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Performing Arts: JYDC Production I Phoenix I August 2021

Posted by radio On August - 26 - 2021

Jozi Youth Dance Company (JYDC), brings you their 7th annual production called Phoenix, 07-10 October 2021 at the Roodepoort Theatre.

Jozi Youth Dance Company is a one of its kind, platform for young dancers, exposing them to professional choreographers and dancers. They gain invaluable experience, performing to sold out audiences, preparing them for the cut-throat dance industry.

This is JYDC’s 7th season and promises to lift the spirits of all of our audiences and be one of their biggest and best yet. This year we present to you “Phoenix”. We invite you to come and watch the rise and upliftment of artists and youth dancers after Covid-19, in JOZI Youth Dance Company’s enthralling season “Phoenix” 07-10 October 2021.

Over the past 7 years, JYDC have welcomed young dancers from all over Gauteng in order to give them a platform to showcase their talent and inspire the next generation of professional dancers. Under the directorship of Jayd Swart, the company has grown, not only in number but also quality of dance. “Young dancers need to be given the opportunity to show what they are capable of. We train them in both technique and expression and motivate them to achieve new heights while preparing them for a future in dance” said Swart.


Phoenix, the largest and most spectacular of shows produced by JYDC is guaranteed to set the stage on fire. “This year, we have the most magnificent lineup of choreographers, inspiring pieces showing how artists, performers and dancers have risen from the ashes after Covid-19.

Audiences will experience a taste of Broadway, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet pieces that will make up the full show stopping production. Each piece bringing the own distinct personality of each choreographer to the stage with their story of rising through Covid-19 and bringing the arts back onto the stage and audiences back into theatres, said Swart. Choreographers include; Weslee Swain Lauder, Jayd Swart, Kent Jeycocke, Miane Shepard, Navin Jacobs, Sabelo Maphumulo, Aviwe November, Claudia Monja, Almar Kanda, Faiz Dalman, Joanne Liebenberg
and Kingsley Beukes

JYDC has opened up many doors for company members including a training tour to South-Korea, Romania, China, Bulgaria, Portugal, USA, Canada & Croatia. This production will form part of an International Tour is also been scheduled to show case this wonderful production.

All our graduates have received jobs within the industry, both Nationally and Internationally. We are so proud to be developing this kind of talent within the South African Dance Industry.


For more information on the production, Phoenix or auditions for the next season,
Jayd Swart on 076 213 8867 or e-mail
Ticket Bookings for the Production: Cost: Tickets: R180p/p and

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