To those who have devoted their lives to dance, sometimes called dancesport, dance matters greatly. These are the people to whom the future, the needs and wishes of the dancer matter.
It is also an unfortunate fact that certain matters have divided the dance world, there are those prepared to work simply for their own power and ignoring the needs and wishes of the dancers - the people who should matter most.
This website is dedicated to all those to whom dance matters, to whom freedom matters.
Category: Nothing | November 8, 2011 | Admin2
Have the World Dance Sport Federation, their President Carlos Freitag, and the International Olympic Committee learned nothing from history?
Through the centuries people have been prepared to fight for and even die to preserve Freedom for the benefit of Society.
Freedom is never going to be sacrificed on the Altar of Dictatorship.
This is the time when the International Olympic Committee, and the World DanceSport Federation need to open their eyes and learn.
The WDSF attempt to build a Dancesport Berlin Wall is failing and the wall will crumble.
A good place to start would be The Olympic Charter and the UN Human Rights Declaration. Time to observe the wisdom contained there.
The Olympic Charter :
Fundamental Principles of Olympism
1. Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of
body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a
way of life based on the joy of effort, the educational value of good example and respect for
universal fundamental ethical principles.
2. The goal of Olympism is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of man,
with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.
3. The Olympic Movement is the concerted, organised, universal and permanent action, carried
out under the supreme authority of the IOC, of all individuals and entities who are inspired by
the values of Olympism. It covers the five continents. It reaches its peak with the bringing
together of the world’s athletes at the great sports festival, the Olympic Games. Its symbol is
five interlaced rings.
4. The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practising
sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual
understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. The organisation, administration
and management of sport must be controlled by independent sports organisations.
5. Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion,
politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.
6. Belonging to the Olympic Movement requires compliance with the Olympic Charter and
recognition by the IOC
Time for WDSF to combine culture and education in sport and adopt ethical principles. Do not deny dancers there human right to practise their sport. Do not discriminate on political grounds. Time to remember the Olympic Charter does not say you have to belong to an International Federation to practise your sport.