships 2013, organized by the International Dance Organization (IDO). The event took place in the Erdgas Arena in Riesa, Germany. IDC Secretary General J. Christian B. Kirsch was invited to the grand finals. He used the opportunity to discuss with IDO President Jørn Storbråten and Vice President Andrey Kokoulin possibilities of a future cooperation between IDO and IDC.