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Please note also that DSA Policy No CR 017.1 – ‘Pro / Am and Teacher / Student Guidelines’ is withdrawn, where the foregoing (and earlier) rule changes make this ‘guideline’ redundant.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
Sent: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 1:01 PM
Subject: WDSF DanceSport Academy News 1/18- WDSF Congresses in Stuttgart
Please be informed that the WDSF Academy, DTV and the GOC GmbH will be organising the following congresses at hotel Maritim, Stuttgart, Germany, The schedule of the available congresses are as follows:
Sunday 5 Aug 2018 – Standard and Latin Discipline Chairperson’s Congress
Time: 12pm to 4pm – Licensed Chairman and New Applicants
Time : 4pm to 7pm – New Applicants
Course Fee : CHF 100
Monday 6 Aug 2018 – Multiple Discipline (ShowDance and Formation DanceSport) Adjudicator’s Congress
Time 10am to 6pm
Course Fee : CHF 100
Licensed adjudicators who attend this congress will be awarded added qualification on ShowDance and Formation DanceSport. This qualification will be taken into account for selection of judges for the ShowDance and Formation DanceSport Championships. Adjudicators are encouraged to participate in this upgrading congress which will also qualify for a 2 years extended validity of the Adjudicator’s license.
Monday 6 Aug 2018 – WDSF Scrutineers Licensing Congress
Time : 7pm to 9pm
Course Fee : CHF 50
We are glad to inform you that the on-line registration for congresses is now available, this new process save time, cost and make it more convenient for everyone.
All existing WDSF officials(Except for Scrutineers Licensing Congress) can sign up to a congress themselves and do not need to go through their national member body. The congress fee must be paid by the Adjudicator/Chairperson directly when signing up. This will save you additional work in managing their registration forms and collecting the fees. We made a short tutorial video on the process of registration here: https://youtu.be/qtPG_s3eHbQ
For new applicants of a WDSF adjudicator’s/Chairperson's license or observers at a WDSF congress, the registration can only be done by the WDSF NMB. The NMB can pay for the applicant online or delegate the payment to the applicant. Please view this tutorial video on how to register a new applicant/participant to a WDSF congress: https://youtu.be/boPTsNeLrvo
These tutorial videos will also be available here: https://www.worlddancesport.org/Rule/Official/Education/RLS_Management
PAYMENT OR SIGNING UP ON THE DAY OF THE CONGRESS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Chairman WDSF DanceSport Academy
Sent: Saturday, 7 April 2018 9:05 PM
Subject: WDSF Sports Bulletin 5/18 - Athletes Participation at WDSF Championships/Cups/Games
Dear Members, Dear Colleagues,
In accordance with WDSF Competition Rules, ALL entries to WDSF Championships/Cups/Games must be submitted directly by the National Bodies to the organisers. No athletes are allowed to enter any Championships/Cups/Games on line or by any other means without the approval and consent of the WDSF National Member Bodies. This requirement include entries to WDSF Senior and other WDSF Open Championships.
Organisers who wish to use on-line registration may do so for other events and NOT Championships and Cups.
We look forward to your full compliance of this requirement to protect the WDSF Competition system and the rights and responsibilities of the WDSF National Member Bodies.
WDSF 1st Vice-President, Vice-President for Sport
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
For ticket and other enquiries, please click on the event name above!