The DanceStar South Africa qualifiers, your ticket to compete at the DanceStar World Finals in Croatia!

Qualify for as many items as you can in South Africa. Trust us you want to do this!!

Make sure you are part of this spectacular dance event.

Do not miss the opportunity to become South Africa's next DanceStar champion and qualify for the dance event of the year, the DanceStar World Dance Masters and Finals in Croatia.

Not only will you stand the chance to qualify for the World Dance Masters, but you might also win free flights and accommodation to the World Dance Masters in Croatia.

All you have to do is enter the South African qualifiers, show the judges your amazing dance routine in a solo, duet/trio/quartet or group at the qualifiers and if you meet the standard you will receive your qualification confirmation for the World Dance Masters.

Dance Schools are really encouraged to enter as this is such a great experience for all.


Date: 13 - 18 November 2023
Venue: Lewende Woord Centurion

CAPE TOWN - 2023
Date: 8 - 12 November 2023
Entries Closing: 6 October 2023
Venue: Durbanville High School

Prizes, Awards, Trophies and Certificates

There are numerous prizes for the best dancers:

  • Paid accomodation for the duration of the DanceStar - World Dance Masters
  • Best school sponsorship amount for the tour

Judges choice of special awards:

  • Best Choreography
  • Best Female Talent
  • Best Male Talent
  • Special Group or Formation Award

Trophies will be given to the top 3 dancers from each section.

Entry Fees for the South African Qualifiers

  • There is a R300 registration fee per dancer
  • R375 per solo
  • R250 per dancer per duet / trio / quartet
  • R200 per dancer per group or formation

Please note that the fees are calculated in accordance with the international entry fees.

Disciplines, Categories, Time Limits, Age Groups & Music

Dance Disciplines:

  • Acrobatic Dance
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary Lyrical
  • Contemporary Modern
  • Hip Hop / Urban Dance Style
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theatre
  • National Folkloric Dance
  • Open
  • Tap
  • MTV Commercial


  • Solo : 1 dancer
  • Duet / Trio / Quartet : 2-4 dancers
  • Group : 5-12 Dancers
  • Formation : 13+ Dancers

Time Limits:

  • Solo : 1:00 - 2:00 min
  • Duet / Trio / Quartet : 1:00 - 2:00 min
  • Group : 2:00 - 3:00 min
  • Formation : 2:00 - 3:30 min

Age Groups

A tournament consists of MINI, CHILD, JUNIOR, and SENIOR age groups. The cut-off date for age groups is the last day of the ESDU World Dance Masters. MINI, CHILD, JUNIOR, and SENIOR groups are based on the age of the oldest dancer in the said DTQ or Groups.

Age category for DTQ’s, Groups and Formations will be calculated by average age.

  • However, In that case the age of the group (MINI, CHILDREN, SENIORS) will be determined by average age of all SENIORS only (therefore will be considered as SENIORS)

  • In the case that group consists of MINI, CHILDREN, JUNIORS and SENIORS, the age will be determined by average age of SENIORS and JUNIORS only.

  • In the case that group consists of MINI, CHILDREN and JUNIORS, the age will be determined by average age of JUNIORS and CHILDREN.

  • In the case group consists of MINI and CHILDREN, the age will be determined by their average age.

Age groups for solos:

  • Mini : 4 - 8 years
  • Children : 9 - 11 years
  • Juniors : 12 - 15 years
  • Seniors : over 16 years

Please note that the online entry system will automatically calculate the appropriate age and age group for dancers.


Music will be uploaded by the teacher on the online system. Competitors must have a backup of the music on a memorystick with them backstage.

Judging panel and supervision for the qualifiers

The judging panel for the South African qualifiers will consist of local judges with the necessary international judging experience as well as international judges to ensure that only the best dancers qualify to represent South Africa at the World Dance Masters.

Representatives from the DanceStar will supervise the South African qualifiers to make sure the tournament is run at the same standards and high level as the World Dance Masters.

Programme and Results

A programme will only be available the proceeding week the competition starts in each city.

The full results will also be available on the entry system a week after the completion of the qualifying tournament.