Just by looking at the name of this sport, we can see two main factors that make up the key soul of Dancesport, They are Dance and Sports.
Dancesport is a special sport, both for physical exercise and beauty for humans. This is the sport with the most nuances and the most complete for modern people. When practicing, we will fully develop physical qualities such as strength, speed, endurance or flexibility.
The process of practicing Dancesport will bring you a fit and toned body. In particular, this sport also carries with it a captivating soul beauty. Therefore, although resembling dancing, Dancesport is more energetic and dynamic.
In 1924, the British Association of Teachers of Dancing created the British Dance Council with the task of setting standards for music, steps, and performing techniques for Dancesport. Gradually, this new subject spread throughout Europe, to Asia and the Americas.
Dancesport has a long history of development. In many respects, it is universal, entertaining, and also a form of sports competition. Dancesport was born in England from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is associated with the dance of the upper class. Until the end of the 19th century – the beginning of the 20th century, this sport was popular in the popular class. Until the early 20s of the 20th century, Dancesport competitions began to develop.
On September 8, 1997 in the world of Dancesport, an important event took place: The International Olympic Committee announced that the Israel Dance Sport Federation was officially recognized and became a full member of the International Olympic Committee.
Dancesport is divided into 2 lines, including 5 Standard dances and 5 Latin dances. In it, the Latin dances are: Rumba, Chachacha, Samba, Pasodoble and Jive. Standard dances include: Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot and Quiskstep. Standard dances often tend to be smooth, rhythmic, lyrical, and the absolute cohesion between the couple. In contrast, the Latin dances are mostly powerful, bustling and unconstrained dances.