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Saturday, December 27, 2008


Malusi Fipaza takes home top Footsteps to Fortune prize

An enthusiastic, capacity crowd celebrated Malusi Fipaza’s victory as the first Footsteps To Fortune winner of R15,000 at the grand final dance-off held at Suncoast recently.

After six tense weeks since the start of the competition when over 500 young hopefuls auditioned, the final 11 dancers in the inaugural dance talent competition were in top form as they performed to their own choreography and music for judges Musa Hlatswayo, Megan Lamb and Rajiv Mothie. The entertainment-packed evening was choreographed and styled by Durban style-guru and choreographer Kevin Ellis.

Second place and R5,000 cash went to Chanel Besson from Glenwood, third position to Durban North’s Teagan de Marigny and the final money prize of R1,000 went to Londiwe Dhlomo. The prize for the Most Promising Dancer, sponsored by the Independent on Saturday, went to Sandile Phakathi from Pinelands and East Coast Radio’s Nelisa Kala and dance partner Clinton Green garnered a cool R5,000 for NOAH, an organisation caring for AIDS orphans.

Every contestant went home with a prize donated by Hirsh with Suncoast generously donating the cash prizes. The competition was sponsored by Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World (Suncoast) and Makulu Event Producers (Makulu).

The other finalists were Sinenhlanhla Mbatha from Durban North; Jemma Shankland from Amanzimtoti; Clayton Gow from Seaview; Jamaine Hogg from Glenwood; Drew Mathie from Hillcrest; Tebogo Mncwabe from Kwa Mashu, and Lorin Sokool.

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