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Volunteer Music & Dance Project in South Africa

  • Placement locations: Cape Town
  • Role: Varies depending on the option you choose, may include teaching music or dance
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support.
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

The Music & Dance Project in South Africa is ideal for volunteers with an interest in the field of music or performing arts. South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and music and dance provide it with an unmistakeable flavour. Whether you are on a gap year or a career break you have the opportunity to explore this artistic vocation or share your knowledge with underprivileged students through community outreach programmes.

Teaching Music

Circle of unity

Volunteers have the option to teach music to students, from ages 7 to 18, at a local South African school. You will be able to teach them how to play a musical instrument, provide vocal training and also help them understand basic music theory.

Volunteers work Mondays to Fridays during school hours.

In the future, the project aims to create a community band and/or orchestra. Currently, though, students are learning how to play the guitar, piano, violin, saxophone and the clarinet. You have the option to focus on the instrument of your choice and you may teach them any aspect of music.

Singing is also popular among the students and many of them are part of a small choir. If you have experience in singing or choir-directing, your help will be greatly appreciated. This option also includes traditional music lessons, where students can share and learn cultural and tribal songs.

To get the most out of this option, volunteers are expected to have a background in music, basic knowledge of musical theory and some practical ability.

Teaching Dance (Ballet and Modern)

If dance is your preference, you have the opportunity to teach ballet or modern dance to the local school children. You are expected to have a background in dance.

If you are more interested in professionally producing music and artist management, then our Music Production project may be more suited to you. 

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