Oldest competitive ballroom dancer (male)
Frederick Salter
United Kingdom (Eltham, London)
The oldest competitive ballroom dance is Frederick Salter (UK b. 13 February 1911) who passed his IDTA Gold Bar Level 3 examinations in Latin and Ballroom with Honours at the age of 100 years 245 days, in Eltham, London, UK, on 15 October 2011. Frederick performed the Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba and Paso dances for his Latin examination and the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango and Foxtrot for Ballroom. He achieved a score of 99.75 out of 100 in both the Ballroom and Latin categories.