The Amateur Athletic Union will be hold its National Dancesport Championships on October 29th in Miami, Fl. as part of a dance weekend which includes live bands, workshops, and much more. The National titles up for grabs are in International Latin and Standard, American Smooth and Rhythm, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Swing and Lindy Hop. For more info go to www.worldsalsafederation.com/2005.html The AAU was founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in amateur sport. During its early years the AAU served as a leader in international sport representing the U.S. in the international sports federations. The AAU worked closely with the Olympic movement to prepare athletes for the Olympic games. The AAU is a voting member of the United States Olympic Committee. The philosophy of "Sports for All, Forever," is shared by nearly 800,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 57 distinct Associations. These Associations annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 10,000 local events. The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for the youth of America today. It has become the showcase event of the AAU Sports Program. The AAU Junior Olympic Games prides itself with the nation’s most outstanding athletes year in and year out.