Eleven DFA students recently returned from a sponsored trip to Wales, accompanied by CEO Philip Boyd and teacher/choreographer Christopher Kindo. They perford in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in July. Mzansi Cymru, an international collaboration linking South Africa and Wales, is an arts project spearheaded by Valleys Kids, a community development charity based in the South Wales Valleys. The collaboration, which forms part of the Wales Cultural Olympiad, a spectacular large-scale performance entitled Torchbearers. The DFA students, with Cape Town partners Zip Zap Circus, the Fezeka Choir and Amampondo, joined their Welsh counterparts for two performances, on 20 and 21 July. Christopher has excelled himself with innovative choreography, including a collaborative piece between DFA and Zip Zap Circus. Rehearsal sessions with the international artistic team and some of the participants from Wales took place at the DFA studios in April, at Artscape theatre and at the Zip Zap Circus tent. A duplicate of the Cardiff performance will be staged in Cape Town towards the end of November.
DFA's Annual Performance takes place on Saturday 15 December 2012 at the Joseph Stone Theatre in Athlone.
An article from the magazine Women Making it Happen - Women and Social Innovation in South Africa, Arts & Culture Section.
It was a great pleasure to receive a visit from Chief Executive Officer Mr. Luke Rittner of the the Royal Academy of Dance in London and his wife Corinna on Monday the 3rd of October 2011. What an honour this was for all of us here at DFA.
The Annual General Meeting of Dance for All will be held on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 at 18:00 at the DFA Dance Centre, 10 Aden Avenue, Athlone.
Judging from the explosion of ideas, innovation, commitment and performance on the Joseph Stone Theatre stage in Athlone, there’s no shortage of creativity and artistic expression from teachers and students of Dance for All (DFA). The non-profit dance teaching organisation held its annual performance on 19 November 2011 at which it was made plain that the nurturing of the company was in good nick.
Dance for All’s 10th annual Stepping Out Tour will take place in the first week of December with performances in Swellendam and Montagu. It is a wonderful opportunity for DFA’s Cape Town and rural students to meet and showcase their work together.
This production formed part of the Wales Cultural Olympiad for the London Olympics 2012 and is a cross-cultural performance that weaves drama, music, circus and dance into a colourful stage display. This large-scale arts spectacular is performed by local artists from the Zip Zap Circus, New Africa Theatre, Dance for All, Amampondo, UNIMA SA, Cape Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the highly acclaimed Fezeka Choral Voices. The Welsh artists are from the Wales Valleys Kids organisation.
Dance for All, is seeking an experienced and energetic fundraiser with immediate effect.
The DFA/LEAP Winter Dance Intensive is in full swing and it is hard to believe that nearly two weeks have flown by so quickly. Please join us on either Friday, 8 July at 16:30 or Saturday, 9 July at 11:30 for a performance at the DFA Studios@Aden to appreciate the work our eight guest teachers have put in working with our students over this time. The cost is only R25 for adults and R15 for children. Call 021 697 5509 to book. See you there!
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Dance for All CEO, Philip Boyd and his family who said their final goodbyes to their dearest mother, Heather Boyd, who passed away peacefully at 5:15 am in Swellendam this morning. Philip, Brigid and Jules, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your respective families and friends who loved this wonderful woman.
On behalf of all at Dance for All, we share the sad news of the passing of one of our teachers on the Rural Outreach Programme in McGregor. Ilse Krogh, we thank you for serving DFA in your quiet and understated way, but with passion for making a difference in the lives of youth. To the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time...
Dance for All (DFA) is offering a one-year programme on which students will learn skills that bridge the gap between being a dance student and becoming a professional dancer. Applications are open to any senior dance students who wish to pursue a career in dance, and who have graduated from school or will finish matric in 2012.
We’re so proud of four DFA students who have been invited to attend dance workshops in the US in December as a result of our Winter Dance Intensive held at DFA during the June/July school holidays...
Congratulations to Ingrid & the ICB Training Programme students for excellent results in the CT Eisteddfod, 10-12 May: The "Dolls' Delight" group, choreographed by Ingrid Carlson, won the Adrian Lipshitz Award for Novice Groups 12 & Under. Robyn Fortune and Mbongeni Moyake tied as winners in the Classical Novice solo (11-12 years); Veronique Reagon won the Classical Novice solo (13-14 years) and Ingrid won the CT Eisteddfod Award for the teacher of the best 12 & Under Ballet group. 20 students took part and out of 17 solos, the majority of students received diplomas.
Karen and Peter Hidden who recently married and asked their guests to donate to Dance for All in lieu of wedding gifts. Such unselfish acts are what contribute to positive social change in our country. What a nation we are building, rising above the wrongs, and blessing others to make things right.
Dont miss another fabulous production by Dance for All!
Dance for All is offering a year-long Teacher Training Programme, starting in February 2013.