Welcome to the DDCA! We are excited to have you as a member of our association. This page shares important information for new dance team coaches. We will continue to update this periodically. If you have any questions regarding this information please email the DDCA Board of Directors.
Training & Certifications
First and foremost, there are many important dates to remember and trainings to attend. Many of these are required annually. Please always make sure to check with your individual school and/or district as they may require additional trainings (such as First Aid, CPR or Bloodborne Pathogen Training). A few good links to required trainings by OSAA are listed below:
OSAA Requirements to Coach Dance Team in Oregon
Yearly membership runs from the Fall Membership meeting to the next Fall Membership meeting. Dues are collected year-round. Full membership benefits are given to those registering prior to the Fall Membership deadline. These include: membership card, minutes and mailings, membership directory, ability to compete at DDCA sanctioned competitions, and DDCA handbook updates on the DDCA website. Members registering late will be added to the mailing list and receive future mailings. Four types of membership are offered: High School Team, JV & Jr. High Team, Associate, and Business. Complimentary memberships are offered to the board of directors and Ex Officio members of the board.
Important Dates & Events to Remember
August 17, 2015: Deadline for OSAA Spirit and Safety Training
September 26 & 27, 2015: DDCA Fall Coaches Conference @ Best Western Agate Beach (Newport)
September 26, 2015: Deadline for 2015-2016 DDCA Membership (this is required to attend DDCA sanctioned competitions)
September 27, 2015: Fall DDCA Membership Meeting @ Best Western Agate Beach
October 24, 2015: Judges Affiliation (JA) Category Season Judges Training @ TBA (Coaches are encouraged to attend!)
November 7, 2015: First Fall Category Season Competition Weekend
December 5, 2015: Fall Category Championships Competition @ Rex Putnam H.S.
Date TBA: OSAA State Dance/Drill Championships Registration Deadline
January 2016 (Date TBA): Judges Affiliation (JA) Traditional Season Judges Training @ TBA
January 17, 2016: DDCA All-State Auditions (for Senior dance team members only)
January 17, 2016: Winter DDCA Membership Meeting (held during All-State Auditions)
January 18, 2016: DDCA Dance Scholarship Auditions (for Senior dance team members only)
January 30, 2016: First Traditional Season Competition Weekend
March 17 – 19 2016: OSAA Dance/Drill State Championships
April 2016 (Date TBA): Spring DDCA Membership Meeting