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Learn the correct technique to become a better ballroom and latin dancer. You will gain confidence and feel comfortable on the dance floor at social occasions. Perhaps there is a dance you have always wanted to learn like the passionate Tango or the seductive Rumba. Don't put it off any longer. Now is the time to take the first steps!

Our mission is to improve the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States.

In furtherance of its educational and charitable purposes and goals, USA Dance:

1. Serves as the National Governing Body for DanceSport, the competitive version of ballroom dancing, in the United States subject to the statutes of : a) the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF); b) the United States Olympic Committee (USOC); and c) the Amateur Sports Act of the United States Congress.

2. Organizes and supports programs for the recreational enjoyment of ballroom dancing by all ages and creates affordable opportunities for the general public to participate in ballroom dancing and DanceSport;

3. Promotes DanceSport as a sport both nationally and internationally and fosters its inclusion in the Olympic and Pan American Games;

4. Organizes and supports DanceSport events internationally and nationally, including national, regional and local championships;

5. Selects the DanceSport Athletes to represent the United States in the IDSF World DanceSport Championships and the World Games and helps to finance their participation;

6. Promotes and supports ballroom dance programs in colleges and secondary schools;

7. Applies special programs to attract beginners to ballroom dancing and to both encourage and assist these dancers in meeting their goals;

8. Emphasizes to the public the healthful aspects of ballroom dancing; its physical, mental and social benefits;

9. Organizes and supports programs to increase the number of dancers and to assist in the elevation of dancing skills, both competitors and recreational social dancers.