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SADF Calendar of Events 2017 is available
22nd January
2017

Dear Dancing Community On behalf of the Board Directors, allow me to extend compliments of the season to each and everyone of you and wish you a blessed year of dance. We celebrated a successful year of dance in 2016 with positive growth in genres and studios joining the SADF. This would not have been possible without your continued support and we warmly thank your involvement and being part of Our Incredible Dance Journey. We look forward to another memorable year of great dancing in the spirit of Freedom to Dance. We are extremely excited to share the exciting Calendar of Events with you, which is jam packed with exciting Competitions, Workshops, Development Congresses, Indaba’s, WDC and WDC AL World Series events. We encourage the dance community to support the WDC Series Championships and can assist with facilitating entry. We are very pleased to announce we have remained consistent with the dates of the Super Series Championships, which are now in its FIFTH year of existence. The SADF Super Series has been extremely successful drawing top talent from ALL Regions in South Africa and are qualifiers for the much sought after National Colours. The SADF National Competitive Commiitee resolved to extend National Colours to additional genres like Solo Ballroom and Latin starting 2017 and incrementally extend it to include other genres over the next few years in line with growth and development strategy. The revised Competitive Rules for 2017 will be shared in the upcoming period with genres impacted and other rule changes. Our brand has grown phenomenally in the last few years allowing us to proudly host the return of Rumba in the Jungle at the newly revamped Sun City on 3-6 August 2017. Rumba in the Jungle is an international dance production bringing together the dancer, the dance community and public into a production and elevates our core talent to the SA and international community in a positive manner. Rumba in the Jungle is OPEN to ALL dancers from ALL Associations and will be run in line with Freedom to Dance principles. We will be hosting our South African Open Dance Championships, which will be WDC AL sanctioned this year on 2-3 December at the Mmabatho Convention Centre. We have remained consistent with the date of the SA Championship which is the week before the WDC AL Open to World Championships in Paris. We have a proven track record of hosting many successful dance championships like the Leopard Challenge at the Mmabatho Convention Centre and we extremely proud to be back in the NW province. We have already renewed our WDC Annual Membership for 2017 ahead of the WDC cutoff of 31 January 2017 and are happy to report that we remain the Official Member of the World Dance Council in South Africa. The WDC is very strict with non aderence to cutoff dates and I encourage members with WDC Competitor and Adjudicator licenses to renew now to remain in good standing. To benefit from ALL of the above exciting opportunities, please ensure you are registered with the SADF. There will be wonderful opportunities that we will offer to SADF registered Amateurs, Professionals and Studios and encourage you to join our progressive Foundation which offers a plethora of opportunities to the dance community. The 2017 SADF Tariffs and Registration forms are attached and also accessable via the website, www.sadancefoundation.co.za and the Social registration forms are available directly from the Social Faculty. The SADF appreciates your support and looks forward to seeing you at the SADF events in 2017. Let 2017 be a year where we leverage the successes of 2016 and take DANCE in South Africa unitedly to the next level. 2017 SADF CALENDAR OF EVENTS 20Jan17 Kind regards, Office of the CEO "Creating Unity through Dance"

SADF Calendar of Events 2016 as at 3 June 2016
9th June
2016

Dear Dancing Community The updated 2016 SADF Calendar of Events is available for your perusal. Kindly contact Regional or Faculty Chairperson for events in your respective Region. Their contact details are included on the Calendar. 2016_SADF_CALENDAR_OF_EVENTS_3Jun16 Kind regards SADF Competitive Committee

SADF Freedom Day Championships is happening, 23 April 2016
17th April
2016

"Burn the Floor" will be demonstrating at the 2016 Freedom Day Championships. Every spectator ticket and every entry will receive 20% discount on their Burn the floor tickets for 10 people each! They will also have a Computicket stand at the competition in order for you to redeem your discount on your tickets immediately. The Freedom Day Championship closing date has also been extended to the 18 April 2016 to accommodate everybody. This is going to be a spectacular event of dance and entertainment and we hope to see you all at the 2016 Freedom Day Championships! Burn the Floor promotion

Strictly Performance Workshop in WC on 9 April 2016 at Dance Domain Table View
29th March
2016

Dear Dancing Community Strictly Performance Training is happening on 9 April 2016 at Dance Domain Table View at 12h00. If you want to improve your game ahead of competitions ahead, make sure you get the latest tips from the following Dance Legends i.e. Doreen Matthews, Lindsey Muckle and Lesley Porter. This performance training is at R50 per/dancer, a sure deal for our dancing community. Please contact SADF WC Secretary, Megan Theys for more information on sadfheadoffice@gmail.com SADF WC Performance Development Training 9Apr16 See you there!!!!! SADF WC Regional Branch

2016 SADF CALENDAR IS AVAILABLE
10th January
2016

Dear Dancing Community On behalf of the Board Directors, allow me to wish each and everyone of you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2016. Our successes of 2015 would not have been possible without your continued support and we thank your involvement and being part of Our Incredible Journey. We look forward to another memorable year filled with happy dancing memories and great achievements. We were very pleased with the resounding success of FIRST ever WDC AL Championship at Ratanga Junction in the Western Cape and thank you for ALL for your compliments and messages of appreciation. The Championship was supported by the various Dance Associations in South Africa and created a platform for unity and Freedom to Dance. We will be hosting another WDC AL Championship this year and endeavour to making it another memorable experience for the South African community. We share our SA Championship DVD clip on Youtube and invite you to watch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAUehLQSypo&feature=em-subs_digest We are extremely excited to share the exciting 2016 SADF Calendar with you which is jam packed with exciting Competitions, Workshops and Development Congresses, WDC and WDC AL World Series events. We encourage the dance community to support the WDC Series Championships and can assist with facilitating entry, our Travel Partner (Student Flights) can manage your trip and we pleased to announce we managed to arrange discounted entry fees for the 2015 WDC AL World Championship in Paris for registered SADF members. We are very pleased to announce we have remained consistent with the dates of the Super Series Championships, which are now in its FOURTH year of existence. The SADF Super Series has been extremely successful drawing top talent from ALL Regions in South Africa and are qualifiers for the much sought after National Colours which carry the WDC AL logo for the Amateurs. The Freedom Day Championship is the first Championship and will be hosted in Gauteng on 23 April and is an absolute MUST DO CHAMPIONSHIP on the Calendar. We are very excited to announce that we hosting a Dance Camp is Western Cape on 2 - 6 April and invite all Regions and Faculties to support it, which will be facilitated by World, European and Ten Dance Champion, Andrej Skufca. This will allow us to expedite the much needed development in South Africa. Social WC has also created a wonderful networking opportunity for all studios on a Dance Cruise on 29 April - 1 May on the MSC Simfonia and extended it to the wider dance community. It promises to be a super exciting social not to be missed event. This was advertised and arranged in 2015 already and we cannot wait for this magical voyage........we promise to share pictures of our experiences..... To benefit from ALL of the above exciting opportunities, please ensure you are registered with the SADF. There will be wonderful opportunities that we will offer to SADF registered Amateurs, Professionals and Studios and encourage you to join our progressive Foundation which offers a plethora of opportunities to the dance community. The SADF appreciates your support and looks forward to seeing you at the SADF events in 2016. Let 2016 be a year where we leverage the successes of 2015 and take DANCE in South Africa to the next level. 2016 SADF CALENDAR OF EVENTS 8Jan16 Kindest regards SADF

2015 Blackpool Insights Workshop is happening, 28 June 2015, Dance Domain Tableview
25th June
2015

The Annual Blackpool Insights Workshop is happening !!!!!!!!

  • 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.
  • The rest of the Dance Community are welcome to attend at R50 p/p
  • Looking forward to seeing you ALL at the WC Regional events this weekend.
Blackpool Insights Workshop 28Jun15

SADF WC Medal Exams is happening on 9 May 2015
30th April
2015

SADF WC Medal Exams have been scheduled for 9 May. It is a great way to assess the dancer and improve on the fundamentals in dance. It is open to all studios (Competitive and Pro-Am International). Salome Sechele will be the Examiner for the Day. Please speak to WC Regional Branch i.e. Megan Theys (sadfheadoffice@gmail.com ) or Andre Cloete (andre.cloete1@gmail.com ) for more information.

SADF Freedom Day Championship is happening, 25 April 2015, Maragon School
15th February
2015

SADF proudly hosts the 2015 Freedom Day Championship on 25 April 2015. The Championship will be held at Maragon School Grounds, Ruimsig, Gauteng. The Championship will include Ballroom, Latin American, Hip, Hop and Traditional dance sections.   This is also the first SADF Super Series competition for 2015 and  qualifier for SADF National Colours. The competition has been elevated to Championship level and there will be Freedom Day Champions!!! The anticipated registration is at 11h30 for 12h00 start. Kindly submit your Entry by the 31 March 2015. This is a hot competition on the SADF Calendar - be there!!!!

 

SADF FREEDOM DAY CHAMPIONSHIP 25APR15

MESSAGE FROM THE SADF NATIONAL CHAIRMAN
22nd December
2014

MESSAGE FROM THE SADF NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

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

THANK YOU

SADF Dance Congress – 12 Dec 2014
10th December
2014

Join the dance congress on 12 December 2014 hosted at the Alberton Civic Hall from 14h00-16h00. This is absolutely FREE!! Welcome to the workshop themed AGAINST ALL ODDS! This will be a fun filled, jam packed interactive program with Stan and Nombulelo and Salome Sechele! Bring your towel and water!