2019 SADTA All South African Open Dance Championships
This year, the SADTA Western Cape as well as the Social Faculty Committee, in conjunction with the IDTA are excited to welcome you to Stellenbosch for our annual All South African Open Dance Championships. The event will include Ballroom, Smooth, Latin American and Rhythm Competitive and Pro-am sections, Showcases, Exhibitions, Small Groups and Formations over the 3 days.
‘The beautiful little town of Stellenbosch, roughly an hour from Cape Town, lies surrounded by the Stellenbosch Mountains in the Jonkershoek River Valley in one of the most picturesque settings in the Cape and the host town for the 2019 SADTA All South African Open Dance Championships.
The second oldest town in South Africa has fondly been called ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks and its streets are lined with some of the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Dorp Street is a national monument and taking the time to walk around this cosy old part of Stellenbosch, with its secluded lanes, water furrows, cosmopolitan restaurants and coffee bistros, with superb views of mountain, vineyards and orchards, is an idyllic morning venture.
The name ‘Stellenbosch’ is almost synonymous with the wine industry. Not only does it have the oldest wine route in the country, and arguably the most famous, but the town has one of the most modern experimental wineries in the world, and the only viticultural and oenological department in the country at its university.
South Africa’s oldest music school, the famous Stellenbosch Conservatoire, has its home in this important cultural centre, and there is a collection of galleries and museums housing national and international art collections worth viewing.’