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Dancers from the age of five and up are invited to audition for the Roodepoort Youth Ballet production of Cinderella, at the University of Joburg Arts Centre.
YOUNG ballet students from Gauteng will get the chance to share the stage with professional dancers in the Roodepoort Youth Ballet production of Cinderella.


Classes will be held for youngstersMaster classes will be held for youngstersAuditions to join the youth ballet are being held on Saturday, 5 March at the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre. Dancers are urged to be there early, with the auditions starting at 9.30am.

Candidates, five years of age and older, must pay an audition fee of R50 on arrival. Successful candidates will have to pay R800 for registration and costume fees.

No loose fitting clothes will be permitted in the auditions. Girls should wear a leotard and those who are on pointes should bring pointe shoes. Boys should wear tights, a T-shirt and suitable footwear.

“The purpose of the auditions is to allow young dancers in Gauteng the opportunity to perform in a full-length ballet with members of a professional company, and to create a dance community in which we can work together and learn from one another to the ultimate benefit of the children and students,” says Joel Morris, a Mzansi Productions company dancer.

Rehearsals will take place on Saturdays at the Arts Centre studios, and will be preceded by master classes given by a dancer from Mzansi or by a visiting teacher from the National Ballet School of Cuba. Each class will cost R30.

Cinderella will be performed in the last two weeks of July at the university’s Arts Centre Theatre. In the production, dancers from Mzansi Productions will join the youngsters from the Roodepoort Youth Ballet. The leading roles will be taken by dancers from Mzansi, visiting dancers from abroad, members of Mzansi Productions’ Experimental Programme, and young dancers who are ready for leading roles.

The Roodepoort Youth Ballet production is directed by Dirk Badenhorst and choreography and artistic direction is by Morris, who had made a name for himself with the successful production of The Sleeping Beauty, also with the Roodepoort Youth Ballet, in 2010.

For any further enquiries, contact Joel Morris on 072 458 6266 or

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