Jozi Youth Dance Company (JYDC), the only one of its kind. A platform for young dancers, exposing them to professional choreographers and dancers a like. Jozi will be bringing their season production CHAPHAZA to Roodepoort Theatre where they will be performing 2 shows. Chaphaza which means a splash of choreographic works will inspire ALL with an array of different pieces set to light the stage on fire! The lineup includes pieces from Director of JYDC – Jayd Swart, South African choreographer Phume Sikhakhane, Brazilian choreographer Gabriel Fernandes, Italian choreographer Mario Gaglione, JYDC alumni Neo Moloi & Almar Kanda.

Over the last 11 years, JYDC have welcomed many young dancers from all over Gauteng to give them a platform to showcase their talents and inspire the next generation of professional dancers. Under the directorship of Jayd Swart, the company has grown not only in numbers but also in the quality of dancing. “Young dancers need to be given the opportunity to show what they are capable of. We train them in both technique and expression and motivate them to achieve new heights while preparing them for a future in dance,” said Jayd Swart. JYDC has opened many doors for company members including training & touring to USA, Canada, Croatia, South-Korea, Romania, Bulgaria, Portugal & Berlin.

Chaphaza, one of the most exciting shows produced by JYDC will produce 3 seasons in one which is a first ever. This year will be one of the most magnificent with a mix of choreographers, inspiring pieces, different styles allowing the dancers to be artists and performers all in one. Audiences will experience a taste of old and new with a mix of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and afro fusion, we will also have guest performer from Joburg Ballet join us on stage as part of the timeless classic, Giselle.

Chaphaza – Roodepoort Theatre Saturday 22 June, 2024 19h00
Chaphaza – Roodepoort Theatre Sunday 23 June, 2024 11h00

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We are truly looking forward to entertaining you!