People of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures gain
pleasure from dancing, socially or competitively. In
partner dancing energetic teamwork and skill blends
neatly with artistic ability and technique. Ballroom
dancing has always been considered a social grace
and when competing or demonstrating it has been
considered a performing art.
Due to the high fitness level necessary, competition
dancing is now considered a sport. The NSW
government officially recognised competition dancing
as a sport in 1990.
Dancesport is the new name given world wide to
competition dance, including Standard Ballroom, Latin
American, English Old Time, and Australian New