Brief Summary of NDCA Meeting – July 2005
Thanks to incoming Hurricane Dennis, the Board of Governors event and the Department events were all united into one day, to adjust those who felt they demanded to depart early.
Item 1: Roll Call began at 9:05am
Yolanda asked Dennis Rogers and Brian McDonald if the PDF could audio tape the proceedings and was told that they could not. Bill Davies asked for this to be put forth for a vote. After 20 minutes of debate & discussion. PDF motion was defeated and they put the recording device away. For: PDF, USABDA, Abstain: ABC & NDT
Item 2: Minutes of January 2005 approved
Item 3: Presidents Report
- 3.1 W D & D S C – nothing to report. More minutes handed out
- 3.2 ABC/NDCA
Handouts: 1975 Agreement
- Copy of New lawsuit: ABC vs. NDCA (6/26/05)
- Letter & timeline of past events
ABC vs NDCA
Question: How much has the lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida contesting the charter with ABC cost the NDCA members to this date?
Reply: To date the NDCA has spent @ $45,000.00 of NDCA registrant’s money on the lawsuit.
Question: What is the projected final cost?
Reply: Projected final cost? Unlimited
Question: ABC has reformatted the schedule at USDSC to spotlight the US National Championship events, has reduced the entry fees, and is open to a more randomized selection of National judges. How will the NDCA running the event provide greater benefit to the NDCA members than ABC can provide?
Reply: NDCA never has, and never will run USDSC
Question: Can we get copies of the Charter please so that we know what we are discussing?
Reply: Copies of Charter released
World Smooth and Rhythm Championships
Question: What criteria are going to be employed for the selection of judges for the NDCA Smooth and Rhythm World Championships?
Reply: Judges criteria: 70% will be from the “World Class” list of judges
Question: What advertising has been undertaken in the US and abroad to promote these NDCA World Championships?
Reply: Quite extensive; verbal list given. Web-site, Colin Hillary, Asian & European ads
World Pro-Am Championships
Question: The proposal for a World Pro-Am championships event was originally passed with the expressed intent of dividing up any resultant profits amongst all the NDCA organizers. As the World Pro-Am Championship goes into its first year has this intent changed at all?
Reply: World Pro/Am intent: Yes, for one year only
Question: What procedure if any is in place for an NDCA organizer interested in hosting the event to bid on it?
Reply: Hosting World Pro/Am: None, at this time
Item 4: 1st Vice Presidents Report – not given – not prepared at this time
Item 5: Exec. Sec. Report – given. Lori Woods Gay resigned at this time. USISTD nominated Tom Murdock for the position. 2nd, passed unanimously, change to take place immediately.
Item 6: Treasurer’s Report (Dennis Rogers) – given
Item 7: held
Item 8: held
Item 9: held
Item 10: held
Item 11: Publications Dept. report (Yolanda Vargas) – Submitted
Item 12: Constitution comm. Report (Rickey Geiger) – Submitted
Item 13: Finance Report (John Kimmins) – none
Item 14: Joint Comm. Report (Brian McDonald) – none
Item 15: North American Treaty Report (Brian McDonald) – none
Item 16: Applications for membership
NY Society changed from Full Member to Associate
USBDA name change to: USA Dance
DEA no longer a member
Item 17: Nominations for President – Brian McDonald
Nominations for 2nd Vice President – Brian Puttock
Item 18: Question from Bill Davies regarding ABC/NDCA –
“How did we get here and where do we go now?” Answered by Brian McDonald
Item 20: Next meeting: Jan 5, 6, 7, 2006 in Florida
There may or may not be a meeting in July 2006 on the West Coast
Item 7: Ballroom Dept. Meeting (Lee Wakefield) – Submitted
Item 3.2 Date adjustment for Philly & Wisconsin – Carried
Item 4 – None
Item 5 – National Registrar’s report
Item 6 – Championship Committee Report – none
Item 7 – DanceSport Committee Report – none
Item 7.1 – withdrawn
Item 8 – Amateur Dance & DanceSport Committee Report – none
Item 9 – Scrutineer Report – Submitted
Item 10 – Invigilation Sub-committee Report
Item 10.1 – Asked for more time to receive feedback from Pro/Am teachers.
Richard Booth to submit a brief item to “DanceBeat” asking dancers to e-mail himself or Brian Puttock to look at the “Approved Elements List” and to submit any critique/comments.
Item 11 – US Dance Report – Nothing to report at this time, however she has been attending a number of Olympic meetings and met some very kind people and is confident Dance is moving in the right direction. Peter Pover noted that he has become a Professional. He was asked to become a member of the PDF.
Item 12 – Proposed Rule changes:
In light of the ABC/NDCA situation, rule changes #2 & #3 were tabled until the January meeting (PDF vote based on members poll on each issue is “No” (so far anyway though that might change depending upon further responses See Poll at end of summary report)
Rule Change #1: “Where an organizer offers prize money or scholarship in any division at their event , full details of any and all restrictions pertaining to those monies must be included in the event advertising, including any potential reduction or non-payment in advertised award due to participation levels not being met.” Exact wording to be released in the minutes to follow.
Item 13 –
14.1 – Left for future considerations (date formulas)
14.2 – Rule submitted limiting Open Singles category for Juniors to be limited to dancing with Youth or younger.
14.3 – Addition of any new NDCA sanctioned events to be brought up at January meeting
14.4 – Variance in Tempo for Quickstep and Foxtrot
Wording changed to; delete levels, and add variance of 48 – 52 mpm for Quickstep and 28 – 30 for Foxtrot.
Approved after much discussion.
14.5 – (out of the room at this time)
Item 15 – adjourn
Item 8: Public Relations Dept. Meeting (Jackie Rogers) – Submitted
Pierre Dulaine receives the Community Service Award
Nominations for 2006 recipient are needed
Item 9: Education & Cultural Dept. Report (Curt Holman) – Submitted
Item 10: Performing Arts Dept. (Bill Fowler not attending) – Submitted
Poll – NDCA Rule change Proposals – January 2006 Meeting
Since proposals #2 and #3 entered at the July 2005 meeting were tabled, they will be voted on at the January 2006 meeting and you are urged to express your opinion on the PDF Poll.
Click here to witness the outcomes and testimonials published on of the Poll so far
Click here and share your opinion as to how the PDF should vote (on proposals #2 and #3 that were tabled till the Jan 2006 meeting)..
Poll – Instituting a Weighted Random Selection of Judges system for future US National Championships.
The formula would draw in an initial trackling of 75% of the panel from a list of nationwide recognized justices who have selected in the Semi finals and Finals of a past USA National content in the style of dance being declared.
The remaining 25% would be collected from a list of all nationwide recognized justices inclusively of any justices on the first list who were not chosen in the first trackling.
So if, for example, the panel was to be consisted of 15 justices, then 11 of them would be haphazardly collected each year from the list of skilled previously Semi finalists and Finalist justices for that style. The remaining 4 justices would be collected haphazardly from a list of all nationwide recognized justices, proponents of all styles, inclusively of any on the first list who were not chosen in the first trackling.
Click here and express your opinion on whether it is a good idea.
Poll – Bronze Level Pro-Am competition invigilation – allowable figures and elements – effective July 2006
For use in the Closed Bronze divisions at NDCA competitions the American Style Bronze list of admissible figures and elements will become efficient starting July 2006. PLEASE scan this with care and make your offers for enhancement at this time. We would like as much contribution as probable before this new regulation comes into effect. See the full admissible figures and elements list by clicking here
Click here and express your opinion and make suggestions
Click here to see the opinions and suggestions posted so far
You can also send responses to Richard Booth, 11628 Quivas Cir, Westminster, CO 80234 or call 720-234-7712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.