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Building The Future For DanceSport

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.)


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DanceSport Australia – NEW ANTI-DOPING POLICY – Effective 1st January, 2015


Under legislation - specifically the Australian Sports Ant-Doping Authority Act 2006 and its regulations – and the World Anti-Doping Code, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) requires that DanceSport Australia (DSA) shall establish rules requiring all Athletes and each Athlete Support Personnel who participates as coach, trainer, manager, team staff, official,medical or paramedical personnel in a Competition or activity authorised or organised by the DanceSport Australia or one of its member organisations to agree to be bound by thisAnti-Doping Policy and to submit the results management authority to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) responsible under the Code as a condition of such participation. All members of DanceSport Australia, via the process of paying their annual membership subscription, agree to be bound by this anti-doping policy.

In conjunction with ASADA, DanceSport Australia has revised its existing rules, and this revision is contained in the formal DSA policy – adopted by DSA National Council on 11th December, 2014 and  identified as CR002.1 DanceSport Australia Anti-Doping Policy which is available by accessing the link below, and via this web site at the tabs “About DanceSport”, then “Other Competition Rules” and then “Anti-Doping Policy (Effective 1st January, 2015)”.

Important Advice to all DSA Members - Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel -

  • ·You are responsible for knowing what the anti-doping rule violations are.
  • ·You must find out which substances and methods are prohibited.
  • ·Ignorance is no excuse.
  • ·You must be aware of the rules in this Anti-Doping Policy.
  • ·This Anti-Doping Policy adopts the strict liability principle.
  • ·Athletes are responsible for anything found in their system.
  • ·You must be aware of the sanctions that could be applied to you in this Anti-Doping Policy.

Also importantly, Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel must –

-        take responsibility, in the context of anti-doping, for what they ingest and use.

-        inform medical personnel of their obligation not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility to makesure that any medical treatment received does not violate this Anti-Doping Policy.


Should there be any questions, I would be very pleased to respond.

Steve Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, DanceSport Australia

Ant-Doping Policy - Click Here

New DSA Policies

DSA's National Council recently approved a number of new policies and guidelines as part of "Project 5000". These are now formally available for all members to access on the DSA website, under the tabs "About DSA" and "Other Competition Rules".

Quick access can be obtained by clicking below

Pro / Am and Teacher / Student Guidelines

Competitor Grading 2014 Transitional Polcy

New Vogue Tiered Dance Structure Guidelines

Registered Teaching Facility Policy

Registered Teaching Facility Incentive Scheme Policy


Steve Edwards - CEO - DanceSport Australia  

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