The performing arts are well rooted in Gauteng, with many musicals and dramas having been staged in front of bumper audiences.
While theatre performances have been known to draw large crowds, choreographed dance culture has yet to capture the imagination of Gauteng entertainment lovers as successfully.
The Dance Factory was set up to remedy this, training dancers, staging performances and cultivating a dance culture in the province.
The factory, with the financial backing of well-wishers, has successfully set up a dance centre that offers dance classes, workshops and performances. The classes and workshops primarily target historically disadvantaged communities.
The Dance Factory works with children up to the age of 17. At the beginning of every year dancers are taken through classes in contemporary dance and classical ballet under the tutelage of professional dance instructors, who have strong ties to the local and international dance scene.
The dancers are exposed to a range of professional choreographers, dancers and performances, and have the chance to participate in performances alongside some of the world’s renowned dancers.
The Dance Factory serves as a performance venue, and can also be hired out for special events, workshops, rehearsals and performances.
Near Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown Cultural Precinct, near the Bassline