With the Covid-19 virus affecting the world, our President Cyril Ramaphosa, took the serious decision of placing us into Lockdown, and last night (9 April 2020) our 3 week lockdown was extended to a 5 week lock down. This happened the night before Good Friday – and our Presidents words were as follows: “The message of Easter is one we carry in our hearts tonight. It is the message of HOPE, of REBIRTH. We shall RECOVER. We shall OVERCOME. MAY GOD BLESS SOUTH AFRICA AND PROTECT HER PEOPLE”

I am blessed enough to have the opportunity to continue my classes online with pre-recorded classes that are sent to our students – I am also blessed enough that my students and dancers are willing to undertake this strange way of learning, and that they are supportive and encouraging and SO willing to continue dancing. Dance for us, is indeed, therapy. And how blessed are we that we can continue

I pray that God shines His blessings on all of us through this scary and uncertain time – that we may stay focused and continue to focus on the good, on our faith, on healing, hope and recovery

May God bless each of you

España 2019: A Cinderella Story

Helena and Maria Lorca Montoya are proud to introduce a brand new production to the Atterbury Theatre’s stage in September 2019 – España 2019: A Cinderella Story!

With dancers ranging from the ages of 5 years, up to the senior students and professional dancers from the Montoya Spanish Dance Theatre, we bring you a production with a twist! A celebration of dance using Flamenco, Regional and classical Spanish dance to tell a love story – there’s a prince, a king, a stepmother, two grumpy stepsisters jealous of the beautiful Cinderella,  a Fairy dance mother, mice, friends, fight scenes, glittery shoes, champagne and so much more!

We’re hosting a Flamenco Course with Che Adams in July!

Che Adams has become a beautiful friend to us and we absolutely love learning from her. She has given one course in Pretoria, and has been a guest artist in two of our productions. Such a beautiful person, and an amazing dancer, she will once again be coming to teach us in an intense Flamenco Course from 4 to 7 July! Email me on info@mlmontoya.com for the prices and booking information. You don’t want to miss this!!

New Logo!

A huge thanks to Yolanda and Crispin Stopforth for helping me design our awesome new logo that we had printed on our t-shirts and car magnets.

love love love!!!

A huge thanks as well to those that assisted towards printing costs 😉

Flamenco Courses

Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for regular info of upcoming events and courses! We strive to give our students the opportunities to learn from different studios ‘in the comfort of their own home’ 😉

We have invited numerous teachers (who run their own studio’s / companies in other regions of South Africa) to offer either technique or choreography courses namely Carolina Rosa, Rosa Jiminez, Mireille Lenferna, Rosana Maya and Che Adams

We look forward to bringing Che Adams back to us in July to offer a technique and Tangos course! Watch this space 😉

Montoya Spanish Dance Theatre raises money for CANSA

We are so proud to announce that we managed to raise just over R25 000-00 in aid of CANSA – Cancer Association of South Africa through our show Éspaña’that took place at the Atterbury Theatre in February 2019. A huge amount of thanks to the Atterbury Trust for giving us the theatre free of charge for our performance, and to all our dancers and technical staff for giving their time up in aid of this amazing cause!