DanceSport Australia’s International Selections Committee invites nominations from DSA members for the opportunity to be selected to represent DSA and Australia at the forthcoming Asian Pacific DanceSport Championship to be held on 1st to 2nd December, 2018 in Shenzhen City, China.
This event incorporates the 2018 WDSF World DanceSport Championship Formation Latin, the Shenzhen WDSF International Open Competition and the Asian Pacific DanceSport Championship. Please click on the link following for full details.
Nominations should be sent by no later than Friday 9th November, 2018 to -
Mr Adam Blakey
DSA International Selections Committee
WDSF Absolute Judgement Course (JS 3.0)
DanceSport Australia and the Australia Dancing Society will jointly present a WDSF Absolute Judgement Course (JS 3.0) in Melbourne over two days on 5th & 6th December, 2018
The Course is highly recommended for all adjudicators who want to qualify to operate the new WDSF Judgement System and to be proficient in the corresponding methods of assessment. The course will also fulfil the main entry requirements for the upgrading of a WDSF Adjudicators license from B to A. Furthermore, all licensed adjudicators who attend this course will also be recorded as having attended a Congress.
DATE: 5th & 6th December 2018 TIME: 10:00am to 7:00pm
ORGANISER: DanceSport Australia
VENUE/ADDRESS: Melbourne Arena (venue for the ADS Australian DanceSport Championships)
NEAREST AIRPORT: Tullamarine, Melbourne Australia
LECTURERS: Fabio Bosco (Italy), Sergej Milicija (Bosnia) GK TEST: Yes
REGISTER & PAY ONLINE: www.worlddancesport.org – Go to the WDSF web site, then the tabs - ‘Officials’, then ‘Congress Calendar’, then ‘December’, then ‘WDSF AJS Method of Judging & Assessment Course’, and then following the instructions.
DSA Rule Amendments – June, 2018
We’ve had feedback on our earlier decision to restrict participation in the recreational division to recreational registrants only, designed to prevent unfairness where recreational competitors were allowed to partner with unregistered individuals and with accredited DSA members. This has led to reported unintended consequences in recreational participation and in some studios’ operations. DSA Rule amendments - effective 1st June, 2018 - will alleviate the principal participation issue and clarify some related areas that were previously not well defined.
These changes better define rules which permit non-accredited people to partner competitors in Recreational Division events. The principal still holds that all participants in registered Dancesport events must be registered with DSA, with exceptions for novelty and other specifically exempted events. Additionally, it was found that the current rules make no provision for “Individual” events in the Recreational Division – i.e. Best Boy / Girl / Male/ Female and similarly titled events. As a consequence, these events have been seen as being in the Teacher / Student category, and, whilst the Teacher/ Student category of events has gained acceptance since its introduction, the initial rules (Rule 24) did not match the intended outcomes.
Thus, changes to DSA’s ‘Rules of DanceSport’ have been introduced with effect from 1st June, 2018. The details can be accessed by clicking here
Please note also that DSA Policy No CR 017.1 – ‘Pro / Am and Teacher / Student Guidelines’ is withdrawn, where the foregoing (and earlier) rule changes make this ‘guideline’ redundant.
Steve Edwards - CEO - DanceSport Australia
It is with considerable regret we must announce the cancellation of the Dancesport Australia National Championship (D.A.N.C.E.) - Wollongong June 30th to July 1st, 2018.
We all enjoyed an excellent response from the Dancesport community to last year's inaugural event in Wollongong. However, this year we have found that financial considerations in executing our competition model in Wollongong were not compatible with a responsible outcome. This led to the difficult but necessary decision by DSA’s National Council to cancel this year's event.
Those competitors / DSA members who believe and can demonstrate they have experienced any irretrievable financial penalty with air flight bookings as a result of this cancellation should contact DSA’s CEO in writing, where applications for recompense will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Again, we are deeply sorry about not being able to execute this event. We have already commenced planning for 2019 and in the interim, National Council has decided that the selection events usually conducted at the National Championship will be managed within the Australian Championships in Melbourne in December, 2018.
We trust that you will continue to support DSA, its many initiatives and the many competitions that are set to take place nationally in 2018.
On behalf of the DanceSport Australia National Council
Steve Edwards - CEO - DanceSport Australia
NEW – WDSF Athletes “e-Cards”
All WDSF registered athletes and those DSA competitors proposing to register with WDSF please take note –
WDSF are retiring the plastic WDSF ID-Cards and are using the new, digital WDSF e-Card - commencing in October 2017.
Athletes who want to join the WDSF can now apply for a WDSF e-Card here: https://ecards.worlddancesport.org/ Please read the instructions and follow them carefully.
Athletes which already have a valid plastic WDSF ID-Card do not have to apply for a digital WDSF e-Card. WDSF will send all existing and active WDSF athletes instructions on how they can convert to the new WDSF e-Card.
For ticket and other enquiries, please click on the event name above!
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