The aim of the study was to determine the relation between motor abilities and the rateof success in dancing of 85 students of the Faculty of Kinesiology. Efficiency in dancing was represented by the marks given to the subjects by five expertsafter performing each dance on the basis of a video recording. The variables’ sample todetermine motor abilities consisted of the results achieved by measuring motor abilities ofcoordination, realization of rhythmical structures, balance, movement frequency, flexibility and explosive strength. Results: By means of regression analysis a statistically significant relationship was established between a predictor set of the students’ motor abilities and the overall dancing efficiency criterion (R = 0.67), the predictor set and the folk dances efficiency criterion (R = 0.67)and the predictor set and the social dances’ efficiency criterion (R = 0.62) (p< 0.01). Predictors with the highest rate of the relationship of the predictor set with the overalldancing efficiency criterion and folk dancing efficiency are drumming without the rhythmand side-steps with a 360° turn. Conclusions: The students with a higher level of rhythmic abilities and coordination will be moresuccessful in performing dancing structures.