| In 1992 Cheryl and Charles Malfetti realized the need to expose the new
sport of Ski Dancing to the world. They established and registered the
United States Ski Dancing Association as a non-profit group dedicated to
expanding and sharing this creative art form. The name has since changed
to the International Ski Dancing Association to reflect the growing number
of members outside of the U.S.
The ISDA has over two hundred members in the U.S. alone, with even more
members hailing from Canada, Great Britain, and Japan.
Plans for the future include instructional clinics and exhibitions to
get more people involved in the sport. At present, Gauer Blades are the
official ski of the ISDA and can be purchased through the association
Skiers, snowboarders and skaters are all finding Ski Dancing a great
change of pace from traditional downhill skiing. The sport is easy to
learn and most participants can accomplish a "clean 360" on
their first day.The kids are doing jumps and bumps and the adults are
gliding effortlessly with no stress on their knees and no cumbersome
poles to carry.