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What is Dancesport

Dancesport events are sanctioned and regulated by Dancesport organizations at the national and international level.

Dancesport is both an art and a sport, interpreting and following music with the correct characterization and the physical demands of competition dancing.

A basic overview of Competition dancing:
Recreational Events are for non-registered Dancers. No record of wins or points are maintained. These events are held for new dancers before they move into the Registered/Graded Events

Competitive Registered/Graded Events are for the more serious Competitive Dancer. In New Zealand we have 5 age groups:

  • Juvenile - up to and including 12 years of age

  • Junior - up to and including 15 years of age

  • Adult - 16 years old onwards

  • Youth - 16 years old up to and including 20 years old

  • Masters 1 - 35 years old and over

  • Masters 2 - 50 years old and over


Levels of Competition:

Within each age group are levels (from 2021 called Grades), as couples win competitions they move up the levels

  • Level 1 - from 2021 now called C Grade at this level dancers dance 1 or 2 dances in competition

  • Level 2 & Level 3 - from 2021 now called B Grade at this level dancers dance 3 or 4 dances in competition

  • Level 4 & Level 5 - from 2021 now called A Grade at this level dancers dance 4 or 5 dance in competition

  • Open  (open to all dancers from all levels) - one, two three, four or five dances

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Ballroom Dances

Waltz

Tango

Slow Foxtrot

Vienesse Waltz
Quickstep

Latin Dances

Samba
Rumba
Cha Cha
Paso Doble
Jive

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New Vogue Dances

Merrilyn, Parma Waltz, Tangoette, Gypsy Tap, Barclay Blues, La Bomba, Lucille Waltz, Twilight Waltz, Tracey Leigh Waltz, Tango Terrific, Swing Waltz, Carousel, Evening 3 Step, Excelsior Schotissche, Charmaine

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