EADA wishes to make it clear that EADA does not support or have any connection with the newly formed entity BDSA. They claim they are the Governing body for amateur dancers. Whilst anyone can call themselves what they like, it doesn't mean they are. It is not possible to have two National governing Bodies covering the same sport. You can only have ONE recognised NGB and it already exists as EADA for England alongside corresponding recognised NGBs for Scotland and Wales. Recognition means that EADA dancers are represented at Regulatory body level and at Government level.
Tony Clipstone, (President of EADA) has been elected as an Officer of the British Dance Council as a result of elections held at a meeting of the Board of Directors on the 30th October 2022. The position is as Amateur Membership Officer.
This is due of the restructuring of the BDC and allows new developments and areas of growth for the benefit of Dancers. EADA is also a Director of the BDC as a Corporate Member Organisation.
EADA would like to congratulate Chris Hawkins (President) and Mark Lunn (Vice President) on their election to these posts on British Dance Council. They will have EADA's full support in their roles.
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The issue of Dancer licencing and registration is being questioned.
Read the recent investigative article by Alison Gallagher-Hughes published in the Dancing Times.
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21st October 2020
The Sports & Recreation Alliance has issued the latest Government guidelines for restarting dancing activities.
10 June 2020
The Sports & Recreation Alliance has issued some preliminary guidelines for restarting dancing activities.
05 June 2020
EADA is a full member of the Sports & Recreation Alliance, and as such is involved in meetings and discussions with the dance world on what we need to do to convince the Government that we have all the guidelines and safe practices in place to enable us to Dance again. An article in the National press gives some indication of current initiatives.
30 January 2020
EADA's Director Peter Jones BEM attended the BDC Presidents Ball in September where his excellent speech reminding members of the legacy and values of EADA, was well received.
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The members-only page will carry pictures and videos of the recent Competition at The 40th City of Bristol Championship on 31st March 2019
We are delighted to announce that we will soon be launching a new member discount and promotion scheme - providing members with money off goods and services from the UK's leading dance suppliers. More details over the next couple of weeks. Great value for an annual membership of just £10!
The English Amateur Dancesport Association has traveled a rocky road but is now on a new path. Alison Gallagher-Hughes Reports
This article was first published in the Dancing times in the October 2018 issue
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THE AMAZING BALLROOM DANCING PHOTOGRAPHIC JOINT VENTURE IS NOW UNDERWAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH AWARD-WINNING ARTISTIC COMPETITION PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID KEEP AND EADA
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EADA HAS BEEN ELECTED TO SERVE ON THE BDC SUBCOMMITTEE DISCUSSING THE RULES REQUIRED FOR PRO-AM COMPETITIONS IN THE UK
IT IS WITH SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THAT DAVID CORFIELD,81, DIED FOLLOWING A ROAD ACCIDENT IN HARTLEY WITNEY, HAMPSHIRE. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE ENGLISH AMATEUR DANCE ASSOCIATION FROM 2008 UNTIL 2011, AND IN 1998 WON THE FIRST OVER-50s OPEN BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN BLACKPOOL.
THE WORLD OF BALLROOM DANCE WILL SURELY MISS HIS DEDICATION TO THE SUPPORT OF ASPIRING AMATEUR DANCERS.
OUR DANCEWORLD WILL BE THE POORER WITHOUT PEOPLE LIKE DAVID.
THE ISSUE OF COMPETITOR REGISTRATION TO DANCE HAS BEEN RAISED WITH THE BDC
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