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South African Dance Foundation

Events Website

In Pursuit of Excellence

  • Human Rights Festival

    Oaklands High School 

    23 March 2024

Championship programme

Human Rights Festival

  • 11h00– Registraton (starts at 12h00)
  • 12h00– Medallists
  • 14h00– Bell Dance / Theatre
  • 16h00 – Dress Sections

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

ProAm Entry Forms can be collected from Claudeo Adams.

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


Riekie Wandrag

Director of Legal

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Entry Form Options

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SADF Faculties


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


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