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DanceSport Asia Limited officially recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia 05/10/2019

DanceSport Asia Limited (DSA) logo

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has unanimously decided to grant official recognition to DanceSport Asia Limited (DSA) as the official continental body representing WDSF’s DanceSport Federations in Asia. In his letter, dated 30th September 2019, his Excellency Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the President of OCA, stated that he and the OCA looked forward to cooperating with DSA in the promotion and development of the beautiful sport of DanceSport.

DanceSport Asia Limited, a newly-constituted and truly representative Asian Continental Federation for DanceSport held its inaugural meeting in Singapore on 25 August 2019.  DSA was legally created on July 19th in Singapore as a Company Limited by Guarantee.  

At the meeting of August 25th, the DSA Presidium was elected based on a democratic nomination process, with access to secret ballots and the ability of all delegates to speak freely.   A true testimony of the DSA’s principle of inclusiveness and broad participation, the DSA Presidium which was elected comprises delegates from 14 different countries and regions representing most of WDSF’s member bodies across Asia.

Since the Singapore General meeting of DSA, the remaining 6 of WDSF’s 20 Asian member bodies requested to join DSA.

As the sole officially recognised body for DanceSport under OCA in Asia, DSA will have opportunities for the inclusion of DanceSport in a range of Games including the Asian Youth Games and the Asian Games. WDSF believes that everyone in DSA will have a strong voice as WDSF’s Asian Continental DanceSport Federation. WDSF and DSA are committed to working hand in hand to promote and develop DanceSport on the Asian Continent.    

On behalf of WDSF, the WDSF President Shawn Tay sincerely congratulated DSA President Guochen Yin from China and General Secretary John Fam from Malaysia and all Asian members and delegates involved in achieving this momentous outcome.  Mr Tay and WDSF looked forward to working collaboratively with DSA to achieve the best possible governance for DanceSport in Asia to help to develop DanceSport to its fullest potential.