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Monday, September 4, 2023



(Above: Asiphile Nzimande (10) and Slindile Ncobela (9) who will be dancing a couple of numbers at this year’s “Shall We Dance” . Pic by Val Adamson)

Step to it. The annual dance extravaganza, Shall We Dance is back with a bang at the Playhouse Opera from September 15 – 17, 2023. The showcase spotlights Durban’s diverse dance scene which will be on stage for five performances only. Dance styles featured include beautiful ballroom; sensational Latin American; traditional and contemporary Ballet; toe-tapping Irish; dazzling Bollywood; smooth tap, dramatic Spanish and some elegant show dancing.

The yearly spectacle celebrates its 29th year and is presented by the South African Dance Teachers’ Association, the show is directed by dance stalwarts Caryl Cusens and Neville Letard.

Guest artists are Cape Town’s Keanan McClune and Chantelle Le Roux who are the undefeated South African Amateur, Ballroom and Latin Couple. With a string of titles to their name, the couple that have been competing in ballroom, Latin and 10 Dance have a new title to add, representing South Africa at the World Championships next month in Germany.

Joining them will be KZN couple who featured last year. Brian Booth and Londeka Mngadi will be dazzling audiences with a very vibrant style of Latin American. Another KZN couple who have recently teamed up as partners are Khulu Khumalo and Sithembile Ndwalane. The new pairing promise to show off a beautiful classical Ballroom style of dance. Then, finally, the cute factor in this year’s edition – introducing future champions in the making, Asiphile Nzimande (10) and Slindile Ncobela (9) who will be dancing a couple of numbers as guest soloist.

The show times for Shall We Dance are:

Friday 19h00 - R120;

Saturday 13h00 – R180 and 17h00 - R180

Sunday 11h00 – R120 and 15h00 – R180. Concessions apply.

Bookings can be made through Webtickets.


For more information, like the Facebook page – Shall We Dance SA.