DSA NATIONAL MEETINGS - NATIONAL COUNCIL and ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of DANCESPORT AUSTRALIA LTD
The National Council will meet in Melbourne on 14th & 15th October, 2017.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting for members is the subject of a formal notice sent on 11-14th August, 2017 to all members entitled to vote in accordance with the DSA constitution . The AGM will be held at 5:30 pm on Saturday 14th October, 2017 at the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport Hotel, Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, Victoria, 3045. Please note that juvenile, juniors and provisional members (those with less than 12 months membership as at 1st August, 2017) cannot vote at the AGM of DanceSport Australia Ltd.
The Notice of Meeting, Agenda and Proxy Form for the DSA 2017 AGM can also be accessed on-line .... click here
Steve Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, DanceSport Australia
This years’ National Council Election is a process held every 2 years in which eligible members will define 10 people who will become candidates for election as Directors of the Company and members of the National Council.
Voting rights extend to all Ordinary Members of DSA – that is, those who are 16 years of age or over and who have paid the full membership fee, and who are not “provisional” members. Ballot papers, Profiles of Candidates and information regarding the voting procedures have been included with the 37th edition of the “Focus” newsletter for those members eligible to vote.
Under the terms of our current constitution, only State Branch Board members - past and present - are eligible to nominate for election via this process. The reason for this is that people who have been elected by the members to serve on a State Branch are able to gain the necessary administrative experience to have a valuable input at the National level.
The election will define 10 Councillors elected from the following categories:-
Note: Voting in the above category will not be required in 2017; In this section, there were just two nominees to fill each of the two positions; those nominees thus become candidates for election as directors of the company and members of national council.
The “function based” ideal has been a part of the framework of DSA’s National Council since its inception so as to ensure that Coaches and Competitors are represented at this level.
Formal voting instructions and ballot papers have recently been despatched by post to eligible voting members (on 11th August, 2017).Voting members are asked to read the candidate’s profiles and the information sheet before completing the ballot paper. Once completed, only the ballot paper should be forwarded to the Returning Officer in the return envelope provided with this mail out. Votes can only be lodged by post. Should you misplace the return envelope, the address for lodgement of votes is Post Office Box 123, Eastwood, NSW, 2122.
DSA’s external auditor is the independent Returning Officer. He will be solely responsible for the receipt and counting of votes and the declaration of the result.
VOTING CLOSES at 6pm on Friday, 8th September, 2017 – that’s not far away…and remember to allow time for the mail to be received by the due date. To vote is to exercise your democratic right, we encourage you to participate.
CONGRATULATIONs - from DanceSport Australia, its National Councillors / Directors, management, staff and all members of the DanceSport Australia family - to
ADELE HYLAND - on being awarded the honour as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division - for significant seivice to the performing arts as a choreographer and dance educator and to developing dance as a sport.
WAYNE DOUGLAS - on being awarded the honour of a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division - for service to dance as a teacher and adjudicator.
DanceSport, in the genre of Break Dance, is to be included for the first time in an Olympic Games at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Entry is available to athletes who meet the criteria through submission of a video of themselves performing. The initial adjudication will be by video only.
Background Information: World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) is the International Olympic Commission member for DanceSport. DanceSport Australia (DSA) is the National Member Body of the World DanceSport Federation and a member of the Australian Olympic Commission. The WDSF has been allocated the responsibility of selecting competitors for the 2018 Youth Olympics Break Dance events – solo male, solo female and duo team. DSA, as the National Member Body of the WDSF, has been co-opted to assist in the process of encouraging Australian athletes to compete in the preliminary selection process.
Entry: Eligible contestants may enter by uploading a 45-second ‘breaking’ video of him/herself to the WDSF platform between the first week of May and 31 July 2017.
Qualifying System For Break Dance: Click Here
Rules For Break Dance: Click Here
Eligibility: Born 2000, 2001, 2002.
Entry Process: 45 second video to be uploaded at https://www.breakingforgold.com/upload-entry
Music: Only the set music may be used. Download a track choice at https://www.breakingforgold.com/djs-and-music
Performance Examples: https://www.worlddancesport.org/Media/Gallery/View/Breaking_for_Gold__B- boysgirls_try_for_the_Olympics-38ebd40a-4972-428a-838f-a74e0089da30
Judging Panel: Storm (GER) – Leader Crazy Legs (USA) Jeskills (USA) – B-Girl AT (FIN) – B-Girl Katsu (JPN) Renegade (GBR) Lamine (FRA) Mounir (FRA) Moy (USA) Narumi (JPN) – B-Girl
Further Information: www.breakingforgold.com
The below communication from WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the attached 'White Paper' - COMBATING COMPETITION MANIPULATION - is of the utmost importance to all in the DanceSport community - competitors, officials and volunteers. It is commended for review and study by all members of DSA.
The White Paper can be accessed HERE
Steve Edwards, CEO, DanceSport Australia
To the Member Bodies of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
Dear Presidents, Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the WDSF Presidential Task Force (TF) to Combat Competition Manipulation (CCM) I am providing you with the WHITE PAPER to CCM.
This White Paper is the first official publication that is released by the members of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Competition Manipulation in DanceSport. It follows up on the problem of competition manipulation that I have outlined in a letter to the international community that was circulated in April 2016.
This White Paper is published on our Website. For further information, I refer you to: http://www.worlddancesport.org/News/WDSF/The_White_Paper-2216
Otherwise I refer you to the recent publications re TF CCM:
The second instalment of "Skype The Prez," the informal exchange on topical issues between WDSF President Lukas Hinder and the chair of the Athletes' Commission, Ashli Williamson. Two issues were dealt with: a first question about the work of the Competition Manipulation Task Force, the other about a case of alleged competition manipulation in Stuttgart, GER.
Please forward this information to all of your Members in your country.
Thank you very much for your support.
Lukas Hinder WDSF President
For ticket and other enquiries, please click on the event name above!
We have 450 guests and no members online