Dancesport

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Dancesport is competitive ballroom dancing, as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing.wikipedia
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Ballroom dance

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Dancesport is competitive ballroom dancing, as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing.
However, with the emergence of dancesport in modern times, the term has become narrower in scope and traditionally refers to the five International Standard and five International Latin style dances (see dance categories below).

Wheelchair DanceSport

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In the case of wheelchair dancesport, at least one of the dancers is in a wheelchair.
Wheelchair DanceSport is a partner dance competition and Dancesport where at least one of the dancers is in a wheelchair.

Formation dance

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These categories apply to both individual couples and formation dance.
The choreography of a formation team includes both choreography of a dancesport routine of an individual couple and the overall pattern of movements of the couples on the floor.

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

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Dancesport coordinates dance techniques that are normally performed in a ballroom or dance hall.

World Dance Council

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The World Dance Council (WDC) rules for international competitions are lengthy and detailed.
WDC includes the Competitive Dance Committee, the Dancesation Committee and the a private public partnership agreement with the WDC Amateur League (WDCAL)

Blackpool Dance Festival

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They range from the well known Blackpool Dance Festival, an event open to all, to competitions conducted exclusively for university students, such as those hosted by the Inter Varsity Dance Association in the UK.
The annual World Professional Dancesport Championship is often held in Blackpool (5 times between 1989 and 2012), but is not connected with the Dance Festival.

Outline of dance

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Dancesport at the World Games

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Dancesport has been part of the World Games since the 1997 edition.

Dancesport at the 2010 Asian Games

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Dancesport at the 2010 Asian Games was held in Zengcheng Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China from November 13 to 14, 2010.

Dancesport at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games

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Dancesport was an event at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. The competition took place on November 27, 2005 in the Main Hall of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino in Cebu City, Philippines.

English Amateur Dancesport Association

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EADA hopes to increase the profile of dancesport.

Breakdancing

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However, it was announced in December 2016 that the dancesport discipline of breakdancing would form part of the programme for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, with men's, women's and mixed-team events included in a one-on-one battle format.

World Ballroom Dance Champions

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The Professional Ballroom section (occasionally called Professional Modern in British tradition) of DanceSport) covers the dances waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, tango and Viennese waltz.

World Latin Dance Champions

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The WDC represents all the major professional DanceSport countries.

Wheelchair

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In the case of wheelchair dancesport, at least one of the dancers is in a wheelchair.

World DanceSport Federation

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

British Dance Council

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Each member country in the WDC has its own national organisation, such as the British Dance Council, which acts as a forum for the many interested parties in that country.

Sports governing body

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The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), formerly the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF), is the international governing body of dancesport, as recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

International Olympic Committee

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The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), formerly the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF), is the international governing body of dancesport, as recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Choreography

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Some elementary competitions are restricted to "basic" steps, but international competitions are open as to choreography, within the limits of the traditional style of the individual dances.

Viennese waltz

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Only the Viennese waltz has defined choreography: it is limited to seven well-specified figures.

Skating system

In the finals, couples are marked under the skating system and judged by timing, footwork, rise and fall, alignment, direction and floor craft.

World Anti-Doping Agency

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Competitors must meet World Anti-Doping Agency rules.