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.
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."
Renewing Your Registration Online – via your credit card or Pay Pal account
For existing DSA amateur, professional and accredited members – the steps are -
Upon completion of a successful payment process, your account will be automatically updated.
Go to ‘P5000’ and start the online process by clicking ‘Here’.
Please note -
‘New’ members – those registering for the first time – cannot establish membership nor make fee payments online; this must be done by contacting your State Registrar whose contact details can be found in your State's local section of this web site under Contact Us.
If you are a new or renewing "Recreational" competitor, please DO NOT proceed as above, but go to ‘P5000’ by clicking ’Here’ then the "Recreational" tab on the top line main menu, and then the "Joining Recreational" button where your separate registration process is explained.
For any other inquiries regarding membership renewal please either (a) use the ‘Contact Administrator’ button on the ‘P5000’ login page, or (b) contact your State Registrar whose contact details can be found in your State's local section under Contact Us.
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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