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Sunday, August 31, 2014


(Dance Basics: Carla Bishop with Menzie Khanyase, 
Madison Bromfield with Dylan Botha, Siya Mtshana with
 Samantha Ledingham and Tayla Gibson with Sipho Myles Mthembu)
(Pic by Val Adamson)

The Playhouse Opera stage will be alive and kicking with dance talent at the annual showcase of Shall We Dance from September 5 to 13.

The glitzy showcase featuring eight amateur dance academies will wow the crowds with genres from Latin, Argentinean Tango and Line Dancing, to Belly Dancing, Modern and Ballroom. A flitter of fast feet will dazzle the audience with their displays of quick step, box step, cha-cha, do-si-do, waltz, enchufla, gancho or even a double reverse spin that the amateur dancers will exhibit on stage.

The highlights of the show will be the three visiting professional acts from Johannesburg. Exhibition couple Gerhard van Rooyen and Amor Kruger will ignite the stage with their adagio style. This is a kind of dance where van Rooyen continually picks up Kruger and very cleverly throws her into the air, almost an acrobatic duo with lots of balance and trust involved.

East Coast Radio’s Damon Beard will delight the audience again as the suave MC.

Shall We Dance runs in the Playhouse Opera from September: 5 to 13. Tickets available through Computicket on 086 191 58000. For more information, like the Facebook page Shall We Dance Durban

Shall We Dance is grateful for the supporting grant from Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).