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DSA has recently responded to a growing need for the restructuring of ‘beginner’ competitions. Within the ‘Rules of DanceSport’ there were quite separate provisions / clauses for unrestricted, studio and other unregistered events and competitions. Further, the present ‘2 studio’ limitation on unregistered studio competition had become effectively unworkable in today’s environment. And, the recent innovation of promoters wishing to conduct largely informal events catering for ‘pure’ beginners suggested a change in approach was timely.
Accordingly, DSA has brought together and amended the existing rules, and re-branded and re-defined the present ‘Unrestricted Competition’ rules, and has created a new model for ‘Development Competitions’.
In summary, the new arrangements are -
2. The definition and consequent rules relating to ‘Unrestricted Competitions’ are changed to refer to Development Competitions (Rules 7, 14, 19.10, and 23)
3. Development competitions become a form of DSA Registered Event that –
with the foregoing description included as DSA Rule 19.10, and the present Rule 19.10 (amended as per item 1 above) re-numbered 19.11 ‘Unregistered Competitions’, with the changes introduced into the 2016 ‘Rules of DanceSport’.
Steve Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, DanceSport Australia
21st December, 2015
RULES OF DANCESPORT - AMENDMENTS
The following are the major rule changes made recently by National Council; these will be operative from January 1, 2016; they are shown here in abridged form – the full rule amendments have now been incorporated into the Rules of DanceSport, which can be accessed on the DSA web site at http://www.dancesport.org.au
Music Tempo (Rule 28.1)
For the following dances, music tempo will be - Tango 31–33 bpm; Samba 50-52 bpm; Rumba 25–27 bpm; and Paso Doble 60–62 bpm
Recreational Division – Juvenile Dress
There will be the option of wearing either the “Non- competition Attire” or the Restricted Competition Dress as defined on page 3 of the “DSA Restrictions on Competitor Dress” ; and Competitors in this section of events who choose to wear Non – Competition Attire will be required to observe the “Optional Simple Dress” regulations.
Participation (Rule 9.5)
The following words are added to this rule.....”In circumstances where the participation of a couple is brought in to question, the matter shall be resolved by the Chairman of Adjudicators or, if none is appointed, then the Sports Director or if he / she is not available, then the organiser of the event”.
Age Groups (Rules 11.2 and 11.3)
Rule 11.2 nowst Masters 1: one partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year. The other partner must have reached her or his 30th birthday or more in the calendar year
Masters II: one partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday or more in the calendar year. The other partner must have reached her or his
45th birthday or more in the calendar year
Masters III: one partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday or more in the calendar year. The other partner must have reached her or his 55th birthday or more in the calendar year
Rule 11.3 now reads......”Couples in an Age Group event must comply with the stipulated age restrictions as set out in these rules at all times. As of the 1st January 2016, age grouping for the Recreational Division and the Amateur Division will be determined as that which applies at the end of the calendar year.(i.e. the age that falls in the calendar year is allocated from January 1st of that registration year.)”
Exposure Draft - Proposed DSA Accreditation Program
This Exposure Draft of the DanceSport Australia Accreditation Program is proposed to replace the current program (H 9.1) during 2016 at a date to be announced. Prior to formal introduction, DSA Accredited Members can visit the DanceSport Australia website at www.dancesport.org.au and select ‘DSA Accreditation Program' and ’Exposure Draft - 2016 Pilot Program' (or click here) to view the Exposure Draft , and examine -
- DSA 2016 "Pilot" Accreditation Program (H10.1) showing –
- Career pathways and requirements for Coaches, Adjudicators and Officials
- The application process for initial and subsequent accreditation
- Matrices, summarising the various modules / stages of advancement, including the requirement for re-registration of all DSA Accredited Members as from January 1st, 2017.
- And, soon to be posted -
- Listing of DSA Accreditation Workshop opportunities
- Listing of DSA Accredited Educational Organisations offering learning Modules &/or Assessment
This Revised DSA Accreditation Program has been developed over the past two years based on:
- International developments in DanceSport education
- Feedback from our own members
- The changing requirements of government agencies and education generally and
- The demands of our own industry to provide meaningful recognition for our officials.
The structure of the previous policy has been retained in that the technical assessments and course work still remain an integral part of the requirements of the program at all levels.
What differs from the previous program is the following:
We are grateful for the contribution of many of our members during the Accreditation Review Process. There have been many surveys, discussions, workshops and administrative processes carried out in order to develop a program that will ensure quality of standards and further development of our sport. We look forward to the involvement of all accredited members to ensure the success of this program.
Results of the election of representative candidates to DSA’s National Council, and their confirmation as Directors of DanceSport Australia Limited at DSA’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10th October, 2015 are as follows:
Coach Representatives Shane Hocking and Alan Shingler
Competitor Representatives Peter Hegarty and Martyn Kibel
General Representatives Adam Blakey, Andrew Howlett, Adele Hyland, Dallas Williams, Barry White, and Madeleine Zoanetti
President of DanceSport Australia
At the National Council meeting on Sunday 11th October, 2015 following the AGM, and in accordance with the DSA Constitution, DSA’s National Council elected Dallas Williams as President of the Council.
Steve Edwards - Chief Executive Officer - DanceSport Australia
As part of the Project 5000 initiative, DanceSport Australia has developed a new
DYNAMIC ELEVATION SYSTEM
This is without doubt one of the biggest steps forward in DanceSport Australia's development of our sport. After extensive investigation with other DanceSport organisations around the world, other sporting bodies here in Australia and experts in the field of Sports governance, DanceSport Australia has developed the new points system which recognises both participation and achievement.
Find out more, and how the systems works, and the benefits to competitors ..... click here
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