The project in summary

Dance classes held at schools located in the rural areas of Western Cape Province (South Africa) for children and youths in vulnerable situations.

The project in detail

To stimulate the creativity and foster the social and artistic skills of the students enrolled in Dance for All classes, all of them living in conditions of extreme social and economic hardship.

1’331 students (ages 5-16) enrolled in one High School in Worcester and three primary schools located in rural areas of Simondium and Klapmuts (Paarl Region) and in the village of Barrydale, in the Western Cape Province.

Between March 2018 and February 2019, Dance for All, also with Alta Mane support, organized weekly dance classes – ballet, classical, contemporary and hip-hop, for 1’331 students, ages 5-16. The classes were held at schools located in the rural areas of Barrydale, Simondium, Klapmuts and Worcester. Moreover, the students from the primary schools of Simondium and Klapmuts took part to the Dance Camp organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports (DCAS), which took place in Melkbos, March 23-25, 2018, participating in hip-hop, contemporary and African classes, and they performed on the African Day (March 25, 2018). On the other hand, the students from the Worcester High School performed in numerous shows during the Montagu Youth Arts Festival (August 15-25, 2018). Furthermore, a selected group of 20 talented students has been chosen to represent the Worcester High School at events for Dance in Creative Arts.

Fondation Alta Mane supports Dance for All since 2014. This support allowed the organization to continue running the Rural Outreach Programme in the Western Cape Province, even in difficult times and circumstances. For more information, please click the following link.