Calling all dancers, actors and musicians! Fourways’ budding artists will soon be treated to their very own Performing Arts Academy. Ross Howard Music, a prominent and popular local music school, is now diversifying into dance and drama, and boasts with of the most esteemed teachers in the country. “In the light of our success in music training, we are excited to bring Fourways exceptional training in all three of the performing arts”, says Ross Howard. “Fourways is home to many youngsters and adults who previously often had to go to other suburbs for specialised training in dance and drama. We are now in a position to provide expert training in all of the performing arts fields right here in the heart of Fourways”, Howard explains.
The Dance Department is headed by dance expert Pinto Ferreira (PhD – Performing Arts) who teaches Modern-Jazz. Optional examinations are entered into through DancePro International, a revolutionary new dance syllabus endorsed by the Commonwealth Open University in the UK. “The syllabus combines the fundamentals of traditional training with the latest developments and trends within the dance industry”, Ferreira says.
Hip Hop dancers will enjoy the opportunity to follow Hip Hop legend and international judge André Carlitz’s cutting-edge WX Hip Hop Street Development. This kick-ass syllabus has taken the local Hip Hip world by storm. Open classes for youngsters and adults alike are offered to those who prefer to dance simply for the enjoyment and fitness benefits thereof. Having fun is a critical given! Dancers who wish to enter for dance competitions and eisteddfods can have their dance numbers choreographed by prominent and experienced choreographers.
The Drama Department boasts with, among other, seasoned professional actress and drama lecturer Teri Scott. Optional examinations are entered into through Trinity College. Scott focusses on both acting as a performing art form and the development of confidence and self-presentation through drama.
To join Ross Howard Performing Arts, contact [email protected] or (083) 233 6660