I get very angry when I hear stories like that. Remember it not only applies to competitions like Rumba but ANY competition. So you dare to participate in ANY competition that is not sanctioned by FEDANSA (this includes school competitions etc.).
Maybe it time for us as dancers just to simply stand up and say enough is enough. But how do you do it. It did not bother FEDANSA at all when half their competitors left..
Just something stupid to really wet your appetite. I love dancing and go to clubs allot. I've also won some stuff just by virtue of being on the dance floor in the club. Now according to FEDANSA rules I participated in an illegal competition ? Every year intervarsity dance competition roles around. The biggest universities compete in a dance competition. I violated the FEDANSA rules.
At school I dare to enter a talent competition held every year. I do an international Samba. Guess what FEDANSA considers this a violation of there rules. (Not really just an illustration).
IT IS A STUPID RULE.
Like you said it is the dancers and the sport that suffers. Eg. Vodacom was willing to sponsor a dance event to benefit dance shools. What does FEDANSA do ? No wonder we lose so many major sponsorships who wants to sponsor an event if you can only reach half the dancers.
The other part of the FEDANSA that really make me angry. From their constitution
b. To work in harmony with other DanceSport providing structures, to promote DanceSport.
Aaah and then the revelation Article 23
Sorry you will have to go read it yourself. (Unrecognised structures) http://www.fedansa.org/docs/general...TUTION.pdf
OK to but this into perspective according to FEDANSA rules if you study at any of the following Universities (Tukkies, Capetown. Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg, NMMU) you are not allowed to participate in FEDANSA comps. (Read the constitution)
If you get class from any of the SADTA teachers you are not allowed to dance in FEDANSA competitions.
IT IS A STUPID RULE THAT NEED TO BE SCRAPPED and FEDANSA need to open their eyes.