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DanceSport Victoria's Strategic Plan

2015 - 2018

As part of DanceSport Victoria's involvement and commitment to the Victorian Government (via Sport and Recreation Victoria) our strategic plan has to be updated and submitted.

We have just finished our three year funding agreement with the Victorian Government and are now moving into the 2015 - 2018 applications. Part of this process is to review, revise and implement a strategic plan.

A strategic plan is a document used to communicate the organisation's goals, the actions needed to achieve those goals and all of the other critical elements developed during the planning exercise.


 Item # Objective Tasks/Strategies
 Current planned activities- to be submitted for 2015 – 2018 round of SRV funding:
1 Education & Training 
  • Develop and conduct training courses for Coaches and Adjudicators.
  • Develop training to assist RTF principals and coaches
  • Maintain Professional Development Program.
  • Subsidise leading world-class coaches to run specialised workshops and training sessions for registered competitors
2 Subsidise Regional competitors
  • Provide subsidies to Regional competitors who travel regularly to Melbourne to compete and/or for special coaching sessions.
3 To support the development and quality of provincial competitions/festivals in Victoria
  • Identify appropriate provincial competitions/festivals
  • Upgrade/improve competition with local DS practitioners
  • Develop process for Provincial event organisers to apply for DSV support
  • Seek feedback on previous use of funds 
4 Regular, sustained increase in the number of new DanceSport participants in Victoria
  • Build and strengthen RTF program
  • Develop promotions throughout Victoria
  • Develop an in-schools promotional program: -Develop “recommended” schools program (seek advice from current practitioners)
  • Assist qualified coaches to fill need for schools classes Advertising campaign (media and competition programs)
5 Support and improve  a range of beginner/ Recreational competitions throughout Victoria, in order to encourage participation in the Recreational Division of DanceSport Australia 
  • Identify beginner/”medallist” events that are not registered with DanceSport Encourage organisers to run Recreational events. Identify relevant beginner/ Recreational events -                 
    • Promote DanceSport divisions at these competitions
    • Promote Recreational sections at registered competitions.
  • Provide prizes for event winners 
  • Provide incentives for Recreational-event winners to register as DanceSport competitors; e.g. subsidised registration for first year registrations
  • Communicate with relevant DS practitioners 
6 Improve the professionalism of the DSV Board
  • Develop training programs
  • Source available training / experts Consult with SRV
7 Develop Members communication channels
  • Set up a Members’ web page.
  • Provide a Members’ feedback page.
  • Develop targeted and general online surveys:
    • Current members
    • Recent, currently unregistered members
    • Coaches/adjudicators
    • Studio Principals
8 DanceSport Promotion
  • Develop DanceSport promotional Events
  • Develop a DanceSport Promotional Month
  • Participate in State Sport Promotion events





































Click here to view the complete Strategic Plan.



Reminder to provide Proof of Age.

Just a reminder to all those registering in the Amateur Division of DanceSport Australia for the first time, Proof of Age is required to be sent along with your application.

This can be in the form of a copy of your driver's licence, passport, etc.


Here you can pay for your accrediation requirements online.

DanceSport Victoria are very pleased to announce that it is now an affiliate member of VicSport.

VicSport is the independent member-based organisation representing Victoria’s sport and active recreation sector.

For more information on VicSport, please click on the following link: VICSPORT



About VicSport

As Victoria’s Peak for sport and active recreation vicsport represents the needs and concerns of over 170 member groups to Government, associated statutory authorities, relevant business and private enterprises and other stakeholders with an interest in promoting sport and active recreation.

Our members include State Sport Associations and active recreation organisations, Regional Sport Assemblies, Local Governments Authorities, university, TAFE and school sport groups, and organisations representing specific sub-groups of the sector such as the Victorian Disability Sport Advisory Council, ACHPER (Vic), and the Australian Drug Foundation.

Through our extensive network vicsport supports over 16,000 clubs and associations, and over 1.8 million participants, workers and volunteers in the sport and active recreation sector across Victoria. The activities these organisations offer play a vital role in promoting better physical and mental health outcomes for Victorians, as well as building the capacity of metropolitan and regional communities.

As the peak representative body our key roles are to:

Advocate: as the “Voice for Sport”, vicsport represents the interests and concerns of our members to government, to statutory authorities and to the broader industry.

Inform policy development: vicsport listens to members and uses this feedback to provide visionary strategic advice to key policy and decision makers.

Facilitate program delivery: vicsport works with government, statutory authorities and key external stakeholders to develop strategies and provide support required to assist members deliver participation opportunities for all Victorians.

Build Member’s Capacity: vicsport supports and educates members through the provision of quality advice and consultation services and delivery of professional development opportunities.

Research: through industry research and development, vicsport analyses issues, identifies trends and develops innovative strategies that play a vital role in planning for the future.




Upcoming VIC Events

Sat Oct 20
VIC - 2018 Wangaratta Dance Festival - Competition (DSA Registered)
Sheree Coulthard 0418 578 510 Anthony Pepers 0418 989 474
Sun Oct 28
VIC - 2018 CIDA Diamond Jubilee (Proposed)

Don Mc Robert/Lorraine Perkins
(03) 9803 3248 after 2pm
Mon-Fri or 0418 578 838
Entries by 12 October
Sat Nov 03
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.
Sun Nov 04
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.
Sat Nov 24
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.
Fri Dec 07
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale
Sat Dec 08
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale
Sun Dec 09
VIC - 2018 ADS Australian National Dancesport Championship (Proposed)
Natalie Lonsdale

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

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