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Showbriety – Benefit Concert

  COMPETITION IS CLOSED Dance Direction International is hosting a benefit concert called SHOWBRIETY. The evening will pay tribute to 3 people who tragically lost their lives in March this year because of the actions of a drunk driver. The show also aims to bring awareness to the effects of driving while under the influence … Continue reading

StepUp or Step Out dance reality show audition times

I previously wrote about a new reality dance show called Step Up or Step Out that will be shown on etv. The show will follow the journey of eight street dance crews from across South Africa as they take on the challenge of executing thrilling dance routines to avoid elimination and dance their way to … Continue reading

SASAD Dance Congress 2011

This years’ SASAD Dance Congress is an absolute must for dance lovers. There are going to be workshops from renowned dancers in their genres, including Denise Shultze (ballet), Pascal Hulin (tap) and Duane Alexander (musical theatre). DENISE SHULTZE is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied ballet with Faith de Villiers, David Poole of the Sadlers … Continue reading

Are you SA's best dance crew?

E.tv is getting ready to introduce a new reality show to South Africa. It’s called ‘Step Up or Step Out. All South African dance crews (3-5 members who are 18 years or older) are invited to audition for the new dance reality show on the following days: Joburg: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2011 … Continue reading

Kumari Suraj Workshops in Durban

Kumari Suraj is the founder/director of The Waackers crew in LA, Queen Bee of the Jungle Jills, creator of the London Waacktitioners and Mother of Framework in South Africa (The first Waacking/Vogue crew in AFRICA). Waacking is an evolution of the dance style ‘Posing’. It derives from the 70’s disco movement of the underground gay … Continue reading

Workshop with Kay-Roc

Everyone who is in the hip hop scene knows who Kay-Roc is. He’s a well known hip-hop choreographer who works with the dancers on So You Think You Can Dance SA. This year, in association with SASAD (South African Society for the Advancement of Dancing), Kay-Roc will be hosting workshops all over the country. He … Continue reading

SA Ballet Theatre 2011 Productions

The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) has announced its productions for 2011. They begin with The Nutcracker at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein on 9 March. Other productions will include Romeo and Juliet, and The Sleeping Beauty. SABT Autumn School The SABT will again open its studios to dancers countrywide for the SABT … Continue reading

Russian Ballet Company opens in Pretoria

The Russia Ballet Academy has opened a learning center in Pretoria. In this branch of the academy children between the ages of 3 and 18 will learn the basics of russian ballet, attend choreography classes as well as listen to classical Russian music. The famous ballet company is set to present its version of “The … Continue reading