Ballet

a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression  through movement. 

DSDA follows the Dance Academy of South Africa Syllabi.

Please visit www.dasa.co.za for more information 

Modern

a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings.

DSDA follows the Association of International Dance Teachers Syllabi.

Please visit www.aidt.co.za for more information

Hip Hop

Hip hop dancing almost eludes definition. Like the music it accompanies, this style of dance constantly evolves and welcomes innovation across cultural boundaries

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles ...

DSDA follows the Association of International Dance Teachers Syllabi and the Theatre Dance Association Syllabi

Please visit www.aidt.co.za  or  www.thetda.co.za  for more information

Tap

a dance in which  the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hardsoles or with taps.

DSDA follows the Association of International Dance Teachers Syllabi and the Theatre Dance Association Syllabi

Please visit www.aidt.co.za  or  www.thetda.co.za  for more information

Jazz

a dance form or dance that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music, developed by Americans in the early part of the 20th century. 

Open classes 

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It differs from commercial or competitive dance in that it is not bound by set standards, as well as defined styles such as Ballet or Jazz dance. Instead, it seeks to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities. 

It does not refuse classical ballet's leg technique in favor of modern dance's stress on the torso, while it also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance.Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.

Open Classes

Theatre Dance Association

The syllabi of  TDA is based on technique combined with Musical theatre. Musical theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love ...