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Arts & Culture @ DNC

Passionate participation is paramount at Durban North College and learners are encouraged to develop their own unique talents and interests. The aspect of cultural awareness and appreciation is deepened through the wide diversity of extra-mural activities and social clubs that DNC offers.

Groups and societies include:

  • SCA
  • Choir
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Hikes
  • Dancing
  • Ballet



We have a fantastic Junior Primary, Senior Primary and a High school choir . We practice throughout the year to take part in a variety of events throughout the year.

Every year we alternate between two big events – one year a music production and the other year a music evening. During these events we also show off our solo talent.

Our most successful play was called “Ramahlahla and Julia” – a musical that was enjoyed by both learners and the audience. The choir allows learners to explore their creative side and to have great fun at the same time.


A debate is, basically, an argument. That is not to say that it is an undisciplined shouting match between parties that passionately believe in a particular point of view. In fact the opposite is true. Debating has strict rules of conduct and quite sophisticated arguing techniques and you will often be in a position where you will have to argue the opposite of what you believe in.

A debating program was started in 2010. We have a debating society meeting once a term for the first three terms of the year.

We participate in debates against other schools. Here’s your chance to have your say!

Speaking your mind is the name of the game in this debating society!

The debating society at DNC consists of a number of dedicated and passionate members. Both our junior and senior teams fiercely compete in Regional and National competitions


The English Department takes the matrics to an annual production of their set drama, normally performed at the Playhouse Theatre.


Cultural evenings or days take place during the year during which we can get to know and understand the different cultures of our school better.


PACE – Performing Arts Centre and Dance Barre – offers a variety of dance styles, including ; Hip Hop, Modern, Musical Theatre ( Vocal, Mime and Dance), Tap, Ballet, Technical training, Acro and Contemporary to boys and girls from age 4 and upwards.

Offering an annual Show, Exams, Performance Medals, and competitions .

Our teachers are qualified in all styles and classes are structured according to ability and age, giving pupils individual attention.

Dance Barre was established in 1999 and the studio is now in their amazing new home situated at Durban North College.

“Pace” yourself in the rhythm of dance !

Benefits of dance :

Dance has many benefits for the growing child for example : improved discipline, focus self-esteem and confidence It improves flexibility, strength and stamina.
Regular classes will also assist in the improvement of muscle tone, posture ,balance , co-ordination and health.


Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher “Igniting a Passion for Dance”

Ballet is:

  • Fun
  • Develops self-esteem and confidence
  • Develops co-ordination and strong flexible bodies
  • Teaches discipline
  • The best foundation to all forms of dance

Classes are held weekly at Durban North College

RAD based classes and exams Pre-Primary

Intermediate Participation in American Performance Awards

For Enquiries contact:
Catherine Brown
Cell: 0836298074


The ATKV Woeker Youth Branch at DNK is a team of dynamic young people.

The ATKV’s youth branches across South Africa have strong, young voices that make a great contribution to their communities. They do community work and promote Afrikaans.
This is an inclusive group of young people who welcome anyone who wants to get involved with open arms.

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