Dancesport

Dancesport
MIT 2006 Standard Prechamp Final 2.jpg
An amateur dancesport competition at MIT
Highest governing bodyWDSF and WDC
Characteristics
Mixed genderYes
VenueBallroom
Presence
OlympicNo
World Games1997 – present

Dancesport denotes competitive ballroom dancing,[1] as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing. In the case of wheelchair dancesport, at least one of the dancers is in a wheelchair.

Dancesport events are sanctioned and regulated by dancesport organizations at the national and international level, such as the World DanceSport Federation.

The name was invented to help competitive ballroom dancing gain Olympic recognition.[2] The physical demand of dancesport has been the subject of scientific research.[3][4][5][6]

History

The first unofficial world championship took place in 1909,[7] and the first formation team[8] was presented in 1932 by Olive Ripman at the Astoria Ballroom, London.[1][9] Dancesport was first broadcast on TV in 1960.[10]

Other Languages
العربية: رقص رياضي
български: Спортни танци
čeština: Taneční sport
dansk: Sportsdans
Deutsch: Tanzsport
español: Baile deportivo
Esperanto: Sporta danco
فارسی: رقص ورزشی
français: Danse sportive
한국어: 댄스스포츠
hrvatski: Športski ples
italiano: Danza sportiva
latviešu: Sporta dejas
Nederlands: Danssport
日本語: 競技ダンス
português: Dança esportiva
română: Dans sportiv
slovenščina: Športni ples
svenska: Danssport