Craig is a Director on the board of the South Africa Body Of Dance (SABOD) and has recently been appointed as a National Examiner and International Adjudicator. He is also the President of the Street Dance 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 prestigious events like the World Championship and World Cup, Dance Grand Prix, the IDO’s European Championship and 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, Craig also teaches Latin and Ballroom dancing.
Mandy 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 Cape Town 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.
Mandy has achieved World Champion status in the international dance arena in 2010 and 2011 – With 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). Mandy has also been appointed Chairlady for the DanceSport School League for the Kwazulu Natal Province.