Paris 2018 – about to start

Today the practice sessions start on the venue Gymanse Japy. The schedule is as follows:

Ballroom 10.00-11.30
Latin 11.30-13.00
Showdance Couples 13.00 – 17.00 (Booked in advance ONLY)
Ballroom 17.00-18.30
Latin 18.30-20.00
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

 

ESSDA New Starters Booklet

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.

2018’s Membership Fee – Payment Options

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 treasurer@essda.eu (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 board@essda.eu 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 board@essda.eu 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.

GG Paris 2018 – Registration is still open

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.

Eurogames Schedule

For your long-term planning you might find the following overview helpful:

Eurogames XVII – Rome, IT (11-13th July 2019)

Eurogames XVIII – Dusseldorf, DE (5-9th August 2020)

Eurogames XIX– Copenhagen, DK (2021)

As far as the Eurogames in Duesseldorf and Copenhagen are concerned, we are happy to have experienced organizers of same-sex dancing competitions involved (TSC conTAKT Duesseldorf and Pan Idræt Copenhagen).

GDPR Compliance

Unlike most websites we don’t use any techniques such as cookies or plugins to follow or analyze our users’ behaviour. The facebook link to our group only leads to our group-site and only if you did not log out of facebook before you will be logged in to our fb group page.

So our page is fully compliant to the European General Data Protection Regulation.

Nordic Open 2018 in Finland announced

Dear dancers, it’s official: There will be Nordic Open in Finland on December 30 and the New Year’s Ball the next evening!
The competition will be organized by Dance Club Vakita in close cooperation with Finnish same sex -dancers.
We hope to have great participation and will organize also hosted housing for the dancers. So save the date and stay tuned for further information!

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