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16th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

The 16th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 12 January 2014.

The event will be held at Nanyang Technological University.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY13 (ie 1 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014) by 14 December 2013.
 


WDSF TIE-UP WITH SWISSAIR (LUFTHANSA GROUP)

The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. – Lufthansa Group. The agreement aims to make the lowest airfares to Swiss and Lufthansa Group destinations available to the international DanceSport community.

Read more [here]

WDSF WORLD DANCESPORT GAMES

The first WDSF World DanceSport Games will be held in Koahsiung, Chinese Taipei (Mon 16 Sep 13 - Fri 20 Sep 2013)

Born out of the VISION of an all-encompassing DanceSport, the WDSF-proprietary World DanceSport Games unite the different forms and styles of dance in a multi-disciplinary event that features top-level competition alongside with cultural programmes, galas and celebrations.

The WDSF World DanceSport Games bring together the international elites of the disciplines on their competition programme.

The WDSF World DanceSport Games promote the particular values of dance as sport through contests at the highest international level as well as through participatory programmes for the general public.

The WDSF World DanceSport Games bring out the common traits between the disciplines falling under the label "DanceSport." To achieve this, the contests are staged concurrently and joint galas are performed.

More information [here]


SBK MALAYSIAN OPEN 2013 

The SBK Malaysian Open DanceSport Championships 2013 will be held on Sunday 1 September 2013, in Kulai, Johor.

All events (except Malaysia Closed events) are open to members of the SGDF.  Dinner tickets (per pax) are priced at RM150 / RM100 (ringside) and RM80 (2nd row).

Please register through the SGDF, closing date 1st August 2013.  More information, and entry form.


ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SGDF EDUCATION TEAM

ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ADP)

Calling all SGDF registered Grade A, B & C athletes!

The Athlete Development Programme (ADP) aims to develop the quality of our DanceSport athletes by providing the necessary resources to turn them into world-class competitors. It includes a broad range of activities and workshops to supplement the athletes’ training. The programme starts on 6 February 2013.

All interested athletes may apply by contact us at education@dancesport.org.sg. Registration is now open till 30 January 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a briefing

DANCESPORT GIVES BACK

Starting 8 January 2013, SGDF is doing its part for the Community by supporting Man Fut Tong Nursing Home which houses elderly residents.

We aim to engage the residents and nursing staff in basic DanceSport exercises on a regular basis to enhance the residents’ recreation sessions. Be part of this good cause by volunteering to organize tea dances during the year for the residents/ staff/ members for their enjoyment, or assist with performance items for the annual fund-raising activities.

Volunteers are most welcomed.

Please leave your contact details education@dancesport.org.sg to find out more!


WDSF ADJUDICATORS' CONGRESS  
 
SGDF Technical Officials / Adjudicators who wish to attend the WDSF Adjudicators' Congress in Asia are to note the following dates and countries.  Please contact SGDF for more details.
 
Mon 29 April 2013
Mon 13 May 2013
 
Bangkok, Thailand (to be confirmed)
Hong Kong
 

1st MDSA OPEN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 1st MDSA Open DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 27 January 2013.

All events (except Malaysia Closed events) are open to members of the SGDF.  Dinner tickets are priced at RM100 and RM70.

Please register through the SGDF, closing date 3rd January 2013.  More details available here



 

WDSF ID CARDS
 
SGDF members are reminded to apply for their WDSF ID cards early.  Beginning 1 April 2013, athletes without these ID cards will have their entries to any WDSF events not accepted.

More information
here.

15th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

The 15th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 13 January 2013.

The event will be held at Nanyang Technological University.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY12 (ie 1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2013) by 21 December 2012.
 


"BURN THE FLOOR" LUCKY DRAWS

Ten lucky winners of complimentary tickets to BURN THE FLOOR have been randonly selected, and winner have been notified.

For those who did not win and interested to purchase tickets, do not worry - check your emails for some good news!


SGDF WORKSHOP SERIES  
SGDF Education has lined up a new series of workshops for the dancer in you.  For more information, dance on.....


WORLD DANCESPORT FEDERATION GAMES 


The inaugural World DanceSport Federation Games will be held from 23-29 September 2013 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei [more]

14th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The 14th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Monday 20 August 2012.

The event will be held at Hougang Community Club.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY11 (ie 1 Apr 2012 - 31 Mar 2013) by 7 August 2012.


IDSF IS NOW WDSF 
Members are to note that at the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the IDSF in Luxembourg on 19 June 2011, members voted unanimously (109 for, none against) to the name change of the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF) to the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).  For more on this historic moment, read [here]


13th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS   
The 13th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Saturday 30 July 2011.

The event will be held at Hougang Community Club.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY11 (ie 1 Apr 2011 - 31 Mar 2012) by 16 July 2011.
 


SGDF LAB
 

The SGDF has officially launched the Education branch called SGDF LAB on Sat 14 May 2011 @ The Substation.
This branch is tasked with providing the public with a low-cost alternative to experience dancesport.  Many other activities are lined up, which includes Pilates, Sports Nutrition etc.


SGDF ANTI-DOPING POLICY
 

The SGDF has on 1 March 2011 established the SGDF Anti-Doping Policy, thereby adopting Anti-Doping Singapore's (ADS) Anti-Doping Rules as the SGDF Anti-Doping Rules.

All affiliates, members, athletes, participants, staff and any other individual, paid or on a volunteer basis, who are under the jurisdiction of the SGDF are bound by the SGDF Anti-Doping Rules and agree to abide by these Anti-Doping Rules.

The SGDF Anti-Doping Policy is attached for your information. A copy of the latest ADS Anti-Doping Rules can be downloaded from the ADS website


2011 WORLD DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS LATIN

The SGDF is proud to announce that Singapore will play host to the 2011 World DanceSport Championships Latin on 10 Sept 2011.  Details here.


SGDF IS NOW A CHARITY-REGISTERED NSA

We are pleased to inform all members that the SGDF's application to be a Charity has been successful. The SGDF is now classified as an NSA with Charity Status, wef 31 Dec 2010.


IDSF NOTICE - REGISTERED & UNREGISTERED DANCESPORT COMPETITIONS

Choosing to participate in the IDSF DanceSport system described in our Rules, Codes, regulations and policies, carries with it an obligation to follow one set of common rules and to participate exclusively within that IDSF system. 

The IDSF Presidium advises that IDSF athletes, Adjudicators, Chairmen and other officials are authorized to participate in all competitions listed in the "IDSF Competition Calendar" posted on our IDSF Web Site at www.idsf.net

However, it is the responsibility of all persons to inform themselves regularly by checking these lists to ensure that a competition is currently listed as registered within the IDSF system.  In case of doubt, please obtain confirmation in writing from IDSF or a relevant IDSF Member body that a competition is registered within the IDSF system.

A competition that is not listed and registered by either IDSF or any IDSF Member body is presumed to be unregistered, and therefore is presumed to be outside the integrated IDSF system.  Athletes, Adjudicators, Chairmen and other officials who wish to continue to participate in the IDSF system should not participate in unregistered competitions.  The IDSF Presidium may take action against any person or group associated with IDSF or an IDSF Member body, who participates in a unregistered competition in any way, without any further notice to any of them.


IDSF PRESS RELEASE 

Members are advised to read the Personal Letter from IDSF President Mr Carlos Freitag. It is available for download here.


12th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The 12th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 21 Nov 2010.

The event will be held at Le Danz, Suntec City Mall Tower 3.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY10 (ie 1 Apr 2010 - 31 Mar 2011) by 5 November 2010.
 


NEW IDSF PRESIDIUM ELECTED

At the recent IDSF Annual General Meeting held in Vienna, Austria on 12 & 13 June 2010, the new Presidium consists of:

President Mr Carlos Freitag (Spain)
1st Vice-President Mr Lukas Hinder (Switzerland)
2nd Vice-President Ms Natasa Ambroz (Slovenia)
General Secretary Mr Shawn Tay (Singapore)
Treasurer Mr Tony Tilenni (Australia)
Sports Director Mr Marco Sietas (Spain)
Ordinary Member Mr Pavel Dorokhov (Russia)
Mr Michael Eichert (Germany)
Mr Jim Fraser (Canada)
Mr Ferrucio Galvagno (Italy)
Ms Heidi Goetz (Austria)
Mr Keiji Ukai (Japan)

At the same meeting, Mr Heinz Spaeker who has been with the IDSF the past 16 years, has decided to retire as IDSF Sports Director. He is now an Honorary Member of the IDSF.


IDSF ADJUDICATORS' CONGRESS 

The next IDSF Adjudicators' Congress will be held in Singapore on Sunday 4 July 2010. Interested participants are to write to the SGDF for more details regarding this Congress.
 


THE 2010 WORLD UNIVERSITY DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The 2010 World University DanceSport Championships will be held in Chinese Taipei on 10 October 2010.  This will be an exciting event for many athletes.  Interested members who are in any of the tertiary institutions, please contact the SGDF for more details.
 


2010 IDSF PROFICIENCY MEDAL TEST 

The 2010 IDSF Proficiency Medal Test will be conducted on Sunday 25 April 2010 in Singapore. It will be invigilated by an overseas examiner appointed by the IDSF. Certificates and medals issued are recognised world-wide.  Contact SGDF for details.


REVISION OF SGDF RANKING POINTS SYSTEM 

WEF 1 April 2010, the Ranking Points System will be modified, only for the SGDF Singapore Nationals series of Championships.

When there is participation of foreign countries in 50% or more events (excluding Tertiary events) that will be run (at the time of Closing Date of Entries), then athletes in these events with foreign participation will have their ranking points doubled.

The first such event will the the coming 11th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships, where there are 14 overseas couples (at Closing Date of Entries).


SGDF ADJUDICATORS' / COACHES' CONGRESS 

The final in a series of Adjudicators' / Coaches' Congress for FY09 will be conducted by the SGDF on Tuesday 30 March 2010.  Adjudicators and coaches who are interested in the congress are to contact the SGDF directly.
 

MPDC MALAYSIAN NATIONAL RANKING DANCESPORT C'SHIPS

The Malaysian National Ranking DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 18 April 2010 at the Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort.

All events (except Grade A) are open to SGDF Members and affiliate, and are strongly encouraged to participate.

Details available here.
 


11th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONAL DANCESPORT C'SHIPS 

The 11th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Saturday 3 April 2010.

The event will be held at Raffles Institution, Block L Multipurpose Hall, One Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore 575954.

Tickets will be available from the SGDF soon.

The Entry Form available for download.

Participants are to ensure that their membership (affiliate or individual) is valid for FY10 (ie 1 Apr 2010 - 31 Mar 2011) by 19 March 2010.
 


UNREGISTERED EVENTS IN ASIA

The series of events listed on the webpages of the Asian DanceSport Federation are not registered by the respective national IDSF-member federation.  The IDSF Presidium may take action against any athlete, adjudicator or other official, person or body associated with IDSF or an IDSF Member, who participates in this competition in any way, without any further notice to any of them.
 


10th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships 
3rd Nanyang Technological University Tertiary DanceSport Championships
 

The 10th SGDF Singapore National DanceSport Championships will be held on Sunday 24 January 2010.

This is the sixth successive Nationals that is being organised with a major Tertiary Institution, and it will again be jointly organised with Nanyang Technological University.

This event will be held together with the 3rd Nanyang Technological University Tertiary DanceSport Championships.

Tickets are available from the SGDF and dance studios at S$25, inclusive of a buffet dinner meal.

Entry Forms available for download!



WDC AMATEUR LEAGUE OPEN  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - PARIS
The 2009 WDC Amateur League Open Amateur World Championships scheduled to be held at Paris, Euro Disney, France on December 4-6, 2009, is not granted by IDSF and is not registered by the IDSF Member for France, Comite National de Danse Sportive (CNDS). Accordingly the IDSF Presidium may take action against any athlete, adjudicator or other official, person or body associated with IDSF or an IDSF Member, who participates in this competition in any way, without any further notice to any of them.
- Marco Sietas (IDSF Gen Secretary)


SGDF TO SUPPORT NTU DSA'S DECEMBER DANCE CAMP

The SGDF is pleased to announce that the 3-day NTU DSA Dance Camp will be supported by the SGDF. Seminars & workshops will be conducted by SGDF, and a closed-competition will be organised as part of the dance camp where SGDF will provide qualified judges and the standard IDSF Scrutineering programme for the calculation of scores.
 


LATIN WORKSHOP BY STEFANO DI FILIPPO & OLGA URUMUVA

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) DanceSport Academy (DSA) is organising a Latin-American workshop with 2008 IDSF World Latin Champions, Stefano Di Filippo & Olga Urumuva on Saturday 21 Nov 2009 for their club members only.  For details, contact NTU DSA.
 


REPORT ON BASSANO OPEN

In response to many members' queries regarding the DanceBeat World article written by SGDF President Robert Ong, it is now available from this link (see pages 10 & 11).

DanceBeat World is acknowledged as "The Number One Source For International DanceSport News"


2009 APEC SUMMIT DANCESPORT PERFORMANCE 
 

Athletes from the SGDF were invited perform the Opening Dance Show for the 2009 APEC Meetings to be held in Singapore in November.

The performance was held at the Capella Singapore Hotel (Sentosa Island), and were well-accepted by the largely international audience

 
IDSF-IPDSC JOINT PRESS RELEASE 

IDSF President Carlos Freitag and Daniele Tondon, the new President of the International Professional DanceSport Council (“IPDSC”), have agreed in principle to begin the next stage of IDSF’s VISION 2012 Programme to create a new IDSF Professional Division as follows [read more]


1st KULAI OPEN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

The 1st Kulai Open DanceSport Championships will be held in Kulai, Malaysia on Sunday 13 December 2009.

This event is sanctioned by the Malaysian Professional DanceSport Council (MPDC), a member of the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF).

The event will feature Stefano Ceccarelli & Debora Papi (Italy), the 2009 Coppa Italia Amateur Latin Champions and FIDS Lazio Regional Championships Amateur Latin Champions.

Members are strongly encouraged to participate. Events
featured are Grade C, Grade D, Grade E, Master & Juvenile in Latin & Standard. All entries must be submitted to the organisers through the SGDF.

Details are now available.




3rd ASIAN INDOOR GAMES
 
The 3rd Asian Indoor Games will be held in Vietnam from 30 Oct 09 - 8 Nov 09. This is the third and final Asian Indoor Games before merging with the Asian Martial Arts Games.

The SGDF is proud to announce that the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) have selected Ms May Ng (Team Manager), Mr Kelvin Toh & Ms Tiara Zhang (Standard), and Mr Sng Li Wei and Ms Tan Wei Jing (Latin) to form Team Singapore DanceSport.


8th SGDF SINGAPORE OPEN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
featuring 2009 IDSF ASIA-PACIFIC DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 8th SGDF Singapore Open DanceSport Championships will be held on Sat 1 August 2009, at the Singapore Expo Conference Halls A-F.

Featuring the 2009 IDSF Asia-Pacific DanceSport Championships, the IDSF Open DanceSport (World-Ranking) Championships, and several other events, this Championship will surely be an event not to be missed.

Dinner tickets are available at S$198, S$168 and S$108. Email us at sgdf@dancesport.org.sg for details.

More details available here
 


2009 IDSF ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Details regarding the 2009 IDSF Asian Championships / to be held on 21 June 2009 in Manila, Philippines are available online.


9th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONALS DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
 




Matthew Cutler &
Carol Smilie


Darren Bennett &
Emma Bunton

The 9th SGDF Singapore Nationals DanceSport Championships will be held on Saturday 14 March 2009, and it will be held at the Hougang Community Club.

Tickets are available from the SGDF and dance studios at S$25, inclusive of a buffet meal.

The SGDF is also proud to announce the tie-up between the SGDF and BBC Entertainment for these Nationals.

Get ready for glitz, glamour and a whole lot of sequins on Strictly Come Dancing – a competition between 16 celebrities paired up with internationally renowned professional dancers and tested to their limits – in dance moves, of course. From the Tango to the Paso Doble, celebrities perform in front of a live studio audience every week, to convince audiences of their dancing skills and win the competition.

In series four, catch celebrities including former Spice Girl and top-charting solo artist, Emma Bunton; co-host of What Not to Wear, Mica Paris, and former Manchester United goal keeper, Peter Schmeichel, strapping on their dancing shoes, and working towards the coveted titled of champions of Strictly Come Dancing.

Hosted by entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth and gorgeous co-host Tess Daly, Strictly Come Dancing will surprise you every week with different dance moves and celebrities’ hidden dance talents.

Watch your favourite celebrities dance their way to the top on Strictly Come Dancing (series four) every Sunday at 7.00pm on BBC Entertainment StarHub Cable Channel 76.

Strictly Come Dancing repeats every Friday at 9.00pm and Saturday at 12.30pm.

To put you in the dancing mood, BBC Entertainment (Channel 76 on Starhub Cable) has 20 customised Strictly Come Dancing key chains to give away!

The first 20 to sign up for the Singapore Nationals DanceSport Championships, held on Saturday, 14 March 2009, will stand a chance to win this special limited edition gift!

Entry Forms are available for download !!!!



8th SGDF SINGAPORE NATIONALS DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 8th SGDF Singapore Nationals DanceSport Championships will be held on Saturday 28 June 2008.

This is the fifth successive Nationals that is being organised with a major Tertiary Institution, and it will again be jointly organised with Nanyang Technological University.

This event will be held together with the 2nd Nanyang Technological University Tertiary DanceSport Championships.

Tickets are available from the SGDF and dance studios at S$30, inclusive of a buffet dinner meal.

Entry Forms available for download!

More information and directional map here.




 














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