DON YOUR DANC­ING SHOES

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know­ing that to be suc­cess­ful in mu­si­cal theatre, I would need to be a fully-fledged triple threat – singer, ac­tor and dancer. My ini­tial dance train­ing only started in 2006 and I trained in bal­let, hip hop, mod­ern and tap at lo­cal East Lon­don dance schools,” he said.

Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from The Wa­ter­front Theatre School, Sakuba fur­thered his stud­ies at the world-fa­mous Broad­way Dance Cen­tre and the Alvin Ai­ley Amer­i­can Dance Theatre in New York, where he per­formed and worked with some of the world’s most fa­mous chore­og­ra­phers.

He has also made a name for him­self as a chore­og­ra­pher; his ren­di­tion of

Mein Herr won him Best Broad­way Group Chore­og­ra­phy and Best Over­all Chore­og­ra­pher and was fea­tured in the 2014 pro­duc­tion of Dancers Love Dogs. His piece, El­e­ments was also se­lected and fea­tured in the Broad­way Dance Cen­tre’s Per­for­mance Project.

The work­shop will run from 3.30 to 7.30pm. The fee for dancers is R180 per per­son and those in­ter­ested can watch the class for R60 each. For more info con­tact Sakuba at son­wadance@gmail.com GET ready to per­fect your fan-kicks and Chainés!

East Lon­don-born star Sonwa Sakuba is back in town and will be host­ing a dance work­shop on Mon­day at St Mark’s Angli­can Church in Cam­bridge.

Hav­ing grad­u­ated from the Wa­ter­front Theatre School in Cape Town with teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions in mod­ern, bal­let and tap danc­ing through the Im­pe­rial So­ci­ety of Teach­ers of Danc­ing Lon­don, Sakuba is the per­fect per­former to teach you how to jete’ across the dance floor.

His in­spi­ra­tion came at the early age of five, af­ter watch­ing the South African mu­si­cal film Sara­fina.

Through­out his years at Sel­borne Pri­mary and Col­lege, Sakuba stud­ied drama and took singing les­sons.

In his youth, Sakuba was trained by Elsa Radloff, Lloyy Brent and Joan Pike, who all played a vi­tal role in in­still­ing the pas­sion for per­form­ing arts in his life.

“Danc­ing came as a re­sult of

Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

ON A HIGH: For­mer Sel­bor­nian and Wa­ter­front Theatre Col­lege grad­u­ate Sonwa Sakuba will be host­ing a dance work­shop on Mon­day

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