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Saturday, August 5, 2017


(Back, from left: Alexi Joubert, Katherine Brodie, Hannah Clark, Sarah McLeod, Cydney Malcolm & Gabriella Joubert. Front, from left: Casey Nugent, Celeste Mare, Itai Mubako, Jaidyn Pope & Caitlyn Pillay)

A new ballet show, A Bouquet of Dance, is being presented by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) KwaZulu-Natal, at the Hilton College Theatre August 12.

The showcase honours the memory of Denise Caro, a much-loved personality of the ballet world, who passed away on March 14, 2017.

Caro was a dancer, teacher and examiner, who influenced the lives of thousands of dancers during her lifetime. She will long be remembered with great love and appreciation for her unpretentious and unswerving devotion to the Royal Academy of Dance which she served throughout her life.

RAD teachers taking part in the production are: Betty Blake, Bonnie Hayman, Brenda McLachlan, Cornelia Puler, Domaine Keyser, Gail Smith, Heather Proctor, Jacqui Weddell, Jenny Walter-Girout, Mary Ann Salvage, Rhalda Bowring, Robin van Wyk, Sheila Davidson, Sue Cook, Susan Cleary, Taryn Leppan, Taryn Makaab, and Tertia Ferreira.

The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education and professional membership organisations. It sets global standards for exams in classical ballet, teacher training and Continuing Professional Development for dance.

Founded in 1920 to set standards for dance teaching within the United Kingdom, today the RAD has a presence in 83 countries, with 36 offices and over 14,000 members worldwide. The RAD’s patron is Britain’s Queen Elizabeth ll.

A Bouquet of Dance takes place at the Hilton College Theatre on August 12 at 14h00. Tickets R80 booked via

For more information phone 033 383 0126.