WHAT IS DANCESPORT?
Dance became a genuine sport at the beginning of the twentieth century when ballrooms were converted into venues for competition. In 1907, the first Tango competition took place in Nice, France. Paris, Berlin and London later followed with international ballroom competitions and continue today.
The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) coined the term "DanceSport" in the early 1980s. DanceSport has become an engaging activity that is uniquely accessible and sociable, allowing participants to improve physical fitness and mental well-being to interact, and to obrtain results at all levels. Everybody is capable of moving to music and dance removes all barriers of age, gender and culture.
USA Dance is a Recognized Sport Organization for DanceSport in the USA as recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Federation of DanceSport Federation (WDSF).
Rules, Policies & Bylaws
To serve as the National Governing Body for ballroom dancing and DanceSport in the United States subject to the statutes of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF); and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC);
USA Dance has the responsibility to regulate DanceSport in the U.S. For this purpose, there are a number of committees created to focus on specific aspects of DanceSport competition.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a not-for-profit independent international organisation that is committed to building a better world through sport.
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USA Dance organizes local, regional, and national DanceSport Championships, selects DanceSport Athletes to represent the United States in the World Amateur DanceSport Championships and World Games, and then helps finance their participation. Our goal is to host at least one WDSF World DanceSport Championship each year and to sanction several other WDSF Invitational DanceSport Championships annually.