Teen’s danc­ing shoes light up stage

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS - De­nee­sha Pil­lay pil­layd@ti­soblack­star.co.za

DANC­ING is one of Reuben Mar­shall’s favourite things and that was ev­i­dent when he stole the show at Clarendon Park Pri­mary’s an­nual mu­sic evening on Wed­nes­day.

Reuben, 12, a Grade Six pupil at the Port El­iz­a­beth school, has be­come a lo­cal in­ter­net sen­sa­tion for his en­ter­tain­ing dance moves to the tune of Mark Ron­son and Bruno Mars’ Up­town Funk which was cap­tured on video and posted to Face­book.

The rou­tine, which was planned dur­ing re­hearsals, was the show­stop­per that had par­ents, staff and pupils danc­ing and singing along.

“I love danc­ing so much. I prac­tice when­ever I have time. It just makes me happy,” Reuben said.

“Reuben has an enor­mous amount of spirit. Dur­ing one of our re­hearsals he just got up and started danc­ing,” mu­sic teacher Erle Felk­ers said.

“I think it’s called the swish or some­thing, but it’s a 2017 dance move and he had on his shoes that lit up and I thought that this would be so cool for the show.”

Reuben said af­ter the show peo­ple could not stop con­grat­u­lat­ing him on his per­for­mance.

“Ev­ery­one was telling me how much fun it was to see me go­ing crazy on the stage.

“My par­ents were so ex­cited and just couldn’t stop say­ing how awe­some my moves were.” For a tu­to­rial on how to pull off Mar­shall’s swish dance, watch the video on www.her­aldlive.co.za

REUBEN MAR­SHALL

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