The Arts


The cornerstone of the Dance Department's Policy is to produce well-rounded, disciplined, dedicated, intelligent and fit dancers, by offering the best physical training in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, African Dance, Spanish and Jazz Dance. The dedicated, experienced staff focus on performance, interpretation and style.

Learners are exposed to performances of all varieties, local and international guest artists and teachers, workshops, corporate events and competitions. They regularly perform at art festivals, and have become a fixture at the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Learners perform in NSA Dance Department productions during the year and work in close collaboration with the South African Ballet Theatre (SABT), situated across the road from the NSA. Many learners who choose to pursue a career in dance join the Corps de Ballet at SABT, or overseas companies for further studies