EADA 25 Years
From July 2010-2011 EADA celebrated its 25th year. To celebrate we implemented projects to encourage more people into dance; to raise the profile of EADA and Amateur dancesport and furthering the support we offer our members.
In July 1986 the Council of the British Amateur Dancers Association unanimously agreed to change the name from British to English and so EADA was born. The reasoning behind separating Britain into its four constituent countries was to pursue membership of the International Council of Amateur Dancers (ICAD) which went on to become the IDSF (now WDSF)
25th anniversary celebrations included:
- Offers for members
- Big Dance Taster Classes
- Performances & events
- Further initiatives - destined to dance
- Media coverage
- Topic of the Month
We were pleased to offer discounts with Fitness First, MK Sports Massage, Dance Al Fresco, Dance Today and various dance practice organisers. Details of our current discounts for members can be found on our offers page
EADA teamed up with various Professionals across the country to offer free ballroom & Latin American taster classes to adults and children in conjunction with London Big Dance Week in 2010.
- 5th June 2010 – the British Rock n Roll Federation represented EADA at the EMDP event “Colour in Motion” at the Royal Albert Hall.
- 25th September 2010 – 4 couples performed in CCPR’s national festival of movement and dance, “On Show” at the Royal Albert Hall. Thanks to DSI for sponsoring the dresses for the performers. CCPR On Show Website
- 4th December 2010 - 4 couples and a Rock n Roll couple performed at the inaugural Dance Show at the NEC in Birmingham, which ran alongside the Clothes Show Live.
- 12th March 2011 - 5 Juvenile couples performed alongside six times British Amateur Champions and now British Porfessional ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce at Move it 2011, the UK's largest dance convention.
On Show appears only once every five years. Bringing together more than 900 performers from 25 different dance styles, On Show 2010 will be a magical journey, truly bringing dance together in one place, for one afternoon only as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the CCPR. From the Indian Dance Group to Swamp Circus, from Latin American to the British Cheerleaders Association, the show will demonstrate the strength and diversity of movement and dance in the UK in way which few others can. On Show
We are pleased to have launched Destined to Dance in our 25th year. The aim is to encourage more children to try dancing and thereby help tackle childhood obesity and improve children's posture, coordination and social skills. Dancesport professionals and schoolteachers work together to offer ballroom & latin as part of the curriculum or as an after school club.
EADA has been featured in the following magazines:
Dancing in the UK
Throughout the year we ran a topic of the month on our Forum to encourage members to discuss ideas to help further English dancing.