Ballet on the rise in JHB

Children from Alexandra, Soweto, Braamfontein andHillbrow are being trained in classical dance

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Photo of young ballet dancers
Young dancers from Joburg Ballet’s developmental program performed at the company’s studio in Braamfontein during their annual showcase which highlights what they have learned during the year

Young trainees from Joburg Ballet’s three developmental schools participated in their end of year performance in front of excited parents and proud teachers. The young dancers have been trained in classical dance at the Joburg Ballet’s satellite schools in Soweto, Alexandra and Braamfontein.

The aim of the satellite developmental schools is to take the art of classical dance to previously disadvantaged communities, to provide a safe environment for the kids, introduce them to the benefits of classical ballet and provide the possibility of a career in the performing arts. 

Photo f young ballet dancer waiting on the stairs

According to Joburg Ballet about 250 children are enrolled in the program and receive lessons in Alexandra, Soweto, Braamfontein and also Hillbrow.

This annual showcase which displayed a variety of different dancing styles is the highlight of the year for the children, their parents and their dedicated teachers. 

Photo of young ballet dancers in costume

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