JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts

Stoneridge Centre
Cnr Modderfontein & Hereford Road
Greenstone Park Edenvale East Rand / Ekurhuleni View on Google Maps
47 Main Street
Linden Randburg Johannesburg View on Google Maps
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From 3 years - All ages
The Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts offers quality tuition for children and teens in all aspects of the performing arts and presents group classes in diverse forms of dance as well as drama classes and individualized acting and singing coaching. JATA aims to equip future practitioners of theatre arts with all the necessary skills required of the professional triple threat performer but all our students experience the outstanding benefits of training in the arts – enhanced self-esteem and confidence, improved social skills as well as strengthened problem-solving and generative thinking abilities.

All our instructors are accredited teachers and/or industry professionals with unsurpassed knowledge and experience in their area of expertise. JATA also affords our students many opportunities to perform on stage, taking part in various eisteddfods, competitions and festivals throughout the year as well as staging our annual showcase at the Joburg Theatre.

Performing Arts Classes for Kids

• Group and/or Individual Classes for Minis (6-8), Juniors (9-12), Seniors 1 (12 – 15) Seniors 2 (15 & up)
• Trinity College of London Examinations on request

•RAD ballet – Primary Grade to Advanced
•ISTD Modern & Tap Dance – Primary Grade to Advanced
•Contemporary & Jazz
•Hip Hop & Breakdancing

• Private vocal coaching for students aged 9 and up
• Syllabus individually designed to suit unique requirements of each student

Holiday clubs

JATA offers Musical Theatre Holiday Clubs to keep our young performers entertained over holiday periods. These week-long clubs are very well attended and the clubbers present a performance for friends and family at the end of the week to showcase what they have learnt.

Adult Classes

JATA offers open dance classes for those looking for alternative ways to keep fit or to hone their existing skills.
Paul Rabenowitz from The Assembly Improv runs Intro to Improv and Clowning workshops on Wednesday evenings and weekends.
There is also an 'Acting for Adults' enrichment course which takes place on Saturday afternoons with Renos Spanoudes as the facilitator.

Venue Hire

All our venues (separately or as a whole) are available for hire for events, parties and functions as well as rehearsal or performance spaces. Availability dependent.

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JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts Start 16.01.24 End 31.03.24
Free, obligation-free trial class in any of our acting, dance or singing classes.

JATA Opening in Stoneridge Centre

Mar 2
JATA is opening in the Stoneridge Centre on the East Rand from March 2024.

Experienced teachers will nurture young performers in drama, song and dance.

Musical Theatre Clubs/Improv Workshops offered during the holidays.

For ages 3 – 16
Stoneridge Mall
Amie or Anitra

Win a place at the JATA Holiday Club in Edenvale, worth R1000

Tuesday, 20th February - Tuesday, 19th March 2024

Act, Sing, Dance! Stand a chance to win a place at the holiday club held at the new JATA East Rand, in Stoneridge Centre, Greenstone, Edenvale.

Promising fun, the club is all about self-expression, musicality, voice projection and improvisation which enhances creativity, self-esteem and confidence. Plus the clubbers get to wow friends and family at the Showcase performance in the last session. No prior experience necessary for all this fun!

The winner will join either one of the holiday clubs which run from 25-28 March:
*Musical Theatre Holiday Club for ages 6- 14yrs | 9:30am to 12pm OR

*Holiday Improv Workshops for ages 13 and up | 3-5:30pm |
This workshop is facilitated by Actor and Comedian, Paul Rabenowitz

Have fun!

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Terms and Conditions

1. This competition is valid from 20 Feb- 19 March 2024
2. The winner will be selected on 20 March 2024
Winners are chosen by a random selection process from all the correct entries and will be contacted by telephone call the day after the competition closes. Should the selected entrant not be available immediately via phone call a new winner will be chosen until an entrant can be reached.
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4. Only residents living within the borders of South Africa can qualify for a prize.
5. Only one entry per person.
6. If prizes are unclaimed within 10 working days a new winner will be selected.
7. The prizes are valid for the March 25-28 holiday club only.
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