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DSA has recently responded to a growing need for the restructuring of ‘beginner’ competitions. Within the ‘Rules of DanceSport’ there were quite separate provisions / clauses for unrestricted, studio and other unregistered events and competitions. Further, the present ‘2 studio’ limitation on unregistered studio competition had become effectively unworkable in today’s environment. And, the recent innovation of promoters wishing to conduct largely informal events catering for ‘pure’ beginners suggested a change in approach was timely.

Accordingly, DSA has brought together and amended the existing rules, and re-branded and re-defined the present ‘Unrestricted Competition’ rules, and has created a new model for ‘Development Competitions’.

In summary, the new arrangements are -

  1. Studio events are removed from the Present Rule 19.10 (which provided for unregistered events), and are included in a new rule 19.10 creating Development Competitions; the restriction of ‘no more than two studios / teaching facilities’ is removed.

2.    The definition and consequent rules relating to ‘Unrestricted Competitions’ are changed to refer to Development Competitions (Rules 7, 14, 19.10, and 23)

3.    Development competitions become a form of DSA Registered Event that –

  • Are required to be registered with DSA on the prescribed form and carry a DSA fee;
  • Are conducted by DSA approved promoters (or approved promoter groups), including DSA Registered Teaching Facilities.
  • Are restricted to the participation of unregistered individuals and / or DSA Recreational competitors (with or without partners).
  • Exclude participation by DSA amateur or professional division members, except that DSA members may partner participating individuals.
  • May contain events as designated by the promoter, but must contain a schedule of formal Recreational events within the competition program.
  • May allow DSA Recreational Division competitors to participate in events other than Recreational events at the discretion of the promoter.
  • Are subject to DSA’s rules and policies, and acceptance of the jurisdiction of DSA.

with the foregoing description included as DSA Rule 19.10, and the present Rule 19.10 (amended as per item 1 above) re-numbered 19.11 ‘Unregistered Competitions’, with the changes introduced into the 2016 ‘Rules of DanceSport’.

Steve Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, DanceSport Australia

21st December, 2015

We recently announced changes to Rules of DanceSport 11.2 for the Masters Age Groups in which one partner may now be up to 5 years younger. Members and competitors should note that these changes apply to both Amateur and Recreational Divisions. Essentially, Rule 11.2 now says that a  couple competing in Masters I, II or III may consist of one partner being five years younger than the published age division bracket, provided that the other partner is within the age division bracket. For example: A masters 1 couple could consist of one partner being 38, whilst the other could now be 32. 

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
Competition 5 0
Championship 10 0
National   Championship 20 0

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.

Upcoming DSA Events

27 Oct 2018
WA - 2018 LiveLighter DanceSport WA Open Championship (DSA Registered)
Jan Hunt 0439 186 196 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SCREED of Events & Dances
ONLINE ENTRY FORM

https://www.dancesportwaopen.com/

28 Oct 2018
VIC - 2018 CIDA Diamond Jubilee (Proposed)
crowndanceevents.com.au

Syllabus
Don Mc Robert/Lorraine Perkins
(03) 9803 3248 after 2pm
Mon-Fri or 0418 578 838
Entries by 12 October


03 Nov 2018
NSW - 2018 ADS East Coast Classic National & Australian Pro Am Championship (DSA Registered)
Marlene Hallewell 0409 285 996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
03 Nov 2018
NSW - 2018 ADS East Coast Classic National & Australian Pro Am Championship (DSA Registered)
Marlene Hallewell 0409 285 996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 Nov 2018
CANCELLED - WA - 2018 AID November Cup - Competition CANCELLED (DSA Registered)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Michelle Elders or Pat Taylor 0414 681 567 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to circumstances beyond our control in relation to venue availability on Sunday 11th November 2018 for our November Cup medallist event, we regretfully wish to advise that this event has been cancelled. Michelle Elders - Event Manager.

11 Nov 2018
SA - 2018 Salon Style SA Open DanceSport Championship (Proposed)
Rhett English 0413 596 644 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://saopendc.com.au/contact-us/

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 (Proposed)
Rhett English 0413 596 644
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 (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale
07 Dec 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale
07 Dec 2018
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale
30 Mar 2019
QLD - 2019 Queensland Challenge Cup - Competition (DSA Registered)
James Van Elswyk 0401 034 515 jamescrhythmdanceattitude.com.au

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

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