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Saturday, September 3, 2011


(Pic by Val Adamson)

The ever-popular Shall We Dance Ballroom and Latin American showcase – now in its 20th year - presents its glorious annual dance extravaganza in the Playhouse Opera for a short season. The production features a hundred of KwaZulu-Natal’s most exciting dancers as well as top award-winning industry professionals.

This year, the featured couples are Latin couple Darren Hammond and Kylee Brown – Gauteng: SA Champions and Ballroom couple Shall We Dance darlings, Devon Snell and Meagan Lottering from Cape Town who are SA Ballroom Champions.

Shall We Dance once again promises to delight audiences with its carefully-chosen eclectic mix of quality dance – all with an underlying ballroom and Latin American theme. Featured dances include Ballroom and Latin American; belly dancing, hip-hop; Irish, modern; ballet; tap; line-dancing, Spanish, and American smooth.

The annual showcase started in 1991 and is arguably the longest annual production in Durban. Shall We Dance is presented by the Playhouse Company in association with the South African Dance Teachers’ Association and directed by tireless dance activists, Neville Letard and Caryl Cuzens.

The MC is once again Damon Beard and guest artiste is illusionist, Ricki Gray.

Shall We Dance runs from September 9 to 17. Seats are only available downstairs and in the loge of the Playhouse Opera. Tickets R100 (R60 pensioners and scholars), the same price as last year. Discounted tickets at R60 throughout on September 13. Book at Computicket or on 0861 915 8000.

There is one performance to benefit charities: the profits from the show on September 14 at 19h30 gets shared between two organisations. Marist Brothers has the downstairs section with tickets at R100 available from the Marist Brothers shop on campus. Masonic Lodge has the Loge upstairs area with tickets R100 throughout which includes snacks and a private bar booked through Tony on 083 799 3541 or email:

Shall We Dance is hugely grateful for support from Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).