September 2009

Older articles and news items can be found here. Even older articles will be moved across from the previous website as time allows.

World 10 dance

Congratulations to Richard Still & Morgan Hemphill who have been selected to represent England in the World ten-dance Championships in Platja d'Aro, Spain on 10th October.

Just Dance

New Sky One TV Dance Competition "Just Dance"
The programme "Just Dance" is being made by Princess Productions & Shine TV and they are encouraging all dancers to take part regardless of age, dance style or skill level.  Solo, pairs and teams are all welcome.

Auditions will be held around the country in September. From the auditions, a panel will select dancers to take part in a series of studio shows, where they will compete for the chance to progress to the live final and be crowned champion by the viewing public and win a prize.  judges and host are to be announced shortly.
Applications are online here until 30th October

The International Grand Ball, San Francisco


The International Grand Ball 2009 - San Francisco
by Katherine Giannini

National Championships deadline

 British National Dance Championships Entry Deadline
The entry deadline for the National Championships (19-21 November in Blackpool) is the start of October.  Entry forms are online here.  Please note that to enter the National Championships at least one half of the partnership must have a British passport (this is different to other NREs where those with indefinite leave to remain or continuous residency in the UK can apply for a licence to compete).

Peter Maxwell IPDSC

Peter Maxwell resigns as the President of the IPDSC
We regret that Peter Maxwell has just announced that he has resigned his position of President of the IPDSC.  This is in part due to ill health and we send our good wishes.  We would like to thank him for all that he has done to encourage and support professional DanceSport in consultation with the IDSF.  The organisation has already grown to forty member countries and we thank Peter for his hard work in promoting dancing.
More information can be found here

IDSF new scoring system

EADA President attends the first presentation of the IDSF's proposal for a revised scoring system.