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Joburg Ballet School and Satellite Schools

Joburg Ballet believes in nurturing new talent, regardless of background or location. As part of World Ballet Day celebrations, Joburg Ballet interviews esteemed class teacher Thabang Mabaso and takes a look inside one of his ballet sessions.

The company runs three Satellite Schools in Soweto, Alexandra and Braamfontein and admission is through an annual open audition that takes place at the end of each year. Children must be over the age of 6 at the time of their audition, or by January of the following year, and the upper age limit for all children auditioning is 12.

27 November: 15:00 – 18:00 at San Kopano Centre, 12th Avenue, Alexandra 
28 November :15:00 – 18:00 at National School of the Arts, Hoofd Street, Braamfontein 
29 November: 15:00 – 18:00 at Uncle Tom’s Hall, Orlando West, Soweto
For more information or to register online visit the ‘Learn’ page at, alternatively, contact Jo-Anne Wyngaard, co-ordinator of Joburg Ballet Schools, on 011-877-6904 or e-mail BEFORE Friday, 22 November.

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