What is DanceSport?

DanceSport (or Ballroom Dancing as the sport has been called in the past) is for some, a very competitive sport but for others it can be a wonderful way to participate in social dancing. 

The International Olympic Committee now recognise DanceSport as a sport and it is expected that eventually it will be included in the Olympic program. People as young as 4 years, or as mature as 90 years, can enjoy this wonderful pastime. To dance is a natural human activity, and also with it, comes many advantages, which are:  

  • Thorough but gentle way to exercise your body without knowing it
  • Develop co-ordination of mind and muscle
  • Encourages good poise, irrespective of age
  • Develops good muscle tone and gives a person that "wonderful feeling of being alive"
  • Teaches participants the social graces
  • Helps to keep you youthful with an up to date spontaneity
  • Is one of the few hobbies that couples or friends can do together
  • Is a great social asset in developing skills of communication
  • Promotes confidence, self-assurance and awareness of life
  • Develops artistic creativity and musical interpretation
  • The competitive dancer's opportunity to dress up and feel "special"
  • Is the most rewarding way to spend your leisure time
  • The best and easiest way to meet someone your are interested in
  • And best of all instigates great friendships that can last a lifetime