Cape Town city council has given its backing to a programme for street children and vulnerable youth giving them skills in performing arts and enabling them to become role models for their peers. Participants will receive training from a series of local performing arts schools including the Zip Zap Circus School, Dance for All, Ikapa Dance Theatre Productions, Tercia Kindo Arts, Jikeleza Dance Project, Cape Dance Company and the Athlone Academy of Music, with support from the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. The programme will be coordinated by South African dancer and dance therapist Dirk Badenhorst, who has worked extensively in the fields of dance and movement therapy and youth development in Gauteng, the Eastern Cape and Cape Town. The results of the training will be performed during the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

The programme comes under the auspices of the city

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