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What’s New in DanceSport Accreditation

What’s New in Accreditation

While 2020 has been a somewhat devastating year for DanceSport, it has also provided an opportunity for members to book in for Accreditation exams, with the Accreditation fees being removed from 1st March to 1st November. This has resulted in more than 200 Coaching applications and 100 Adjudicating applications since October 8th, 2019 (based on our reporting dates). With the free applications this means an actual saving of more than $50,000 in total for members who took advantage of this offer!

The actual statistics of these applications are shown below.

 

Accreditation Applications

The following number of Accreditation applications were received since October 2019. Data for the previous years are shown in light grey for comparison:

Coaching:

 

Level 0 (1 style)

Level 0 (3 styles)

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

2016

11

21

32

9

3

2017

20

11

30

10

3

2018

24

7

18

3

0

2019

27

11

22

4

0

2020

37

43

92

29

7

Total of 208 applications for all Coaches (65 in 2016, 74 in 2017, 52 in 2018, 64 in 2019).

These included 6 RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) applications (all Elite Coach) In addition, there were 2 applications for Junior Mentoring Program 1 style.

 

Adjudicating:

 

Competition

Championship

Nat Championship

Scrutineer

2016

19

8

4

2

2017

19

14

3

5

2018

14

8

3

0

2019

11

4

3

2

2020

53

39

4

4

Total of 100 applications for Adjudicators and Scrutineers (33 in 2016, 41 in 2017, 25 in 2018, 20 in 2019). These included 3 RPL (Champ Adj) and 4 RPL (Nat Champ Adj), plus 1 for Chairman.

 

Changes to be Introduced in Early 2021

The following recommendations have been approved by the National Council and hence will be incorporated into the Accreditation process by early 2021:

  1. Within all examinations the references to “Man and Lady” will be replaced by “Leader and Follower."

  2. The reference to “partners of the opposite sex” will be removed from accreditation documents.

  3. An examination for applicants to Level 3 Coach (currently Elite Coach) and National Championship Adjudicator accreditation will be reintroduced. This examination would be equivalent to a Fellowship qualification and would involve all figures in the DSA syllabus contained in the Accreditation Program document. This exam would require two approved assessors.

  4. Dancing Society examinations will only be accepted for consideration via RPL where two approved assessors have been used (except for Level 0).

  5. The Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process will be reviewed with the intention being a simple process that ensures fairness in awarding accreditations via this vehicle:

    • Review the many ‘loop-holes’ and ‘grey-areas’. The RPL document needs to be heavily simplified.

    • Criteria will be set out and the applicant needs to meet these criteria before submitting for RPL. (A list of questions will be developed that the candidate would need to answer.)

    • If an applicant has overseas or Society qualifications and are seeking RPL accreditation a small review exam will be developed to confirm the candidate’s currency and competency.

    • An RPL panel will be created within the Academy (possibly including external members) who should process ALL RPL applications and report back to the Accreditation Committee.

The goal of the Academy is to have the best quality training and Accreditation processes to ensure that we have the best Coaches and Officials possible.

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