DanceSport is referred to internationally as competitive Ballroom Dancing.
Its characteristics consist of physical strength, agility, co-ordination, stamina, high level of fitness, discipline, teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretation. It is now recognized by the Asian Games and International Olympic Committee as a sport and is expected to eventually be included in the Olympic program also. It was featured in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. DanceSport provides opportunity for developing athletic discipline of body and mind and as well as artistic creativity through musical interpretation, costume design and choreographic programming.
DanceSport is viewed as Competitive or Social. However, whatever the case may be, whether you are interested in medals, or want to be challenged to a higher level in the competitive field, you can rest assured that everyone should at one point in their lives experience the joy to dance. Many find that once they do they wished they had started earlier in their lives.