The World Rock ‘n‘ Roll Confederation (WRRC) is the international umbrella organisation of the national Rock‘n‘Roll DanceSport federations. The WRRC supports and promotes the Rock‘n‘Roll, Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop and Bugg dance styles.
In 1974, the first modern Rock ‘n‘ Roll dance competitions in Europe were organised by a group of four countries - France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. After a number of large championship events, and many years of negotiations and collaborations, the World Rock ‘n’ Roll Confederation finally came into being in 1984.
Every year, WRRC awards and supervises World and European Championships, World Masters and World Cup tournaments to be conducted under WRRC Rules and Regulations.
Around 30 competitions are organised each year under the aegis of the WRRC. Over 4,000 dancers annually apply for a tournament license, and they are assessed in the individual disciplines by around 100 judges.
A standard assessment system is used under which the couples receive points for choreography, dance performance, foot technique and acrobatics. To make the competition more exciting for both participants and audiences, couples at the World Masters dance against each other in a knock-out system.