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WDSF Athlete's ID Card: More 29/06/2012

You Ask | WDSF Answers

A dancer’s participation in a WDSF sanctioned competition has always been subject to his or her full acceptance of – as well as his or her compliance with – the WDSF rules, regulations and procedures. 

From the preamble of the WDSF Statutes to the Complaint Form attached to the Athletes’ Code of Conduct and Standard of Ethics, the dancers are – and always have been – required to adhere to a number of governing documents that are now conveniently listed in the card application itself. 

“Will signing it take away my freedom to dance?”

M.W. | Germany

By signing the declaration you formally acknowledge that you accept your obligations as defined in the governing documents, and that you respect certain restrictions that these impose on you. But then, you have done this all along: every time you have entered a WDSF competition in the past.

Why spelling it out now, you might wonder. The introduction of the WDSF Athlete’s ID Card provides an excellent opportunity for these terms and conditions to be publicised and explained to those who decide to dance by them.

If your question should be construed to refer to the ethical code for athletes and its enforcement, the straightforward answer is

  • That the code remains in effect as is, unchanged, and
  • That sanctions (suspensions) are not applied for contravening rules of conduct regarding “Non-WDSF Events”.

Could this change in the future? It could indeed! As to all the other governing documents, WDSF could make changes to the ethical code in the future. In fact, the recent General Meeting has resolved that the Presidium and the Member Bodies shall work together on amendments to the code that will

  • safeguard DanceSport and
  • ensure consensus within the international DanceSport community.

Keep your questions coming!