Dancetrax | modern dance classes in cape town
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modern dance classes in cape town

How we start

Starting a modern dance class lesson is an invitation to explore movement, creativity, and expression in a dynamic and inclusive environment. As students gather, the atmosphere brims with anticipation and excitement. The instructor, embodying the spirit of innovation and freedom inherent in modern dance, welcomes everyone with warmth and encouragement. The session begins with a gentle warm-up, focusing on grounding exercises, breath work, and stretching to prepare the body and mind for movement exploration. Students are then guided through improvisational exercises, encouraging them to connect with their inner creativity and express themselves authentically through movement. With each step, leap, and gesture, participants embark on a journey of self-discovery, embracing the fluidity and versatility of modern dance. Through this collaborative and supportive atmosphere, the class sets the stage for an enriching and transformative experience in the world of contemporary movement.

Length of tuition

Modern dance classes typically range from 60 to 90 minutes in duration, offering ample time for students to delve into the creative exploration of movement. Within this timeframe, participants engage in a variety of activities, including warm-up exercises, technical drills, choreographic exploration, and cool-down routines. The length of the class allows for a comprehensive exploration of modern dance principles, such as breath, alignment, dynamics, and expression. Instructors often tailor the content to accommodate students of various skill levels, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to learn and grow at their own pace. Despite the brevity of each session, the depth and breadth of learning in a modern dance class are boundless, fostering artistic development, physical fitness, and personal expression in every participant.

Tips and what to bring

When attending your first modern dance class, it’s essential to come prepared with a few key items to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Firstly, wear clothing that allows for unrestricted movement, such as fitted leggings or dance pants paired with a comfortable top. Consider layering to adjust to changes in temperature throughout the class. Additionally, bring along a water bottle to stay hydrated during the session, as modern dance can be physically demanding. It’s also helpful to bring a small towel to wipe away sweat and a pair of supportive dance shoes or socks suitable for dancing on the studio floor. Lastly, bring an open mind and a willingness to explore movement and creativity. With these essentials in tow, you’ll be well-equipped to dive into the dynamic world of modern dance with confidence and enthusiasm.


Modern dancing is a contemporary dance style that emphasizes expression, interpretation, and creativity. It combines elements of ballet, jazz, and improvisation to create a unique and dynamic form of movement. Characterized by fluid, emotive movements and a focus on storytelling through dance, modern dance often explores themes and emotions, allowing dancers to connect with the music and audience on a deeper level. It's a versatile and ever-evolving style that continues to push boundaries and inspire new generations of dancers and choreographers.

A Bit About Us

A bright private studio equipped with sprung floor and ballet mats, mirrors & bars. Lockers to store your dance bags and shoes.

The hours – We have afternoon Classes starting at 14h00 with the littlies  & Adult classes in the evenings.

Dancetrax opened it’s doors in Cape Town 20 years ago and offers the following Tap, Modern, Hip Hop & Irish Dancing. We actively participate in Shows, Eisteddfods, Competitions &  Exams.

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