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Marianka Swain reports on the inaugural Norwegian Equality Open 2018.
On June 23, Norway held its very firstsame-sex dance competition, the Norwegian Equality Open, at the beautiful Gamle Logen hall in the heart of Oslo.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 1. Taunus Dance Cup for female and male couples in ballroom and latin dancing for the very first time in Kelkheim, Germany. The tournament will be part of the traditional Taunus-Tanz-Tage which will take place for the 36th time this year.
There will be competitions from D to A class. Female and male couples will be marked separately.
Competitions start at 10 am, doors open at 8.30 am.
You may find more information, in particular for the registration of couples, on our website:
Paris 2018 have now shared the comprehensive results with us for both pre-liminary rounds and finals for all competitions held from Tuesday 7th August 2018 through to Friday 10th August 2018:
Should you have any questions regarding the results, please contact them directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Today the practice sessions start on the venue Gymanse Japy. The schedule is as follows:
Showdance Couples 13.00 – 17.00 (Booked in advance ONLY)
Handidance 20.00 – 22.00
Competitor registration tomorrow (Tuesday) starts at 8am. The competition starts at 9.30.
The schedule for the dance competitions starting on Tuesday has slightly changed. You can download the most current version here: Paris-2018-General-competition-schedule-20180806
Another importing topic: Please be prepared for the heat and drink a lot – the venue is not air-conditioned.
To get all information on the event we recommend to join the FB group: Gay Games 10. – Dancesport Community
For all same-sex dancers who think about taking part in competitions or are just unsure about it, our board member responsible for marketing Trix created a booklet with a lot of useful information about your first start. And even if you have already competed you might find some new and helpful information.
ESSDA wants to thank all who were involved and helped creating this booklet!
Download the pdf-version of the ESSDA-New_Starters-Booklet.
With respect to membership payments, voting and candidacy for an ESSDA board position: only paid-up members have voting rights and are eligible for a board position. ESSDA members who haven’t done so yet can renew their membership by paying the amount involved. Deadline for membership payments: on Monday 23 July the money needs to be in ESSDA’s bank account.
For members in non-Euro-countries the option to pay in cash at GG10 in Paris is offered. The same deadline applies: on Monday 23 July your request for this option needs to have been received by the board at email@example.com (those who have already contacted our treasurer don’t have to send another message). A specific time and location at the dance venue in Paris will be communicated for these cash payments.
Becoming a member: you need to complete and mail the member registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, to allow for either membership payment by bank transfer or requesting for payment in cash on Sunday 22 July at the latest. Candidacies for a board position (motivation letter + picture) need to be mailed to email@example.com on Monday 23 July 6 PM CET at the latest. This way the board can put together and mail candidates’ information to ESSDA members that same night, and have the voting procedure in place.
Note that you can still register for the dance competitions at the GayGames in Paris. Find all information on the Paris 2018 website. The deadline for registrations is scheduled for 30 June 2018.
It is important that you upload a signed “Certificate of Fitness and Aptitude” on the registration page on 30th of June latest. The Certificate of Fitness and Aptitude must be signed by your doctor and confirm that there are no contra-indications regarding your participation in the sporting event for which you have registered.