Make Salsa Dancing an Olympic Sport

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Salsa dancing is becoming a global dance discipline. With the rising popularity of TV Shows like Dancing with the Stars, So you think you can Dance, NBC's World of Dance and international strictly Salsa competitions such as the World Salsa Open, World Salsa Summit, Festival Mundial de Salsa, World Latin Dance Cup, Euroson Latino, World Salsa Masters and the World Salsa Championships itself, Salsa ballroom dancing is becoming more and more recognized as a global dance sport.

The World Salsa Championships (WSC) brings the finest dancers from five continents every four years to compete for cash and glory in the host city. The next WSC competition will take place in 2020. The bidding process is underway to select the host city right now.

The World Dance Group, producer of the World Salsa Championships for international TV, is hereby launching an official petition to persuade The International Olympic community to incorporate Salsa into the world’s biggest sport competition for 2024

Please consider signing this petition to make Salsa an Olympic Sport for 2024.

Watch the official trailer of the World Salsa Championships:

Dance enthusiasts are invited every four years to witness the spectacle of international Salsa finalists competing for the title of world’s best. At the same time, there are more than 500 Salsa congresses worldwide and more than a dozen international competitions taking place every year. ESPN Deportes and ESPN International televised previous editions of the WSC celebrated in Las Vegas (twice), Disney, Miami and most recently Atlanta, GA.  The visually stunning competition features the world’s most accomplished Salsa dancers showcasing their moves in five divisions. Elite couples and teams who won or placed in national or international competitions will vie for titles in Salsa On-1 (L.A. Style), Salsa On-2 (Mambo), Cabaret (tricks and lifts permitted), Teams (six-plus dancers), and Same-Gender division.

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After years of campaigning to get ballroom dancing officially classed as a sport, the International Olympic Committee now recognizes it as a ‘DanceSport.’ The World Games now recognizes ballroom and Salsa as part of their competitive sports. This is a huge step forward for one day to become an official medal sport and as a matter of fact some of the WSC champions will be competing in 2017 World Games in Poland.

Salsa dancing as the ultimate DanceSport is all about balancing the artistry of dance with the athleticism of a physically demanding sport. What needs to come across as an effortless succession of steps or moves to music is, in fact, a hard aerobic workout. Athletic prowess must combine with artistry in order to produce a truly captivating performance on the dance floor. The certified panel of judges must evaluate timing, musicality, technique, difficulty, partnering connection, choreography and overall presentation. The dance is athletic and technical, regulated teaching discipline and requiring hard work, dedication and training – fitting perfectly with the Olympic ethos.

Please sign the petition to support us and help bring Salsa to the biggest sporting competition in the world.

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The International Olympic Committee

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