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Our Satellite Schools

Developing the next generation of South African dancers

Joburg Ballet believes in nurturing new talent, regardless of background or location. We run three Satellite Schools in Soweto, Alexandra and Braamfontein and admission is through an annual open audition that takes place at the end of each year. Children must be over 6 at the time of their audition, or by January of the following year and the upper age limit for all children auditioning is 12.

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Joburg Ballet School

Exceptional students stand a chance to audition for Joburg Ballet School

Outstanding young dancers aged 8 – 12 identified during the annual Satellite School auditions may stand a chance to audition for Joburg Ballet School’s accelerated programme. Auditions for our School are by invitation only and classes for this programme take place Monday to Saturday at our studios in Braamfontein, starting in January of the following year.

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Joburg Ballet Academy

Providing ballet training for pre-professional students

Joburg Ballet Academy focuses on providing training by highly-qualified and professional teachers, in classical and contemporary dance and pas de deux, to prepare older dancers aged 14 — 18 for careers as professional dancers. Classes take place twice a week at our studios in Braamfontein and Academy students have the opportunity to take part in Joburg Ballet productions.

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Our Aspirant Programme

Spending a year with Joburg Ballet could be your career gateway

We offer a full-time programme which includes lessons, training and the opportunity to rehearse and perform on stage with the company. Aspirants can see if they have what it takes to work with a professional dance company and those who successfully complete the one-year programme may be offered a contract with Joburg Ballet’s corps de ballet. The programme runs from January to December.

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Adult Ballet Classes

Stay fit and flexible with our open adult classes

Suitable for adults of all ages and with separate classes for beginners and advanced, ballet offers great exercise, improving posture, flexibility, co-ordination and strength. Beginners classes are ideal for those who have never danced before, while advanced classes are perfect for anyone wtith some training and a basic understanding of classical ballet principles. Drop-in students are welcome.

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