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RHYTHM OF HOPE

“Once you choose Hope, anything is possible!” – Christopher Reeve

ROHD'S PURPOSE IS TO

EMPOWER PEOPLE

THROUGHT THE ART OF BALLET

WHY RHYTHM OF HOPE

At Rhythm of Hope we believe dance is a gift, to embrace, enjoy and to share with others, especially those less fortunate! Just as a good musical rhythm gets people moving and provides them with perseverance and hope, since 2012 we have endeavoured to provide this gift to as many people as possible, thereby enabling them to also be a blessing to others!

ADULT CLASSES

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KICKSTARTER BALLET (1 HOUR):

Classes for any adult with no former ballet or dance experience. Expect to focus on ballet basics with an easy pace and encouraging atmosphere, while still breaking a sweat to lay a firm technical foundation for you to develop and improve on weekly.

 

Grade 5 RAD/
Test 5 Cecchetti Level

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TRANSITIONAL BALLET (1 HOUR):

The next level of classes, for those with rusty former ballet or adult kickstarter ballet experience. With a slightly faster pace and more focus on complex sequences of steps, this class makes for a mental, toning and cardiovascular weekly workout.

Intermediate Foundation RAD/
Cecchetti Level

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MIDWAY BALLET (1 HOUR):

For those with over 3 years of Adult ballet experience, or former RAD or Cecchetti experience to Intermediate level. These classes involve weekly syllabi work and occasional repertoire and pointe work. Those in this class are welcome to audition of the ministry team if they are interested.

Advanced Foundation RAD/ Intermediate Cecchetti Level

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ADVANCED OPEN UNSET BALLET (1.25 HOURS):

A class for fully trained dancers with Advanced 1 or higher experience or over four years of adult ballet experience, seeking a weekly mental and physical challenge. Each week’s class looks different, involving a balance of syllabi, unset and repertoire work. Pointe Work is also done occasionally, but still in a non-critical, fun yet challenging environment! 

Those in this class are also welcome to audition of the ministry team if they are interested. 

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ADULT LOVE FOR DANCE (1 HOUR):

We understand that not all people prefer formal ballet structures, but still want to dance to relax. Therefore, our Love for Dance classes are for those who love to dance and want to explore other dance genres like Contemporary and Musical Theater Foundations.

Here the emphasis is fun and recreation, rather than discipline and technique.

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ADULT TAP (45 MIN):

Our Adult Tap classes are another great, fun way to relieve stress, express yourself and build cardiovascular strength These classes are based on the AIDT Tap Syllabi.

Intermediate Foundation RAD/
Cecchetti Level

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CONTEMPORARY:

Learn amazing choreography and lyric style, while expressing your deepest emotions to music. Contemporary is all about expression and letting go of inhibitions while dancing.

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HIP-HOP:

Open: Beginner and Intermediate level Hip-Hop classes. No set syllabi work but based on the AIDT syllabus. Open for a student up to any age, beginners (with no experience) up to Intermediate level of experience. Options of doing exams.
Exam: AIDT Hip-Hop Syllabi according to your age and level.

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JUNIOR CLASSES

Give your child the opportunity to discover themselves and their capabilities through the wonderful art dance, in an intimate and encouraging environment with structured discipline/ incentive and reward system. Our Junior program not only offers the option of formal ballet exams, studio performances, ministry opportunities and social occasions to make the dance environment a place they love and feel accepted. But from 2021 we will also have a specialised ‘Identity Curriculum” running parallel to our dance curriculums in the classes to make sure we are intentional in helping them build their sense of belonging, worth and competence in our quest to help them become well-rounded individuals with strong identities.

Enrolling your child will also help 80 less fortunate students in Tshwane also get that same opportunity through our ROH Dance Outreach Program. 

HOPEFUL HOPPERS (AGE 2.5-4):

A creative play class involving basic ballet, large and small motoric and basic anatomy education for young children intending more former ballet in later years. Focus is stimulating imagination, making learning fun, appreciating their bodies, basic social skills and a love for movement and dance!

PRE-PRIMARY- TEST1 (AGES 5-9):

A basic intro to formal ballet, while still involving much imagination and fun, with the option of a RAD or Cecchetti exam.

TEST/GRADE 1-5 (AGES 8-12):

Formal Cecchetti and/or RAD training, as preparation for vocational exams in their senior years, in an encouraging and loving environment with a focus on individual attention, personal development, self-esteem and love for dance.

LOVE FOR DANCE (Age 7-13):

For those who love to dance, but do not want the pressure of an exam. These classes are purely recreational, with a ballet foundation, but also exploring other dance genres like Contemporary and Musical Theater Foundations. Here the emphasis is fun and recreation, rather than discipline and technique.

BABY BOOGIE (Age 3-5):

A basic, fun introduction to other dance styles for preschoolers. It explores the magic of different ways we can move our bodies and the different rhythms and styles we can move to. Great cardiovascular workout and fun stress reliever, but beware of the cuteness overload!

TAP CLASSES (Age 7-13):

A great, mental, and physical workout that enhances musicality and a sense of rhythm. A really fun way to relieve stress, express themselves, and build cardiovascular strength. These classes are based on the AIDT Tap Syllabi and can involve AIDT exams if candidates are ready.

JUNIOR DANCE MINISTRY:

Test 2 & Up/ Equivalent Christian dancers are welcome to join the Junior Dance Ministry group who will learn ministry dances on a regular basis to go minister at ministry events throughout the year.

HIP-HOP CLASSES (Age 7-13):

For a weekly fitness fest and confidence boost, let your junior try Hip Hop. A really fun way to relieve stress, express themselves, and build cardiovascular strength. These classes are based on the AIDT Hip-hop Syllabi and can involve AIDT exams if candidates are ready.

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MEET OUR TEAM

TALITHA DE KLERK

Founder and Outreach, Junior & Adult Ballet Coach

JUDY LOEDOLF

Adult Ballet Coach

LARISSA ZEELIE

Outreach, Recreational and Junior Dance Coach and Administrator

MARIKA BOTHA

Substitute Teacher

ZUNE DU PREEZ

Junior & Adult Ballet, Contemporary Coach

OUTREACH PROGRAM

Our dance outreach program is one of the biggest reasons for our existence and great pride and joy to all our members. 10% of each ROHD member’s monthly fees directly help fund this project together with corporate sponsors, church- and industry partnerships, and at our annual year-end show these two worlds come together to celebrate the wonder and gift dance has been to us all.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

OUTREACH AT PURE HOPE PRIMARY SINCE 2012

2012 – 2019

Growing from 6- 80+ students

2015 – 2018

Participation and Achievement in International Cecchetti Exams

2015 – 2016 & 2018

A Splendour of Seasons @ Pretoria State Theatre (2015)  |  YDCT: Cinderella, The Ballet (2016)  |  The Nutcracker @ Pretoria State Theatre (2018) 

2017 – 2018

Participation in ROHD’s End-Year Productions:  Hope in a Dance Shoe at Laerskool Pta Oos (2017); Feet Up at Doxa Deo Brooklyn (2018)

2018 – 2019

Invitations for our Hip Hop Crew to perform at Hoërskool Garsfontein’s Opening with GROOT FM

2015 – 2016 & 2018

Invitations to minister at Doxa Deo Brooklyn (2017); and to participate in Moreletapark Gemeente’s Easter Production (2019), as well as Revive our Hearts’ Come to the Well Women’s Conference (2019).

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OUR BLOG

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Identity 101: Having a Sense of Belonging

By Talitha de Klerk   The first leg of our personal identity involves having a Sense of Belonging which largely involves our relationships with other people. It gives us a feeling of being accepted and at peace in a group.    When looking at childhood...

Rhythm of Hope Outreach Midyear News 2021

Rhythm of Hope Outreach Midyear News 2021

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What do we mean by ‘Identity’?

What do we mean by ‘Identity’? by Talitha de Klerk Definition: Personal Identity Personal Identity is an individual’s sense of self, in other words, it’s defined by (a) a set of physical, psychological, and interpersonal characteristics that is not wholly shared with...

TESTIMONIALS

ROHD has been such a wonderful family and experience

ROHD has been such a wonderful family and experience. They are amazing at what they do and the teachers are truly caring, professional and passionate. I would recommend anybody to join if they can.

Danielle Erlank

ROHD you are a truly an inspiration!

Ever since I have started dancing at ROHD I feel a sense of accomplishment by doing what I love as a hobby and an outlet to everyday life, but at the same time supporting a cause and helping someone else’s dream even if only in a small way. And the way it has grown since I have started it’s really been amazing to see and be a part of. Well done ROHD you are a truly an inspiration!

Jenny Pestana Caldeira

I cannot express what ROHD has done for me

I cannot express what ROHD has done for me. I’ve always wanted to ballet as a child but never had the opportunity. I am so glad to be part of this group. The teachers are excellent!

Tanzeem Fakir

ROHD gave me the confidence to keep on trying in every aspect in life

ROHD gave me the confidence to keep on trying in every aspect in life – “if at first you don’t succeed try again”. Talitha and the team continuously encourage and inspire. Classes are always fun and everyone supports one another

Ty Ray

Thank you very much Talitha and Rhythm of Hope for amazing classes!

The Advanced class is really a good balance between hard work and fun! Unset repertoire keeps the classes dynamic and interesting. Each term we learn solos from different Ballets like Swan Lake and Cinderella that challenge us and broaden our horizons! I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to work hard and sharpen their technique on their own pace! Thank you very much Talitha and Rhythm of Hope for amazing classes!

ESMARI DEWET

Talitha is a wonderful teacher

I would recommend the beginner class to any ballet lover who never had the opportunity to go to ballet classes as a child. Talitha is a wonderful teacher who perfectly balances fun and technique. It is the best place to discover your inner ballerina!

MARGEAUX ERASMUS

The classes with Talitha are absolutely amazing!

The classes with Talitha are absolutely amazing! Great emphasis is placed on proper technique and strengthening so the beginner can build a solid foundation and more challenging pieces are thrown in to keep you on your feet! Talitha’s gentleness and warm-heartedness paired with just the right amount of discipline makes her the perfect teacher! Thank you Talitha for making me feel like a real ballerina where I can explore and dance in a safe environment! Can highly recommend to all!!

ULRIKE BORGENHEIMER

Ballet classes were so much fun!!

Ballet classes were so much fun!! The teachers know how to take you through the class step by step and you can make up classes if you miss one! This class brought so much joy to my heart! Helped me heal from depression and do better in school!

THANDEKA KHOZA

Talitha is very passionate about her class

Talitha is very passionate about her class, encouraging and gentle. I would def recommend her classes to anyone and hope to join her again in the new year!!

JACQUI RAUTENBACH

Friendly people

Friendly people and an even more amazing instructor. It’s an intense but enjoyable class with proper training in the art of ballet. Very pleased! 

JESSICA FOX

A great class

A great class. As a 28-year-old it is a perfect combination of fun, a great work out, but still, an environment of discipline to perfect your technique, at your own pace and commitment. I thoroughly enjoy the intermediate class! Great place to get into ballet again.

INGE VIVIER

Wonderful classes

Wonderful classes week after week! Loving every class!!

JESSICA JORDAAN

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