*New: 1. Taunus Dance Cup – Saturday 29th September

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:
http://tscfischbach.de/taunus-dance-cup/

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.

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!

ESSDA’s 10th anniversary Grand Slam – Final Results

After the European Championship as the fourth Grand Slam competition (together with London Pink Jukebox Trophy, Les rendez-vous de Paris and the German Open Championships) we could honor the couples with the best combined results:

Women Latin

1st Ute Graffenberger / Marina Hüls DE
1st Piia Korpi / Santra Rinne FI
3rd Miriam Meister / Angela Pikarski DE

Men Latin

1st Michael Litke / Sergio Brilhante UK
2nd Vishesh Metha / Darren Whitby UK
3rd Niels-Henrik Hartvigson / Sascha Leu DK/DE

Women Standard

1st Caroline Privou / Petra Zimmermann DE
2nd Tania Dimitrova / Ines Dimitrova DE
2nd Miriam Meister / Angela Pikarski DE

Men Standard

1st Axel Zischka / Thorsten Dreyer FR/UK
2nd Peter Meager & Tim Cheng UK
2nd Tom Dane / Kevin Haycock UK

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