Dance Trust Zimbabwe (DTZ)

Harare, Zimbabwe
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Dance Trsust of Zimbabwe (DTZ)
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The Dance Trust Zimbabwe (DTZ) is an organisation that focuses on several projects connected to modern dance in Harare. It is located close to the city center in Belgravia in the National Ballet premises (next to Reps Theatre). It provides dance training classes to young people from high-density suburbs. The trust offers the Dance Foundation Course (DFC). DFC is an intensive three-year contemporary dance training course based on a full-time and broad curriculum.

On 29 November 2012, US-based dance group, the Jazz Tap Ensemble, donated tap shoes and books to DTZ following a cultural exchange program in Zimbabwe. The donation comprised of 50 pairs of new tap shoes and a collection of dance and music books.

It has grown to become a groundbreaking leader of dance training in the region. Dancers who have trained or performed at the DTZ have graced at prestigious events such as HIFA (Harare International Festival of the Arts) and the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in South Africa let alone touring the world. It comprises of four different arms namely the National Ballet, the Dance Foundation Course (DFC), Tumbuka Contemporary Dance Company and the DTZ Outreach Programme.

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