A diverse and inspiring production showcases about 150 of Dance for All’s talented students.
The variety of styles, being performed by students ranging from juniors to young adults,
includes Ballet, Contemporary, African, Flamenco, Cabaret, Jazz and Hip Hop.
Dance for All is set to present the much anticipated, diverse and inspiring two-hour production showcasing about 150 of its students at their end of year function to be held at the Springfield Convent Centenary School Hall, 1 St John’s Road, Wynberg on 5 December 2015 at 14:00 and 19:00.
The production is directed by Philip Boyd and Allison Hendricks, the variety of styles, being performed by students ranging from juniors to young adults, includes Ballet, Contemporary, African and Spanish dance.
Most of the pieces have been choreographed by dance for All (DFA) teachers, Allison Hendricks, Hope Nongqongqo, Lorraine Ndindwa and Andisiwe Dyanti. However, guest teachers and choreographers, Louise Coetzer and Anderson Carvelho have added richly to the repertoire.
Following the great success of DFA’s Kaleidoscope performance at Artscape in June this year, this production illustrates the ongoing growth, development and maturity of the students who are carrying DFA forward into the next exciting era.
Ticket prices are R50 and can be purchased through DFA offices or at the door.
Dance for All, a non-profit Section 21 Company, is directed by CEO Philip Boyd, a former CAPAB Ballet Principal dancer, who founded DFA in 1991. Classes are offered to over 1 500 children from historically disadvantaged communities and take place daily at venues in Gugulethu, Nyanga, Langa, Khayelitsha, Phillipi, Paarl and Kenilworth at DFA’s custom-built studios in Athlone and as far afield as the rural areas of Montagu and Barrydale. During these classes, students ranging in age from three to young adults learn Ballet, Contemporary, African, Spanish dance and Hip Hop from a talented and dedicated team of teachers.
It is estimated that over the past 24 years 15 000 to 20 000 children have been given the opportunity to dance, gain self-esteem, understand discipline and receive training. While the roots of DFA are with the township youth, the fruits of its training programme are seen in the world-class professional dancers that DFA has produced, such as Xola Putye, now a Senior Soloist with Cape Town City Ballet, and another DFA graduate, the dancers and choreographer Noluyanda Mqulwana , who has performed with the Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland and toured internationally with the Lion King in Singapore and Germany to name a few who have become professional dancers here and abroad.
Milestone 1 – R60 000
The Tipping Point – If we reach this, our project is A-go!
The support of our thundafund backers will enable Dance for all to feed all 150 of our students that will be performing, make sure they all look wonderful for the performances and to transport then to the venue and take them home.
Milestone 2 – R90 000
This amount will make sure that people will know about the dates and times of our performances and people can buy marketing merchandise that will help with future funding.
Milestone 3 – R118 000
The Ultimate Goal
This amount will ensure that all the above is possible and that the venue looks its best with sound and lighting.