MEMORANDUM OF MUTUAL CO-OPERATION
This Memorandum is the result of a meeting which took place on January 25th 2004 in Kyiv, Ukraine between parties “A” of the newly-formed International Dance Union represented by:
Mr. Igor Mashyn (President of The Union of Public Organizations of Dancesport of Ukraine );
Mr. Sergey Pinchuk (President of Ukrainian Federation of Dancesport);
Mr. Aleksandr Mashkov (President of Moscow Dancesport Federation);
Mr. Oleg Kudinov (Vice-president of Moscow Dancesport Federation);
Ms. Nadezhda Bantyuk (President of Dance Association of Moldova).
and party “B” represented by members of member-bodies of WD&DSC:
Mr. Donnie Burns (Chairman DanceSport Committee, vice-president WD&DSC);
Mr. Stanislav Popov (President of the Russian Dance Union, Vice-president of WD&DSC);
Ms. Irena Bous (President of Ukrainian Dance Board);
Mr. Leonid Pletnev (Press secretary advisor of WD&DSC in PR);
Mr. Oleksiy Litvinov (Member Ukrainian Dance Board, President DC “Horizont”).
At the request of both “A” and “B”, Mr. Donnie Burns M.B.E. took the chair.
Both parties declared a mutual fundamental policy of anti-corruption, i.e. open, honest and fair competitions for all competitors, free of political or personal influence.
Both parties agree to work towards forming a structure whereby professional adjudicators and expertise supervise and judge, with the professionals acting as a “pyramid-top” organisation in which A can develop successfully.
Wit the above in mind, each party pledges to the other the following:
А agrees to apply to enter the WD&DSC
The aforementioned personnel in A agree that trainers of their organizations must act on a professional basis (registration in WD&DSC, membership WD&DSC).
A agrees therefore, that only professional WD&DSC registered adjudicators must adjudicate all events in this “New Dance Concept”.
А agrees to organise at least 5 open to the world international events per annum. These competitions will strictly adhere to these (all) agreed conditions as a “New Dance Concept”, and will be in keeping with the principles and conditions of this memorandum.
А agrees that IDU and this agreement will be open to any and all new countries and will practise inclusivity, not exclusivity.
А agrees to forward a master-list of all members to “B”, and B will advise its existing member-bodies, as a courtesy and for information, of the list.
The registration fees: “А” will pay to “B” a nominal registration annually.
А agrees to fully support existing WD&DSC events and open events of WD&DSC member-bodies.
It is a fundamental condition and pledge in order for this agreement to be valid that “A” agrees not to form any agreements with any third-party International Dance Organization or body outside the WD&DSC or its member-bodies.
All of the above conditions and agreements are valid in their entirety, and none may be amended or deleted without the agreement of “B”.
B promise to propose and fully support “A’s” application to enter WD&DSC.
B agree to give security to, and to respect and honour “A’s” existing members, structures and territory in existence.
B further agree to recognize “A” as the member representing those included in the master-lists forwarded to “B”, and not to interfere or officially communicate with those members, except through “A”.
B will continually offer and provide advice, expertise and educational structure to “A”. Top level selected WD&DSC adjudicators and educational seminars will be provided by “B” to “A”.
B will allow “A” direct access to International competitive participation in keeping with free-market principles.
B will encourage the cooperation and connection between “A” and the world-wide international dance community at the highest level.
B will continue to liaise with and advise “A” on all aspects of top-level dancing and events, including further development of “New Dance Concepts”. These will be, and all events will be, strictly in keeping with a policy of fair and honest adjudication and results. Integrity must be apparent at all times.
B agree to present this agreement and memorandum to the WD&DSC for their consideration, and hopefully, their subsequent approval.
This agreement is valid and comes into effect from 25th January 2004, and is effective until further notice.