MID’s professional dance company as well as 2nd and 3rd year trainees go out to schools on a Wednesday and Friday morning and teach dance and Edudance in a supporting role to the schools arts and culture teachers.
This project has always propagated the teaching of dance be conducted within school hours and not as an after-school recreational activity. The reason for this is that dance for classes are compulsory and not perceived as a lesson that does not require full-commitment. Classes are taught in schools in Soweto, Alexandra, Tembisa, Hillbrow, Vosloorus and Johannesburg City.
MID has, since its inception, worked with disadvantaged communities and this remains the ethos of the organisation. All of MID Company dancers and young choreographers are from previously disadvantaged communities. MID targets youth who have passion for, and talent in, the arts and uses this common interest to develop skills that could contribute to positive change in their communities and where better a place to begin than in schools!