CDDSC AND WDC COMPETITOR AND ADJUDICATOR
There have been statements made that professionals
in Canada can obtain WDC adjudicator and professional cards without becoming
a member of the WDC member body the CDDSC. This is not true. To firmly
quash this rumour we have asked the president of the WDC, Mr Donnie Burns
MBE, to provide a statement clarifying the WDC position. He has done so.
The following information was provided on March 11, 2007 and is copied
below for your information.
I have pleasure in confirming the following:-
WDC adjudicator's cards will not be
issued to an adjudicator resident in Canada unless he is a member of the
Should the council introduce an on-site
registration system, the same will apply, i.e. implementation and validity
of registration will be subject to approval by the member body and the
applicant being a member of the member body in whose territory the applicant
The CDDSC is the only recognized organization
in Canada that represents ballroom dance professionals nationally and internationally.
Its members are CORPO and CDTA Branches who have represented Canada on
the WDC since Canada was accepted as a member body.
The following are WDC rules regarding registration
for adjudicators and professional competitors.
Adjudicator wishing to Adjudicate outside the area of his home Member Organisation
or inside his area for international events must be registered as an International
Adjudicator with the World Dance Council in accordance with arrangements
to be determined from time to time by the Dance Sport Executive Board and
at a fee to be determined from time to time by the Dance Sport Committee.
Nomination of Registered Adjudicators
Adjudicators, who are currently fully and paid-up registrants with the
WDC Ltd through their member-body, and have been so for the previous three
(3) years inclusive, without lapse, shall be eligible for consideration
and/or nomination to Adjudicate WDC Granted Titles or expressly recognised
Professional competitors must be registered as a dancing couple with their
own national organisation, which is a member organisation of the World
Dance Council. A dancing couple consists of two people of different sex.
International Competitor Registration
all professional events, where competitors from countries, other than the
country, in which the event is being organised, are allowed to participate,
every competitor must be in possession of a current WDC International Competitor
Registration, applied for through their National Member Organisation.
Please note that the requirements to judge
WDC approved world competitions include that the adjudicator have three
(3) years continuous registration with the WDC. The annual renewal date
for WDC registration for 2007 is March 31. Adjudicators must be registered
with CDDSC in advance of that date in order that they are eligible to be
accepted by the WDC and the three-year continuous registration rule is
not broken. Failure to register by that date will mean you will not be
eligible to judge these events for the next three years.
All adjudicators and professional competitors
participating outside their member country must have a valid WDC registration
card. If you have not yet renewed your CDDSC registration and WDC registration,
I urge you to do so as soon as possible and remain part of the internationally
recognized professional dance community.
Official registration forms are available
on the web site www.cddsc.com (Forms)