About Us

Musical Theatre Masterclass is a boutique studio situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands region of Paarl.

We offer part-time tuition in musical theatre, focusing on that all important ‘triple threat’ skill, our students are equipped with the ability to sing, dance and act.

With our courses taught by industry professionals and creatives we offer an experience like no other where your teens and little ones can surround themselves with all things theatrical.

Of course, one does not need to pursue a career in the arts to have fun here at MTM. We aim to build to confidence, self-esteem, concentration, focus, discipline and team-work in all our students. We are passionate about building confident young performers in all facets of the arts.

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Your Teachers

Director and Musical Director

Dane Marais has always wanted to be a performer and creative. His love for performing started at a very young age, which led him to studying four years as a full-time student at the Waterfront Theatre School where he obtained his LTCL international qualifications in musical theatre, drama and dance through Trinity London.

He has also performed in numerous theatrical and musical theatre productions at the Artscape Theatre such as ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘All the World’s a Stage’ to name a few. He has also done various short films and TV commercials both locally and internationally.

In 2016, he decided to take a leap of faith and open his own small business in Paarl called ‘The Musical Theatre Masterclass’. He opened the studio with the sole purpose of training a young generation of child performers who share a passion and love for performing in all aspects of dramatic arts. He uses his knowledge, expertise and experience in this field to train his students while building confidence, discipline, self-esteem and team-work, igniting a small flame in his students.

He believes it is important for young kids to have more opportunity and platforms for performing on stage and appealing to a larger audience.

Choreographer and Assistant Director  

Kayla Van Tonder graduated from The Waterfront Theatre School majoring in Dance and Musical Theatre.

She has obtained her ISTD London in Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap dance as well as Drama and Musical Theatre.

Throughout her years of training Kayla has performed in numerous dance shows such as “Hit me with a Hot Note” and “Broadway or Bust”.
In 2017, upon graduating Kayla has originated and portrayed the role of ‘Christa’ in Season 1 of the KYKnet drama series “danZ”.

Kayla has also danced and choreographed for well-known South African artists such as Kurt Darren and Juanita Du Plessis.



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