Welcome to Dancesport Scotland, which was originally founded in 1945. In conjunction with Sport Scotland we are the recognised governing body for Ballroom and Latin American dancing in Scotland. Our aim is to promote Ballroom and Latin American dancing, for both social and competitive levels, by organising competition days for all ages and grades, afternoon tea dances open to all and dance workshops to help couples improve. Our annual Grand Finale and flagship event is the Scottish Closed Championships held annually in December. We also provide support and representation for Scotland on the world stage in competitions such as the European and World Championships.

We hope that visiting our website will provide you with all the latest information you need to know regarding upcoming competitions and events organised by Dancesport Scotland. Our ‘Social Dance Clubs’ section will let you know of other events being run that may be of interest to you. 

Our ‘Professional Teachers’ section holds an extensive list of dance schools throughout Scotland helping to make it easier for current and future enthusiasts to find a place to dance locally.

For event organisers looking for a dance demonstration or show-piece routine to complement and enhance an event, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to outline your requirements and we will be delighted to put you in contact with our member dancers.

Competitors, please note, all future competitions will have PRE-REGISTRATION available in advance of competition day through the website, so please visit the ‘Competition Dates’ section of our website to then complete and send the form, as directed.

All members of Dancesport Scotland benefit from discounted entry fees to our competitions and Sunday tea dances, regular newsletters throughout the year and, of course, voting rights at our Annual General Meeting. To take advantage of these benefits yourself please follow the link to our 'Join' section, complete the membership form and send it, along with your payment, to the address detailed on the form.

We hope you will enjoy browsing through our website and that you find the information relevant and useful. If you cannot find what you are looking for, or want further information, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be more than happy to help you.

We hope that one day we can welcome you as a new member to Dancesport Scotland.