Bad news for all dancers who planned to participate in Vienna once again this year. The following announcement reached us from the organizers:
After 10 successful years the Vienna Dance Contest team has decided to make a break in 2016, and spend the year with a creative, easy going renewal phase, and will be back with the 11th Vienna Dance Contest on 21/10/2017.
Save the date! More information will be published beginning of 2017.
Servus! and Bye Bye from Vienna and keep swinging!
The early registration is no longer possible. But as an ESSDA/EGLSF member you still get a discount using the new code EGLSF2016L. The price is now 85€ plus a 5€ payment fee (undiscounted 110€ plus 5€).
You can now register for more than 3 dance competitions (e.g. Senior 10-Dancers). The registration site has been adjusted and you can add additional competitions for an extra fee of 20€.
Find the direct link and instructions for your registration below.
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As we are aware of the high bank commission for transfers from non-Euro countries we currently are sorting out other possibilities to pay the yearly ESSDA membership fee.
Especially for the UK members and participants of the UK Pink Jukebox Competition on 20th of February in London we can offer the possibility to pay the membership fee in cash (Euros or Pound Sterling) to our membership officer Chrisi Lyons.
The results of the competition on 28th of November 2015 in Hamburg are now online on the page of Club Saltatio. In addition there is a nice article about the competition (in German only).
Hopefully the Club Saltatio will have a third edition of the Equality Trophy next year.
The first “serious” same-sex dance sequence of Standard Formation Dance was performed at the European Championships 2015 in Poland by the Dutch team DSV Dance Impression. Watch the video at approx 2:40min on youtube.
Even if the same-sex sequences have been banned by the WDSF – good luck for the World Championship in Ludwigsburg. Be proud and imagine!
The team reached the final of the World Championships on 28th November and finished 6th. At least a statement for tolerance was made in the final sequence when two male dancers performed a lift together. Congratulations!
On Sunday 1st of November the Dutch Equality Championships 2015 took place in Almere. Together with mainstream competitions there were same-sex couples dancing for the dutch champion title.
The medalists of the A-Class competitons are
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ESSDA acknowledges that the roots and base of same-sex dance and same-sex dance sport are the expression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities and relationships. This will be considered as part of any decisions, guidelines and developments for the future.
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