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Re: NDCA - USADance merger.
Posted by Polished
12/5/2008  2:10:00 PM
As reported in Dancesport UK.
The WDC Amateure League Open World Championships at Disney Land Paris France now.
Total entries at the last count is reported to be in excess of 1,300.
The IDSF have said that anybody conected to a none sanctioned event risk being banned from any sanctioned event.
So by their own rules they either carry out this threat or change it.
But what they will do is be very choosey who they make life hard for in the future.
Don't forget you can't even be a Car Park Attendant without the risk of sanctions being taken out against you.
As you said, we just want to dance.
Posted by jofjonesboro
12/5/2008  7:46:00 PM
Thanks for the information. It's always good to know that there is some support for truth and justice in the dance world (actually, I don't really know if the WDC is any better).

I wonder what the possibility is that we may see this issue in the courts some day. Are you aware of any cases of significance (e.g. not one of thos contract-abuse scandals) in the area of competition governance?

Keep dancing. Always keep dancing.

Re: As you said, we just want to dance.
Posted by Polished
12/5/2008  10:34:00 PM
We are all aware of what a hugh sport Soccer is today. But did you know that not that many years ago a Belgium soccer player went to court and got a ruling against the Controlling Body who had a rule that only( I think it was three ) foreign players could play in one team, or even be on their books.
He was being stopped by this rule from playing in the UK. He won.
Lets look at an Ajudicator in Ballroom Dancing. Is it lawfull to dictate to them who they can and can't work for. That to me is against the law and would not stand up in a court of law..
If you want to read more on this go to Dancesport UK and on the right click on DancesportInfo Net and scroll down looking to your right and click on any of the topics under discussion.
And if you want to know the IDSF their policies. That can be found by clicking on IDSF Rules and World Rankings also on Dancsport UK. and then Unregistered Events. You will see a list of competitions that you cannot enter at the risk of having a ban placed on you. The last paragraph lets you know in no uncertain manner what will happen to you if you defy their ruling.
The WDC have no such rule.
Re: As you said, we just want to dance.
Posted by Polished
12/6/2008  1:53:00 PM
So no couples in the WDC's World Amateur Championships from Paris were competing from the UK. USA and Australia. It would seem that in the UK the EADA and in Australia Dancesport Australia are following the IDSF ruling.. On the Australian official Web site there is no mention of banned competitions. Neither is there on the U K's EADA web site. I would say it it safe to say that there is nothing on the USA controlling body either. Which means the IDSF have complete control over those Societies.
Playing about with words. The IDSF controlled competitions are not Open Championships. They are Closed Championships and should be called accordingly.
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