MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 NO LONGER AN NRE:
We are disappointed to announce that John Knight has decided not to hold an NRE at the Midlands Championships (on 3rd October) this year.
We will decide at the next council meeting if another Amateur Ballroom NRE is to be scheduled into the calendar in 2011.
CHANGE TO NRES 30-31 JULY
All David Bullen's NREs on 30/31st July (Juvenile Latin, Youth 10 dance and Amateur 10 dance) will now be part of his competition on Sunday 31st July. The venue has changed from Southport to: The Norbreck Ballroom, Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool, FY2 9AA
Blackpool Festival first round times are now available online
Don't forget EADA members can still take advantage of the reduced price practices and free practices at Semley over the next two weeks before the Festival starts.
Reduced Price Practice sessions for EADA members
We are working with several Professionals who are kindly offering EADA members discounts at their practices in April and May in the build up to the Blackpool festivals. These include FREE practice sessions at Semley in May.
Details of the reduced price practices
CHANGES TO NRES
The venue for the City of Bristol Championships on 6th March ( with Junior Ballroom, Amateur Ballroom, Senior 10-dance and Senior II Latin NREs) has moved from the Wise Campus to the Winter gardens, Weston Super Mare.
Philip Wylie has had to move his competition on 25th April (which contained an Amateur 10-dace NRE) to 18th December due to venue problems.
The Laits have changed their competition in Ipswich (including Junior Ballroom and Youth Ballroom & Latin NREs) from 11th December to 27th November
Membership of EADA will enable you to compete in any open circuit competition in this country in 2011.
Benefits include personal accident insurance, discounts with retailers and other special offers, receiving our publications, the chance to attend training days and the chance for eligible dancers to register on the Coaching Scheme. EADA is the only organisation run by Amateurs for Amateurs in this country and has a child protection and equity policy. EADA is the only English dancesport organisation recognised by Sport England, UK Sport and the National Olympic Committee. feedback [at] eada [dot] org [dot] uk (Contact us) with any queries or questions about competing in 2011.
Download 2011 Membership form.
Members of other amateur associations in the UK may apply for a permit to compete in EADA National Ranking Events. Contact the membership [at] eada [dot] org [dot] uk (Membership Secretary) for further information.
EADA will still maintain the national charts in 2011.
PRESS RELASE OCTOBER 2010: STATEMENT FROM THE EADA PRESIDENT
At the Annual General Meeting of the IDSF in June 2010 it was agreed that IDSF would create a Professional Division. If England wish to have a voice in this decision then we must, as a corporate member, take some action now.
As members of the British Dance Council we have always recognised their authority over all domestic affairs in England and we do not wish to disturb this valuable relationship.
English Amateur Dancesport Limited will therefore cease to be a member of the IDSF but application for membership will be made by another of our Dancesport Group of Companies, Dancesport England who will deal with all matters on behalf of those members who wish to take part in International events. More details will be available at the Annual General Meeting.
David Corfield, EADA President 16/11/2010
The Bedfordshire DanceSport Club in Bedford, is the first dance organisation in England to receive Sport England accreditation. To recognise their new found status club members celebrated in style at the Bedford Mayors Parlour on Bonfire Night.
DANCESPORT NOW FEATURING IN THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES
We are pleased to announce that the IDSF has become a member of the International Masters Games Association which means Dancesport will now feature in the World and European Masters Games from 2011. These are international multi-sport events open to all Senior (over 35yrs) athletes. Most Masters' sports are organised in different age classes reflecting intervals of five to ten years between one and the other.
The 2011 European Masters Games will be held in Lignano, Italy on 17th and 18th September 2011 at the Lignano Sabbiadoro Sports Hall.
There will be events in Ballroom for 35+, 45+ and 55+ and in Latin for 35+ and 45+.
The 2013 World Masters Games will be held in Turin, Italy.