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Canada DanceSport (CDS) is the governing body for competitive ballroom dancing in Canada. It is a member of the World DanceSport Federation and the Canadian Olympic Committee. CDS sanctions the annual Canadian Closed Championships.

Dancesport ballroom dancing as a sport

Dancesport denotes competitive ballroom dancing, as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing. In the case of wheelchair dancesport, at least one of the dancers is in a wheelchair.

The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF), formerly the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF), is the international governing body of DanceSport and Wheelchair DanceSport, as recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee - COC is the private, non-profit organization that represents Canada at the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is also a member of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO).

Within Canada, CDS has several regional associations:

DanceSport Alberta is the governing body for amateur ballroom dance competition in Alberta, Canada. It is a member of the Canadian Amateur DanceSport Association.

DanceSport BC (DSBC), founded in 1968, is the governing body for competitive ballroom dance in British Columbia and Yukon, Canada. It is a member of the Canadian Amateur DanceSport Association.

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