German Dance Sports Association
|German Dance Sports Association|
|Founded||November 4, 1921|
|Association headquarters||Frankfurt am Main|
The association was founded informally in 1920 and legally registered as the Reich Association for Dance Sport RfT on November 4, 1921 in the register of associations in Berlin. Since 1965, the association has represented the sport of dancing as the top professional association in the German Olympic Sports Confederation (formerly the German Sports Confederation ) , and it is also a member of the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF). The association also operates under the name Tanzsport Deutschland.
Franz Allert has been president since 2005. The incumbent president has been Heidi Estler since 2014.
The DTV is an association of member associations and clubs. Around 210,000 members are currently practicing their sport in over 2,000 DTV clubs. In addition, the following professional associations with special tasks (with their own sports authority) can be found under the umbrella of the DTV:
- German rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie Association e. V. (DRBV)
- German Association for Guard and Show Dancing e. V. (DVG)
- German Twirling Sports Association e. V. (DTSV)
- Federal Association for Carnival Dance Sport in Germany V. (BkT)
- German Professional Tanzsportverband e. V. (DPV)
- Federal Association for Country & Western Dance Germany e. V. (BfCW)
- Swinging World e. V.
- Dance Sport Trainers Association e. V. (TSTV)
- Bundesverband Seniorentanz e. V. (BVST)
- German Association for Equality Dance Sport e. V. (DVET)
- TAF Germany eV (The Actiondance Federation)
In addition, the DTV consists of various national dance sport associations. The specialist organ of the DTV is the monthly Tanzspiegel .