The Dance Academy of South Africa offers a Dance Teachers Diploma aimed at all who wish to become Certified DASA Teachers. The comprehensive course, developed by DASA’s Artistic Director, Lorna Haupt, covers everything from Anatomy for Dancers to Dance History and Classical Dance Technique.

To obtain the DASA Teachers Diploma, the following aspects need to be completed within a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years.

  1. Pass the Teachers Course Theory Certificate
  2. Attend an ERN Workshop
  3. Attend 250 hours of observation/teaching
  4. Dance the Pre-Grade and Grade Practical Teachers Exam
  5. Dance Advanced 1 Major Examination
  6. Pay Provisional Membership fees to DASA

For more information, please contact the DASA Head Office on 012 348 9136 or email

Image: DTTC Class of 2014 with DASA Director and Examiner Sharonne van der Vyver

9 Responses

  1. Julien van Heerden

    I am interested in becoming a dance teacher, can you please send me all the info you need to get started and the costs. Thank you!

    • DASA Admin

      Hi Julien, I have forwarded your message to the DASA office and they will send you the information as requested.

      • Salomie Swanepoel

        Good Day,I am interested in becoming n dance teacher,please send me costs and documentations.

  2. Annie Wild Britz

    Please e-mail me all details on becoming a ballet teacher. I would love to be able to teach to younger girls as it was a great part of my life growing up

  3. Elaine Oosthuizen

    Good day
    Can you please send me all relevant information on how to become a dance instructor, specifically tap.
    Elaine Oosthuizen

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