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OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY MAJOR STEP FOR DANCESPORT OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY; IOC, IWGA TO WORK TOGETHER TO ESTABLISH STRATEGIC ROADMAP FOR FUTURE OF OLYMPIC MOVEMENT (as published in DanceBeat) By: Ken Richards Vice President of DanceSport, USA Dance Presidium Member, WDSF Certified Licentiate Instructor, USISTD Owner BlueBallRoom Dance Studio On Monday, Dec. […]

Presidents’ Report – Olympic Status Many of you are probably wondering about the status of DanceSport’s chances of getting into the Olympic Games, given that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in its announcement on July 5, 2011 did not include DanceSport on the short list of eight sports being given further consideration for inclusion in […]

Final Release of Statement from USA Dance TO: ALL MEMBERS OF USA DANCE, OUR ASSOCIATES, SUPPORTERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE DANCE COMMUNITY AT LARGE FROM: President Lydia Scardina, On Behalf of USA Dance, Inc, DATE: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 USA Dance wishes to inform you about actions taken at the recent National Dance Council of […]

Official Statement from USA Dance, Inc. Official Statement from USA Dance, Inc. Issued July 12, 2011 To all Members of the Dance Community: Many of you are undoubtedly concerned about the action which the NDCA took on Saturday, July 9th to suspend the membership of USA Dance. In doing so, the NDCA has acted in […]

USA Dance: Ready for the Olympics? – Dance Channel TV What’s the big deal about ballroom? Dance Channel TV attends the 2010 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships to find out why ballroom and social dancing is gaining such a buzz, and pushing to be included in the Olympics. Interviews include Carrie Ann Inaba, celebrity judge […]

Ballroom Dancing Wants Olympics To Give It a Whirl Tug of war, which was yanked out of the Olympics in 1920, would like to get back in. The Tug of War International Federation acknowledges, however, that the sport falls on its face in the vital Olympic arena of mass exposure. “The biggest thing with tug […]

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2002 Olympic Update DanceSport has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as being a sport and the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) has been designated as the World Governing Body of that sport. The next step in DanceSport’s journey to the Olympics would be for the IOC to designate DanceSport as a medal sport […]