Flatfoot Dance Company

Photography by Val Adamson


Here you will find responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Flatfoot Dance Company

General Questions

  1. Do I have to have had dance training to audition for the Flatfoot Training Company?

    No, the Flatfoot Training Company is set up to provide both technique and performance training to young dancers.  It is a platform to nurture and develop dance skills.

  2. Do I have to be a UKZN drama student to audition for the Flatfoot Training Company?

    No, the training company holds open auditions - open to anyone over the age of 16-years-old, seeking technique and performance training in contemporary dance.

  3. Does Flatfoot offer any children's dance Classes?

    Yes, Flatfoot Dance Company runs a vast range of free community classes in various communities in and around Durban and KZN.

  4. Do I have to pay to attend Flatfoot Dance Company Community classes?

    No, our community classes are offered free of charge in the communities in which we work.

  5. I am looking for a performance for a corporate event, is Flatfoot Dance Company available?

    Flatfoot often participates in corporate events.  For information or to request a quote please e-mail us:  [email protected] and cc the e-mail to [email protected] 

  6. How much does it cost to have Flatfoot Dance Company perform at a corporate event?

    We do not have a strictly defined corporate rate - as charges vary depending on the length of the work requested, how many dancers are needed as well as issues relating to costume hire and such.

  7. Does Flatfoot Dance Company offer any schools workshops?

    Yes, we offer an extensive range of workshops made for school learners, these range from 'Theme Programme' workshops tailor made for Matric drama learners, to 'Physical Theatre', 'African Contemporary Technique', 'Tools Towards Making a Dance', 'Rhythm and Body Percussion', 'Gumboot Dancing', 'Hip-Hop/Funk' and 'Creative Movement' workshops. 

  8. How can I book a dance workshop for my school?

    E-mail Clare, our company manager at [email protected] and cc the e-mail to [email protected]; with your request and she will make the booking for you.

  9. Does Flatfoot make any performances that could be performed at my school?

    Yes, we often create 'made for schools' travelling performance works.  For information on any such performances check this website, or 'like' our FaceBook page where information is posted regularly.  Alternatively you can e-mail us at [email protected] and we will get back to you.

  10. I have to complete vocational training as part of my school curriculum, does Flatfoot support such initiatives?

    Yes, Flatfoot happily supports school initiatives for learners to gain vocational training.  If you are participating in a vocational training programme at your school, and are wanting to experience a day-week-month as a Flatfoot Dancer, please contact us at [email protected] with your request, and we will get back to you.

  11. I am doing a school/university project on Flatfoot Dance Company and would like to set up an interview with one (or more) company members, is this possible?

    Of course this is possible, time permitting.  E-mail [email protected] with your request.

  12. I am interested in Flatfoot's Dance Development programmes and would like to write a research paper on them, is it possible for me to attend project sessions for my research?

    Unfortunately, it is our policy that the children with whom we work are not made objects of or exploited in the name research.  For further clarification on this issue e-mail [email protected]

  13. What year did Flatfoot Dance Company begin?

    Flatfoot Dance Company got its start, under the artistic directorship of Lliane Loots, in 1994.  It was initially a non-funded student training company.  In 2003 with a project funding grant from the National Arts Council of South Africa, the company launched itself professionally, still under the artistic directorship of Lliane Loots.

  14. Who are the full-time company members of Flatfoot Dance Company?

    See our 'Meet The Company' page for pics and bios of our full-time company members.

  15. How do I keep up-to-date with Flatfoot related performances?

    We post information related to all our performances to this site on the 'What's On' page as well as to our FaceBook page "Flatfoot Dance Company:  Non-Profit Organisation" and also to instagram @flatfootdanceco

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