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Thursday, June 18, 2015


Rhythm and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance (KwaZulu-Natal) annual showcase and fundraiser takes place at the Playhouse on June 20. It features 227 dancers aged five to eighteen from 16 studios. A great diversity of dance is to be found in this showcase: Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Spanish and Celtic.

Teachers will each present a programme of their own choice.

From the Durban area, there’s Mary Ann Salvage (Mary Ann Salvage School of Ballet, Berea); Sheila Davidson (Sheila’s Dance School, Hillcrest); Jacqui Weddell (Jacqueline Weddell Academy of Dance, Durban North); Catherine Brown (Catherine Brown School of Ballet); Gail Smith (Gail Smith School of Dancing, Durban North); Jenny Walter-Girout (Springwood Dance Academy, Durban North); Betty Blake (Betty Blake Academy of Dance, Bluff); Bonnie Hayman De Beer (KZN Dance Academy, Pinetown & Hillcrest); Winsome Fuller (Winsome Fuller School of Ballet, Glenwood), and  Sue Cook (Sue Cook Dance Studio).

From the Pietermaritzburg and Midlands area are: Susan Cleary (Midlands Dance Theatre Centre, Pietermaritzburg); Domaine Keyser (Domaine’s School of Dance, Lion’s River); Heather Proctor (Heather Proctor School of Dancing, Pietermaritzburg), and Brenda McLachlan (Brenda McLachlan School of Dancing, Pietermaritzburg).

A portion of the funds raised go towards the Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Graded Seminars to be held from September 2 to 6 in Durban as well as the Bursary Awards to be held on November 15.

Rhythm and Dance will take place in The Playhouse Opera on June 20 at 15h30. Tickets R90 include a programme. Bookings is through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or or through the Playhouse Company Dial-A-Seat facility on 031 369 9555.

More information from the RAD office on 031 5641498 or email: