• 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

When Life Happens

Debbie Groenewald’s Les Danseuses Adult Ballet Studio presents “When Life Happens” With a very small cast of only 20 dancers ranging in age from 16 to 55, amid a worldwide pandemic, lockdowns and... READ MORE

Cats on a Mission

The Dawn Gemmell Dancing School had a virtual concert – “Cats on a Mission”. The dancers all brought dog or cat food to dance with and donated it to kennels in need. Such... READ MORE

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In spite of the COVID-19 Pandemic, from the 25th- 27th of August 2021 the beautiful and talented dancers from Happy Feet Ballet, presented a dance production called “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland”. It was... READ MORE