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DSA’s National Council recently reviewed and approved the following changes to the ‘Rules of DanceSport’, effective as from 1st July, 2016, except the changes to Rule 13.5 (b) which apply as from 1st January, 2016.
Rule 28.1 Music Tempi
The DSA music tempi is amended in the following dances -
|Dance (Bars per Min)||Present DSA Rule||WDC Rule||Proposed DSA Rule|
Rule 13.2 Elevation Points – Recreational Division
The points required to elevate are now altered to 250 (from 300) for the Beginner and Intermediate levels.
Rule 13.6 Elevation Calendar – Recreational Division
Rule 13.6 is now - In the Recreational Division the competitors ‘Level’ will be assessed at 30th June and 31st December in each calendar year according to the points system.
Rule 13.5 (b) Bonus Points
That Rule 13.5 becomes 13.5 (a), and that a new rule 13.5 (b) be added to read –
13.5 (b) Bonus Points – Additional points will be awarded to DSA Amateur Division competitors attending DSA events registered at “Competition” level as follows -
ACT, NT, Q’land & Tasmania 20 Bonus Points
South Australia 15 Bonus Points
NSW & West Aust 10 Bonus Points
Victoria 0 Bonus Points
Rule 12 Rule Title
The descriptive title of Rule 12 now becomes
12. RECREATIONAL and AMATEUR DIVISION EVENTS and NOVELTY EVENTS
Rule 16.5 (a) (i) Competitors Compliance with Dress Regulations
Rule 16.5 (a) (i) becomes
(i) ‘non-competitive attire’ as defined by the conditions for ‘Optional Simple Dress and Shoes’ regulations as set out on page 4 of the “DSA Restrictions on Competitor Dress”;
Rule 10.2 (b) Adjudicator Licensees’ Return to Amateur Division
Rule 10.2 (b) is amended to become -
An application for membership in the Amateur Division of competition shall not be granted to any applicant who has been awarded or has held an adjudicators licence in the fifteen (15) years preceding such an application. In the circumstance that permits such an application being granted, then the applicant is to be reinstated at the A Grade level of competition. This rule does not apply to adjudicators who partner competitors in the events defined under rules 24.3 b), c) and d).
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
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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