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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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