The SA Stage Dancing Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the art of Dance and Performance in South Australia. From our humble beginnings over 40 years ago to the present, the committee is a committed and dedicated group of people who work hard, and freely give up their time to put together quality dance competitions that are a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all concerned.
Our charter is to “cultivate, promote and encourage dance; to provide an Eisteddfod where the talents of our many dancers can be showcased and to generally elevate dance as a valuable and positive part of business life, working life and community lifestyle”.
The culmination of our efforts is the SA Stage Dancing Society Eisteddfod, held annually in September/October over a 2 week period, where dancers have the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talent in a friendly and supportive competitive arena. The eisteddfod is a significant, well respected event, dedicated to dance and song and dance performances, running for approximately 12 hours per day with an average duration of 12 days. During this time, audiences have the opportunity to view around 2000 dance performances including solos, duo/trio, troupe, championships and our classical scholarship.
The current eisteddfod venue is Westminster School located in Marion, South Australia. The theatre is large and well equipped and the school has plenty of parking on campus with additional street parking if required. Limited accommodation is available at the school during the eisteddfod or at nearby hotels and motels. Westminster provides food and beverage services for the eisteddfod meaning the eisteddfod is fully self-contained.
A professional photographer and professional videographer are in attendance at the eisteddfod and are able to provide a DVD of your performances, on stage performance photographs or off stage posed photographs. No other photography is permitted in the theatre.
A competitor’s age for competition purposes is their age on the 1st of January of the year the eisteddfod is held.
Entry to the eisteddfod is open to members or students of members, junior membership is available for a minimal fee allowing dancers who may not be taught by a member of the society to compete in their own right.