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DanceSport Council
Chair: Ken Richards


DanceSport Committees:

  • Certification Committee
  • Eligibility & Proficiency Points Committee
  • Competition Committee
  • National Championship Steering Committee
  • Sports Liaison Committee
  • Anti-Doping Committee
  • Rules, Reinstatement & Discipline Committee
  • Junior Athlete Parents Committee


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.

Certification Committee

Chair: Wayne Crowder, ds-certification@usadance.org
The Certification Committee is responsible for adjudication applications and training as well as those instructors wishing to acquire certified teaching credentials.

Eligibility & Profiency Points Committee

Chair: Stan Andrews, ds-eligibility@usadance.org
The Eligibility Committee is responsible for processing issues related to Eligibility for the National Championships. Questions relating to Proficiency Points should be directed to this email.

Competition Committee

Chair: Roger Greenawalt, ds-competition@usadance.org
The Competition Committee is responsible for regulating Dancesport Competitions and providing assistance to competition organizers.

Rules, Reinstatement & Discipline Committee

Chair: Ray Kaufman, ds-rules@usadance.org
The Rules Committee is primarily responsible for answering questions about and proposing changes to the USA Dance Rulebook. Interested persons who wish to have a rule in the Rulebook explained and/or changed should contact the Chair of the committee. Further, this committee is responsible for investigating complaints against Amateur Competitors and evaluating requests from Amateur Competitors who wish to engage in restricted activities. This committee is also repsonsible for processing applications from former Professionals who wish to be reinstated as Amateur Competitors

Sports Liaison Committee

Chair: Inna Brayer, ds-sportliaison@usadance.org
The Sports Liaison Committee is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with all USA Olympic sports organizations which encourage DanceSport.

Anti-Doping Committee

Chair: Jean Barbour, ds-antidoping@usadance.org
The Anti-Doping Committee is responsible for formulating, implementing, and administering the USA Dance anti-doping rules.

National Championships Organizing Committee

Chair: Daphna Locker, nationals-chair@usadance.org
The National Championships Organizing Committee is primarily responsible for facilitating and administering the USA Dance National Championships.

Junior Athlete Parents Committee

Chair: Todd Kirrane, JA-Parents@usadance.org
Represents the interests of Pre-Teen, Junior and Youth athletes in DanceSport

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