Don signs CIDA & YDC Agreement

Don McRobert, president of the Crown International Dance Association (CIDA) recently visited China. While he was there, he signed an agreement on behalf of CIDA with Yuang Dong China (YDC).

Don and Mr Zhang signing the agreement.

YDC is an association in China with very large numbers of dancers of all styles.

The agreement features the formation of a close strategic partnership that involves reciprocal agreements, equal co-operation and assistance and resource sharing. It also recognises competition participation, sharing of adjudicators, examination qualifications of both parties and training facilities for students and teachers.

We look forward to a great relationship and partnership with YDC.

New WDC Competitors Commission to be wholly funded by WDC

Press Release – Foundation of the All – New World Dance Council Competitors Commission to be wholly funded by WDC!

Dear valued members,
Dear Competitors,

As you might be aware, also in part from the WDC Press Release in February 2018, the WDC Board of Directors has dissolved the WDC Competitors Commission in its former format, due to various ongoing issues at that time.

The WDC Board of Directors feels, that the WDC Competitors and WDC AL Competitors cannot be left any longer without proper representation and are therefore excited and delighted in announcing the launch of the NEW WDC Competitors Commission with immediate effect.

Whilst undertaking this hugely important task, the Board of Directors decided to start with a blank sheet of paper and design and structure an entirely new “fit for purpose” system to benefit the 2018-2025 developments in the dance world. As many of you may know, the original Competitors Commission was developed for a system which was extant in the 1980’s!

This all-new Commission will therefore include Competitor representatives from all WDC competitive styles of current interests and activity, such as Ballroom, Latin – American, Smooth, Rhythm, and WDC AL Amateurs as well as Pro-Am representatives, and will for the very first time, be wholly funded by the World Dance Council from the Licensing monies received.

It seems only right!

The WDC is excited to announce that the Commission will be funded by the WDC with 2 British Pounds out of every Competitors Registration received, in order to have a budget for their good work. Also they will be represented on the Competitive Dance Executive Board with 2 appointed representatives, holding one vote on the CDEB.

The WDC is therefore thrilled and delighted to also announce that the Top Professional Competitors appointed to head the NEW WDC Competitors Commission are Riccardo Cocchi (Professional Latin), Victor Fung (Professional Ballroom), Klemen Prasnikar (Amateur Latin), amongst many other top competitors, that have joined the Executive Committee of the new Commission.

Future appointments for all other styles will be advised very soon.

Two of the immediate tasks upon which the new body will deliberate will be plans for a WDC Competitors Commission and WDC World Dance Awards Dinner and Dance held in the Spanish Halls in Blackpool on Thursday, 23rd May 2019. More details on this exciting evening will be published in due course.

The first however… the bone of contention.. WADA and drug-testing requirements and the way ahead.

We truly look forward to updating you on their progress as we embark on this new and exciting era which is truly reflective of Competitors’ concerns in the new arena of diverse dance activities and fit for the pathways ahead.

The WDC Board of Directors

Should you need any information or details about WDC, its happenings and/or how it affects you in Australia, please do contact us so that we can help you!

Crown 2015 Starting Times – Saturday & Sunday

Please do note that all these starting times for Crown 2015 are approximate and are meant to help to guide you. Please contact us or ask the officials on the day of your competition should you have any questions.

Crown 2015 Saturday Times
Venue: The Promenade Room, Level 1, the Conference Centre, Crown Complex
Theatrical – 9.00am
Medalist – 1.00pm

Crown 2015 Professional Times for Sunday
Latin – 7:45pm
New Vogue – 7:00pm
Standard – 10:00pm

Crown 2015 Theatrical Times for Sunday
Doors open 8am
Under 10 & 13 troupes – 9.00am
Solo, duo/trios – 11.30am
Under 16 and 16 & over troupes – 5.40pm

Diamond Jubilee 2014: Thank you!

To everyone who took part, everyone who just looked and everyone who worked: a huge thank you to all of you who helped to create a wonderful show!

We know all of you enjoyed it. After all, how could you not in that palace of a ballroom? Just wait till next time when renovations are completed.

There were lots of kids early in the day, showing that dance has a great future for both young and old. And don’t you love iBare Giftware and Sriani Total Dance?

We were also happy to see that bar being well patronised after the event.

We are very glad that all of you were able to make it. Thanks heaps and see you next time!

Don McRobert & the CIDA team

Crown 2015 Dates Confirmed!

The Crown 2015 dates are now confirmed!!!

Mark your calendars for 18th, 19th and 20th April 2015!

Theatrical, Recreational & Medallist – Saturday, 18th April 2015
DanceSport and Theatrical & Street Dance – Sunday, 19th April 2015
Pro-Am – Monday, 20th April 2015

There will be:
– “International” and D.S.A. National Dancesport Championship
– “Grades and Recreational events”
– “International” Australian Theatre Dance and Street /Hip Hop Championship
– “International” Pro- Am and Teacher or Coach with Student, Championship
– Events for non registered competitors -school teams – medal levels- solos -couples- Salsa- Argentine Tango etc.
– Selections for World Championships in some styles

Remind your friends and fellow competitors! The syllabus will be coming soon.


As with every year, the Crown International Dance Festival will be held at the Crown Palladium, Australia’s best and most celebrated venue, with all the glitz and glamour you look forward to every year.

Don’t forget to dress to impress at the ONE dance event you can’t afford to miss in 2015!

Yes I am a Dance Teacher but I am more than that!

As a dance teacher, it is more than just dance teaching that you do. You are holding a job position whereby you are reliable for your students, yourself and all your actions. If you always learn to be 100% reliable, then you will always be employable in the dance world and everywhere else.

We highly recommend this read of Yes I Am A Dance Teacher, But I Am More Than That. Feel free to let us know what you think!

For a better, credible DanceSport Australia

Do you want Freedom to Dance where and when you want? Everyone deserves a better, credible DanceSport Australia that gives you the freedom to dance.

Be it the choice of dance teacher, dance school, medal tests, accreditation, examinations or competition, you deserve the freedom to choose when it comes to your dancing.

Please click here to download a special notice from Mr Don McRobert on a better, credible DanceSport Australia.