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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.

Asian Pacific DanceSport Championship

Nominations should be sent by no later than Friday 9th November, 2018 to -

Mr Adam Blakey

Chair

DSA International Selections Committee

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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

COUNTRY: Australia

CITY: Melbourne

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

CONTACT PERSON: Steve Edwards email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

COURSE CONTENT:

  1. The evolution of WDSF Judging System
  2. Principles of Absolute Judgement
  3. Definition and usage of Performance Assessment Standards (PAS)
  4. Definition and usage of Indicative Qualities (IQs)
  5. Practical Assessment using Absolute Judgement

Please click here for more detail

Your FOCUS Newsletter - Edition No 39, August, 2018 is now available on-line - Here!!!!

Articles with this edition include -

Reports from DSA President and Sports Director Read reports to find out about the success of current programs and plans for the next steps in our development ....

Notices of State Branch and DanceSport Australia Annual General Meetings - included with this issue.

Become a Coach or Adjudicator - Would you like the challenge and the opportunity to be a leader in DanceSport? Read more to find out how......

Rules of DanceSport  - An overview of recent updates is provided in this edition... Recreational Partnering - Amendments June, 2018.

.... and much more. Access Focus 39 using the "News" tab on the main menu bar above, ...... or simply click here

Women Leaders in Sport

Sport Australia (previously known as Australian Sports Commission) has opened applications for the 2019 Women Leaders in Sport grants program and Community Infrastructure grants program.

WLIS provides leadership development opportunities for women from:

  • sport management in high performance and participation, coaching, officiating, communications/marketing, to elite athletes transitioning out of playing sport to sport administration.
  • operational level (e.g., office administrator) to decision making level (e.g., General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Board Director); and
  • national sporting organisations (NSO), state sporting organisation (SSO) to local or regional clubs.

Sport Australia encourages applications. Individual women can apply for:

  1. Attendance at a WLIS Leadership Workshop, or
  2. A grant (up to $3,000) for learning and development, which includes attendance at a WLIS Leadership Workshop.

To apply, or for more information, please visit the WLIS website at www.sportaus.gov.au/wlis

The applications closing date is 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Steve Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

DanceSport Australia

Upcoming DSA Events

17 Nov 2018
QLD - 2018 QADS Qld DanceSport Titles, Greek Club - Competition (DSA Registered)
Michael Bishop 0428 117 282 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
18 Nov 2018
NSW - Sydney Diamante 2018 NSW Open DanceSport Championship (DSA Registered)
Cushla Gillard 0425 264 547
24 Nov 2018
QLD - 2018 Cairns Summer DanceSport Classic (Proposed)
Kevin & Riana Morellini 0416703414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
24 Nov 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Nova Classic - Competition (DSA Registered)
Adam Blakey 03 9926 1395 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
25 Nov 2018
NSW - CANCELLED...2018 FATD Summer Festival - CANCELLED...Competition (DSA Registered)
Annmarie Sasso 0412 629 436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To all studio’s and Competitor’s...The FATD regrets to announce that the 25th of November Summer Festival will be cancelled due to the unforeseen circumstances and recent changes to the November Dance calendar.   The directors have decided that due to the number of competitions placed in the month of November it best for the competitive community and the success of these events , we feel the best solution would be to turn our focus on 2019.   Regards,  Directors of the FATD

25 Nov 2018
SA - 2018 Summer DanceSport Festival - Competition (DSA Registered)
Rhett English 0413 596 644 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
25 Nov 2018
WA - Perth Ballroom Challenge - Competition (DSA Registered)
Jack Johnson & Joanne de Jager 0413 866 103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Revised Syllabus   Flyer
ENTRY FORM

02 Dec 2018
NSW - 2018 DME ArtSport by Ray Rose Champions of the Future League - Development Competition (Proposed)
Mobile: 0412 683 553
07 Dec 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (DSA Registered)
Adam Blakey - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 0418 216 533
Australian Dancing Society Web Site - http://australiandancingsociety.com.au  
07 Dec 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (DSA Registered)
Adam Blakey - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 0418 216 533
Australian Dancing Society Web Site - http://australiandancingsociety.com.au  
07 Dec 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (DSA Registered)
Adam Blakey - Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile: 0418 216 533
Australian Dancing Society Web Site - http://australiandancingsociety.com.au  
30 Mar 2019
QLD - 2019 Queensland Challenge Cup - Competition (DSA Registered)
James Van Elswyk 0401 034 515 jamescrhythmdanceattitude.com.au
20 Apr 2019
QLD - 2019 Queensland National DanceSport Championship (DSA Registered)
Denise Telfer 0407 785 711
20 Apr 2019
QLD - 2019 Queensland National DanceSport Championship (DSA Registered)
Denise Telfer 0407 785 711
11 May 2019
QLD - 2019 Gold Coast Classic (Proposed)
Rhett Salmon

For ticket and other enquiries, please click on the event name above!

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