News about German Same-Sex Dance Competitions 2016

The results of the 13th Düsseldorf Grand Prix on the 23rd of February are online.  A report (in German) and some photos can be found on the DVET Website.

The website for the German Open Equality Championships 2016 in Frankfurt/Main is online and the registration is open. The organisers Artemis Sport Frankfurt e.V. and TSC Phoenix Frankfurt e.V. look forward to welcome also many international dance couples. Find all information on the competition here.

The TSC Mondial e.V. Cologne will organise a Same-Sex Dancing competition on the 9th of October 2016. Apart from Standard and Latin competitions for C/B/A-Classes there will be a separate competition for social dancers who want to try out a dance competition for the first time. Information on the competition (in German) can be found on the organiser’s website.

Vienna Dance Contest 2016 Cancelled

Bad news for all dancers who planned to participate in Vienna once again this year. The following announcement reached us from the organizers:

After 10 successful years the Vienna Dance Contest team has decided to make a break in 2016, and spend the year with a creative, easy going renewal phase, and will be back with the 11th Vienna Dance Contest on 21/10/2017.
Save the date! More information will be published beginning of 2017.

Servus! and Bye Bye from Vienna and keep swinging!

Eurogames 2016 registration news

The early registration is no longer possible. But as an ESSDA/EGLSF member you still get a discount using the new code EGLSF2016L. The price is now 85€ plus a 5€ payment fee (undiscounted 110€ plus 5€).

You can now register for more than 3 dance competitions (e.g. Senior 10-Dancers). The registration site has been adjusted and you can add additional competitions for an extra fee of 20€.

Payment of the ESSDA Membership Fee

As we are aware of the high bank commission for transfers from non-Euro countries we currently are sorting out other possibilities to pay the yearly ESSDA membership fee.

Especially for the UK members and participants of the UK Pink Jukebox Competition on 20th of February in London we can offer the possibility to pay the membership fee in cash (Euros or Pound Sterling) to our membership officer Chrisi Lyons.

The Bid for the European Championship 2017 is open!

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The ESSDA board would like to open the bidding for the European Same-Sex Dance Championships 2017.

Dear dance competition organisers and dear dancers,

we warmly encourage organisers of same sex dance competitions to let us know you want to apply by sending an email to Hadass Armon (hadass(at)essda.eu) or Davy Brocatus (davy(at)essda.eu) as soon as possible. They will mail you the Partnership and License Agreement, which tells you about the requirements for a European Championship.

The ESSDA Competition Rules can be downloaded here: pdf

Please mail your application for organising the European Championships 2017 to Hadass and/or Davy on December 31st 2015 at the latest. The ESSDA board will take a decision mid February 2016 and communicate the outcome end of February.

For more detailed questions please don’t hesitate to contact Davy or Hadass.

The winner of the open bid is invited to advertise the EC 2017 at the EuroGames 2016 in Helsinki.

Watch the Dutch Formation Team and Imagine: Update!

The first “serious” same-sex dance sequence of Standard Formation Dance was performed at the European Championships 2015 in Poland by the Dutch team DSV Dance Impression.  Watch the video at approx 2:40min on youtube.

Even if the same-sex sequences have been banned by the WDSF – good luck for the World Championship in Ludwigsburg. Be proud and imagine!

The team reached the final of the World Championships on 28th November and finished 6th. At least a statement for tolerance was made in the final sequence when two male dancers performed a lift together. Congratulations!

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