Feedback from coaches and members, together with some further statistical modelling, has caused a slight re-think in the awarding of ‘participation’ points within the new elevation system. Accordingly, National Council has decided that the term ‘participation points’ should be changed to that of ‘Bonus Points’. For 2015 and until experience with the new process is gained - ‘bonus points’ will apply to Juvenile and Junior competitors only.
The rationale behind this change relates to the limited time that these competitors are in these Age Groups. A Juvenile competitor has, on average, two years to move from C Grade to A Grade and when they move into the Junior Age Group their Grade will reset to C Grade again. It is important that elevation be achievable within the term of Juvenile and Junior so as to provide motivation for achievement. Within the 16 years and over age categories, the same restrictions do not apply, and there are far more event participation opportunities.
All previously announced conditions relating to this category of points remain – the points are style specific, and are allocated once per event. A full review of the ‘bonus’ points’ category will be carried out at a later date. For now, ‘bonus’ points will be allocated as follows -
|Type of Event||Juveniles & Juniors||All Other Age Categories|
Note: Recreational competitors are awarded ‘participation’ points on a more complex formula, which is unchanged; details can be found on the ‘Project 5000’ web site.
In order to dance in any WDSF registered event, competition or championship anywhere in the world (including those held in Australia) the possession of a WDSF Athlete's ID Card is mandatory.
Those DSA members who wish to compete in WDSF registered events such as included in the Australian DanceSport Championships in Melbourne in December - and who do not presently hold a WDSF Athletes ID Card - should read the attached instructions (tab below) on how to apply and acquire the card.
Laurence has been competing in Latin American since the tender age of six. He represented Australia in two World Dancesport Championships: the Junior World Ten Dance in the Czech Republic and the World Latin in Lithuania, both held in 2007. He was also the winner of "Strictly Dancing" Series 3 on the ABC network.
Nicole has over a decade of experience in many different forms of dance. She has studied dance at Wesley Institute, virtually all styles: Latin American, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary and Classical Ballet.
“My Latin dancing has grown immensely through my academic work,” states Nicole. “Studying Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary, something I’ve never done before Wesley Institute, as well as other styles, has allowed me to explore the different ways in which I can execute not only a movement, but understand the inner feeling and spirit that influences everything we do in dance."
If you are not a Member of DanceSport Australia and wish to compete then you will need to download a copy of the form below and submit this to your State Registration Officer whose details are on the form.
If you were a member of DanceSport Australia last year and wish to compete again this year you can either
1) Renew your registration online by going to myDSA
20 Download a copy of the form below and submit this to your State Registration Officer whose details are on the form
If you have any questions regarding registering as a competitor please don't hesitate to contact your State Registration Officer whose details can also be found on this website in the Contact Us section for your State
This notice is to clearly state the position of Dancesport Australia (“DSA”) in regard to Australian competitors wishing to dance in any DSA registered events. DSA’s position is that DSA will not restrict any of its registered competitor members from competing in any Australian DSA registered event for reason that the registered competitor member has competed in an event that is “unrecognized” by an international organisation.
Please note, however, that DSA does not have the power to prevent the suspension of couples from an event registered with an international organisation. Should couples wish to enter such events, they must abide by the rules of the international organisation.
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