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As part of the Project 5000 initiative, DanceSport Australia has developed a new

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

Congratulations Daele Fraser (OAM)

Congratulations to Daele Fraser (OAM) upon receiving the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List.

Daele has been a studio proprietor and leading coach in Perth over a career spanning 51 years. She has served as the President of the Dance Masters International Association since 1992 and in many other voluntary positions that are crucial to the success of DanceSport both in Western Australia and nationally. In recent years Daele has represented Australia as an adjudicator at Worlds Championships and has organised goodwill tours to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. She has been co-organiser of the WA Open DanceSport Championship for almost thirty years and brings her very special theatrical flair to this event and to many others she has been involved with including Asia Pacific and South Pacific Championships. DanceSport Australia National Council recognises Daele’s amazing achievements and her ongoing commitment to DanceSport.

2015 DanceSport Australia National Championship in the National Capital

2015 DanceSport Australia National Championship 

in the 

National Capital


DanceSport Australia   |  Australian Institute of Sport Arena  |  26, 27 & 28 June 2015 


Negotiations with DanceSport Australia (DSA) and Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (FATD) directors have resulted in a decision that both parties believe is in the best interests of all members of the DanceSport Industry in Australia. 


The National Capital DanceSport Championship has been a prestige event and has enjoyed continued success in attracting committed DanceSport competitors from all over Australia to join together annually for three days of Dance in a world class venue. In 2015 the National Capital DanceSport Championship for this year will be rebranded to the DanceSport Australia National Championship, under the banner of DanceSport Australia.




The DanceSport Australia National Championship will include events for all divisions and grades of DanceSport. Winners of major events will be invited to represent Australian at World Championships. 


(Please Note: Existing arrangements with other organisations to also run selection events for DSA will remain for 2015. Couples seeking selection nominations for 2015/2016 are advised to consult the DSA website.)


Download this file (DANCE - 2015 Media ReleaseA.pdf)DanceSport Australia - DSA National Championship Press Release[ ]Andrew Howlett129 kB2015-01-18 14:05

THANKS BOB – An expression of Appreciation from National Council

Recently, one of DSA’s most respected and long serving members, Mr Robert (“Bob”) Steele retired from membership of two of DSA’s important bodies, the Accreditation Commission and the Rules Commission. National Council wished to mark this milestone event with a public expression of thanks and appreciation to Bob for his supreme efforts and dedication to DanceSport.

Bob has been a participant in Ballroom Dance activities for more than 50 years embracing the roles of Competitor, Teacher, Studio Proprietor, Adjudicator, Examiner, Promoter and Administrator. He has held positions in service to the Australian DanceSport community including Directorship of the Australian Dancing Board serving 5 terms as Secretary, and 2 terms as Chairman, prior to the inauguration of DanceSport Australia. An establishment team member of DSA and since incorporation a Director and National Executive member until retiring from National Council in 2008 and then re-elected in 2011. He was a member of the DSA Rules and Accreditation Commissions since their inception, and served as chairman of the National Accreditation Commission. For 23 years Bob was CEO of The Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing before moving to the position of President of that organisation.

Bob continues as an active and contributing member of DSA, maintaining his role as a Director of the New South Wales Branch, and as a consultant, advisor and mentor within DSA at a national level.

Advertising Opportunity and DSA Membership Cards

As part of DanceSport Australia’s “Project 5000” goal to achieve five thousand members within five years, we continue to review each area of DanceSport and look for opportunities for development and improvement.

One such area is membership and marketing. As such, we have created a new and unique advertising opportunity for the newly initiated DSA Membership Card.

From 31st January 2015 all DSA members will receive a plastic (business-card sized) membership card that they will keep for life.

The attached document outlines the advertising opportunity.

We regret that this does require a reasonably immediate response, we need responses by 5pm on the  25th of January 2015.

Given that there is a limit to four spaces per card, it will be primarily based on a first-in, first-served basis.

Feel free to forward this information to any business you think would be interested.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Kind regards,

Andrew Howlett
DSA Marketing and Communication Commission


Download this file (DSA Membership Card Advertising.pdf)DSA Membership Card Advertising.pdf[ ]Andrew Howlett1175 kB2015-01-13 11:28
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