First-time competitors and showdance-in-teams-only competitors at EC 2017 in Berlin
DVET and ESSDA together will award a grant of €10 to your participation fee if the EC 2017 in Berlin is your first same-sex dance competition or if you only participate in the showdance-for-teams competition!
This subsidy will be granted on the basis of a first come – first served principle. In total there is room for 60 grants. So be sure to register in time if you are eligible for this grant.
Visit EC 2017 Berlin to stay up-to-date.
Help us find a new slogan for ESSDA and win free entry to the European Championships!
“Taking same-sex dancing into the future” has served us well. Now the future has arrived, however, it’s time for a new mission statement that reflects our progress and vision. That’s where you come in.
We’re asking members to send us suggestions for a new and exciting ESSDA slogan. Ideally the slogan should not directly reference the 10th anniversary year, as the intention is for the winning entry to remain in use for the foreseeable future. That being said, all ideas are welcome…
The ESSDA board will make a preselection of three slogans, following which we will set up an online vote for you to select the winning submission. We will announce the new slogan at the European Championships in Berlin.
The winner will get *free entry* to the European Championships 2017 (visitor or competitor fee).
So, get your creative hats on and send your ideas to email@example.com by 31/05/2017.
The next Saturday the annual competition in Zurich, Switzerland organized by time2dance takes place. Find all information on the time2dance website. Note that there will be a practice session on Friday, 18th at time2dance, Binzstrasse 9, 8045 Zürich.
Just one Saturday later the Hanover Rainbow Trophy takes place. The registration is definitely closed now.
Nobody has asked for the practice session by now – so this will be cancelled.
Lula Witzescher an activist for all topics regarding equality and also a dancer wrote for the programme of Berlin Open 2016 her observations and thoughts about same-sex dance competitions.
Since it has caused quite some controversy and discussion already at Berlin Open, pinkballroom (the organizers of next year’s European Championship) are now presenting the text in English (translation: Tina Ottenheym): Equality Dancing – The (limited) liberty of dancing out of line. May a broad, varied and constructive discussion begin.
The Dancesport Club Savoy in Munich invites to the first International Equality Dance Competition in Standard and Latin. There will be also a fun competition for social dancers.
Schedule your trip to Munich for the 18th of March 2017.
Depending on the number of participants there might be separated competitions for male and female couples.
The Brighton Diversity Games will include an Same-Sex Dance Competition on the 8th of July 2017. The competition will comprise of same-sex dance couples in classes A to D in both Ballroom and Latin.
There will also be a starter level in both categories.
Check back for further detail as we get nearer the date. Registration details to follow in 2017.
So join in to make this event a great success.
Rainbow Evidanse, the organizers of the annual competition “Le Rendez-Vous de Paris”, took all efforts to present the competition in 2017 at the same venue as for the Gay Games dance competitions in 2018. So the organizers will have the chance
– to have a better idea on how to arrange the venue
– to improve the GG10 competition organization
– to demonstrate its ability to handle such a project and
– to be able to advertise the GG10 event.
Unfortunately that was not possible on the announced date (13th of May). The new date for the 2017 competiton is the
April 15th 2017 – the new venue is Gym Japy (2 rue Japy – 75011 PARIS).
Apologies if you already fixed your travel plans.
The print out calendar for 2017 has been changed accordingly.
After the EuroGames you might plan your travels and holidays for the next competitions.
To get an overview over the European Same-Sex-Dance competitions you can now find in the menu
Competitions & Events > European Competitions
a new submenu with competition calendars for the whole year. Of course only the second half year of 2016 is important. The calendar for 2017 only contains the confirmed dates and hopefully will fill up during the next months.
When you click on the calendar a better readable pdf-version opens (you can use the zoom (+) then).
Please send any changes and additional competitions to firstname.lastname@example.org.