What is Dancesport?
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"Dancesport denotes competitive ballroom dancing,as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing.
The name was invented to help competitive ballroom dancing gain Olympic recognition.
Dancesport events are sanctioned and regulated by dancesport organizations at the national and international level."
Dancesport is both an art and a sport, interpreting and following music with the correct characterisation and the physical demands of competition dancing.
Ballroom or Standard dances are:
Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Vienesse Waltz, Quickstep
Latin American dances are:
Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, Jive
New Vogue dances are:
Merrilyn, Parma Waltz, Tangoette, Gypsy Tap, Barclay Blues, La Bomba, Lucille Waltz, Twilight Waltz, Tracey Leigh Waltz, Tango Terrific, Swing Waltz, Carousel, Evening 3 Step, Excelsior Schotissche, Charmaine.
A basic overview of Competition dancing:In New Zealand we have 5 age groups: