Committees

The British Dance Council is made up of a number of different committees, each looking at one area of the dance industry.

Board of Directors

Chairman, Marcus Hilton MBE
Vice Chairman, Nicholas Miles

The Board is made up from delegates nominated from each Corporate Member of the Council at the March meeting of the Council; at present there are sixteen corporate member associations of the Council. Minutes of all the Council’s standing Committees are put forward to these meetings for ratification.

Board meetings are held three times a year.

Committees

All standing Committee members are nominated at the October meeting of the Board of Directors, the Sequence Advisory Committee also include independent members that have been permitted to attend.

Disco Freestyle Rock’n’Roll Committee

Chairman - Marcus Hilton MBE

Its function is to consider, debate and report to the Board of Directors all matters relating to Disco/Freestyle/Rock’n’Roll, delegates consider rule changes submitted by the Council’s corporate members.
BDC Disco Freestyle rule changes are considered annually. Meetings are arranged when necessary during the year following the procedure laid down by the Council.

All Freestyle competitors must be registered by their Teacher for status cards to enter into Freestyle competitions.

Freestyle registration with the BDC covers all categories. 

Teachers may also apply for Team status cards

Pupils moving to your school from another school:  Teachers must advise the BDC in writting by completing the form available.

Freestyle Teachers registering for status cards will receive a Freestyle Rule book.

General Purposes Committee

Chairman, Marcus Hilton MBE

Its function is to consider, debate and report to the Board of Directors all financial matters and items of a general nature and the  BDC finances.
The British Dance Council is a non-profit making organisation, Limited by Guarentee

International Professional Affairs Committee

Chairman, Marcus Hilton MBE

Its function is to consider, debate and report to the Board of Directors matters relating to International affairs
Including:

Proposed changes to WDC Statutes and Rules
Selection of Adjudicators for WDC events - Selection of Couples to dance in WDC events 

Rules Committee

Current Chairman, George Coad

Its function is to consider, debate and report to the Board of Directors all rule changes submitted by its corporate members every three years for re-issuing of the BDC Rulebook.

Rule changes except in exceptional circumstances, revisions will only be considered under normal procedure every three years.
Current Rulebook
see our publications page for details of the British Dance Council Rulebook relating to Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence dancing in Great Britain. 

Sequence Advisory Committee

Current Interim Chairman, Robert Aldred

Consists of delegates nominated by the Directors from the member teacher organisations and one delegate (non voting) from the WAPTD a non examining teacher organisation.

Considering matters relating to issues of Sequence dancing especially technical issues.

In order to maintain conformity in all forms of Sequence Dancing, it advises the Corporate Members of the British Dance Council on matters concerning Professional Examinations, and monitors and advises on matters associated with Inventive Dance Competitions and the publication of the scripts of new winning dances.

Click the link to view video of sequence dances www.brockbanklane.com/BDC.aspx

Competition and Championships Committee

Current Chairman, Marcus Hilton M.B.E.

Teachers Committee

Current Chairman, Marcus Hilton MBE
Honorary Secretary, Jan Williams

Consists of appointed nominees by the Corporate Members, which are examining teacher associations, these members are not elected by the Board of Directors.

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