In the words of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Honorary Life Patron of DFA  – “DFA is a story of hope. It also speaks of vision, determination, disappointment, triumph, failure, perseverance, and inspiration. Most of the children who benefit from the training DFA provides are all too familiar with economic struggle, as well as challenging circumstances at home or in their environment. For them, DFA is a haven where they are nurtured and encouraged to realise that these challenges do not define them; that they can dare to dream of making a better life for themselves.”

Our mission is to provide children in historically disadvantaged communities with the opportunity for enjoyment, empowerment and the promotion of self-esteem through the medium of dance, as well as training professional dancers and developing a unique, indigenous dance company.