What people say about our Competition


Abigail Jansen van Vuuren

Great workshops, auditions for the DanceStar Video project and dance friends having a fab time!

Ill-rika Booyens

We had the most amazing time at Dance Star 2016! We met dancers from other countries, learnt alot and grew as dancers and teachers! And best off all, brought home 3 x Trophies for South-Africa!!! We were very proud to be part of the SA team!

Roberta Matthews

As parents they showed us the routine before we left SA but never could we imagine the impact it had on that stage. It was so heartwarming to see and hear how supporters from other countries were cheering and loving the performance and giving us the thumbs up after the performance. Thank you Dancestar South Africa and DanceStar ESDU for giving our kids this Awesome experience and memories.

Michelle Du Toit Mon

Croatia Poreč the place where new friendships were build that will last a lifetime! Thank you Chris Stapelberg and Jonathan Wilken for making this possible for us as dancers.

Jeanne De Klerk

Best experience ever! Thanks to Chris Stapelberg and Jonathan Wilken for all the arrangements!

Daleen Paulsen

We started our journey to Croatia with great expectations and we experienced greater adventures than we could have expected. A night in Doha in a five star hotel, walking up and down the street of Venice with 50kg luggage, and the learning curve - how to survive the Polish dance team and their parents, this was a tough lesson, but a life skill to cherish for the rest of my life. All of this is only a small part of remembrance of this trip. The best of this trip were the camaraderie between the junior and senior groups. The way they looked after each other, cheering them on and encouraging them on to reach new heights. And this is a life lesson all the dancers experienced on this trip - love amongst dancing sisters.

Donna Singleton

It has been a wonderful experience and had a great time meeting new people. Thank you Chris and Jonathan for making all this happen.

Geraldine Methlape

Just want to take a moment to say Thank you to Jonathan, Chris and Natasha. This was just priceless. Thank you is not enough but I can't think of a better word. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Jade, Caprice and Sabrina

Just wanted to say thank you for an awesome experience at the the dance star Croatia tour, the team had a wonderful time. And a special thank you to Jonathan for helping our girls backstage and making sure they were all calm, stretched and ready to go on stage and represent.