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Monday, September 4, 2023


The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), an organisation dedicated to the fostering and development of dancers and choreographers who remain true to the highest ideals of the artist in whose work the pursuit of perfection is the ultimate achievement proudly presents Rhythm and Dance, the Royal Academy of Dance (KwaZulu-Natal) annual Showcase of Dance and fundraiser, which comes to the Playhouse Opera for two shows on Saturday September 9, 2023.

Convened by Stav Bozas and Olivia Lume, Rhythm and Dance not only celebrates the splendid development of the students’ skills and their enjoyment of their achievement and growing sense of self-worth but also gives recognition to the teachers who throughout the year invested many hours of dedicated training of their students to ensure that both technically and creatively their contribution would bear the hall mark of excellence in skill, knowledge and understanding.

Participating studios are:

Susan Cleary: Midlands Dance Theatre, Pietermaritzburg

Mary Ann Salvage: MAS Ballet – Berea and Glenwood

Domaine Keyser: Domaine’s School of Dance, Pennington

Sheila Davidson: Davidson School of Dance, Hillcrest

Brenda McLachlan: Brenda McLachlan School of Dance, Pietermaritzburg

Betty Blake:  Betty Blake Academy of Dance, Bluff

Bonnie and Kim Hayman:   Hayman Dance, Pinetown

Taryn Leppan: Highway Dance Academy, Hillcrest

Christy Hartgill: Step in Time, Umdloti

Danise da Salva: GSS Dance, Durban North

Rhalda Bowring: My Dance Studio, Durban North

The production is a fundraiser for the work of RAD. Tickets R100 through Webtickets (online: or at Pick n Pay). 

There are two performances on September 9 at The Playhouse at 13h00 and16h00