The JOZI Youth Dance Company (JYDC) holds annual auditions in Gauteng. From these auditions candidates gets chosen for the company for that year. Every year we approach four professional choreographers to do four pieces for the season. The choreography is in varying styles of contemporary dance. The JYDC Season consists of four shows open to the public and media to view, inviting people from the South African dance industry to watch. This is the perfect way for the dancers of JYDC to get exposure and become known for their outstanding efforts.
The aim of JYDC is to be the perfect platform to showcase up and coming dancers in South Africa. The company members perform on a professional stage and are exposed to professional choreographers. This way they learn to perform and work in a professionally run company.
Founded by Jayd Swart; professional dancer, trainer and choreographer, the company strives to be a fruit basket for company owners and professionals in the dance industry to pick from. To be the stepping stone for all aspiring young dancers. The company was created due to Jayd’s commitment and love for dance and the youth in South Africa and to show off the young dancers of today and how they push boundaries every day. “The most fabulous gift I can give any young person is the knowledge and ability to be able to express themselves through dance.’ JYDC contributes to improving our country’s dance industry. By giving young dancers this platform the company affords them opportunities to learn and grow and also allows exposure that they previously would not have had.