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In 1974 it was recognised internationally as the Governing Body for Amateur Competitive Ballroom Dancing in Ireland and accepted as the sole Irish member of the International Council of Amateur Dancers, the body which is now known as the International DanceSport Federation. This is the Governing Body for DanceSport world-wide and is recognised by and a member of the International Olympic Council.
 
George and Madge In 1992, in line with the emerging trend of distinguishing between DanceSport, i.e. competitive Ballroom Dancing, and Social and Medal-Test dancing, the Society was again re-named, on this occasion to the 'Irish DanceSport Federation'. A link with the original title is Mr. Barney Meehan who has served on Council under all three titles.
 
In its earlier years and indeed until the mid 1980's DanceSport was confined, with a few notable exceptions, to Dublin and the surrounding areas. Since then, the Federation has made great efforts to spread the DanceSport Gospel to other areas of the country, and now has affiliated bodies in each of the four provinces. The affiliates are known by their titles of the Connaught, Leinster, Munster and Ulster DanceSport Boards.They each have the delegated responsibility of looking after the interests of DanceSport in their respective areas.
 In 2006,the Leinster Board was disbanded due to lack of members. Dancers in the Leinster area may now become direct members of Irish Dancesport Federation.

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Ms Loraine Barry & Mr Graham Oswick will be returning to Ireland this Autumn.

DSI Ltd are organising a series of workshops in both Ballroom & Latin with these World class teachers.

The workshops will cater for Under 8, Juveniles, Juniors, Amateur & Senior dancers.

The workshops are free to DSI members and registered competitors.

 

As these workshops are expected to fill very quickly we suggest you register your interest by completing our on line registration form.