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World Swing Dance Council

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Category: International DanceSport Organization
Officially Founded: 1993
Active Directors:
  • Dani Canziani
  • Yvonne Antonacci
  • Demery Leyva
  • Jim Coakley
  • Vic Damon
  • Jim Tigges
  • Mark Scheuffele

Definition

The World Swing Dance Council, is a service organization designed to further communication and to provide informational services and record keeping for those in the Swing Dance Community. WSDC organized in 1993, founded by Skippy Blair.

Overview

The World Swing Dance Council organized in 1993, is a service organization designed to further communication and to provide informational services and record keeping for those in the Swing Dance Community.

Mission

The World Swing Dance Council:

  • Fosters communications between geographical locations and all generations for all types and all styles of Swing Dance.
  • Spreads appreciation for both Swing as it WAS, and Swing as it IS. The importance of Both is recognized as only the past and the present appreciated together can combine to create the future!
  • Promotes the GROWTH of ALL Swing Dancing to the general public at large. (This fantastic sport, recreation, rehabilitation, and indeed, “way of life” brings unsurpassed joy to many. It’s the best-kept secret in the country. Let’s share it!)
  • Provides an Information Clearing House for Dancers, Swing Dance Clubs, Promoters, Organizers, Teachers, Judges, Competitors, and all interested parties.Maintains a national website.
  • Maintains a Competitors Registry showing placements from all Major Events, with points accumulated for each competitor.
  • Maintains a Members Registry for communication between Members. Maintains a DJ Registry with a listing of DJs that are members of the WSDC in good standing.
  • Maintains an Instructors Registry with a listing of dance instructors that are members of the WSDC in good standing.
  • Coordinates and maintains a National Events Calendar listing of dates and locations that allows for better planning for both organizers and those who plan to participate.
  • Sponsors the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame honoring those with long-time contributions and accomplishments to the swing dance community and industry.

Usage of WSDC Name

The World Swing Dance Council provides services and information to the swing dance community.Professional Members, Associate Professional Members, Gold Members and Friends of the Council may all use the term “WSDC Member” or “Proud Member of the World Swing Dance Council”.

World Swing Dance Council may either be spelled out (upper and lower case) or abbreviated as WSDC (all upper case letters, no periods).

The WSDC maintains a Competition Registry, awarding and tabulating points for placing or making the finals at Jack and Jill competitions. The results of Jack and Jill competitions at events that meet the following requirements are included in the Competitors Registry:

1) The event’s sponsoring entity is a Professional Member of the WSDC

2) The event is a three (3) day event.

3)The event is open to anyone, on a national level.

Events that meet these criteria may use the term “WSDC Registry Event” (not “WSDC Sanctioned Event” or “WSDC Event”) in their promotional materials.

Co-Founding Directors - Emeritusjim

  • Annie Hirsch (Director Emeritus)
  • Skippy Blair (Director Emeritus)

Active Directors

  • Dani Canziani
  • Yvonne Antonacci
  • Demery Leyva
  • Jim Coakley
  • Vic Damon
  • Jim Tigges
  • Mark Scheuffele




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