• DASA strives to achieve excellence in dance
  • 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

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

Major District Workshops

MPUMALANGA DISTRICT WORKSHOP Mpumalanga District Major Workshop took place in June 2018 in Nelspruit. What a privilege is was to have Lorna Haupt there with Sharon Viljoen. WESTERN CAPE DISTRICT WORKSHOP The DASA... READ MORE

Coppelia 2018

Dancers from Sharon and Rochelle Vijoen performed a beautiful Coppelia in June at the South African State Theatre. DASA students from ages 4-16 formed part of the performances. One of the dancers who... READ MORE

The Nutcracker 2018

Elana Burger Dance School performed Tchaikovsky’s the Nutcracker in July this year. With four performances and many hours of dress rehearsals it was a good opportunity for the children to learn about commitment,... READ MORE