The English Amateur Dancesport Association Ltd

EADA provides support and training for Amateur dancers at all levels and acts as “the voice of Amateur dancing in England”. EADA covers various dancestyles – Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, Freestyle and Disco and also has links with Rock n Roll and Wheelchair Dancesport.  Our members include Amateur dancers of all ages and standards – from beginner through to international competitor. EADA is run by volunteers and in May 2012 was registered as a charity. For more information on joining see our registration page.

The aims of EADA:

  • to increase participation in dancesport at a grassroots level
  • to provide training and support for Amateur dancers
  • to represent the interests of Amateur dancers
  • to increase the profile of Amateur dancesport within England

Objectives of EADA:
  • to select competitions to be chart rated events
  • to maintain national charts
  • to maintain a system of training days allowing members to have access to coaching at an affordable price
  • to administer the Amateur coaching scheme
  • to work with media to increase the profile of Amateur dancesport within England
  • to work with schemes to help encourage more people to try dancing
  • to represent the interests of EADA members on external committees
EADA is the only amateur association run by Amateurs for Amateurs in England. There are also associations in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
EADA was formed in 1986 when the British Amateur Dancers Association (BADA), which formed in 1968, split into its constituent countries for representation on the World Dancesport Federation (WDSF). 
EADA is the only UK Dancesport Association (Professional or Amateur), which is recognised by Sport England, UK Sport, the National Olympic Committee and WADA (the World Anti Doping Association). EADA is also proud to have a child protection policy approved by the NSPCC and an equity policy approved by Sport England. EADA  works closely with the Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership and the Sports & Recreation Alliance  (formerly the Central Council for Physical Recreation).
EADA became a company limited by guarantee on 28th May 2008 and can also trade as Dancesport England and Dancesport UK. EADA Ltd is run by a council of volunteers, who are amateur dancers, with between 4 and 9 Directors. Details of the current council members can be found in our whos who.  EADA was registered as a charity in May 2012.

For more information, download this article first published in Dance Today in 2008 and this article published in Dancing in the UK Magazine in 2010.

Read more about our 25th anniversary celebrations in 2010-2011 and see our flyer for our achievements in 2010
English Amateur Dancesport Association Limited
Registered Office: Milne, Hawkins & Co, 32 Roxburgh Avenue, Upminster, RM14 3BA
Company No. 6606039 Limited by Guarantee Registered in England
Registered Charity Number 1147259