Contemporary & Ballet Awards (CBA) to Showcase Emerging Dance Talent

The much-anticipated Contemporary & Ballet Awards (CBA) are set to take the stage from October 12th to 15th, 2023. This prestigious competition serves as a prominent platform for burgeoning young dancers to compete against the nation’s best talent while showcasing their skills to a panel of national and international judges.

The CBA is proud to be the first competition of its kind in the country to feature a commissioned piece in the finals, setting a new benchmark for dance competitions nationwide. As part of the comprehensive program, competitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by our esteemed judges – an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring dancers.

The competition spans several genres, ensuring a captivating and diverse viewing experience for our audience. From contemporary to classical ballet, the variety ensures there is something for everyone.

The grand finale, a Gala event, is set to be a spectacular production. The best dancers will perform both the commissioned piece and their winning solos, creating a mesmerising spectacle of talent, passion, and creativity. This event promises to be a showstopper, captivating not only competitors but also dance lovers nationwide.

The CBA is grateful to its organisers, Johannesburg Ballet, the South African International Ballet Competition (SAIBC), and our international partners for their commitment and dedication. Thanks to their efforts, the prizes on offer include scholarships, sponsorships, tours and cash prizes – an array of opportunities for winners to further their dance careers.

Tickets for this must-see event are available now. To secure your seat at the Contemporary & Ballet Awards, please email
Join us in celebrating the future of dance, nurturing talent and showcasing the best that South African dance has to offer.

About the Contemporary & Ballet Awards (CBA)
The CBA is a dance competition that provides a platform for young dancers to showcase their talent and compete against the best in the country. The CBA is committed to nurturing talent, celebrating dance and pushing boundaries in the world of contemporary and ballet dance.

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