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Nationals 2017 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky
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.

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Nationals 2017 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky
 
Competitor Guide

USA Dance is the National Governing Body (NGB) for DanceSport in the USA as recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Federation of DanceSport Federation (WDSF). 

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Nationals 2018 Photography by Lisa Dubinsky
Nationals 2018 Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

 

Type of Competitor     

Youth

Adult

Senior

Pro/Am

National Team

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Nationals 2018  Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

 

DanceSport Goals

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);

 

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Giacomo Steccaglia - VP DanceSport Council Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

 

DanceSport Council

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.

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WDSF Youth Standard  Photography by Summit Athletics

 

WDSF ID

When filling in the e-Card online application, you will be asked to upload a few supporting documents. Please make sure you have them ready. Digitally!

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Nationals 2018  Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

 

FAQ

Questions about DanceSport

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Public Resources
WDSF 2019 PD ECH LAT | Karlsruhe, GER

 

WDSF

Get to know more about the World DanceSport Federation; how it started, it's vision and your WDSF ID Card.

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LA Summer Olympics

 

USOC

Mission Statement

Empower Team USA athletes to achieve competitive excellence and inspire our nation.

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IOC

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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UDEF

Formed in late 2013, the Urban Dance & Educational Foundation (UDEF) is a not-for-profit corporation and public charity under Section 501(c)3.


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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.
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Latin Showdance Nationals 2018  Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

 

 

Photography on Home Page

Hero 1 - Mike & Rose-Ann Lynch - Nationals 2018 Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Hero 2 - USA Dance Los Angeles Chapter Dance - Photography by Jerry Hernandez

Hero 3 - Nationals 2016 - Photography by Carson Zullinger

Hero 4 - Team USA - WDSF World Sr. IV Standard, Nagano, Japan Courtesy of Winston Chow

Carousel 1 - Adult Latin Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinksy

Carousel 2 - Nationals 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 3 - NCDC 2018 - Photography by Lisa Dubinsky

Carousel 4 - CFC 2018 - Photography by Calvin Long

Carousel 5 - Minnesota Chapter Flash Mob - Photography by David Chin