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Dance workshop to be hosted at National Theatre

Dance workshop to be hosted at National Theatre

The Namibia Dance Sport Academy (NDSA) will be hosting the International Dance Organization (IDO) Africa Workshop on 6 to 7 February at the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) from 8:00 to 16:30.

Registration fee is N$250 per day and includes workshop material, light snack and IDO Coaching Certificates.

The main aim of the IDO workshop is capacity and skill development and the deadline for registration is 29 January 2018 at 12:00.

According to the organisors, dance will help children who may not feature in the more traditional school sports to shine and build their self-esteem and in this way they are doing the communities and country great service.

Furthermore the workshop also aims to bring dance in to main stream sporting arena where dancers are rightfully recognized as athletes.

“The benefit of street dance is that it is easily accessible to all children, boys or girls, rich or poor, young an old and no matter what their body type is. And because of this street dance is available to all and most importantly to the disadvantage communities for whom the main stream sports are often inaccessible,” they added.

Dance is now available to schools as part of their sports/culture offering and dancers have the opportunity to receive Regional, National Colours in Street Dance. The workshop is hosted by the Namibian Dance Sport Academy (NDSA) an Affiliate Member to DanceSport Namibia (DSNAM) in partnership with IDO and Dance Sport South Africa School League.


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