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Seeking A Volunteer Willing To Serve In 2017 As Vice President Professional Council

The position of Vice-President Professional Council has been ratified . President, Glenn Weiss is requesting interested and qualified candidates submit their resumes, vision and bios for consideration to Any dance member in good standing may apply to this position. The ByLaws specifically address the situation when an elected position becomes vacated in a year that is not an election year. Below is a summary of the ByLaw process:


1. Upon vacancy the President has ten days to send out an email notification of the vacancy along with a request for applications to the membership (President or designee may do this). Email must be used. Other channels may be used in addition to email.

2. Upon email notification being sent the President must wait a minimum of ten days before appointing a replacement.

3. Applications should be sent to the President or their designee.

4. President should review all applications prior to appointing a replacement.

5. The President may then appoint a replacement subject to ratification by the GC.


The position of Vice President for Professional is a volunteer position elected by the Athlete Membership of USA Dance. The Vice President for Professional Council shall act as the Chairman of the Professional Council and oversee and guide the administration and development of Professional Council in the United States in accordance with policies of the GC; submit annual business plan and budget to the President and Treasurer; preside at the Professional Council meetings and call meetings as needed; be an ex-officio member of all Professional Council committees and have such other duties and responsibilities as prescribed in the Parliamentary Authority and/or designated by the President, EC or GC. In addition, the Vice President for Professional Council will coordinate and communicate with associate dance organizations as USA Dance, Inc. expands within the dance community.


The duties of the Vice President for Professional Council shall include but not be limited to the following: oversee the budget, develop the Professional Council in accordance with USA Dance Strategic Growth Plan, activities of the national Professional Council and its committees; oversee the development of the Professional Rulebook; ensure that the Professional competitions are in accordance with Rule Professional Rulebook, and other sanctioned competitions are conducted in accordance with Professional Council Rules. Work as the main Professional Council contact on all WDSF matters. Attend DanceSport meetings as required to integrate Professional Council and DanceSport Council activities. Additional duties shall include representing the USA Dance, Inc., in other professional meetings if directed by the President, EC or GC and performing such other duties and activities as assigned by the President, EC or GC.


As a senior elected official of USA Dance, the Vice President should have substantial management and administrative experience in order to execute the duties of the position, including managing the budget, providing inspirational vision and leadership. The VP for Professional must have significant knowledge of professional dance rules and the field of professional dance, including the organization of professional competitions. Significant experience as a dance athlete is essential. The Vice President of Professional Council must have excellent verbal and written communication skills so as to be able to communicate the goals and mission of USA Dance, Inc., including the growth of USA Dance, Inc., and dance as a sport. The Vice President of Professional must be able to work cooperatively with and provide advice and direction on Professional and DanceSport issues to all levels of the USA Dance organization.

Please submit your response via email to no later than 4/13/2017.


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