World Para Dance Sport has launched a call for new classifiers, particularly in the Asian region, and is inviting those interested a first-hand opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and skills in an education course.
A classifiers course will be held from 15-17 September in Hong Kong, in cooperation with the organisers of the 2017 World Para Dance Sport Starlight Open. A theory and training session will take place over the first two days, before participants get the chance to put it into practice by observing the Starlight Open competition on the final day.
Camila Rodrigues, World Para Dance Sport Manager, said: “I would like to encourage classifiers interested in Paralympic sports, especially Para dance sport, to apply.
“While the course is open to all, we would like to diversify our classifiers, especially with the sport growing in Asia. Last year was a milestone in the sport when Chinese Taipei hosted the first ever regional Championships. Now, the last two competitions before the 2017 Malle World Championships are in Southeast Asia, and I expect this to further raise the competition from our Asian dancers.
“Our classifiers therefore also need to keep pace with this, and this education course is a great opportunity to develop and apply what they learn to a practical setting. Furthermore, the course would be beneficial to anyone wanting to advance in becoming an international classifier.”
Applications forms are available at World Para Dance Sport’s website The deadline for applications is 15 July.
Further information on how to apply, as well as information on the pathway to becoming a classifier, can be found at www.paralympic.org/dance-sport/downloads.