Lithuanian dancesport federation is an independent union of public sports organizations joining amateur dancesport clubs and other public sports institutions in Lithuania. LDSF unites more than 82 dancesport clubs, studios, schools employing 122 coaches (10 - honoured, 15 – national, 32 – sports coaches). Dancesport coaches, namely Jūratė and Česlovas Norvaišos as well as Skaistutė and Romualdas Idzelevičiai have been awarded with a State Order of Gediminas. 26 Lithuanian adjudicators have acquired international dancesport adjudicator categories.
International DanceSport Federation, member of which Lithuanian DanceSport Federation is, unites 79 national dancesport federations all over the world. In 1997 dancesport was fully recognized by the International Olympic Committee. IDSF is a member of GAISF, ARISF, IWGA.
The main tasks of Lithuanian DanceSport Federation are to develop dancesport in this country, co-ordinate the activities of dancesport clubs and organizations, ensure the participation of national teams in European, World dancesport championships, Cup competitions. According to the confirmed calendar, LDSF organizes championships and international competitions, collaborates with the Lithuanian State Department of Sports and Physical Education, the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee, the Union of Sports Federations of Lithuania, the International DanceSport Federation, other national federations.
Lithuania has the reputation of a state bringing up very good dancesport couples – in the last ten years of independence Lithuanian couples have become winners and prizewinners of junior, youth and amateur world and European championships as well as have won Cup competitions. Well known Klaipeda University Latin American formation team “Žuvėdra” has become champion of World Formation LA as well as European LA Formation championships.
As an independent organization Lithuanian DanceSport Federation was founded in 1989. On September 28th, 1991 it became a member of the International DanceSport Federation.
Since 1996 Lithuanian DanceSport federation has been awarded the honour of hosting junior, youth, amateur European and world championships, Cup competitions and IDSF ranking competitions.