Be daz­zled at ex­trav­a­ganza

Go! & Express - - Entertainment - SARAH KINGON

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

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