Our Studio has been in operation since 2009.
About our Head Coach/Principal Teacher
Our Principal Teacher has been dancing for the past 20 years on a provincial as well as national level where he was always placed in the top 10 (in FEDANSA) Competitions. He danced for 6 years with his ex-partner Desire’ where they reached Finals and 1st placing on a constant level. Unfortunately, they split in 2007 and he went on search for a new partner. In 2007 he met Aranka whereby they danced for another 2 years, but due to unforeseen circumstances could not continue. He is still friends and keeps in contact with them.
He decided to start teaching as a freelance teacher in 2008 and have been doing very well. As time went on he saw the only way in keeping up with the trend is to treat dancing as a business and thus decided to start the company – Dance for Joy Dance Academy cc. (Registration number: 2009/057991/23).
1999 - 2002: Danced national and provincial level
Bronze – and moved up to Championship level in 4 years time
Placing: Majority 1st placing
2003: Gauteng Provincial Champion Championship:
Majority 1st Placing
2004: Majority 1st 2nd Placing
2004: Danced in a show – The Inauguration of Debutante’s (South Africa)
Ambassador of Vienna attended the function
2005: Majority 1st and 2nd Placing
2005: Danced in a Show – for the charity organization: ‘Voice of Daniel’
Theme was ”Winter in Vienna“ (St.George Hotel in Irene)
2006: Majority 1st and 2ND Placing
2007 – 2008: Danced with Aranka and done examsq
Freelance and Permanent teacher i.e. Planet Fitness
2009 - 2011: Been teaching full time in the Dance and Music Tuition Fields
2011 - 2016: Teacher at the British International Colleges Group
Stages 1 to AS Levels (Cambridge)
2016: Professional Competitive Ballroom and Latin Dancer (Competing)
SADTA and SADF
2016: SA Finalist (SADTA)
2017: LDSA Line Dance Competitor - 3rd Placing
2018: LDSA Line Dance Competitor - 2nd Placing
2019: LDSA Line Dance Competitor - 1 Placing (SA Masters)
2019: Preparing Portfolio for Professional Ballroom and Latin American - Adjudicator's License (SADTA and SADF)
2020: Would have represented South Africa in Blackpool, UK but had to cancel due to COVID-19.
2020: Competing and Teaching in Line Dance (WDM) and Ballroom and Latin American (Online)
2020: Our coach is a professional graphic designer and have designed all our marketing, and website material.
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