Charles Austin Theatre introduces anti-drug art lessons

CONSTANTINE CHAGONDA

MASVINGO – Charles Austin Theatre is calling for dance, music and theatre acting students to register for one month long training programs which will see some selected for a musical play slated for June.
Program choreographer and award-winning dancer John Munikwa aka John Beats told The Mirror that the lessons are US$10 per month and students will be presented with certificates upon completion.
Dance lessons and choreography will be taught by John Beats, theatre lessons by award winning theatre practitioner and Charles Austin Theatre Artistic Director Khetani Michael Banda who will jointly teach music lessons with award winning vocalist Kudzai Chengedza.
John also said that they will also hold counselling sessions for their
“We are offering dance, theatre and music lessons being held from 5pm-6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 1pm -2.30pm on Saturdays. The program runs until our students are satisfied with their progress.
“We have a musical play slated for June and we will select students from these classes to participate in it. Our dance lessons will cater for bridal dance choreography, general dance lessons, fitness dances and dance groups trainings. Music lessons are for the time limited to vocal trainings,” said John Beats.
The lessons are also to cub rampant cases of drug abuse among youths with some youths abusing dangerous drugs as crystal meth.
“We want to equip youth with the requisite set of skills necessary for participating in the arts sector instead of abusing drugs in the streets,” said John.
Charles Austin Theatre is a fast-growing arts hub bosting of international award actors, film producers, actors and several productions including Gonarezhou The Movie and The story of Nehanda.

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