Born to Dance
In January 2000, born out of a collective passion for teaching dance to the youth of South Africa, Craig and Mandy Bullock started their own dance studio, DanceWeb Studios , in Bryanston Johannesburg. In 2003, they moved to the scenic suburb of Parkmore where they stayed for 9years and have just recently found their new home at Sandton View Shopping Centre, Bryanston.
Under their passionate instruction, DanceWeb Studios has grown from humble beginnings into a world-class dance academy producing world championship dancers and choreographers. Dancers from DanceWeb have participated in top-rated reality television shows, corporate functions, events and world dancing championships.
DanceWeb’s long and established pedigree, focus on perfection and the pure enjoyment of dance makes it the perfect place to come and enjoy the expression of your body that is dancing, no matter your level of experience!
Craig Bullock, DanceWeb founder and owner, is a Director on the board of SOUTH AFRICAN BODY OF DANCE (SABOD) and has recently been appointed as a National Examiner and International Adjudicator. Craig is the President of the StreetDance Schools Association and has pioneered the DanceSport School League. This association has been endorsed by the National Dance Federation DANCESPORT SOUTH AFRICA.
Craig has recently received his international dance adjudicators licence and is able to judge the following prestigious events:
- World Championship and World Cup
- Dance Grand Prix
- The IDO’s European Championship
- International Dance Organisation competitions
In 2002, Craig was nominated as South African Hip-Hop Coach and went on to manage the South African Team when they performed in Germany in October 2003.
He also regularly travels to all the provinces teaching workshops and helps to maintain a high standard of dance on an international level within our country.
Along with Mandy, Craig has worked on projects with the United Nations’ Children’s Education Fund and the Department of Education, using hip hop as an outreach tool to help the youth of South Africa deal with drug, gender, violence and teen pregnancy problems within schools.
At the IDO World Street Dance Championship held in Austria 2011, Craig won gold for Hip-Hop Formation choreography (reigning world champion). Since 2007, Craig has also achieved two silver medals and three gold medals in the international competitive dance arena.
On a non-competitive level, he also teaches Latin and Ballroom dancing.
Along with Craig Bullock, Mandy Bullock is the Founder and Owner of DanceWeb. She began her dancing career at the age of five at a recreation centre on the Cape Flats. With a natural aptitude for dance, she soon started performing in many shows and completed her exams in Modern Jazz, Contemporary and Hip-Hop.
Mandy’s focus is on the development of dance within South Africa, both on a competitive level producing South African and world champions, but also on a social responsibility level. She has introduced a dance syllabus programme within schools, and was part of the Hope-In-Action project in the Cape for seven years, where she taught dance to underprivileged children.
Mandy is an accomplished director, and she has directed several theatre productions at the Wits Theatre, including Hit the Floor (2007), Revolution (2008) and Urban Release (2009). The funds raised from these shows were donated to dancers who qualified to represent South Africa in the World Championships in all three years. She has worked with renowned production houses such as Imani Media, Tartan Production House and Red Cherry Productions, and has extensive television choreography experience. She has assisted on music videos as well, recently coordinating the dancers for the music video shoot of Jamali’s Msanzi and artiste Jmaxx. Mandy has taught dance in the form of workshops in Mozambique, Kenya and the Netherlands.
She has achieved World Champion status in the international dance arena in 2010 and 2011 – Mandy holds a silver and gold medal for hip-hop formation dancing.
She is an Associate Member of South African Body of Dance (SABOD) assisting and advising on issues regarding the dance talent within South Africa and has done extensive work with the South African Circle of Dance (SACDA).She has also been appointed Chairlady for the DanceSport School League for the Kwazulu Natal Province.