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English Amateur Dancesport Association

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Officially Founded: 1985
Headquarters: United Kingdom


The English Amateur Dancesport Association (EADA) is a volunteer-led organisation which represents the interests of Amateur Dancers (including Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence dancing and Freestyle) within England.


EADA provides support and training for Amateur dancers and acts as the voice of English Amateur dancers amongst other dance organisations both in the UK and overseas. EADA also aims to increase the profile of dancesport.

EADA was formed in 1985 when the British Amateur Dancesport Association split into its constituent countries for representation on the World Dancesport Federation. On May 29, 2008 EADA was registered as a company limited by guarantee (EADA Ltd).


EADA Ltd is run by volunteers: up to 5 Directors and Council 5. The current President is Keith Hateley.

The membership of EADA includes Amateur dancers of all ages and standards – from beginner through to international competitor. Typically EADA has 4000 members each year. Members have to pay an annual registration fee which allows them to compete in competitions run by the British Dance Council, the largest national competitions being the British closed championships (Ballroom and Latin) and the British Sequence Championships (sequence dancing). Joining also entitles members to various benefits.


Responsibilities of EADA include maintaining charts for Ballroom and Latin couples within England and using the charts to select couples to represent England in World and European Championships. The EADA Council also work with competition promoters to devise a calendar of National Ranking Events and represent English Amateurs at meetings of other dance organisations such as the BDC. EADA is also responsible for providing training days for their members, administering the Amateur coaching scheme, supporting and advising members on issues such as child protection, and keeping the membership informed about issues in the dance world through their website and publications (InMotion, E-Motion and a column in Dancenews).

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