Stepping Out Tour
DFA's Bridging Programme students, joined by three students from the Senior Contemporary Class, embarked once again on an exciting tour to Barrydale and Montagu where they reached schools in the communities of Asbury, Wakkerstroom and the township of Zolani in Montagu. The students at Vleiplaas Primary & Barrydale High school, could also join in the exciting workshops, and performances.
Baxter Dance Festival
Simondium Holiday Programme
The Stepping Out Tour had just finished and literally a day later, DFA took on the areas of Paarl, where we taught workshops over four days in Simondium, a great and very inspiring way for DFA's dance students in Paarl to spend the first part of their holidays.
This year's Artscape Kunstreffers took place in Worcester and DFA was once again invited to be part of a collaboration with great professionals, such as Cape Town City Ballet, Unmute Dance Company, musicians Camillo Lombard, Don Vino Prins, and also singers Alistair Izobell, Fancy Galada, Minette Pearce , and Ivan Ziegelaar. The performances, which also included those during the day to schools, left the Breede valley community and many youth totally inspired.
DCAS Solo Festival
The Department of Cultural Affairs & Sport hosted its first Solo Dance Festival this year and three of DFA's students, Kezia Dlamini, Lukhanyo Nongqongqo and Bridging Programme student Abongile Tenza, excelling in their solo performances. Surely three DFA ambassadors we can be proud of.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
During September much excitement could be felt when world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre visited Cape Town. DFA students were fortunate enough to attend a workshop taught by Ailey Company Dancer Rachael McClaren which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The following day the students attended an educational performance by the company at Artscape Theatre. This lecture demonstration included iconic works such as "Night Creature" and "Revelations" and was certainly an experience the students will remember for a long time to come.
Rural Outreach Programme
The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre workshops and performance at Artscape gave the opportunity to the senior Zolani male students to experience their work.
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Imibulelo (In Gratitude from Us to You)
The diverse and inspiring two-hour production showcases about +/- 150 of Dance for All's talented students with a variety of styles, being performed by students ranging from juniors to young adults, includes Ballet, Contemporary, African, Flamenco, Jazz and Hip Hop.
Following the great success of DFA's performance of Kaleidoscope 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.
Date: 5th December 2015
Sponsored by: Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport & the National Lotteries Commission
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Dance for All looks forward to celebrating 25 years of excellence, in 2016
Wishing our sponsors, funders and loyal supporters Happy Holidays !!!