DSA is responsible for the registration, management, conduct and development of DanceSport in Australia. This responsibility is incumbent in the Government funding DSA state branches receive as State Sporting Associations. In accordance with their strategic plans, they are required to invest in infrastructure that promotes growth in participation.
In combination with the State branch commitment to State strategic plans, DanceSport Australia’s commitment to DanceSport Australia, and the future benefit of all in the whole DanceSport family, the DanceSport Development concept has been created. This concept will provide a user-friendly entry to DanceSport at the grass-roots level with the opportunity to develop their dancing within a nationally recognised, structurally consistent competition environment with minimal to zero cost on entry DanceSport competitions.
Development Competition are different to traditional competitions and championships in that they are designed to promote our sport to audiences that have difficulty accessing our larger (and more costly Events). Competition Organisers that run Development Competitions must adhere to conditions that reduce cost and promote DanceSport to all sections of the Dance community.
Development Competitions are displayed on the DSA Calendar (located in the Member's Area) high lighted a RED BLOCK.
Competitions registered with DSA as a DanceSport Development Competition must have:
Free admission for all spectators,
An 'event' entry fee structure for all competitors,
Competitors nominate their Coaches so that they can be recognised,
Minimal cost venues; low cost, no frills operations,
Short duration competitions or run in sections (4 to 6 hours max.),
Zero DSA registration fee, in exchange for:
Activities designed to promote an awareness of DanceSport
An agreed level of sponsorship & advertising