Dance For All South Africa
DFA is a non-profit organisation based in Athlone, Cape Town that offers children from different socio-economic backgrounds an opportunity to experience the joy of movement while receiving a high standard of dance training. The dance training empowers children with important life skills, supports their personal development and opens up career possibilities.
Sadly, most of the children that attend DFA live in extremely challenging circumstances. Poverty and unstable home environments are common and while some have single parents, others are in the care of siblings or a grandmother. Some are even faced with an abusive situation or alcoholic parents.
DFA therefore, provides children and young adults with a safe space through offering an enjoyable and constructive extra-mural activity that is open to all. Experienced dance teachers nurture the student’s talent, encourage their creativity, and give them guidance, support and affirmation. The classes also help to develop their life skills such as discipline and confidence, which empower students to set positive goals for their future.