Be dazzled at extravaganza
DANCE enthusiasts are in for a treat as Step Ahead Dance Academy perform their biannual dance extravaganza at the Guild Theatre this week.
Dance teacher Linda Mills, who has been putting on a show every second year since 1987, said the performance will showcase the talent of her 120 dancers.
The first half will feature a ballet performance themed around the film Maleficent, which re-imagines the popular fairytale Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the antagonist.
After interval, the stage will showcase a variety of vibrant dance styles including Spanish, tap, modern and hip hop.
“The variety of this show makes it special. There is also a bit of humour, with some dads dancing to American singer Meghan Trainor’s All About that Bass.
“It has great entertainment value,” Mills said.
Dancers as young as three years BORDER Stock Car Association held their sixth race, a regional event, of the season on September 12. Despite weather conditions and low entries we are thankful for the good turn out of spectators.
Each class had its fair share of action packed and close racing, with first positions changing with each heat. The rear wheel drive and hotrod classes had to ride together due to the classes being down on drivers. Rear wheel drive class This class gave of their best riding with Hot Rod class. Fransqios gave the hot rods a run for their money. 1) Franqios Hammond; 2) Christopher Partridge; 3) William Hunter. 1660 class This class had the crowd on their toes, with very close racing. Three cars drifting through top corner, together. 1) Zaine Knickelbein; 2) Jarryd Hurn; 3) Delwin Crous. 2.1 Modified class This class close racing, with the crowd on edge. Allan Hurn had engine problems, but managed to keep going. Jason put on a good show getting into top position overall. 1) Jason Prinsloo; 2) Allan Hurn; 3) Wayne Victor. Hot rod class This class had a good race with the rear wheel drive class. This was a good “come back” for Kayle. Derick had a few problems of his own, flat wheel and then wheel coming off! old have been practising since July to put on this cheerful and vibrant production for the whole family.
Local dancer, Unathi Xenti has choreographed an entertaining pantsula dance, with an African shebeen theme.
Cape Town dancers Tyla Marais and Jocelyn Roskilly, who were schooled at Step Ahead Dance Academy, have returned to choreograph a few dances for the production.
“It is great to have young choreographers returning to the studio.
“All the hard work will pay off when it all comes together on stage,” Mills said.
There will be one show tonight at 6.30pm, two shows tomorrow and two on Saturday at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
The cast will travel to Stutterheim on October 3 to perform for the Stutterheim Amateur Dramatic Society.
Tickets cost R80 and are available at Computicket or through the Guild Theatre bookings office. 1) Kayle Power; 2) Derick van der Westhuizen; 3) Neil Godfrey. Beginner class This class is improving with every race meeting, the racing is getting closer. Corbin had bad luck his car broke down on first heat. 1) Stephen Page; 2) Carla Naude; 3) Amy Naude. Flexi V8 – AMS This class still put on a good show even with four cars. The Hattingh family changed positions regularly. Arnold managed two firsts and Clinton had a good nights racing, improving with each race. 1) Arnold Hattingh; 2) Ryno Hattingh; 3) Sarel Hattingh. The next dirt oval race will be on October 3 at 6pm, with the track situated, diagonally opposite the SPCA, in Summerpride. There is a kiosk that supplies good food, cool drinks, chips etc. For more information contact Rose 082-953-4942.
CRAZY CORNERING: Competitors in the beginners class speed around a corner at the recent Border Stock Car event