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DSA News - DanceSport on TV, State Opens, National Update Meeting and more

Welcome to the DSA News for October. In this issue of DSA's newsletter we tell you the great news about:

  • 'The floor is yours' - talent show - ABC ME
  • World champions coming to Australia
  • Interstate news
    • WA State Open
    • NSW State Open
    • SA State Open
  • Dress codes for Juvenile boys
  • Police Citizens Youth Clubs - Handbook
  • February National Update in NSW

Enjoy reading!

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President's message

To be elected President of DanceSport Australia by my peers on the National Council is a great privilege and honour.

The key components of this role are in shaping the vision for growth and clear pathways towards the future for all our stakeholders; to build strong alliances with societies, and provide assistance for our Registered Teaching Facilities and dancers.

Given the challenges the world is facing in the rapid development of technology, DanceSport has a golden opportunity to deliver experiential learning for this generation. Human interaction, communication, resilience, critical thinking - these values are not new, but are vitally important to the world and are all demonstrated through our beautiful sport. DanceSport must continue to build with surefooted steps, solid foundations and clear pathways.

I ask all of you to renew your enthusiasm for our sport, find your contribution, and together we will create a flourishing environment for DanceSport in this new era.

Gordon Gilkes
President DSA

PS - If you want to contribute to the next edition please contact our Marketing Director, Geoff Vine at

ABC ME - 'The floor is yours' talent showcase

ABC ME - 'The floor is yours' talent showcase'

ABC TV has featured some of DSV's junior couples in a talent showcase.

Some of our keen DanceSport youngsters showed off the Cha Cha and Jive on 'The floor is yours' talent show.

They did a great job! They danced well and of course were beautifully presented.

DanceSport on TV

See it on ABC iView. Find out the rest more details

Morten and Roxy coming to Australia

Morten and Roxy coming to Australia

DanceSport Victoria is proud to welcome Morten Lowe and Roselina (Roxy) Doneva to Melbourne for:

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4 November 2018
  • Lessons and Workshop are available

Blackpool, International, UK Amateur Champions and more

Morten and Roxy won the Blackpool Amateur Latin championships in May 2016. Find out more about this amazing couple in an "Interview with Morten Lowe and Roselina Doneva."

Don't miss your chance to work with two of the world's best Latin dancers

To secure your spot, contact Meagen Alderton:

DanceSport WA Open Championship 2018

DanceSport WA Open Championship 2018

Saturday 27 October 2018

Join us for WA's premier DanceSport event:

  • One price for day and night
  • Day and night tiered seating in stadium
  • All day floor-side tables of 8

More at

Online entries:

So much to see and do

We would love you to be part of our WA State event:

  • Stay longer and enjoy beautiful warm Perth
  • Stunning endless white beaches
  • Fabulous food and wineries

For more tourist information go to


Stay in vibrant Fremantle at the Terrace Central B&B Hotel:

  • Attractive rates for DanceSport
  • Comfortable and affordable

More options and information

Happy dancing in Perth!

DanceSport NSW Open Championship

DanceSport NSW Open Championship

Just like dancing at Albert Hall, London

Dance on a round floor in the newly renovated Roundhouse

  • University of NSW's iconic function venue
  • Sunday 18 November 2018

Early bird

Great rates are running out quickly.

  • Competitor entry fees available till 18 October
  • Competitor late entry fees up to 25 October (subject to a $20 late fee)
  • However spectator tickets are available right up to the day


DanceSport NSW gratefully thank their sponsors for their generosity at this prestigious event.

More information at

Happy dancing in Sydney!

PS - Seeking a volunteer

DanceSport NSW is currently looking for a volunteer to manage their event website for the 2019 Open. If interested please contact

SA Open returns to the iconic Adelaide Oval

SA Open returns to the iconic Adelaide Oval

Last year DanceSport South Australia was held at a new venue - the Adelaide Oval, which has been renovated - and the competitors and spectators loved it.

Great venue

The function room has:

  • All the right amenities for DanceSport
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • The latest technology
  • Full facilities
  • Within walking distance to hotels and restaurants

More details

The function room has:

More information

Happy dancing in Adelaide!

The right stuff: What will I wear - Part 3

Juvenile boys competition wear

In the third of our series, 'What will I wear', we are focusing on Juvenile boys.

Affordable and accessible

Like all the dress requirements for both Recreational division and young people, the aim is driven by giving families and beginners an affordable entry to our sport.

KISS principle

Attire is kept simple:

  • Basic colours for trousers
  • Standard off-the-rack shirts
  • Black for everything else: shoes and accessories

Please see here for more details for a clearer idea on how to dress your young man easily and cheaply - with accompanying images.

The Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC)

The Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Street Smart Handbook

Advert aimed at youth

As a way of assisting disadvantaged youth, DSV placed an advertisement in the Street Smart Handbook for Police Youth Clubs:

  • Potential to reach over 60,000 young people
  • Advert will run over 12 months in three editions

What is PCYC?

The Police Citizens Youth Clubs are:

  • Police community groups started in 1926
  • Victoria based
  • Halls include gyms, boxing rings, judo and many other sports
  • Venues - usually in areas with limited facilities
  • Run as non-profit organisations

DanceSport believes this partnership is important, as we work together to support today's youth.

National DanceSport update meeting

National DanceSport update meeting

NSW Members - 3 Feb 2019


Parramatta RSL Club, Cnr Macquarie & O'Connell Streets


  • 1:45 - 2:00pm Registration
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm Strategy
  • 4:00 - 4:45pm Accreditation

Come along and hear:

  • Dallas Williams, CEO, DSA
  • Martyn Kibel, Chair DSA Accreditation Commission
  • Geoff Vine, Marketing Commissioner

Afternoon tea provided.

Register at by 22 January 2019

Note: attendees must be financial members of DSA at time of event.


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