Ballroom Dancing too Popular
02-06-2005 | For the last month the Ballroom Dancing organization received indications that the Ballroom Dancing Competition might become very popular by both Participants and Visitors.
To be on the safe side, the organization has decided to move the competition to a bigger venue. The Ballroom Dancing Competition will now be held in sports complex De Vechtsebanen.
||Friday, 17 June 2005: Standard competition
Saturday, 18 June 2005: Latin competition.
09:00 hrs Opening of the venue
09:50 hrs Welcome to all
10:00 hrs Classification
12:00 hrs Qualification 1st round
14:00 hrs Qualification re-dance
16:00 hrs Finals
Please Note: times are only an estimation!
||Visitors pay an Entrance Fee of € 5,00 a day, at the door of the venue.
||Sports complex De Vechtsebanen
Mississippidreef 151-161, 3556CE Utrecht.
Bus Line 6, Stop 'Vechtsebanen'.
The parking availability at the sports complex is limited. There is sufficient parking available on the Mississippidreef and paid parking is available in the garage at the Vechtsebanen.
By Car for the A27
Exit 31 - Ring Utrecht Noord. At the traffic lights follow the Ring (direction Amsterdam / Maarssen). Continue straight on at the next lights and then straight on at the roundabout (direction Maarssen / Amsterdam). You are still on the Ring.
At the following roundabout turn left in the direction of Industrieterrein Overvecht (Franciscusdreef). Vechtsebanen is now signposted. After the second set of lights take the turning to the complex. The first street to the left will take you to the venue.
By Car for the A2
Exit 6 - Ring Utrecht Noord. Follow the ring for as few kilometres until you reach the first roundabout. Turn right in the direction of Industrieterrein Overvecht (Franciscusdreef). Vechtsebanen is now signposted. After the second set of lights take the turning to the complex. The first street to the left will take you to the venue.
We welcome 231 female and 143 male competitors from:
Great Britain (41)
the Netherlands (80)
Puerto Rico (1)
United States of America (1)
||There are two disciplines:
It is allowed to dance both disciplines with a different partner.
- Standard (to be danced Friday)
- Latin (to be danced Saturday)
There are three categories:
Couples with an average age of over 40 are allowed to compete in either the Adults or the Senior or in both competitions. It is not allowed to dance in different categories with a different partner.
- Adults male couples
- Adults female couples
- Senior combined male couples and female couples
||Starting couples dance in separate classes.
We gathered the competing couples in two PDF-documents:
Please Note: There could be some mistakes in this registration; please mail us only if you are not in the list, or not in the correct competition.
These lists will also be available in the Dance Guide (don't bother to print them out).
||Between 9:00 and 09:50 hrs the floor will be open as usual to the competitors.
||Between 9:00 and 9:45 hrs the competitors must get their numbers at the competitors desk.
||The dimensions of the dance floor are 13,80 x 29,85 metres.
||Jan Pieter van Lieshout will lead the competition verbally for two days. He is expected to give us all the instructions concerning who, when, where and with who.
||The music will be trusted to the hands and ears of Berry Bley. Berry promised us some very fine ballroom and hot latin.
||The scheduling of the competition will be done by Jaap Ruiten, who does this also professionally for the NADB, the Dutch IOC-related Dance organization. Jaap also cooperated in the 1998 Amsterdam Gay Games.
||The competition will be judged by: Bent Davidsen, Davy Brocatus, Eric Somers, Frank Röpke, Gerry van Dijk, Hazel Newberry, Marischka Bours, Marja de Geus, Steve Groleau, Sylvia van Geldre, Vernon Kemp.
Non-voting chairman of the judges will be Marcel Bake
|Meet & Greet
Official Meet & Greet practice - competitors only.
Wednesday 15 June, 19:30-21:30 hrs.
Rijk Dance masters (Nieuwegein).
This practice will be organized by our DJ Berry Bleij. He provides the competitors with the finest ballroom tunes and hottest latin sounds of the competition as warming up for the event.
Entrance € 5,00 per person.
The venue is located in Nieuwegein and very easy to reach by public transport or car.
Erfstede 10, 3431 KH Nieuwegein.
(tram about 20 min travel starting from Utrecht Central Station).
Please see: www.derijkdancemasters.nl .
||The email address for the dance competiton is email@example.com
||Coordinators Kees Notenboom and Maria Santman lead a team of volunteers who set up this event: Wim van Olderen, Debby Verbeek, Alice Snetselaar, Hans van Oppenraaij, Geert Swinkels, Annemarie Brughuis, Wim Ederveen, Arnold Fontijn, Marc Lageveen, Leo van Buitenen.
||There will be a lot more volunteers to make the competition possible. (In fact if you are available...)We already owe them our gratitude.
Dancing Couples' Numbers
Coordinators Kees Notenboom and Maria Santman lead a team of volunteers who set up this event: Wim van Olderen, Debby Verbeek, Alice Snetselaar, Hans van Oppenraaij, Geert Swinkels, Annemarie Brughuis, Wim Ederveen, Arnold Fontijn, Marc Lageveen, Leo van Buitenen.