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  • Rumba in the Jungle

    and the South African Open Dance Championships™

    Mmabatho Convention Centre, North West Province

    7-10 December 2023

Championship programme



Rumba in The Jungle™ featuring the Official South African Open Championships™

  • 7 December – Theatre Dance Styles featuring a plethora of genres (starts at 15h00)
  • 8 December – Congress & Medallists (Ballroom & Latin) (starts at 09h30)
  • 9 December – Rising Star, Championships, Professionals (starts at 09h30)
  • 10 December – ProAm Dance Styles (starts at 09h30).

Registration is an hour before start time on the competition day.

See you at Mmabatho Convention Centre, Mahikeng, 7-10 December.

About the South African Dance Foundation

Who We Are



Section 21 Company
Founder Member of World Dance Council (WDC)

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 WDC Amateur League (WDC AL), member of the International Dance Organisation (IDO) and the Council of International Dance of UNESCO (CID-UNESCO).

History of South African Dance Foundation

Who We Are



Historically, a system of segregation existed between black and white Dance Associations in South Africa. It is estimated that in those dark days of apartheid there were approximately 10 times the amount of black participants dancing in the townships around the country than there were white dancers in the exclusively white Associations.

In the townships, unlike in the white cities, facilities were inadequate, good lessons were expensive and quality training was not available to the majority of dancers. The imbalances which were then legislated resulted in white couples winning national events and this in turn resulted in very little international exposure township dancers and their clubs.

In 1992 the formulation of the first unified body of dance in South Africa, bringing together four major role players, namely, two formerly white Associations, South African Dance Teachers Association (SADTA) and Republic Dance Teachers Association (RDTA) and two formerly black Associations, Africa Dance Academy (ADA) and Southern African Confederation of Dance (SACODA). The mediator of this Unity was chaired by Mr. Bill Irvine MBE from England who was invited by the North West Government during the 1994 Rumba in the Jungle.

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Board of Directors

In Alphabetical Order



Andre Cloete

Director of Membership

Frans Sema

President of SADF

Harold Van Buuren

Director of Freestyle

Tebogo Tsholetsane

Company Secretary

Marion Baxter

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Engelbrecht 

Director of Social

Neville Matjie

Deputy Chairperson

Tyrone Watkins

Director 

Riekie Wandrag

Director of Legal

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SADF Faculties



TECHNICAL

The Technical Committee is devoted and committed to ensuring excellence and meticulous attention to all Dance related technical requirements for all SADF Faculties.

DISABLED

The Faculty aims to create an Open and inclusive platform for dancers with disabilities.

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Office No 18 NWDC Small Industries DP Kgotleng Street, Montshioa, 2747 North West Province, South Africa

Tel: 018 011 0050

Mobile: +27 82 928 3103

Email: dancesport@sadancefoundation.co.za

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