The dance has anthropological significance. Dance is the symbol for the beginning of culture and society. Play begins with a dance and ends with the dance. Dance uses no speech, but gestures. Willie is going to participate in a dance competition, so Sam is teaching him to dance. There are couples in that competition and Willie is going to participate with his girlfriend. But because of the misunderstanding between girlfriend and boyfriend, beloved doesn’t come to give company to her partner for the dance. Africans believe natural dance; so they dance naturally. The dance is an attempt to create harmony. We can see the harmonious movement and music flowing in the dance.
Teaching permeates the text and the plot of "Master Harold" ... and the boys . Sam teaches Willie to dance, patiently explaining the steps to him. Hally teaches Sam what he learns in school, giving the older man access to an education that his race prevents him from obtaining. Sam tries to teach Hally how to become a decent man and avoid turning out like his father. However, Hally revolts against Sam's advice, refusing to learn the lessons Sam is trying to teach him. Hally's outburst does not mitigate the importance of Sam's actions, but it does illustrate the difficulty in combating apartheid's cruel influence.