// The Next Level Of Dance & The Red Convention //

World class dance workshops and competition//

Let’s get right to the pointe!//

The Mandela at Joburg Theatre //

7 – 9 June 2024

Entries close 7 May 2024

Dance Disciplines

Modern / Contemporary
Hip Hop





Age Divisions

Mini Kids – 7 & Under

Children – 8-12 years

Junior 1 – 13-14 years

Junior 2 – 15-16 years

Adult 1 – 17-30 years

Adult 2 – 31 & Over


Solo Male / Female



Small Group (4-7 dancers)

Formation (8-24 dancers)

Production (25 or more dancers)

Class Dance (Acrobatics only)

Repertoire (Ballet only)


All dancers will receive:

  • E-Certificate for each performance
  • Live commentary feedback from the judges for each performance
  • Professional Video of each performance
  • Professional Photos of each performance


Top 6 places will also receive:

  • Printed Certificate (per dancer)
  • Medal / Rosette (according to level and age group) (per dancer)


Top 3 places will also receive:

  • Trophy (1 per dance item)

Various International Scholarships to be won!

Registration: R300.00 per dancer

Solo: R325.00 per solo

Duo: R200.00 per dancer

Trio: R200.00 per dancer

Small Group / Formation: R175.00 per dancer

Each dancer will receive a professional video, professional photos, live commentary feedback from the judges and an e-certificate for each of their items at no extra cost.

If you’re looking to step up your game in the competition scene, regain your confidence, improve your performance skills, and receive real-time feedback on your performance, we’ve got you covered. With our expert panel of judges and personalized approach, you’ll be able to take your performance to the next level.


Meet Our JUDGES & MC //

Meet the fantastic team of judges for our 2024 season!

Golda Rabe

Golda Rabe

Golda Rabe, a prodigious dancer experienced in a diverse range of styles.
Her talent has graced stages alongside South Africa’s top DJs, Artists, and Choreographers.

She achieved recognition as a top 8 finalist on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ South Africa Season 3 before embarking on a global tour with Showtime Australia, enchanting audiences with tribute shows honoring legends like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner.

Not only a captivating performer, Golda also shines as a choreographer, having contributed her creative vision to projects such as the Tina Turner Simply the Best International show, The Masked Singer, Afrikaans is Groot and many more.

Isabel Stapelberg

Isabel Stapelberg

Embarking on her journey into the world of dance at the tender age of 3, Isabel Stapelberg’s passion for dance was ignited under the guidance of her mother, a pioneering figure in our country’s ballet scene. With her mother’s expertise as both a dancer and a teacher, Isabel’s own love for the art form blossomed. Rooted in a familial tradition of dance, Isabel’s aunt also played a significant role in nurturing her talent, providing a nurturing environment within her studio where
Isabel honed her skills.

With an illustrious teaching career spanning 29 years, Isabel Stapelberg brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to her role. Holding certifications such as Advanced Acrobatics Teachers with AFSA and IDF, Advanced Associate Teachers Diploma with TADA and IDF across a spectrum of disciplines including Acrobatics, Ballet, Disco Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, and Tap, Isabel’s dedication to mastering her craft is evident. Additionally, her accolades include the RAD Intermediate Ballet certificate and the SABOD Associate Teachers certificate in Modern and Hip Hop, complemented by her training in Sport Aerobics and Acrobatic Gymnastics.

Since assuming leadership of the Independent Dance Federation (IDF) in 2002, Isabel has been instrumental in shaping the dance landscape within her community. Spearheading three thriving studios in Centurion and serving as the director of the esteemed Stage Quest Festival, Isabel’s influence extends far beyond the confines of her classrooms. Embracing both local and international platforms, Isabel advocates for a holistic approach to dance education, emphasizing the importance of not only competition but also participation in examinations to cultivate well- rounded dancers.

Throughout her tenure, Isabel has nurtured a cadre of top-tier dancers who have showcased their talents on global stages, from Britain to Croatia, Germany to Hungary, Portugal to Spain. Grounded in her steadfast commitment to her students, Isabel’s passion for teaching young dancers is palpable in the standard of excellence she upholds. Recognizing that the cultivation of dancers over the long term demands a combination of knowledge, skill, mindset, and experience, Isabel’s dedication to her craft continues to inspire the next generation of dancers under her tutelage.

Lesego van Niekerk

Lesego van Niekerk

Lesego van Niekerk is a dance, theatre and entertainment specialist with 16 years of experience in the field. She is a Director, Choreographer, Creative Consultant and Arts Activist with an extensive career in the performing arts that boasts in versatility and adaptability and has seen her grace stages around the world. An expert in her field, Lesego has sat on prestigious adjudicating panels for leading dance organisations and been a dance examiner at major theatre and dance institutions.

She is a pioneer and was a critical driving force in establishing and formalising the new South African Dance Alliance. She has recently been reinstated as the chairperson of the Theatre and Dance Alliance, and is a judge serving on the Naledi Theatre Awards Dance Panel.

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