•To promote and encourage recreational dancing and DanceSport within Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories DSAB's Aims •To foster friendship, understanding and communication among dancers. •To govern DanceSport within the Jurisdiction through development and enforcement of rules and regulations. •To maintain a register of all DanceSport competitors within the Jurisdiction and to draw up and maintain a rating system for all such competitors. •To provide formal recognition and approval (“sanctioning”) of competitions within the Jurisdiction. •To represent the interests of its members through affiliation, communication and co-operation with the Canadian Amateur DanceSport Association and regional organizations within Canada. •To acquire, manage, lease, or dispose of property as necessary to the functioning of the Association and to raise funds or to borrow money and grant security for repayment of same, as required. •To do all such other lawful things as may contribute to the attainment of these objectives.
Ongoing Activities •Producing annual dancesport competitions: the Alberta Winter DanceSport Classic which features the Western Canadian Amateur DanceSport Championships for well over two decades. The Northern Lights Classic, will hold its eigth annual event on February 3-5, 2012. •Hosting fundraising events to raise money for competition scholarships and other projects. These fundraisers include: various dance parties, the Friday Night Dance Club dances in conjunction with the City of Calgary and other events. •Maintaining a registry of all members with a rating of competitive level. •Sanctioning and regulating of amateur dancesport competitions and titles, namely: the Alberta Open and Closed Championships, the Edmonton Open and Closed Championships, and the Calgary Open and Closed Championships. DSAB also liaises with CADA for national titles such as the Western Canadian Open Championships, and from time to time the Canadian Closed Ten Dance Championship and Canadian Closed Standard and Latin Championships. •Publishing the Pivotal Times, DSAB’s monthly e-newsletter. •Publishing an annual Members’ Handbook, with new editions each September. •Maintaining a website with current rules and regulations at http://www.dancesportalberta.org.
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We've had a request to post more standard dances. Here you go!
The classic Franco Formica clip - thanks Betty Rutter! Bonus points if you can name any other now-famous dancers in this circa 2003 video.
The Alberta dance community has lost a "truly different and extremely intelligent" man, active in the scene since he moved to Calgary in 2005. Our only consolation is that he truly lived every moment of his life to the absolute maximum. Rest in peace Jim Grant, 1959-2016.
Many of you will recognize Peggy's voice as the commentator for many years of Blackpool Dance Festival videos.
Today, the Google Doodle celebrates Frankie Manning, one of the founding fathers of the Lindy Hop. This dance is part of the lineage that includes Swing and Jive! Read more about this exciting individual! #tbt
If fun wasn't reason enough...yet more reasons to keep dancing!
Members, we hope you will join us at one of our two AGM locations in Calgary or Edmonton on Monday May 30 from 7-9pm. Both locations will be connected by Skype. Say you're going and you'll get agenda information and updates as they come out. Learn about our plans for the future and what is going on in Dancesport locally, in Canada and internationally! You can also volunteer for a position on Committee or even the Board, where you can influence the direction of Dancesport. We look forward to seeing you all!
www.ballroomatschool.org is at Willow Park School this month. Today the kids got to see Winston and Amanda performing!
IMPORTANT LOCATION CHANGE!! Due to the recent fire in Fort McMurray the Red and White Club is now being used for displaced people. The CALGARY OPEN DANCE COMPETITION has changed location to THE MAcEWAN BALLROOM Located on the 3rd floor of the MacEwan Event and Conference Center at the University of Calgary campus. Full details are at http://www.calgaryopen.ca/
On March 18-19 Ontario DanceSport hosted the 60th Canadian Closed DanceSport Championships in Toronto. Spectators enjoyed the beauty and athleticism of Dancesport as our nation's top dancers vied for the eye of the judges and hearts of the crowd! We are proud to have been represented by a talented and dedicated team of dancers competing in categories from Junior to Senior IV! Full results can be found on www.dancesport.ca. 1st Senior 4 Standard Championship (Canadian Champions) - Stephen Ko & Barbara Ko (Calgary) 1st Junior Latin Championship (Canadian Champions) & 2nd Junior Standard Championship - Maximillian Stryjski & Ariana Pyszniak (Edmonton) 8th Under 21 Latin Championship - Tanner Ladi & Ashley Asuncion (Edmonton) 9th Under 21 Latin Championship - Denis Lvov & Jeannelle Nisperos (Calgary) 5th Adult Latin Championship - Krystian Kazanowski & Steph Jurkova (Calgary) 6th Adult Latin Championship - Winston Gaqui & Amanda Poelzer (Calgary) 7th Adult Latin Championship - Andrew Nguyen & Lexi Pylat (Calgary) 9th Adult Latin Championship - Tanner Ladi & Ashley Asuncion (Edmonton) 11th Adult Latin Championship - Denis Lvov & Jeannelle Nisperos (Calgary) 5th Senior 1 Latin Championship & 5th Senior 1 Standard Championship - Kevin Lee & Sheena Watanabe (Edmonton) 18th Senior 2 Standard Championship - Don Thai & Barbara Ward (Edmonton) 5th Senior 3 Latin Championship - Nigel Rutter & Betty Rutter (Edmonton) 15th Senior 3 Standard Championship - Don Thai & Barbara Ward (Edmonton) 21st Senior 3 Standard Championship - Wayne Backer & Diane Backer (Calgary) 23rd Senior 3 Standard Championship - Nigel Rutter & Betty Rutter (Edmonton)
A healthier dance partnership will result if you keep these simple things in mind. And will also improve all other areas of your life if practiced there too! :)
The 2016 Alberta Winter Dancesport Classic has come and gone! But you can relive some of its greatest moments by visiting Monica Heike's collection at http://monicaheike.zenfolio.com/
A couple tips as competition season slows down before summer.