MEDIA RELEASE: April 9th 2012


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The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) and Mzansi Productions are now taking bookings for the popular Winter School. The Winter School, now in its third year, is a ‘ballet boot camp’ taking place from 2nd to 7th July 2012 at the state-of- the-art studios in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
The Winter School is an ideal opportunity for young dancers wishing to pursue a career in dance, to experience the environment of a professional company and be taught by members of SABT, Mzansi Productions and guest artists from Cuba and America.

This year’s School will be ‘themed’ in order to introduce the ballet ‘Le Corsaire’ to participants. ‘Le Corsaire’, which runs at the Joburg Theatre from July 19th 2012, is the first-ever production in South Africa of the great ballet classic and participants will have the opportunity to learn and rehearse parts of the ballet.

Dancers aged six to eighteen years old are invited to attend the exciting Winter School for a fun filled- week including daily ballet class, repertoire class, contemporary dance class, National dance class, stretching, pas de deux, pointe work, Pilates class and much much more!
The week will culminate in a performance by Winter School participants for friends and family on Saturday, July 7th from 11h00 – 12h00 at the Fringe Theatre.
The entry fee (for the full week Monday through Saturday) is as follows:
Junior groups = R 1500 for a half day’s session
Senior groups = R2500 for a full day’s session
Groups will be divided according to age:

  • JUNIOR GROUP A: Ages 6 – 8
  • JUNIOR GROUP B: Ages 9 – 11
  • SENIOR GROUP A: Ages 12 – 14
  • SENIOR GROUP B: Ages 15 – 18

There will be a maximum of 30 participants per group.
*The entry fee for 2012 has not increased.
Parents and Teachers are advised that, as there are a limited number of participants, early booking is advisable.
A select group of dancers from SABT’s Development programme will also be participating in the Winter School.
Please call Mr Moagi on 011 877 6898 or email to reserve a place.


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