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2017/01/05

WDSF JS 2.1 Methods of judging and Assessment Course

2017 January 5th

Dear Members, dear Adjudicators,
 
Please be informed that with effect from 15 Aug 2016, all adjudicators must have attended a WDSF JS 2.1 Methods of judging and Assessment Course and passed the examination in both theory and practical in order to be eligible to judge competitions/championships using the JS 2.1. These events include all Championships, Grand Slams, Cups, Games and WDSF World Open(from 1 Jan 2017).
 
This course will also fulfil the main entry requirements for upgrading of WDSF Adjudicators Licenses from B to A. For all licensed adjudicators, attending this course will also extend the active status of your adjudicator’s license for 2 years, like a regular Adjudicator’s Congress.
 
The next WDSF JS 2.1 Methods of judging and Assessment Course will take place as follows:
 
Congress: WDSF JS 2.1 Method of Judging and Assessment Course
Date : Tue and Wed, 21 to 22 Mar 2017
Time : 09:30am to 7.30pm 
Country : Italy 
City :  Bologna
Nearest Airport : Bologna (BLQ)
Organiser : Italian DanceSport Federation
Venue/Address : Palacavicchi, Via Ponte Nuovo, 42 Pieve di Cento
Lecturers: To be confirmed
GK Test : YES
Contact Person : Francesca Sangiorgi
Contact Email : tesseramento.estero@fids.it
 
The course will focus on:
 
1.  The evolution of WDSF Judging System.
2.  Principles of Absolute Judgement.
3.  Definition and usage of Performance Assessment Standards(PAS).
4.  Definition and usage of Indicative Qualities (IQs).
5.  Practical Assessment using Absolute Judgement.
 
Part I : Theory test (multiple choice) on PAS and IQS taught in the course and information in the WDSF Adjudicator’s Handbook. Once the entry is being received by the WDSF Office through the National Federation, a copy of the WDSF Adjudicator’s Handbook will be emailed to all participants free of charge. Participants should register as early as possible and start preparing for the exam by reading and understanding the Handbook.
 
Part II : Practical Test (watch a video performance, analyse the performance, identify the qualities and award the points)
 
It is the intention of the WDSF DanceSport Academy to provide informative training courses accessible to our license Adjudicators as well as trainers who wish to study the judging criteria of the WDSF JS 2.1 Judging system. 
 
Trainers who wish to formulate training based on the judging criteria can apply to attend this course as an observer through their respective National Federation.
 
Course Fee (2 days): CHF 250 (Euro 235) paid in advance through the National Member body or pay CHF 255 (Euro 240) on the day. Registration starts 45 minutes before the course starts and end 15 minutes before the commencement of the course.
 
Please send your entries to WDSF office as soon as possible so we can forward you a copy of the Hand Book. You can download the course entry form from the WDSF Academy website.
 
All participants must bring either a laptop, Mac Book, tablet or any Android or Apple iPhone/iPad for practice with the JS 2.1.  
 
Kindly disseminate the above information to all your licensed adjudicators and interested applicants.
 
 
Regards
 
Shawn Tay
Chairman, WDSF DanceSport Academy