Welcome to SABOD

We strive to be recognised as the leading association in the country with regards to the development of dance and we aim to

instill a passion and a love of dance in all its aspects in our members, their pupils and the public at large.

We don’t believe that you have to be better than everyone else, we believe that you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Latest News

IDO South Africa (SABOD) has been a part of IDO since 1997 and has over 24 years relationship with this amazing international organization. IDO is described as a testament to how professionally the organization has been run and the standard and quality of work that we are seeing across the globe.

Many messages form part of this national members video, messages from friends including Eunice Marias, Debbie Rakusin, Craig Bullock, Coralle Versfeld, Tatijana Ignajtov, Hloni Santawane and Dylan Jardim. Anniversary message: On behalf of everyone in SABOD we wish IDO a happy 40th anniversary. May you go and grow from strength to strength! Tune in to all IDO social media portals to view our IDO Member of the Week – IDO South Africa!

This is a gift to all national members as IDO gears up to will see many IDO NMO’s featuring every week. The IDO Communications Department therefore asks all NMO’s to please send their videos so that we can present your country. All videos will be uploaded on IDO Web TV in due course.

The History of SABOD

The association was started in 1934 under the name of the SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION with the aim of providing dance training in the various dance styles.

In 1992, the various branches of the SADTA decided to split so that each branch could concentrate on their speciality of dance. In that year, the SADTA (Stage Branch), was registered as a non-profit company in terms of Section 21 of the old Companies Act.

In 2015 the SADTA (Stage Branch) rebranded and renamed the association the SOUTH AFRICAN BODY OF DANCE.  (SABOD)


The Executive Comittee


Craig Bullock