Carmen Davidson grew up in East London training in the RAD ballet method under the late Geraldine Cross. After matriculating, she first studied ballet teaching at UCT Ballet School followed by Diagnostic Radiography at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Grateful for the deeper knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology gained from her radiography studies, Carmen began her ballet teaching career in 1995, teaching children and adults in Port Elizabeth, Margate and Benoni.

In 2013 she returned to East London to take over the direction of the Geraldine Cross School of Ballet and also furthered her ballet teaching studies, completing the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies through the Royal Academy of Dance in London.

Carmen first read about Dance for PDŽ in 2011 and had an immediate longing to become involved in the programme.

The opportunity to do so finally presented itself in January 2016 when she relocated to Cape Town and connected with Julie. She describes the programme as "Soul food" and is passionate about seeing it spread across South Africa.

Day Town/City Place Time Teacher
Monday Cape Town Pinelands Presbyterian Church
19, St Stephans Road
10:30 Julie
Tuesday Fish Hoek Fish Hoek Community Centre, Central Circle 10:00 Carmen
Wednesday Meadowridge Bergridge Park Retirement Village
cnr Edison & Firgrove
11:30** Carmen
Thursday Somerset West NG Kerk Hottentots-Holland
cnr Gordon Road & Cloetenberg
10:00 Julie

** 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays at at Meadowridge at 11:30.
3rd Wednesday of the month at Meadowridge at 12:30

083 795 5610.