HOLIDAY WORKSHOP 2021 AT
GIFT OF DANCE
Location: AGS CHURCH STUDIO
5 van Breda, Vergesig, Durbanville

Workshop Classes include:
HIP HOP, BALLET/MODERN, AND MORE! 

Our world class, cream of the crop faculty of teachers brings you a wide variety in dance classes this holiday right here in Cape Town's northern suburbs! 

Don't miss this unique week of high quality dance training! 


 

 

 

Classes on offer include;

Preschool Program "Dancely"

Hip Hop - Popping, Locking and Waacking techniques as well as history with Shameelah (See the teachers page for Shameelah's bio!)
Ballet/Modern - PBT, and Alixa Flexibility with Caitlin and Amanda (See the teachers page for Caitlin and Amanda's bios!)

Guest teacher for the intermediate and advanced kids - Khanya Mandongana:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khanya is a professional ballet and contemporary dancer with the Landestheatre Detmold Germany. He was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He started ballet training at the age of 10 with Dianne Cheeseman at the Cape Junior Ballet School. He then continued his training through Cape Town City Ballet’s Male Development Programme and the Cape Junior Ballet Company in 2007, training primarily in ballet but also in contemporary, jazz and pilates.
During his school going years, Khanya danced in many Cape Town City Ballet Productions which included Coppelia, Peter Pan and Nutcracker. He took part in many competitions where he won a gold medal in the RAD Genee Dance Challenge in 2011, received a scholarship to the American Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive, competed in the RAD Adeline Genee Silver Trophy Competition and was a finalist at the South African International Ballet Competition where he was awarded a full scholarship to the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in  New York City.

After matriculating in 2014, Khanya trained under Martin Schönberg as a full-time vocational ballet student for 2 years. He performed and toured in the South African National Dance Trust’s production of A Spartacus of Africa, and in Adele Blanc and Martin Schönberg’s production of Archangel. During his time in full-time vocational training he also became a certified pilates instructor through the University of Stellenbosch.  In 2017 Khanya was accepted to the Europaballet St Pölten Conservatory in Austria where he spent 3 years working as an apprentice and gaining experience in the European ballet industry working with Wienestaatsballet (Volksoper), Hugarian Dance Festival, Sopron Ballet, Sadttheatre Baden Ballet de Dschunglebuch, Renato Zanella, Michael Fictenbaum, Peter Bruer and Reiner Feisle. In addition, he has performed in his own choreographic works and solo’s with Europaballet Ensemble.

Today, at 25, he is working as a soloist at the Lanestheatre Detmold Germany performing in works such as Letters and Messages, Le Sacre, Winter, Pas de Deux and Tanz zum Advent. He is known for his exceptional work ethic and professionalism, his light and gravity defying jumps as well as his very striking stage presence accompanied by a wonderful musicality.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

WHEN?          19-23 JULY, 2021! (Please double check which 3 days apply to your child’s                           age group.  See below)

 

WHAT?          PRESCHOOL DANCE

                     HIP HOP

                     BALLET / MODERN

                     PLUS MORE NEW AND EXCITING CLASSES THAT ARE EXCLUSIVELY                                 OFFERED AT THIS HOLIDAY WORKSHOP!  THESE ARE NOT PART OF OUR                         REGULAR OFFERING SO DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO LEARN AND                               GROW EVEN FURTHER!

 

***BONUSES

  • BALLET BUN TUTORIAL!

  • STAGE MAKEUP TUTORIAL!

 

COST?           GET THE DISCOUNT!  A special rate for the full program! 

 

                     PRESCHOOL DISCOUNT - R250 for all 3 available CLASSES

 

                     JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED DISCOUNT – R700 for all 9                            available classes

 

***If you book for the FULL program, we will even throw in one FREE Gift of Dance mask!

 

R100 per class for single classes (Only if there is space available as preference will be given to those doing the full program! Classes capped at 15 students maximum per class)

 

HOW TO BOOK?

Reply to this email with proof of payment into the Gift of Dance FNB account, for the full course to book your child’s spot.  We will require a minimum of 6 children enrolling in each age group to run the workshop.  In the event there are not enough children registered, we will either issue you with a credit or refund your payment. 

 

NOT A GIFT OF DANCE MEMBER?

No problem!  You can still attend (please first ensure your own studio is okay with it!) as long as we receive your completed Covid19 indemnity form and General health questionnaire and some other contact information.  Contact us if you do not yet have these and wish to register. 

 

PRESCHOOL

Our brand-new “Dancely” launch!

Wednesday 21 July-Friday 23 July

3-4 years – 8:30-9:15am

5-6 years – 9:30-10:15am

 

  • 1 class per day (different genres each day)

 

 

JUNIOR (7-10 years)

Wednesday 21 July-Friday 23 July

10:30-13:30 daily

 

  • 3x classes per day (1x ballet/modern, 1x hip hop and 1x “other” per day).

 

INTERMEDIATE (11-15 years)

Monday 19 July-Wednesday 21 July

14:00-17:00 daily

 

  • 3x classes per day (1x ballet/modern, 1x hip hop and 1x “other” per day).

 

ADVANCED (15 years and up)

Monday 19 July-Wednesday 21 July

17:30-20:30 daily

 

  • 3x classes per day (1x ballet/modern, 1x hip hop and 1x “other” per day).

 

 

CLASS/GENRE INFO AND DESCRIPTIONS:

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

  • Various dance genres from our brand-new preschool dance program called “Dancely”!  From ballet, to hip hop and everything in between! For more info about "Dancely" keep an eye on your emails as we will be introducing it into our normal term offering in term 3 and will be announcing it over the next few days. 

 

HIP HOP

–  Popping, Locking & Waacking techniques

  • Hip Hop history – videos and information session on the history of HIP HOP

           

BALLET / MODERN

–  Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)

***Dancers are required to bring their own yoga mat, and a large pilates ball.  If you need help trying to source a ball, please let us know.  We can assist with a few as needed.  A long theraband is also suggested if possible. 

***For info on PBT visit; https://pbt.dance/en/about

  • Turns and progressions with guest teacher Khanya!

***To view Khanya’s CV see above.

 

OTHER

  • Alixa Flexibility!  Targeted flexibility training to strengthen and increase flexibility.  Great for absolutely anyone who wants to increase flexibility!  Not just dancers! To learn more about Alixa Flexibility visit; https://www.alixaflexibility.com/about

***Dancers are required to bring their own yoga mat, or play mats, as our mats are limited and cannot be shared between dancers due to covid19 precautions.

 

  • “Quick tricks” sessions for beginner and intermediate dancers

    • Learn how to do a dolphin roll (Pre-requisite is a basic backwards roll over the shoulder)

    • Learn how to do a baby freeze (Pre-requisite is just a minimum age of 7 years old)

    • Learn how to do a shoulder freeze (Pre-requisite is a baby freeze)

    • Learn cartwheel variations (Pre-requisite is a basic cartwheel on at least one side, both sides preferable)

    • Learn headstand variations (Pre-requisite is just a minimum age of 7 years old and no neck problems)

*** Dancers are required to bring their own yoga mat, or play mats, as our mats are limited and cannot be shared between dancers due to Covid19 precautions. 

  • BONUSES – Info on the bonus tutorials coming soon.  Only available to those who register for the full 3 day program.

  • BALLET BUN TUTORIAL!

  • STAGE MAKEUP TUTORIAL!

 

If you’re interested in the single R100 class options and would like the exact schedule for a certain genre, please let me know and I will get that to you ASAP. 

 

Please just note that classes will be capped at a maximum of 15 dancers per class, therefore preference will be given to those signing up for the full week.  If there is still space thereafter, we will open it up to those wanting single classes.

Please also note that your account for regular fees needs to be settled before registering for extras such as this holiday workshop. 

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