The proposal of the Executive Board to change the name of our Dance Sport Association from STSV to SWISS DANCESPORT caused a very engaged and intensive discussion. Since a change of name would also have entailed an adaptation of the statutes, a two-thirds majority (i.e. 158 of the 236 votes) would have been necessary.
Some club representatives did not see an urgent need for an amendment and also criticised the verbal proximity to the Swiss Dancesport Federation and Swiss Dance. Others shared the board’s view that our federation should align itself with other, larger Swiss Olympic sports federations and that we should also symbolise the start of “Vision 2030” to the outside world. The counting of the club votes finally resulted in 98 votes in favour, 97 against and 41 abstentions. The motion was rejected.