About

DM Dance

Teaching children technique and rhythm, and increasing their overall self-confidence.

About

DM Dance

Teaching children technique and rhythm, and increasing

their overall self-confidence.

What is

“DM Dance™”?

At DM Dance our syllabus teaches children to warm-up using Ballet, modern, Body conditioning, proprioception, and basic Pilates techniques to safely strengthen, stretch and mobilize the body. They are exposed to the following dance styles -Ballet, Modern, Hip hop, Jazz, African, Freestyle, slow-dance, Rock ‘n Roll, Acro &  Silk training.

The benefits of the program being co-ordination, balance skills, brain patterning, teamwork, flexibility, rhythm, builds self-confidence, strengthens their emotional well-being, improving fitness & endurance. More benefits include Paxia, tactile, segmentation, acrobatics, sequencing, unilateral movement, midline, right/left differentiation, and rhythm patterning. 

Dancers can choose to dance for fun, participating in concerts, festivals & showcases or take it seriously and audition for competitions.

More benefits include…..

Teaching children technique and rhythm, and increasing their overall self-confidence

Offering each child access to a broad dance base. They can then choose which genre they prefer.

Dancers are exposed to proprioception skills and various other activities that enhance their sensory, vestibular (balance) and gross motor skills at a steady and controlled pace

Offers a solid foundation of dance, body and spatial awareness. Dancer becomes very aware of their own body, its limitations and strengths

At the same time enhancing a child's performance in any other physically demanding sport

A great emotional release and cardio workout for both boys and girls offering them an overall sense of well-being

Dancers achieve all of the above while dancing to the latest music and most importantly having loads of FUN!
Warm up includes, Ballet, Modern, Body conditioning and Pilates basics to strengthen and stretch. Core training is one of our focus points. We introduce the following forms of dance “Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, African-Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip hop, Freestyle, Disco, Rock ‘n Roll, Hula dances, Theme dances and Gymnastics basics” to name a few. The primary aim of DM Dance™ is to encourage children to enjoy dance expression and to increase their passion and love of dance. Should children only want to dance for fun (whether talented or not) or to do exams and competitions they have the freedom to choose.

DM Dance™ uses an array of equipment: hedgehogs, wobble boards, silk, scarves, hula hoops, cheerleader shakers, ribbon sticks etc. Techniques are presented in such a way as to make it fun. We are opposed to any form of stress or pressure being placed on children in order to achieve results. DM Dance™ has managed to maintain incredibly high standards to date, which includes keeping up to date with the latest music and dance steps. Our annual syllabus updates are compulsory and our teachers are trained, monitored and regularly evaluated.

DM Dance™ offers a comprehensive clothing range and various other branded products that encourage the children to dance and thoroughly enjoy themselves and let go. DM Dance™ has been well received by both the public and teachers who have recognised its potential as a fun and unique school activity, fostering a lifelong love of dance!

Where did the

“DM Dance™” concept begin?

The DM Dance™ concept began in 2002 and was originally developed as a pre-school syllabus only. It had become apparent that there was not an age appropriate or diverse dance syllabus available. The result was that many young dancers were suffering injuries and ending their dance careers prematurely. Many dancers also fell through the cracks, as they never had the opportunity to experience the dance form that suited them best. It was obvious that we needed to create a safe and diverse dance foundation syllabus.

Two highly experienced dance teachers Tamra Cawood and Genetia King (SADTA& IDTA UK) who between them have over 70 years dance experience set out to address the situation. Both have studied dance at tertiary level and have also danced locally and internationally. They both run highly successful dance studios and businesses of their own and are prominent figures in the local dance world.

WENDY Robinson

Is head of company operations, marketing & financial director.

Tamra Cawood

Qualified dance & ballet diploma Tshwane Pretoria University of Technology, Rad Ballet to intermediate, IDTA modern to advanced. SADTA associate, free flight dance company for 8yrs dancing professionally both nationally & internationally- Tamra assists with admin, marketing & operations.

Genetia King

SADTA & IDTA UK, fellow IDTA UK freestyle, IDTA UK associate modern, acrobatics teacher- Genetia is program & syllabus development.

TAMRA & GENETIA who both between them have over 70 years dance experience, both ran studios and have been teaching for over 20yrs. Both danced and performed both locally & internationally. We all run our own franchises areas as well as head office.

They set out to develop a syllabus that would not only be age appropriate, but a syllabus designed specifically to strengthen and develop these young bodies thereby increasing the standard of dance in South Africa.

After many years of work and development and in consultation with many specialists in various fields the DM Dance syllabus was finally ready to launch. Even though the syllabus is now being launched it will remain a work in progress and therefore qualified DM Dance teachers will attend annual courses to understand and become proficient in upgrades and improvements.

The challenge that now lay ahead was how to ensure that the syllabus and all its benefits would be appropriately managed and that the high standards would be maintained.

This gave birth to the DM Dance™ franchise opportunity. The DM Dance™ franchise opportunity would not only ensure that all the objectives of the syllabus were achieved and that the standards would be maintained, but also created an awesome business opportunity for those who have a passion for dance.