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.
Under legislation - specifically the Australian Sports Ant-Doping Authority Act 2006 and its regulations – and the World Anti-Doping Code, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) requires that DanceSport Australia (DSA) shall establish rules requiring all Athletes and each Athlete Support Personnel who participates as coach, trainer, manager, team staff, official,medical or paramedical personnel in a Competition or activity authorised or organised by the DanceSport Australia or one of its member organisations to agree to be bound by thisAnti-Doping Policy and to submit the results management authority to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) responsible under the Code as a condition of such participation. All members of DanceSport Australia, via the process of paying their annual membership subscription, agree to be bound by this anti-doping policy.
In conjunction with ASADA, DanceSport Australia has revised its existing rules, and this revision is contained in the formal DSA policy – adopted by DSA National Council on 11th December, 2014 and identified as CR002.1 DanceSport Australia Anti-Doping Policy which is available by accessing the link below, and via this web site at the tabs “About DanceSport”, then “Other Competition Rules” and then “Anti-Doping Policy (Effective 1st January, 2015)”.
Important Advice to all DSA Members - Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel -
Also importantly, Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel must –
- take responsibility, in the context of anti-doping, for what they ingest and use.
- inform medical personnel of their obligation not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility to makesure that any medical treatment received does not violate this Anti-Doping Policy.
Should there be any questions, I would be very pleased to respond.
Steve Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, DanceSport Australia
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2013 9:21 AM
Subject: 2014 Prohibited List Released [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Please be advised that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the 2014 Prohibited List, which will come into effect on 1January 2014.
The Prohibited List is the international standard that outlines the substances and methods that are prohibited in sport. It is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA.
For your convenience please find attached to this email a summary of the modifications prepared by WADA. WADA has also published this on their website along with the full List and details on the 2014 monitoring program.
Most changes seek to provide greater clarity to the List, with the majority of amendments being of a technical nature, including re-categorising and improving the terminology of existing substances and methods.
ASADA will be working closely with stakeholders to ensure athletes, support personnel and sporting organisations are ready for the change on 1 January 2014.
We will be sending a communications kit to anti-doping contact officers of sports which we are encouraging them to pass on to their state affiliates, athletes, team managers, medical officials and other support personnel. We will also be pushing information directly to athletes and support personnel through our own communication channels including the ASADA website, and our Twitter andFacebookandpages.
In addition, our education and information resources will be updated by 1 January 2014 to ensure they reflect the new List, and the Check your substances tool will be updated on 20 December 2013.
More information about the List and anti-doping in general can also be found on our:
Twitter page: twitter.com/anti_doping
Facebook page: facebook.com/pureperformance
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Web: http://www.asada.gov.au/" href="http://www.asada.gov.au/">www.asada.gov.au
ASADA Hotline: 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232)
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."
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