Welcome to
West Coast Dance Academy

Established in 2006, situated in Table View, Cape Town. The Academy is run by former professional classical dancers. This husband and wife team aim to carefully train young dancers with the emphasis on pure classical technique together with the physical and emotional well-being of each student in a safe and nurturing environment.

WCDA address:

Compass Cottage
12 Compass Close


Johan Jooste was born in Pinetown, South Africa and matriculated at De Kuilen High School in Kuilsriver, Cape Town. He received a diploma in the teaching of classical ballet from the University of Cape Town (UCT) School of Ballet (now the UCT School of Dance) in 1984. read more..

The Vocational School was launched in July 2012. A first of its kind in Cape Town, specialising in Classical Ballet. It became evident to us in 2008 during the Cape Town International Ballet Competition, that by world standard South African ballet does not measure up to the rest of the world. Hence, the birth of this Vocational Program for students whose intention it is to dance....
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The school runs every afternoon of the week giving children the opportunity to learn classical ballet as an extra-curricular activity.
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