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Who is South African Dance Foundation(SADF)?

The SADF is A Section 21 Company not having a share capital (not for gain), acting in the collective interests of dancers, technical workers, administrators, educators, club heads, studio owners, schools, dance companies and service providers within the Dance Industry.

The SADF is a founder member of the World Dance Council (WDC), established in 1935, member of the International Dance Organisation (IDO) and the Council of International Dance of UNESCO (CID-UNESCO).

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What is the HISTORY of SADF?

In response to political changes in the early 90’s and the growing institutional crisis within the Dance Industry, the South African Dance Foundation was registered in September 1998 under the pretext “DanceSport South Africa”0r DSSA. The Company took over the responsibilities of administering, developing and promoting Dance as an art-form and sport in South Africa.

The founding members of SADF (DSSA) was FEDANSA and the SAD&DSC. However, during the year 2000 FEDANSA resigned as a member from the company. The SAD&DSC remained the sole member of the company and later resolved to transfer all its business into DSSA (Now SADF) and took full ownership of the company, with the nine Provincial Branches becoming the shareholders of the company.

The main purpose of the company is to defend the interests of ALL Dancers and to ensure that there is a viable Dance Industry in the country inclusive of all amateur and professional dancers.


Rationale for the Dance Industry in South Africa

SADF has emerged to ensure that ALL South African Dancers, black and white enjoy equal opportunities in the development and promotion of dance, those who make their livelihood within the Dance Industry, are heard in policy-making, funding and decision-making processes that affect their lives.

It has been noted that individual Dancers and independent business people in Dance cannot work on their own to change the macro-conditions that impact directly on their lives. SADF provides a national framework to work together, strategize and lobby in their collective interests.


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Certificate of Incorporation

Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies & Close Corporations on Friday, August 20, 2010 18:53

Certificate of Confirmation

Registration number: 1998/019003/08
Enterprise Shortened Name: None provided
Enterprise Translated Name: None provided
Registration Date: 23/09/1998
Business Start Date: 23/09/1998
Enterprise Type: Section 21
Enterprise Status: In Business
Financial Year End: March
Postal Address: PO BOX 30825BRAAMFONTEIN2017


Postal Address PO Box 110Somerset West7129
Profession Chartered Accountants
Membership/Practice No 902187E



Surname and first names ID number,date of birth orEnterprise number Director type Appointment date Addresses
SEMA, FRANS MALESELA 6302145424085 Director 24/7/2009 Postal: PRIVATE BAG X33, MMABATHO, 2735Residential: 20A THABONG ESTATE, UNIT 6, MMABATHO, 2790
ENGELBRECHT, MARK BRIAN 7009195118082 Director 14/10/2009 Postal: PO BOX 631, BRACKENFELL, 7561Residential: 14 LOUBSER STREET, BRACKENFELL, 7560
SADIKI, CYRIL TSHILIDZI 7202255877081 Director 25/2/2010 Postal: PO BOX 30825, BRAAMFONTEIN, 2017Residential: 202 CADOGAN AVENUE, MONDEOR, 2091
MASISI, MORAMANG SIMON 7009106000080 Director 22/12/2001 Postal: PRIVATE BAG X2010, MMABATHO, 2735Residential: 3055 AUTHER LILLY STREET, UNIT EXTENSION, MMABATHO, 2790



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How is SADF Structured?

SADF is managed by a Board of Directors as dictated by its Articles and the memorandum of Association, elected at the Annual General Meeting by its subsidiary members, which are provinces (regions). These Regions are managed by Provincial or Regional Executive Committees of volunteers elected at the provincial level.

Membership of SADF extends to Honorary Membership, Associate Membership and Corporate Membership. The SADF’s membership is therefore estimated at 50 000 across the country, benefiting from the vast majority of Faculties of Dance which include, the Competitive Dance (Modern Ballroom), Disco/Freestyle, Social, Theatre, African Traditional and Disabled Dancers.






Without in any manner limiting the main and secondary objectives of the Association, the Association has expressed the vision to be: “One powerful and pro active 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”




 Objectives of SADF

Association’s main objectives are to advance dance as a performing art and sport in the Republic of South Africa and to regulate all matters relating to dance such as is from time to time determined in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association.

The organization’s secondary objectives will be to collaborate and actively seek affiliation with similar organizations nationally and internationally in the furtherance of dance a performing art and sport, mainly through the arts and culture (DAC) and sport and recreation (SRSA) organs.



To build the largest, united and strongest dance industry in South Africa by training and educating our communities from all over the country, earn their trust, have basic understanding of their needs and inspire them to understand the primary objectives of SADF, over a consistent period of time.


Dance Education and Training

The Dance Education & Training of the SADF is initiated to support the professional development, as well as offering an advice service to those who would love to join the SADF and become teachers themselves. Services include:

* Providing support and guidance for members and trainee teachers, in regards to their continuing professional development; * Arranging and administering continuous professional development in the form of genre specific training, refresher courses and tutor training for the accredited teaching qualifications of ISTD or IDTA; * Advising students and parents on schools and teachers in their local area; processing current teachers prior learning and experience;

* Assisting institutions to become Approved Dance Centres to deliver the accredited teaching qualifications and supporting their delivery of such;

* Registering and certificating candidates for the accredited teaching qualifications;

* Administering the written units of the accredited teaching qualifications; * Developing support materials for the accredited teaching qualifications.

Accredited Dance Centres

Accredited Dance Centres (ADCs) are independent schools, studios, clubs, colleges, etc who have been approved by the SADF to deliver to learner s or teachers the regulated teaching qualifications that form the SADF ’s initial dancer or teacher training, the Grade 1-6 (Pre- Primary, Primary, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar), National Certificate , Diploma, Student Teacher, Associate, Licentiate and Fellow. This approval process is to ensure the prospective ADC meets the standards of the SADF and those of ISTD and IDTA. The purpose of approval is to assure the SADF of the suitability of a prospective ADC and to ensure the institution has:

♦ the ability to provide an appropriate educational experience for learner teachers; ♦ suitably qualified and experienced teachers who have undertaken the relevant training; ♦ appropriate mechanisms of governance and administrative procedures; ♦ effective quality assurance; ♦ robust health and safety, complaints and appeals mechanisms; ♦ appropriate physical facilities i.e. studio size, flooring, lighting; ♦ staff training procedures for assessment.

Please note that the SADF reserves the right not to grant approval for a Centre where there is already sufficient provision for candidates for a genre in a specific geographical area.

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Examination STRUCTURE

The examination structure of the SADF is designed to cater equality to those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as performers or dance teachers, and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.

The teaching qualifications are structured to give the new teacher the best possible foundation from which to work, with a particular emphasis on safe dance practice and the needs of growing a person.



Faculty Committees

There are six Faculty Committees whose task is to co-ordinate and assist the works of the Faculties assigned to them (the works of the Faculties are inter-related and members may be attached to two or more). There is, therefore, much common ground in the Faculties as regards the structure of their examinations, the qualifications awarded and the eligibility of candidates to enter examinations.

The 6 Faculty Committees are each responsible to their members for the development of the technique concerned. Thus, they deal primarily with the regulation and conduct of examinations, the instruction of members by courses and lectures in the various syllabi, the arrangement of competitions, scholarship awards and other activities which further the progress of the Faculties. Faculty Committees are elected by a ballot of their members every three years.


Quality Management System (QMS)

The SADF achieved the WDC recognition in 1935 and advantageously benefitted from the ISTD and IDTA ‘s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). All awarding bodies approved by QCA are recognised as using valid, reliable and consistent qualifications, which are monitored and approved. Those whose qualifications are not approved will not stand the test of time. By gaining this acknowledgement, the SADF student will be able to achieve standard qualifications that are part of the ISTD and IDTA Framework of awards recognizable by most countries of the World. In addition, this will ultimately mean that dance schools may be eligible for funding from the Government structures (NAC, DAC, SASCOC) for some of the SADF's higher qualifications. In order to comply with QCA requirements, procedures are in place which are aimed at enhancing the integrity of the awarding process. Much of this awarding process is the responsibility of the Technical and Standards Faculty. The Faculty monitors the work of teachers and examiners so the SADF can provide the best possible level of service to its customers. The Faculty is on hand to provide advice or assistance to those who require it. As part of this approval procedure, the QMS is in place to monitor and report on the whole examination and certification process to ensure that they are working effectively. The customer service provisions that the Foundation instigate will also be observed to ensure candidates are receiving an acceptable level of service.

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What Do You BENEFIT when you become a MEMBER

*Membership and access to events and programmes of the World Dance Council (WDC) * Membership and access to events and programmes of International Dance Organization (IDO) * Access to development programs of amateur dancers conducted by highly qualified instructors e.g. dance workshops, dance seminars, outreach programs and congresses, * Access to NEW TRENDS in dance training material such as videos, music, syllabus and technique books, * Access to Regional, National and International dance competitions adjudicated by highly qualified adjudicators affiliated with the SADF and World Dance Council, * Qualifications in the fields of Modern Ballroom, Latin American, Disco/Free Style, Social Dance, Disabled Dance, Theatre and Scrutineering, * Opportunities towards the international adjudicators and competitors licenses * Access to employment opportunities created within the industry of dance *Access to funding through government and private sector donors etc * Access to proper training and development of dance administrators in aspects of Corporate Governance, Finance and operational management, * Social benefits relating to grooming, moral issues, dress code and code of conduct




Membership of the Foundation is open to all South Africans irrespective of race, creed, gender, colour, religious or political tendencies or affiliations. Membership is subject to the provisions of the Articles of SADF, open to all persons or bodies who subscribe to the objects of the Foundation, who are active in the field of dance, and who on application to such form, and subject to such admission fee as may be determined by the board, are admitted to membership of the Foundation. The admission of any applicant to membership and the retention of such membership is subject to the terms and conditions as the board may determine from time to time and in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of Association. Membership to the Foundation is divided into such classes as the Board may from time to time determine and as may be applicable in terms of the Memorandum and Articles of Association.


The SADF welcomes all fellow South Africans, dancers, dance teachers, club heads, dance officials, corporate and associate bodies to feel free and subscribe to the South African Dance Foundation. Membership Forms, including the Centres Accreditation Forms, Adjudicators Forms, etc are freely available on our website: or you may contact our office on 011 339 4439.