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SADF MEDIA NEWSFLASH: Our second Newsletter is available for your perusal, June 2018
15th July

Dear Dancing Community Our second quarterly e-Newsletter is available for your perusal. Highlights include a look back at Blackpool 2018, updates from SADF WC, GP, NW and the Social Dance Committee. We extend a warm welcome to our new Director of Fundraising, Mr Craig Morkel, who contributes his vast experience and networks to the SADF and RITJ with a focus on securing the funding required from sponsors to elevate dance to the highest levels of participation and development  possible in SA, Africa and internationally. The Documentary film Rumba in the Jungle, The Return will Premiere at this year’s Durban International Film Festival on the 22nd July 2018 at 8pm at Suncoast Casino Cinema and again on the 24th of July at 6pm. The eNewsletter is jam packed with exciting events and there are more events planned for the balance of 2018. Click on the URL below to access this exciting eNews... 2nd Q Newsletter Warm regards, SADF Media

SADF MEDIA NEWSFLASH: Welcome to the first issue of our new e-Newsletter
23rd February

Dear Dancing Community Welcome to the very first issue of our quarterly e-Newsletter. We hope you enjoy this innovative way to keep you informed of our exciting dance news for 2018. Our goal is to create news updates that are informative, genuine and beneficial to our dance community. We chose a quarterly schedule to ensure that our correspondence is not overwhelming and that the content delivered is relevant allowing the dance community to plan for upcoming events. We plan to profile members and studios in good standing with the SADF, thereby providing a platform to showcase developments and events. The e-Newsletter will also be published on our websites, www.sadancefoundation.co.za and www.rumbainthejungle.com. We welcome your feedback and endeavour to improve with each issue. We extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to our Media and Public Relations Officer, Miss. Tebogo Mokgethi, for investing effort into keeping our dance community updated and look forward to the next issue!!! [pdfjs-viewer url="http%3A%2F%2Fsadancefoundation.co.za%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F02%2F2018-SADF-Newsletter.pdf" viewer_width=100% viewer_height=1360px fullscreen=true download=true print=true] Warm regards, SADF Media

3rd December

Dear Dancing Community On behalf of SADF Board of Directors, many thanks to ALL the studios and spectators for supporting the First WDC AL Championship in Africa. The atmosphere was absolutely fabulous and the dancing truly amazing. It was memorable celebration of world class dancing and we will fondly remember the awesome demonstrations by World Champions Andrej Skufca & Melinda and Gerrie & Amor. Having Andrej and Melinda present, united the dance community and is a positive stride towards freedom and unity in dance. We thank the esteemed panel of Adjudicators and key Officials for playing a pivotal role in the Championship. Thanks to the WC LOC, Photography and Videography for supporting the Championship. To our Sponsors, thank you for investing in the first WDC AL Championship. Massive appreciation to each and everyone for contributing to the success of the Championship. images Warmest regards, SADF

30th September

Dear Dancing Community On behalf of the SADF Board of Directors, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the South African Dance Foundation, in its endeavor to improve membership benefits, has appointed Student Flight for all of our travel planning beginning from today 30 September 2015. Student Flights is a division of Flight Centre, the largest travel retailer in South Africa. Their negotiating strength and long-standing relationships with top travel providers allows them to deliver the cost effective rates on airfares, car hire, accommodation, travel insurance, visas and more. Travelers are encouraged to use Student Flight for all their competition, dance, personal and business travel needs especially with the upcoming competitions. The attached Press Release captures the exciting news for the dance community. You are most welcome to share the Press Release with friends of dance. Announcement of the SADF Travel Partner 2015 Kind regards SADF Board of Directors

Accomodation & Attractions for WDC AL Championships, 28-29 Nov 2015
14th September

WDC AL SADF South African Championships Logo Select from a variety of accommodation near Ratanga Junction, the venue for the first WDC AL Championship in South Africa which will be the South African Open Dance Championships, 28-29 November 2015. Enjoy the Mother City, Cape Town, which represents the perfect combination of dramatic scenic beauty and exhilarating activities that have come to define this beautiful corner of South Africa. A list of iconic destinations that form the core of the true Cape Town experience is attached. Ratanga Junction Amusement Park boasts with more than 30 attractions, ranging from relaxed rides for the whole families or adrenaline filled rides for the thrill ...Rides will be discounted for the the dance community attending the Championships. WDC AL SADF SA Championships Accommodation listing Nov 2015

5th August

Dear Valued Members On behalf of the SADF Board of Directors, it gives me great pleasure to announce that WDC AL Leadership has granted the SADF permission to elevate the South African Open Dance Championships to WDC AL status. The Foundation plans to entrench its position on the world standards through excellent hosting of its annual prestigious event, the South African Dance Open Dance Championships. The Championship will take place in Cape Town, Ratanga Junction, on the 28th and 29th November 2015. This progressive achievement is set to create waves in the South African dance calendar, with only the world’s best and adequately licensed adjudicators and chairman of adjudicators to officiate at the event. The attached Press Release captures the exciting news for the dance community.
Kindest regards
SADF Board of Directors

2015 SADF Freedom Day Championships Programme, 25 April 2015
20th April

Dear Dance Community The provisional running order for the Freedom Day Championships is attached. The Championship promises to be most memorable and commences at 12h00. The Gala commences at 17h00 promptly. Don't miss an awesome Freedom Day of Dance at Maragon, Ruimsig!!!! 2015 SADF Freedom Day Championships Programme of Events 25Apr15

WDC Dancesation Newsletter Feb 2015
14th February

WDC Dancesation Newsletter Feb 2015 WDC Dancesation is really going places with many projects lined up for 2015 - be sure not to miss out:

  • Dance of the Year 2016 Samba Competition - closing date is 31 March 2015. Visit the WDC Dancesation page for more information, URL http://www.wdcdance.com/index.php/dance-teachers/wdc-dancesation-dance-of-the-year
  • The WDC Dancesation Congress is taking place in the Blackpool Week
  • There will also be a WDC Examiner Seminar the same week
  • There is a WDC Argentine Tango World Championships - date TBC
Contact Social Convenor, Mark Engelbrecht for more information about all these exciting events on info@dancedomain.co.za. Visit the WDC Dancesation Website for more information, URL http://www.wdcdance.com/index.php/dance-teachers/newsletters . WDC DanceSation Newsletter Feb 2015    

SADF WC Festival – 14 March 2015, Wittebome Civic
22nd January

The SADF WC proudly presents its first competition for 2015 is set for Saturday, 14th March 2015 at the Wittebome Civic, Wynberg.
Entries close Monday, 2nd March 2015.
We encourage all to enter early! 
Contact the WC Regional Branch Secretary, Megan Theys for more information : sadfheadoffice@gmail.com
This is an event not to be missed.
Never Miss a Chance to Dance

SADF Annual Awards 13Dec14
18th January

The SADF honored Mrs. Jessie Liddell and the late Mr. Albie Matthews on 13 December 2014 for their unwavering and lifetime commitment to Dance.   Mr Matthews worked tirelessly for dancing right up to the time of his death and championed Freedom to Dance. He worked on the rules and the constitution of the then National Council. Mr. Matthews played a pivotal role in maintaining good relations with the World Dance Council and International bodies. Mr. Matthews passed away on 10 December 2007 and will be remembered for his significant contribution to life and dance. Mrs. Doreen Matthews received the Honorary Award.   Mrs. Liddell was the first President of SANCBD (South African National Council of Ballroom Dancing). Mrs. Liddell had a successful competitive career during the 1960s with Mr. Jack Liddell, whilst living in the U.K., and from then onwards had a good record as Teachers and coaches in Kwa Zulu Natal. She was the main instigator of the SA Dance & Dance Sport Council (now the SADF), of which she was Acting President during the formative years and then the first official President. She was honoured for her selfless and outstanding service to DANCE in South Africa. . SADF Annual Awards 13 December 2014