•  DASA strives to achieve excellence in dance
    DASA strives to achieve excellence in dance
  • We are constantly training and developing our teachers and students
    We are constantly training and developing our teachers and students
  • We optimise the development of the whole child by using a compassionate and caring approach
    We optimise the development of the whole child by using a compassionate and caring approach

The Dance Academy of South Africa, or DASA, strives to achieve excellence in dance, especially ballet, by aspiring to world-class standards. We are constantly training and developing our teachers and students, optimising the development of the whole child by using a compassionate and caring approach.

The DASA ballet syllabus ranges from Tiny Tots for 4 to 6 year olds through Grades to Advanced Performance for senior students. DASA also offers an exciting array of medal dances, including ballet, modern and national dances, which provide an opportunity for students to perform and experience different dance styles. Examination grading varies for each grade. Tiny Tots and Petit Performer Medal Dances are awarded Merit if successful and Pre-Primary candidates are graded, but percentages are not given. The rest of the Grades from Primary upwards are awarded percentages, which range from a Pass (40%) to Distinction (80%+). Medal Dances are awarded a symbol from D to A++ and receive a medal mounted on a ribbon.

For more information regarding current events or the history of DASA, please view the News & Events and About Us pages. Thank you for visiting our website, and please feel free to Contact Us if you have any queries, or if would like to join our uniquely South African “family”.

Latest News & Events

Dancing with the Joburg Ballet

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Adriana Pino’s Dance School had the pleasure of being invited to take part in this year’s production of Cinderella by the Joburg Ballet Company. “We went for a week’s rehearsals at the company... READ MORE

A Golden Year for Kristof

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Kristof Skhosana, pupil of Elaine and Samantha Stefanou, has had a goldern year after been awarded three amazing bursaries. A bursary for RAD Advance Master Classes in Cape Town 90% scholarship for six... READ MORE

News from Carlani Dance Studio

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Kaylan van Wyk a DASA Advanced 2 student from Carlani Dance Studio – Lesta Erasmus participated in the National Eisteddfod Academy of South Africa (NEA) at the Roodepoort Civic Theatre (Northen Region) in... READ MORE