2011 Canadian Closed Competition <br>
From left to Right Senior II Ten Dance Champions: Christophe & Jocelyne Pasquier, Ontario; Senior II Standard 2nd Mark Jun Ma & Dior Huang, BC, 1st George Lindholm & Deborah Wong, BC: Senior I Ten Dance Champions Jim Deglau & Elena Sineinikova Alberta; Senior I Standard 2nd Andre Plante & Suzanne Murray Quebec, 1st Horace Hu & Agnes Yuan, Ontario; Junior Ten Dance Champions & 2nd in Junior Standard Tony Cooperman & Sabrina Flisfeder, Ontario, 1st Roman Redziuk & Anastasia Soboleva , Ontario; Youth Latin 2nd Mario Acosta-Cevallos & Diana Lemeshko, Alberta, 1st in Youth Latin & Youth Ten Dance Champions Winson Tam & Anna Nina Kus, Ontario, Adult Latin  2nd Jean-Philippe Milot & Laurence Bolduc, Quebec, 1st in Adult Latin & Ten Dance Champions Anton Belyayev & Antoaneta Popova, Ontario, Adult Standard 1st Antoaneta Popova & Anton Belyayev , Ontario, 2nd  Anastasia Trutneva & Alon Gilin, Ontario, Youth Standard 1st Ella Nusenbaum & Patrick Rucinski, Ontario, 2nd Anna Nina Kus & Winson Tam, Ontario; Junior Latin 1st Morgana Lakatos-Hayward & Richard Lifshitz, Quebec, 2nd Sabrina Flisfeder & Tony Cooperman, Ontario; Senior I Latin 1st Elena Sineinikova & Jim Deglau , Alberta, 2nd  Manon Lemay & Yvan Lacroix, Quebec; Senior II Latin 1st Jocelyne Pasquier & Christophe , Ontario, 2nd Diane & Claude Demers, Quebec
2011 Canadian Closed Competition
From left to Right Senior II Ten Dance Champions: Christophe & Jocelyne Pasquier, Ontario; Senior II Standard 2nd Mark Jun Ma & Dior Huang, BC, 1st George Lindholm & Deborah Wong, BC: Senior I Ten Dance Champions Jim Deglau & Elena Sineinikova Alberta; Senior I Standard 2nd Andre Plante & Suzanne Murray Quebec, 1st Horace Hu & Agnes Yuan, Ontario; Junior Ten Dance Champions & 2nd in Junior Standard Tony Cooperman & Sabrina Flisfeder, Ontario, 1st Roman Redziuk & Anastasia Soboleva , Ontario; Youth Latin 2nd Mario Acosta-Cevallos & Diana Lemeshko, Alberta, 1st in Youth Latin & Youth Ten Dance Champions Winson Tam & Anna Nina Kus, Ontario, Adult Latin 2nd Jean-Philippe Milot & Laurence Bolduc, Quebec, 1st in Adult Latin & Ten Dance Champions Anton Belyayev & Antoaneta Popova, Ontario, Adult Standard 1st Antoaneta Popova & Anton Belyayev , Ontario, 2nd Anastasia Trutneva & Alon Gilin, Ontario, Youth Standard 1st Ella Nusenbaum & Patrick Rucinski, Ontario, 2nd Anna Nina Kus & Winson Tam, Ontario; Junior Latin 1st Morgana Lakatos-Hayward & Richard Lifshitz, Quebec, 2nd Sabrina Flisfeder & Tony Cooperman, Ontario; Senior I Latin 1st Elena Sineinikova & Jim Deglau , Alberta, 2nd Manon Lemay & Yvan Lacroix, Quebec; Senior II Latin 1st Jocelyne Pasquier & Christophe , Ontario, 2nd Diane & Claude Demers, Quebec

Is DanceSport a “Sport”?

One frequently-asked question is whether DanceSport is "really a sport".

The IOC considered this question when DanceSport applied to it in the early 1990s and reviewed its definitions of "sport".

The IOC believes that it should analyze modern activities by deciding how they fit into certain activity continuums, one from Art (i.e. ballet) to Sport (i.e. figure skating), another from Mechanical (i.e. motor racing) to Biomechanical (i.e. bobsledding), and a third from Education (i.e. gymnastics) to Entertainment (i.e. circus performances) (examples are mine, not CADA's or the IOC's).

The IOC holds that if an activity has more Sport than Art content, is more related to Biomechanical than to Mechanical advantage, and is intended as more Educational than Entertainment-oriented, it should be seriously considered for inclusion in the Olympic family.

In a now-famous 1984 study at the University of Freiburg in Germany, identical physiological tests were administered to successful track stars and successful amateur DanceSport competitors. Results showed that a DanceSport competition required all the same kinds and degrees of exertion and physical demands as running the 800-metre race.

The only exception is that at major international championships, DanceSport competitors may be required to perform the same competition four to six times in a day, sometimes for days in a row!

DanceSport rivals the ice-skating sports for telegenic appeal. In addition, it has the powerful advantage that it is one of the few sports that has 100% gender parity and offers women exactly the same sport opportunities as men, right down to competing with men in the same events and on the same playing surface.

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