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Sea­son 4 M-Net (*101) 20:00 Drama Episode 14 Juli­ette’s re­leased from her treat­ment fa­cil­ity and weighs up a movie of­fer in Europe or stay­ing home to con­nect with her daugh­ter.

What’s your role on Pop-Up Party? I’m the chore­og­ra­pher for The Bounce Crew. My job is to train them, cre­ate dance rou­tines, up­load tu­to­ri­als for view­ers on car­toon­net­ and help them progress as dancers. So far, the dancers have de­vel­oped quickly and re­sponded faster, thanks to the var­i­ous free­lance work­shops they’ve at­tended. So how did you get in­volved with the show? I run The Michelle Op­pen­shaw Dance Stu­dio in Pre­to­ria. I mainly teach hiphop and I was ap­proached by Car­toon Net­work to have my stu­dio dancers [rang­ing from 11 to 14 years in age] in­volved in the show. Where would view­ers have seen your work? I’ve chore­ographed for [pop band] Mi Casa, Strictly Come Danc­ing SA (20062015), Step Up & Step Out (2011-2013), dance movie Honey 3 (2016) [with Cassie Ven­tura of Step Up 2 fame in 2008] and I’m cur­rently in [dance crew] Block­ing 4 Life, which does hip-hop dance. And how do you con­nect to dance? For me, danc­ing is phys­i­cal and emo­tional. I’ve been danc­ing since I was lit­tle. I trained overseas, as well as com­peted in ev­ery dance con­test pos­si­ble. I wanted to give back to the youth and grow younger chil­dren through move­ment. How can some­one in­ter­ested in dance take things fur­ther? I hope to make au­di­ences in­ter­act fur­ther than what they see on their TV screens, so I hope that they search for a proper stu­dio and ed­u­cate them­selves in dance. I’d also ad­vise peo­ple to get a men­tor and de­velop their nat­u­ral tal­ents.

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