We’re so proud of our latest same-sex dance champions Renne De Palma and Jane Hammond who received 4 first place and 7 second place positions in their dancing events at Floorplay this weekend. Great job Renne and Jane. We are so proud of you!
Floorplay is a unique ballroom dance competition described as an equality dance competition that celebrates diversity and gender equality on the dance floor. The Floorplay dance competition is specifically designed for all types of couples such as same-sex dancing, role reversal such as female lead and male follow, traditional roles and open roles in which any configuration of gender and gender expression is allowed. They are also the host for the 2020 US Same-Sex Championships sanctioned by the NASSPDA.
The mission of the Floorplay dancing competition is to offer a safe environment for all dance competitors and expose dancers and audience members to the joy of a role-free dance competition without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity. Floorplay is not just an LGTB event, it is open to everyone, and everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and some of the dance events are even eligible for NASSPDA titles.
NASSPDA or the North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association (NASSPDA) is a membership organization committed to the promoting competitive same-sex partner dancing, which includes Ballroom dancing, Latin, Swing, Country Western, and other partner dances in both International and American Style. NASSPDA celebrates its origins in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and you can learn more about this great organization at NASSPDA.org.
At By Your Side Dance Studio, we support the LGTB community and the diversity of dancers who seek to creatively express themselves on the dance floor no matter their orientation or gender identity. Together we can break the barriers of traditional dance roles in ballroom dancing!