- DanceSport Council
- Professional Council
|What is DanceSport?|
USA Dance is the National Governing Body (NGB) for DanceSport in the USA as recognized by the US Olympic Committee and the Federation of International DanceSport Federation (WDSF). Competitive “ballroom” dancing, or “Dance Sport” in the USA takes place under the Rules of USA Dance, DanceSport Division and the Dance Sport Council. USA Dance is the member body of the WDSF.
What is DanceSport?
DanceSport, competitive ballroom dancing, is basically couples assembled on a dance floor being compared with other couples by qualified judges, on relative performance and execution using a defined and recognized set of standards.
USA Dance competitors are called DanceSport Athletes. Information on how to join is available on our website on our membership page. As a member you are eligible to enter any and all USA Dance Competitions as well as IDSF competitions internationally. Anyone can become a DanceSport Athlete as long as they are not a “professional” as defined in the USA Dance Rulebook. A Professional is a competitor who competes in an event open to professional couples or as the professional in a Pro-Am event where a professional is partnered with an “amateur”. A Professional membership is available in USA Dance.