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Board Election 2015

6:06 PM on Wed Feb 08th, 2012
by Christopher Kelleher

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Nominations & 2015 Election of NASSPDA's Board of Directors

It's that time of the year again--time for your vote!

Each Director of the NASSPDA Board serves a term of two years, and each year half of the Board members' terms expire. This year's candidates will be: Garret Gerritsen (California), Andrew Pueschel (Pennsylvania), Benjamin Soencksen (New York), Kathy Wildman (Illinois), and Barbara Zoloth (California). We are in the fortunate position of being able to expand our Board this year to 9 members! This election will fill 5 of those seats, so you will be invited to vote for no more than 5 candidates. The Election will take place in March 2015, and every active NASSPDA member will be sent an electronic link to the ballot. (People who have registered to vote via snail-mail will be sent a paper ballot.) Ballots will include statements by the candidates as well as their photos. Voting will close on March 21, 2015, and results will be announced by or before March 29, 2014 on NASSPDA's website..

Current Board members whose terms are not expiring this year are Eddie Alba (California), Lee Fox (Florida), Pat Hogan (British Columbia), and Michael Winward (Massachusetts).

If you have questions, please e-mail: bzoloth@nasspda.org    MORE >>


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2012 North American NASSPDA Championships

7:08 PM on Sun Sep 25th, 2011
by Christopher Kelleher

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 Dancing In The River City: Sunday, January 15, 2012 www.dancingintherivercity.com    MORE >>


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2011 Election Results

9:23 AM on Sat Apr 02nd, 2011
by Christopher Kelleher

Congratulations are in order for NASSPDA's newly elected and re-elected board members. And thanks to all who voted.

The full NASSPDA board is:

  • Lee Fox, Florida
  • Sonja Furiya, Missouri
  • Pat Hogan, Vancouver
  • Christopher Kelleher, Massachusetts
  • Mario Spenard, Quebec
  • Benjamin Soencksen, New York
  • Barbara Zoloth, California


  • Please join us for April Follies in Oakland, April 30 for the first official NASSPDA-authorized USA National Championships of same-sex dancesport! And then in July at the OutGames in Vancouver, featuring the North American Championships.

    NASSPDA's next General Meeting will be held in Vancouver in conjunction with the OutGames. A community meeting will follow April Follies. Dancers and other interested folks are encouraged to attend these meetings.

    NASSPDA also has a Facebook page. Please check it out and 'friend' us.
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    Board Member Election 2011

    6:58 PM on Fri Feb 04th, 2011
    by Christopher Kelleher



    Dear Dancers,

    NASSPDA elections are coming soon!!!
    Nominations are due February 18, and voting will open March 4.

    NASSPDA wants to continue cultivating a diverse board, representative of partner dancers from all over North America. If partner dancing is important to you, please consider running for the Board or nominating someone who represents you.

    In order to vote you must be a current NASSPDA member. Everything you need to become a member is online at: www.nasspda.org/members. Please note that memberships expire at the end of each calendar year. All currently active individual or organizational members are eligible to nominate candidates, to run for the Board, and to vote in the election. Associate members are not required to pay dues and do not have voting rights.

    Active members can find nomination materials at www.nasspda.org/about/ (see Organizational).    MORE >>


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    Joint ESSDA / NASSPDA Letter

    2:38 PM on Mon Aug 16th, 2010
    by Richard Lamberty

    Dear members of ESSDA and NASSPDA, and other interested persons and organisations!

    Re: Conversations towards a World Federation

    On Friday, August 6th, 2010, representatives from ESSDA and NASSPDA met at 5:00 PM at the Hotel Maritim in Cologne, Germany, with interested members of the public at large to discuss the results of a survey conducted during the preceding 4 days of dance competitions at the Gay Games in Cologne.

    This survey asked individuals to answer yes or no to five questions. The survey was placed outside the dancers’ practice and changing room, a location easily accessible to all interested parties. Its purpose and further information about it was announced throughout the days of competitions, and a sign was affixed to the wall indicating prompting participation in this survey, thus providing ample time and opportunity for everyone’s views to be collected.

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