WA Open BLOG

A huge thank you to every competitor, coach, parent, carer, companion and supporter; you have made the act belong commit DanceSport WA Open 2022 one of the best!

To our Sponsors:
* Healthways – Act Belong, Commit * Tilenni Stiles & Associates * Flawless Crystals * Hon Ayor Maku Chuot MLS * Pat Taylor

* The Regent Ballroom * Beat St Dance Supplies * Z Flowers * Humphreys Dance Studio

Thank you without you, we would not be able to showcase such amazing talent at the incredible HBF Stadium

To our Adjudicators a huge call out:

For standing up all day, for travelling to our great State, for your time and dedication to our wonderful sport

To our team of volunteers:

You are all truly amazing, we definitely had the A team at the WA Open this year!

To Dallas Williams – Thank you so much for visiting WA and live streaming the WA Open, we have received so many positive comments from spectators all around Australia and indeed the world

To Martha Williams – Thank you for visiting WA and being our Chairman of Adjudicators, you are a pleasure to work with

In closing, it takes a team of dedicated volunteers to plan and run the WA Open, but without dancers, and spectators there is no show!

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It’s finally here, the stage is set, the huge dance floor is ready, dancers are having their final practice, stones are being sewn on beautiful gowns, we are ready to go…..

The theme this year is from our Naming Rights Sponsor Healthways with the message ACT, BELONG, COMMIT.

With years of COVID, isolating, lock downs and uncertainty, there has never been a more important time to look after your own mental health and the mental health of those around you.

Asking ‘Are you OK’ is so important now more than ever, in sport, in work, at home. Ask the question, you may just make a difference, or even save a life.


More information on how you can get involved can be found at:

actbelongcommit.org.au

The WA Open Committee looks forward to welcoming dancers, coaches, parents, carers, companions, spectators, adjudicators, volunteers and the Venues West team, who will be sure to make Saturday 22 October, act belong commit DanceSport WA Open 2022, the best State Championship ever!

The excitement is rising, everything is ready for the act belong commit DanceSport WA Open Championship 2022!

If you have not had a chance to visit the Century of Dance exhibition, you are in for a treat; the Exhibition is coming to HBF Stadium!

Please find some key messages to ensure everyone has a great day:

  • Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time via Door 8
  • All competitors must be ready to dance 1 hour before their first event
  • Souvenir Programs will be available to purchase at $5 each (cash)
  • Running order for the Day Program Click Here
  • To view all Back Numbers Click Here
  • All events are marshalled, competitors should make their way behind the stage to the marshalling and warm up area
  • Marshalling and warm up area is reserved for Competitors only.
  • There will be a water station in the marshalling area
  • Changing rooms are in the corridor adjacent to the marshalling area
  • Para dance change rooms are to the right (as you come into the Stadium) by the Century of Dance exhibition
  • St Johns Ambulance/First aid station will be situated adjacent to the Marshalling area
  • Numbers table will be straight ahead as you enter from Door 8
  • Ballroom will be closed between 5.15pm and 6.30pm – please take all belongings out of the ballroom
  • All tables are reserved for day and evening sessions
  • Tiered seating is not reserved
  • HBF Cafe will be open from 8am
  • HBF Bar will be open from 6.30pm in the Ballroom

Please note HBF Specific Conditions of Entry:

PERMITTED:
– Water bottles including disposable, thermos and plastic
– Sewing Kits: Needle, pins, safety pins and any items which are required to repair costumes, however should only be used in changerooms or restrooms
– Aerosols including hair spray, deodorant, spray tan however cannot be used inside the Auditorium, only in the changerooms
– Electronic devices such as phones and tablets 
– Cigarettes, lighters, matches and e-cigarettes, however smoking is permitted outside the building only
– Small personal snacks such as fruit, sandwiches, vegetable sticks, dips, muesli bars and lollies
– 600ml or smaller soft drink cans and soft drink bottles and electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade
– Small bottles of perfume and makeup.

NOT PERMITTED:
– Glass Bottles of any kind including containers.
– Dangerous items such as knives including butter knives and cheese knives.
– Outside catering including:  items purchased at McDonalds,       Hungry Jacks any other fast food outlet 
– Platters or large eskies of food.
– Professional video cameras and recording equipment .These must be authorised by the Dancesport WA with Accreditation
– Cameras with detachable lenses, selfie sticks and tripods
– Oversized bags are not permitted at floor tables or in grandstand seating eg. sports bags, suitcases, suit/dress bags.  All of these items must be stored in changerooms or back of house.
– Prams and strollers 
– Alcoholic beverages 

Please note as a condition of entry bags will be check upon entry into the venue. Any patron deemed to be intoxicated, disorderly or engagement in anti-social behaviour will be removed
from the venue.

WA Open Committee is delighted to welcome returning sponsor Flawless Crystals.

Find Flawless Crystals distributer at Beat St Supplies Victoria Park or why not visit their website: flawlesscrystals.net


The WA Open Committee are honoured to welcome returning sponsor Pat Taylor Achievement Awards in loving memory of Mike Howarth. These awards have been presented over many years to one couple in every age group. Pat has kindly shared a short bio:

Please find details of the events which will be showcased in the Evening Show (not in event order), please note heats/semis are held during the day program:

Professional Standard, Latin & New Vogue

Adult Open Standard, Latin & New Vogue *

Masters Open Standard & New Vogue *

Under 21 Open Latin *

Junior Open Standard

Juvenile Open Latin *

Para Dance Class 1 & 2 Latin

* heats/semi-finals will be held during the day program

Reminder:
Due to sickness, there are a few individual table seats remaining, interested? please give Daele a call on 0412 954 659

General tiered seating sales will remain open right up to and including on the day from ticketmaster either online or at the box office at HBF Stadium.

Not long now – hope to see you all soon !

WA Open Committee is pleased to welcome Humphreys Dance Studio as returning sponsor to the act belong commit DanceSport WA Open Championship. Contact details: humphreysdance.com.au 9361 6734


act belong commit DanceSport WA Open Championship 2022 is definitely shaping up to be a great event! Record numbers of entries submitted by the closing date. Thank you to all competitors, this really helps with ensuring the day and evening program run smoothly.

Please remember if you have not paid $2 per event via the DanceSport online entry system, a back number will not be issued.

CANCELLED EVENTS (these events had no entries at closing date)
Juvenile B Grade Standard, Latin & New Vogue
Junior B Grade New Vogue
Under 21 B Grade Standard, Latin & New Vogue
Adult B Grade New Vogue
Adult C Grade Latin
Masters B Grade Latin
Masters C Grade Latin
Para Dance Adult Class 1 New Vogue
Para Dance Junior New Vogue
Pro/Am Under 16 Standard, Latin & New Vogue
Pro/Am Under 21 Standard, Latin & New Vogue
Pro/Am Adult Latin & New Vogue
Recreational Couples Under 21 Standard, Latin & New Vogue
Formation Teams

WA Open Committee is delighted to introduce first time sponsor The Regent Ballroom – Northbridge

Join Riley, Rosa and Rhys plus regular guest instructors at the The Regent Ballroom, for Stamina classes, private lessons, socials, advanced choreography, competitor technique, children’s classes, and afternoon tea dance, they have it all.

To avoid disappointment when entries close, please remember to pay the $2 per event when you submit entries for the WA Open. If you still need to pay please revisit the online DSA entry system and make the payment soon.

Any competitors who have not paid the $2 per event entry fees will not be allocated a back number. Please note there are strictly NO LATE ENTRIES to the WA Open.

For anyone looking for the payment button on their Entries, please go to ‘Back to View All Entries’ and click on the link, you will then be directed to the page that has a ‘Pay Now’ button.



The act, belong, commit DanceSport WA Open Championship 2022 is delighted to welcome Beat St Dance Supplies, Victoria Park as the Juvenile Open Latin sponsor for 2022. Beat St are a returning sponsor and we are very grateful for the continued support of the WA Open Championship.

Looking for dance shoes, practice wear, competition wear or accessories? Beat St Dance Supplies have it all!

TIERED SEATING TICKETS

ticketmaster.com.au 

Day Tickets: Adult $35 Junior/Concession $25
Day/Evening Tickets: Adult $85 Junior/Concession $45
Evening Tickets: Adult $60 Junior/Concession $30
Standard Ticketmaster Fees Apply

TABLE SEATING TICKETS:

Front Row: $140 per person, sold as a complete Table of 10 – SOLD OUT
Second Row: $120 per person, sold as a complete Table of 10 – LAST FEW REMAINING
Includes High Tea, Tables available all Day and Evening.
Contact for Tables: Daele Fraser on 0412 954 659 (calls after 11am please)

The act, belong, commit DanceSport WA Open Championship 2022 is fast approaching! Planning is well under way and it is set to be a wonderful event!

We are delighted to welcome our first Open Sponsor Tilenni Stiles & Associates; Tony is a long standing sponsor and advocate of the WA Open and we are very proud that once again Tony has chosen to sponsor the Adult Open Latin event.

If you need financial expertise in the field of Tax and Accounting, Financial Planning, Financial Brokerage or Self Managed Superannuation Funds, please contact the team at Tilenni Stiles & Associates.



26 June 2022

RE: act belong commit DanceSport WA Open Championship 2022

We are very pleased to advise that the “act, belong, commit” DanceSport WA Open will be held on Saturday 22 October, 2022 HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont.

Please check regularly as more information will be coming soon!

For inquiries please email event.organiser@dancesportwa.com

Kind regards,

DanceSport WA Open Committee 🙂