One of our DSA dancers will soon be dancing in the USA
Dancescape South Africa is proud to announce that one of our students will be travelling to the United States of America to attend a dance intensive workshop in June and July of this year. Thimna Ndwe, a 15 year old learner at the Ashton CP School, was selected by former American Ballet Theatre Ballerina Kristine Elliot to attend the San Francisco Ballet summer school held in San Francisco.
Apart from ballet technique classes, Thimna will also have pas de deux, repertory, character, pantomime, contemporary and dance conditioning training.
We are very proud of Thimna who attends daily classes and rehearsals at the Dancescape South Africa studio in Zolani. Through her hard work and dedication she is now able to be given an opportunity to learn from some of the best dancers in the world. DSA would like to thank Kristine Elliot for all her help and financial support to make this trip possible.
Hi, we at Dancescape South Africa would just like to thank Kristine Elliot Schwabacher and her friends Kathleen, Nani, Noluyanda Mqulwana and Sannette van der Mescht for spending time with the Dancescape South Africa project over the last weekend (29 April to 1 May 2017). What an incredible privilege to have such wonderful world renowned teachers, to give of their knowledge and time to uplift our children of Zolani who are involved with Dancescape South Africa. We truly are grateful and hope that you guys will return sometime to continue to inspire our kids. Thanks again. We would also like to thank Kristine’s other friends who have donated such lovely costumes and toys, the kids love them and thank you for you generosity.
The Bop Boppers enthralled our kids on Saturday the 25 March 2017 with their unique high energy musical. A big thank you to Lianne and Hayley Eckard who played Bella and Banjo. For more information view their website at http://www.bopboppers.co.za/index.html.
It’s the last day of February 2017. The temperature outside is close to 40 degree Celsius. The wind is dry and hot and there is a haze outside, the result of sporadic felt fires. We feel hot and sticky, drained of energy and can smell the burning heat of the day. However the kids are dancing up a storm. We have special guests today. Hendrik du Plessis has brought two friend who may help us fundraise. They are our guests of honor and the kids don’t hold anything back as they run through their repertoire under the watchful eye of Fiona who lets out the odd scream to discipline their exuberance. Another wonderful afternoon where we the audience returns to our lives feeling energized by these kids of Zolani.
After ten years teaching dance classes in totally inadequate cement floored classrooms in the rural township of Zolani a dream came true through the generosity of the Western Province Dance Teachers Association and the Langeberg Municipality. Sponsorship enabled us to install an essential sprung dance floor at our new venue aptly called the Hope Centre. It’s a dream come true for us and for the dancers. Journey with us as we move into a whole new era of dance training.