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About Us

DanceCraft Studio was opened in Tyger Valley in 2005 by Marina Milanovic. She has been a part of the dance industry for over 20 years. She has a passion for the world of dance and established DanceCraft Studio with the intention of providing quality dance education as well as a welcoming environment for dancers to share and enjoy their art.

DanceCraft Studio has assembled a team of expert dancers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with their students. They continuously stay in step with the latest techniques and styles, so that they can at all times provide their students with the best possible instruction.

The Studio

Our venue is one of the largest and most comprehensive dance facilities in the Western Cape. We have three dance floors which are buzzing with activity.

• Our Ballroom Floor, where we teach Social and Competitive Ballroom & Latin Dancing as well as Swings and Sokkie

• The Variety Floor, for dance styles such as Hip Hop, Ballet, Spanish, Contemporary and other genres.

• Our Kids Studio, where we offer diverse programs for children aged 2 to 12 years.

DanceCraft Studio is affiliated with the SADF (South African Dance Foundation), the SADTA (South African Dance Teachers Association) and the World Dance Council, and we participate regularly in their competitions.

Our goal is to provide our clients with dance instruction that is best suited to their individual needs, and the large scope of our work allows us to do just that. Whatever your taste, style and personality, you're sure to find something on our dance floor that will excite and inspire you.


Colin Sylvester

Colin started training and competing in Ballroom & Latin American dancing at the age of 13. He started teaching in Johannesburg in 1995, and achieved his dance qualifications with an international franchise. Colin is an excellent dancer and choreographer. His students appreciate him for his patience and ability to make even the most complicated steps feel easy and enjoyable to learn.

Ivan Milanovic

Ivan started dancing in his teens, qualified as a teacher in 2001 and has taught at DanceCraft Studio since it opened in 2005. Ivan is a very versatile dancer, equally at home in any style, from Ballroom to Latin American, and specialises in West Coast Swing and Salsa. He also competes in International Latin American dancing with his partner Roxanne, and designs this website.

Mathew Johannes

Mathew started social dance training in 2004 and later competed in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. Ten years later and with various SADF South African national and regional titles in hand, he now shares his passion for dance with his students.

Sasha Benjamin

Sasha is our Contemporary Dance teacher. After having danced for 17 years, she acquired a dance teaching diploma from UCT, with majors in Contemporary and African Dancing. She is a very versatile dancer; she organised and managed a Hip Hop crew, and also competed in Latin American dancing up to a Pre-Champ level.

Wiaan Laing

Wiaan started dancing at the age of 18 in Pretoria at the Dance d'Art Dance Centre. He has been trained in Hip Hop, Horton, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Ballet and Sports Aerobics.

He is a qualified TDA Teacher and Examiner and a qualified AIDT Teacher.

In his career, Wiaan has performed at various events in Los Angeles and Turkey. He has danced in over 300 shows in various styles and has won numerous awards.

Wiaan has a passion for people and loves seeing his students grow in their craft as well as seeing their personalities develop.

Farren Bester

Farren started dancing as a young child and has aquired qualifications with the Classical Ballet and Modern Dance Theatre, the ISTD, and she has graduated from the Waterfront Theatre College of Performing Arts.

She has taught at the Bahrain Ballet Centre in the Middle-East. She has danced at USASA and has directed dance productions.

She has a great interest in the progress of her students. She is committed to their growth in dancework and performance. Farren describes herself as a dedicated teacher who strives to bring out the best technique and performance out of each student.