About Us

Who are we ?

We are a family oriented voluntary incorporated society committed to promoting and enhancing dancesport.

Who do we represent ?

We represent DanceSport Competitors and their supporters.

Mission Statement

* To promote DanceSport and to represent dancesport competitors and their supporters resident in the Canterbury region.

* To organise and run dancesport competitions, to organise or support international training opportunities and to support Dancesport members with their dancing ambitions.

* To encourage a culture of DanceSport and work in conjunction with the WDSF (and its New Zealand representative, DanceSport New Zealand).

Incorporated 11 May 1965 as Canterbury Amateur Ballroom Dancing Association Incorporated (C.A.B.D.A.), the name was changed to Canterbury Amateur DanceSport Association Incorporated (C.A.D.A.) on 2 July 1990, and it changed again, to New Zealand DanceSport Association Canterbury Incorporated (N.Z.D.A. Canterbury) on the 18 September 2000, trading as DanceSport Canterbury (DSC).


Bruce Thomson
DNZ Delegate


David Stringer
Vice – President


Jenny Lamb
DNZ Delegate


Kathryn Perkins


The Committee

That hard working group of people that do so much to keep things running.

  • Carla Thompson
  • Diana Plesovs
  • Jan Kotlowski
  • Joe-Anne Gorman
  • Sally Dineen