Ntsoana’s Training and Development Programme focuses both on the training of dancers and of choreographers and aims to give dancers and choreographers the tools to make them independent, forward thinking artists.
In 2007/2008 Ntsoana successfully conducted a full time two year training programme for a group of aspiring dancers. Classes included ballet, contemporary, flamenco and choreography.
In 2009/2010 the Programme broadened to include the technical training of Unomthandazo Dance Company members who attended classes with Ntsoana throughout the year. Unomthandazo performed alongside Ntsoana in their season Unplugged Origins as well as at presentations held in Sebokeng. The second year of the training programme focused on the choreographic development of both Ntsoana and Unomthandazo Company members. All participants workshopped and developed solos which were then presented under the banner of Solo Works performed at Sebokeng.
Ntsoana regularly conducts choreographic and dance workshops and has collaborated with Vaughn Sadie on several projects which have explored the relationship between dance and visual art.
Funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund made it possible for Ntsoana to invest in developing the choreographic skills of company members.
Ntsoana is committed to making arts visible in all communities and endeavours to conduct workshops where ever possible and as such has worked in Gugulethu, Hilbrow, Alexandra, Soweto, Sebokeng and Johannesburg.