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SADF WC Coastal Super Series Championships Running Order, 27 June 2015
25th June

Update on Running Order for WC Super Series Championships 

  • Start time of Championship is 11h30 for 12h30 start.  All Medallist are to be present.
  • Start time of Rising Star / Championship Registration is at 16h00.
  • First Presentation is at 16h00 (Medallist)
  •  Gala commences at 17h00.   All dancers are expected to be attired in competition dress for the Parade.  Dress for the spectators is smart casual.
  • Remembering the Blackpool Insights on Sunday, 28 June 2015, 10h00  at Dance Domain Table View. A great value add and FREE to ALL SADF registered members.
Looking forward to seeing you ALL at the WC Regional events this weekend.   SADF WC COASTAL SUPER SERIES RUNNING ORDER 27JUN15  

SADF Freedom Day Championships Results are available, 25 April 2015
19th May

Dear Valued Members The results of the Freedom Day Championships are available for your perusal. Many thanks for contributing to the success of the Championships and being part of this awesome event. Warm regards, SADF   2015 SADF Fredom Comp - 25.04.2015

SADF GP Regional Festival is happening on 23 May 2015, Casa Da Madeira, Alberton
13th May

Dancing Community, be sure to enter the GP Regional Festival. It is happening on 23 May at Casa Da Madeira, 46 Goodwood Road, Newton, Alberton. This competition includes both Competitive and Pro-Am sections. Contact Marius Pieterse, email address: marius@dancewithme.co.za , GP Regional Chairperson, for more information. The competition promises to be amazing in true SADF culture.   SADF_GAUTENG_REGIONAL 2015_ENTRY_FORM

NEWSFLASH – SADF SOCIAL WC Regional Championships is on 6 June 2015
1st May

Dear Studio Owner / Managers and Members… Trust that you are all doing well….both personally and in business…?! Attached is the Poster for the SADF WC Social Championship….scheduled for 06 June 2015…! As per our last communiqué in February 2015…the first quarter of 2015 within the SADF - called for major restructuring; as well as the development and implementation of various infrastructures.   Mark Engelbrecht (National Social Faculty Convener) has not disappointed – and managed to (within a very short time) deliver on probably the most exciting products ever – on offer at the SADF WC Social Faculty…. American Style Syllabus Feedback on the progress of the American Style Syllabus will be shared in due course Competitive ProAm Division infrastructures to ensure an effective and functional platform for the Competitive ProAm Division; to showcase the best of our social dancers – are in progress.  We have made rapid progress with regard to the implementation of the processes below..!The necessary Point System for Competitive ProAm The Competitive ProAm Division has adapted a point system – similar to that of the competitive dance faculty; in that all promotions work on a point system, through placings – in order to advance through the relevant grades.    The Point System procedure will be distributed separately for your ease of reference National Colours It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the introduction of National Colours for Competitive ProAm Dancers…! This means that the SA Champions for the top Novice Competitive ProAm Sections (all 4 sections:  smooth, standard, latin and rhythm) – be awarded National  “JUNIOR” colours on an annual basis – starting 01st December 2015.   In time this will be expanded to also include Pre-Championship and Championship Colours. The Championship colours will be considered FULL colours.  A prerequisite for FULL colours will be, to have represented South Africa in an international dance competition… We wish to encourage all Novice Competitive ProAm Dancers to compete at the current scheduled SADF sanctioned ‘competitive’ competitions – and join the SADF on this exciting journey to achieve this ultimate goal in the sport of dancing…!  Further details on this will be distributed in due course SADF WC Social Provincial Championships We are extremely excited to present the annual SADF WC Social Provincial Championship which is scheduled for 06 June 2015 – at the beautiful Rusticana in Klapmuts.  This event promises to be an exciting day filled with awesome competition and dance entertainment… Professional Workshop In tandem with the above Provincial Championships - we are delighted to confirm our Professional Workshop with Tyrone Watkins on 07 June 2015. This workshop will focus on the various styles of choreography and promises to be a day packed with knowledge…skill and fun..! Please ensure the timeous registration of your Studio and Students – in order to participate in these exciting events…  Dance Cruise – MSC Sinfonia – April 2016 This is a reminder that the correspondence for the second intake for this cruise will be distributed by the last week in May 2015. It is imperative that you communicate the upcoming intake to your students in advance – as once the correspondence is distributed – we will have only 10 days to do the bookings and pay deposits… (as before)   Unfortunately no pricing is available until the quote comes through in May – however – what remains unchanged…is the R3000 deposit – per cabin. As stated before – this cruise is not only for SADF members….   So – please invite your students…their family…their friends…and anybody who loves dancing…!   Remember – this is about promoting  social dancing….about creating an awareness around how we can make a difference in the lives of those around us - through dancing…!   To show the public that dancing is not just about competing – but about finding confidence in yourself….living a healthy life through dancing...having loads of fun and meeting new friends…! Please look out for the next communiqué on this...and in the meantime….start spreading the news….we are looking for a name for our  ‘cruise’… And there is an awesome price up for grabs – to the winner…!!!   This cruise is going to rock…! Please feel free to contact me – should you need clarity on any of the above….OR feel free to share your input…!!!!! Warm regards… Ray Hill Chairperson:  SADF Social Faculty:  Western Cape Cell:  076 302 3278 Email:  paarl@dancedomain.co.za  

SADF WC Coastal Super Series Championship is happening on 27 June 2015
26th April

Please find attached the entry form for the Coastal Super Series Championship Event.
The SADF WC Dance community looks forward to hosting and inviting ALL DANCERS from ALL REGIONS in South Africa to participate in the second Super Series Championship for 2015. Genres competing are Ballroom, Latin American, Solo Latin, Hip Hop, Social/Pro-Am, Traditional Dance.
This amazing event is one not to be missed. We look forward to welcoming the dancing community in beautiful Cape Town.

SADF WC Boland Festival is happening on 11 April 2014, Kleinplasie
20th March

The much anticipated entry form for the SADF WC BOLAND FESTIVAL is attached. The competition will be held in Worcester at the beautiful Kleinplasie - Pietman Hugo Hall.  Entries close Friday, 27th March 2015.

22nd December


BELOVED Dancers, Teachers, Parents, Supporters and Organisers,

I am once more excited and honoured to welcome all of you to the 80th Chapter of the South African Open Dance Championships, featuring the Competitive, Social, Disco/Freestyle and Traditional Faculties of SADF. Our most sincere appreciation to ALL our dancers who have journeyed from all over the country and our neighboring states of Botswana and Lesotho, to come and contest for the South African Dance TITLES. Broadly speaking, the committed and dedicated team of officers of the South African Dance Foundation forms the backbone of the success of our ORGANISATION. The team excels and makes the SADF tasks a pleasant journey.

The objectives and achievements of the various Branches and Faculties are annually detailed separately and respectively, however, please allow me to mention some specific performance highlights: -

  • During the 2014 WDC Meetings, the SADF achieved Membership of WDC AL which will broaden opportunities for our dancers, more importantly the international trends and standards,

  • The SADF Super Series, with its three legs strongly entrenched, are now geared up to become Title Events with the 2015 Dancing Calendar looking exciting,

  • Our AMBASSADORS in both the amateur and professional ranks have held the country’s flag high, understanding the pride of our country’s national colours whilst representing the country at the different dance championships across the universe,

  • The SADF promoted a healthy Collaborative spirit, with its sister Faculties and Branches having shared platforms through developments workshops and at competitions such as this, where all our Faculties are able to UNITE for a common cause,

  • The Membership Growth in general, has made significant improvements, New Office Bearers, the BOD, which also serves as EXCO, Branches and Faculties are in their new term of office

  • Our IT System, with the LAUNCH of the new SADF website already up and running is a testimony of our willingness to share as much knowledge and information with our members thruogh technology. We therefore edge you to regularly visit the website and enjoy all reports and offerings that are brought to you by the SADF,

Regardless of the continued differences and difficulties which we usually stumble against in order to achieve our Vision, which is “One powerful and proactive voice representing all forms of dance in South Africa, able to interact with financial partners and the larger world of dance, to create an enabling environment for the development of dance at all levels and the success of every individual on the national and international stage”

Our vision remains clear.- We want to build an organisation where all our dancers enjoy decent dancing opportunities, which has a clear echelon that builds from individuals to groups to provincial organisation, to national organisation and to International, having a vibrant financial support, free and fair. Although the responsibility lies with the entrusted officers, we all have a responsibility to work hard to collectively make that a reality. It is therefore important that everyone think of how they can contribute towards that campaign which will in turn create opportunities for them and others as well.

To our deciding panel of judges, comperes, scrutineer, music operator, runners and the event oversee, your support services are very key as the success of this event will only be judged and reviewed by our audience, the public and the media once you have demonstrated integrity and excellence. A special welcome to Ms Anne Lingard from England, who also serve as the Secretary of the ISTD Competitive Faculty. We are delighted for her presence as the Chairperson of Judges.

To the organisers, lead by the Foundation’s CEO Ms. Marion Baxter, thank you for your selfless efforts and continued commitments. To the Board of Directors of SADF, thank you for your valued support, however I wish to remind you to always remember the promises we made to our dancers, the steps we need to continue taking. To that, I count on you and all other South Africans to work closely with the SADF in KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE. All the best and


Introducing Our Panel of Adjudicators – SA Champs 2014
12th November

Introducing Our Panel of Adjudicators

12-13 December 2014

Chairperson : Anne Lingard (UK)

South African Open Dance Championships
(Traditional, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin American)
  • Tyrone Watkins
  • Miranda Botha
  • Michael Wentink
  • Gladys Bullock
  • Eddie Goudge
  • Tebogo Kgobokoe
  • Salome Sechele

14-15 December 2014

Co-Chairpersons : Tyrone Watkins & Salome Sechele

South African Social Pro-Am Championships
  • Gladys Bullock
  • Brian Schmidt
  • M Horn Vasconsellos
  • Tebogo Kgobokoe
  • Nicolene Prinsloo
  • Dave Campbell
  • Chantel Mouton
  • Dalmarie Terblanche

8th October

The 2014 SADF South African Open Dance Championship will be proudly hosted on 12 - 15 December in Johannesburg. This major Championship features Ballroom, Latin American, Social, Pro-Am, Traditional, Hip Hop.The event is open to ALL dancers, ALL Associations i.e. Star Grades and Open sections. There has been excellent growth in ALL our Faculties in 2014. The top ranked couples from the SADF Super Series competitions will receive the prestigious SADF South African National Colours.The event is sanctioned by the SADF, Official and Founder member of the World Dance Council (WDC), member of the World Dance Council Amateur League (WDC AL).The event will be run strictly to time over 4 days. The Rounds for the  Medallists / Star Graders, Traditional and Hip Hop Dance have been scheduled for Friday, 12 December. The Finals for Medallists / Star Graders, Traditional and Hip Hop Dance have been scheduled for Saturday, 13 December. A super exciting Inter-provincial Team match is scheduled for Saturday, 13 December (Amateurs ONLY) and will run according to the Blackpool format. This was a major highlight at the 2013 SA Championships. The Rising Star and Championship rounds will commence on Saturday, 13 December, lunchtime. The Gala session will commence at 17h30 and promises to be an event not to be missed. All Championship section Finals and Professional sections are on the Saturday evening. You will be entertained to top class Exhibitions at the Gala event. The SADF Awards presentation will be done at the Gala event. Dress is smart casual for this event. Studios and/or club principals will be held responsible for the behaviour of their dancers. You will be entertained by South Africa's top talent. The Social / Pro-Am will compete on Sunday, 14 December - Monday 15 December. You will be entertained by the most amazing showcases and dancing. The Entry form for the 14 - 15 December will be circulated separately. All persons attending this event shall be bound by the SADF Rules. There will be Photographer, on site to capture precious memories of the event. The stunning pictures can be procured on the day. CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS ON 25 NOVEMBER 2014. No late entries will be accepted. We are so looking forward to seeing you all on 12-15 December 2014.   Download the Entry Form.pdf document here.   [pdfjs-viewer url=http://sadancefoundation.co.za/pdfs/2014%20SADF%20SOUTH%20AFRICAN%20OPEN%20DANCE%20CHAMPIONSHIPS%20ENTRY%20FORM%20(1).pdf viewer_width=600px viewer_height=700px fullscreen=true download=true print=true openfile=false]