A dance festival is an organized event where dance performance is celebrated. Dance festivals may include competitions for individual dancers or teams. Dance Festivals focus on the performance of specific dance styles. Competitors perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles such as acrobatic dance, ballet, disco dance, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and tap before a common group of judges.

Prizes, such as trophies, money, or scholarships to dance training camps, may be given out for the best dancer or dance team. Dance festivals build team work in a dance studio and improve a dancer’s self-confidence to perform in front of an audience.

Gauteng Dance Studios compete yearly at the Dance Art Festival (www.dancefestival.co.za) in all disciplines the festival is hosting. Students practise from June until October for this event that is held in Pretoria.

Beginner dancers compete in group routines while the more advanced dancers also compete in solo, duets, trios and group categories. Choreography to suit each dancer individually for solo sections is done and interesting new ideas for groups make Gauteng Dance Studios yearly the best youth dance studio at this event.

Our dress makers work hard with designs on exquisite costumes for each and every child to make this event an unforgettable memory.