DanceSport is what
used to be referred to as competitive Ballroom Dancing. This
glamorous and exciting leisure activity has been renamed to
suit its modern image as a demanding sport.
characteristics consist of physical strength, agility,
co-ordination, stamina, high level of fitness, discipline,
teamwork, grace, style and musical interpretation. It is now
recognised by the International Olympic Committee as a sport
and is expected to eventually be included in the Olympic
program. 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.
are a few pathways in DanceSport... The major one being
Competitive, another is for the Medalist dancer or if you
just want to have fun, then there is the Social side as
well, where most dancers are introduced into the sport. Many
see dancing as being an artistic expression of oneself, and
not just a physical sport. 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.
Following this introduction is an explanation of what
dancesport can do for you, please read and enjoy!
DanceSport is for some, a very competitive sport but for
others it can be a wonderful way to participate in social
dancing. People as young as 4 years, or as mature as 90
years, can enjoy this wonderful pastime. To dance is a
natural human activity, and also with it, comes many
advantages, which are:
Thorough but gentle way to
exercise your body without knowing it.
co-ordination of mind and muscle.
Encourages good poise,
irrespective of age.
Develops good muscle tone and gives
a person that "wonderful feeling of being alive".
participants the social graces.
Helps to keep you
youthful with an up to date spontaneity.
Is one of the
few hobbies that couples or friends can do together.
great social asset in developing skills of communication.
Promotes confidence, self-assurance and awareness of life.
Develops artistic creativity and musical interpretation.
The competitive dancer's opportunity to dress up and feel
Is the most rewarding way to spend your
The best and easiest way to meet someone
your are interested in.
And best of all instigates great
friendships that can last a lifetime.
Copyright 2009 DSWA
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