Dance like music has a way of connecting people from all walks of life, join me for 2 hour dance class where we explore some of South Africa`s most dynamic dance styles. A session where I will not only teach you how to dance like a local but as well give you a musical background of how these dance connect with our ever changing music industry. Our meeting point will be at Thusong Sports Complex (Located in the Khayelitsha CBD) where I teach young kids from on how to dance, there parking available at the venue so if you are driving please rest assured that we got you covered. Upon arrival I will give you a short background history of Khayelitsha, Thusong and slow breakdown our experience by taking memorial of the township dance culture through a visual demonstration of each dance style according to the music genre. Don't be intimidate dance is all about self experience so be free to express yourself. Soon enough we will start our session with basic stretches, easy body movements where will should how to interpret sound, feel beat and move to it. Once we have our rhythm we have a short dance Gqom routine (a local street style dance) and later break for lunch at the healthy Spinach King Café or at 4Roomed Ekasi Culture. The Spinach is a 5 minute walk from our venue so this short walk should give more insightful experience on life and culture of Cape Towns largest township.
Hi my name is Mthuthuzeli "Stoan" Galela, a professional dancer, actor, upcoming film maker and choreographer. For the last 15 years of my life I have been honing and sharpening my dance skills. I have won countless dance competitions, worked with local hip hop artist like K.O and Cassper Nyovest as well as famous house DJ Prince Kaybee on his latest Gugulethu soundtrack. My dance portfolio includes dances styles like Panstula (township street dancing), contemporary and hip hop. For the last 4 years I have created a kiddies dance group and collaborated with local and international television programs like cartoon network where I helped create and choreographing content for their pop up party television series. A great opportunity where I got to meet and mentor young people from other all around Cape Town.
A healthy meal either Spinach King Café or traditionally inspired meal at 4roomed Ekasi Culture.
Thusong is a local sports complex that was built in the heart of Khayelitsha by the City of Cape Town, the facility is used by various sports bodies to train and practice sports like basketball and karate. The Spinach Café is South Africa first ever healthy Spinach bakery where they serve the famous spinach bread. 4roomed Ekasi Culture is the leading restaurant in Khayelitsha, at the restaurant they serve meals inspired local tradition.
This experience is more than just another dance class, about learning, music, people and the township culture.
Move to the township rhythm