‘Strictly come dancing’ raises funds for sports academy
The Sports Academy George held their annual Strictly Come Dancing themed fundraiser at the Civic Centre on Friday 4 May. Ten local couples competed to raise funds for the nonprofit organisation (NPO), which uses sport to raise up leaders. The couples from George received dance lessons from two local dance schools for 10 weeks - Outeniqua Dance Academy and Alexander Academy of Dance.
Each couple was taught a ballroom or Latin dance routine to perform during a gala dinner. The audience voted for their favourites by donating to Sports Academy.
The couples that raised the most funds danced again in the final and the winner was chosen by the judging panel, which consisted this year of Linda Johnson, a dance teacher from York High, Tarryn Hampson of last year's winning couple, and William Constable, the dance teacher at George High.
It was a fun event with plenty of glitz and glamour.
Sports Academy George is delighted with the incredible response to the evening and generous donations to the charity.
Director of the academy, Wayne McAfee, said, "We are so grateful to the people of George for getting behind Sports Academy and our effort to transform young lives in this region".
The winning couple dancing the Vienesse waltz, Roger and Amanda Joubert. These glamorous couples performed at the gala dinner.
Imeul and Carlize Earle do the Argentine tango.