History of the ADT - Australaisian Dance Teachers
Society Of Australasian Teachers of Dancing in
SATD (NZ) Incorporated
While visiting Australia in March 1949 Jack and Valmai Guthrie met Mr Jack Keating, the then organising Secretary for the SATD in Australia.
During their stay Jack and Valmai attained Fellowship Degrees and on their return to New Zealand, founded SATD, New Zealand.
Since 1950, SATD (NZ) Inc. has sponsored over 40 Amateur couples to compete in International competitions.
This has sent Amatuer couples to every state in Australia as NZ representatives. SATD has also sponsored adjudicators to judge at prestigious International Competitions and sponsored local workshops and Dance Events.
A Fellow & Examiner and Founding Member, Miss Irene Oliver, Rotorua, was presented with the Queens Service Medal (QSM) for services to dance and the community by Queen Elizabeth II.
An Honorary Life Member, Ms Candy Lane, Auckland, was presented with the Queens Service Medal (QSM) by the Governor General for services to dance.
ADT continues to work to promote dancing and support Professionals in their careers. This not-for-profit organisation acknowledges the hard work of its original Board of Governors which included:
Jack & Valmai Guthrie
Irene Oliver QSM
Fay & Leon Harbottle
New Zealand & International Champions, Grant & Sherrall Macown joined this illustrious group and together they produced and supported many Champion Dancers, Medallists, Professionals and World Class Adjudicators
Currently ADT organises Professional Dance Teacher Examinations, Dancesport Competitions and Dance Medal Examinations in Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue, Classical Sequence, Jazz and Theatre Dance styles. ADT is an active Member of the New Zealand Ballroom Dancing Council a Charitable Trust and the Governing Body for Ballroom, New Vogue, Latin American & Classical Sequence Competitions in New Zealand
The Current Board of Directors of the ADT are:
Zarlane Zeigler - President
Angela Gainsford - Secretary
Kingsley Gainsford - Vice President
Brian Jones - Examiner
Immediate Past BOD's - now Advisers
Anne Broadbridge - Waikato
Diane Wilcox - Waikato
Emily Broad - Canterbury
International Advisers -
Peter Smith, Woollongong, Australia
Wendy Johnson, New York, USA
Peter & Rachell Van der Veek, Gisse, Netherlands
Mathew Nicholson - Australia
Richard & Olya Peters - United Kingdom