See also: Categories: DanceSport, Federations, Organizations
Founded: 2022 by Sports Administration
Headquarters: United States
Member of: World Dance Organization (WDO)
OverviewThe DanceSport Federation (DSF) has the fundamental role of empowering its members and developing ballroom dancing as an art and sport nationwide across all disciplines and levels. The following aspects summarize the DSF Development Program:
- Enhancing and developing "The Art of DanceSport Training System," stimulating the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas, and best practices among DSF Members.
- Encouraging partnerships among all DSF member organizations.
- Establishing the DSF Circle of Excellence (DanceSport League), increasing access to the best training tools, camps, seminars, and workshops for dancers, instructors, and officials.
- Establishing adequate competitive grounds for all dance disciplines and levels based on fairness and impartiality.
MissionThe DSF stands for regulating, governing, and promoting the art and sport of Ballroom Dancing and their organized development based on friendship and mutual understanding between all members. The DSF is dedicated to broadening interest in Ballroom Dancing activities by increasing its popularity, improving its quality, and increasing the number of participants throughout the nation. The DSF shall ensure that the interests of all DSF Members are observed and respected.
Sports AgendaThe DSF Agenda is the strategic roadmap for the future of the DSF DanceSport Movement. Some of the critical areas addressed by the DSF Agenda are: Move DanceSport toward becoming a less apolitical industry, promoting "Freedom to Dance" and providing an accessible environment for DanceSport participants to get better industry education, training, and the ability to compete without any penalty or persecution. Change the way tournaments and testing and the judging system work based on the Equality Approach, promoting the precision and fairness of the results by evaluating each athlete or dancing couple by individual performance, not through comparison in groups. Move from the Amateur vs. Professional approach of DanceSport toward sorting and ranking the athletes based on their skills level (Universal vs. League) Remove the age barrier by utilizing the "test & rank system" to allow younger athletes to compete against more mature athletes of equal rank. Implement the mandatory Syllabus into the athletes' program based on the skill level and the tournament's requirements. Adapt and further strengthen the principles of good governance and ethics to changing demands. Implement and support the Clean Sport principles of DanceSport by the instrument of the Anti-Doping procedures and policies