Le Rendez Vous de Paris – 9th April 2022

Welcome to the Rendez-Vous de Paris – Saturday 9th April 2022

After the huge success of the dancesport competition of the Paris Gay
Games 2018 but also the unavoidable cancellation of the 2020/21 edition, we
are pleased to welcome each of you back in 2022 in Paris.

The competition will include A-D categories in ballroom and latin for
same-sex and mixed couples.

Social dancing is also important for us, and participants will have
several occasions to enjoy dancing together.

Last but not least, workshops will be proposed for all competitors by
renowned international teachers.

More information will be published on our website

Congratulations to our new European Champions

Congratulations  to our new European Champions: Men’s Ballroom – Rafal Chmiela & Grzegorz Dyrda (PL), Women’s Ballroom – Julia Janssen & Angelika Thumm (DE), Men’s Latin – Gilles Hoxer & Esben Weiergang (DK), Women’s Latin – Charlotte Lange & Sandra Thomas (DK), Men’s 10 Dance – Rafal Chmiela & Grzegorz Dyrda (PL),  Women’s 10 Dance – Miriam Meister & Angela Pikarski (DE),

Men’s Senior Ballroom – Niels Hartvigson & Filip Jensen (DK), Women’s Senior Ballroom – Caroline Privou & Petra Zimmermann (DE), Men’s Senior 10 Dance – Thomas Bensch & Simone Biagini (DE)

ESSDA Annual General Meeting & Elections for 2021


The ESSDA board would like to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday, 28 August 2021, at 10.00 h (London Time)/11.00 h (Paris Time). Due to the still present Covid situation it has been decided to hold the AGM via Zoom to enable as much participation as possible. All agenda items will be covered within this meeting, including elections for this year’s five board members positions.

Patrice Naudier (Male Co-President, FR), Davy Brocatus (Treasurer, BE), and Kai Andre Lillebø (General Board Member, NO) stand for re-election.

Marion Chambon (Female Co-President, FR) is to be confirmed, as she was co-opted as Female Co-President after last years Annual General Meeting.

Voting for elections this year will be run through online voting and all election voting will close Friday, 27 August 2021 at 24.00 h.

If you would like to stand for one of the board positions please send your interest via e-mail to communications@essda.eu along with a short biography (including why you wish to stand for the board) and a headshot photo. Further information on those members standing for (re-)election will follow after the deadline of interest has passed.

Pre-requisites for becoming a new board member are:
Members who are not currently on the Board are able to be nominated to stand for election as long as they have agreed to it. Any member who is nominated needs to be proposed and seconded (a second person to support the nomination) by paid up members before being able to stand for election (if membership fee applicable). Nominations must be received at least four weeks in advance of the AGM. Members cannot be nominated on the day. Details of candidates who have been nominated must be sent to the members in advance of the meeting to enable voting prior to the AGM.

Voting this year will all be via online survey due to the fact we will not be meeting face to face to count physical votes, therefor proxy voting is not required.

If you have any questions then please let us know. We have adapted our AGM to enable us to hold it online, however inevitably there will be some differences to our usual processes.

Any other topic additions members may wish to add to the agenda should be received no later than ten days prior to the AGM.

Many thanks

On behalf of the ESSDA Board

European Championship Update!

We are excited to announce that ESSDA are working collaboratively with the team from Pandans, the organisers of the Dancesport events at Copenhagen Eurogames to ensure we can deliver a European Championship.

They have a great panels of adjudicators and already have a range of international registrations despite the challenges that 2021 has brought us to date.

We are delighted to be offering this level of support to our dance community and we look forward to a hugely successful European Championship. It’s not too late to register so we advise you to check out all the latest registration information: https://copenhagen2021.com/eurogames/

The ESSDA AGM will also take place in Copenhagen at the end of the competition on Friday 20th August. Further information to follow.

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