I am honored to receive an appointment to the World DanceSport Federation’s newly created Sports for All Commission. USA Dance has issued the following press release regarding the appointment:
“USA Dance, the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States, proudly announces that the World DanceSport Federation, the global governing body for DanceSport and member organization of the International Olympic Committee, has appointed San Francisco-resident Lydia Scardina, immediate past president of USA Dance, Inc., to the newly created WDSF Sports For All Commission.
Ms. Scardina will serve on this prestigious Commission along with Sandy Brittain, president of Canada DanceSport, Professor Rainbow Ho of the University of Hong Kong and Commission Chair Heidi Estler, vice president of DanceSport Germany, German DanceSport Federation.
The Sports For All Commission will partner with the IOC, the National Olympic Committees and the various National DanceSport Federations throughout the world to promote the concept of healthy physical activity for people of all ages, emphasizing the role of dance in furthering these healthy lifestyle goals.
The Sports For All Commission, as explained by the WDSF, promotes the Olympic ideal that sport is a human right for all individuals regardless of race, social class or sex. The movement encourages sports activities that can be exercised by people of all ages, both sexes and by those with different social and economic conditions.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge and the opportunity it presents for the WDSF and its member federations, including USA Dance, to work hand in hand with the IOC and the National Olympic Committees in this important endeavor” states Ms. Scardina.”