Dancesport at IMGA Master Games

Dancesport is competitive ballroom dancing, as contrasted to social or exhibition dancing.
Dancesport events are sanctioned and regulated by dancesport organisations at the national and international level, such as the World DanceSport Federation. The first unofficial world championship took place in 1909, and the first formation team was presented in 1932 by Olive Ripman at the Astoria Ballroom, London. Dancesport was first broadcast on TV in 1960.


Age categories

Men & Women:
Senior I    35+
Senior II   45+
Senior III  55+
Senior IV  65+

The age category you will compete in for Dance Sport will be determined as at 31 December of the year of the event. For example, if you are 34 during Games time but have turned 35 by 31 December, you would compete in the 35-44 age category.


Possible events and disciplines



Past Results

View the EMG Lignano 2011 Dance Results
View the EMG Nice 2015 Dance Results
View the EMG Torino 2019 Dance Results

The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.