Congratulations to our new DanceSport Coaches!

On December 8th, 2016, posted in: Achievement, Culture, Dance, DanceSport, Featured, News by

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Congratulations to our new DanceSport School League Coaches.  Lelethu Mtwana and Simone Neethling from Wynberg Girls’ High school were amongst those who passed their training course with flying colours (both obtaining more than 90%!)

2017 sees the launch of a new society for dancers at Wynberg, and Simone and Lelethu have given up a little of their holiday to ensure that we can start at the very beginning of the term. SportsDance aims to provide a competitive platform for those particularly interested in street dancing as an art and sports form.

The season will run during the first term in order to deal with 3 term schools in Gauteng and to avoid major winter sports clashes.

•   During the 1st term there will be a number of fixtures running from mid-February to the end of March
•   During the 2nd term trials for regional / provincial teams will take place
•   the National Competition will take place during the mid-year holidays
•   During the 4th Term, international fixtures for Protea team and Summer League will take place

Our coaches will teach the 20 moves which are to be included in the various routines, and they will assist dancers to create a 45-second routine using a variation of the moves (solo routine). Although the numbers who attend the classes are unlimited, for the purposes of the fixtures, a maximum of 42 dancers can compete at each fixture. This number includes those from the three age groups: u14, u16 and Open. At the end of the season an inter-school competition will take place where medals will be given to the top dancers and a trophy to the top school.

Plans for 2017 are as follows:

Regional/district trials will be hosted where the top 7 boys and top 7 girls from u13, u14, u16 age groups in each region (Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape) will be selected. These dancers will form the provincial teams and will compete at a national competition end of June. At this level they will perform solos, duos, small groups of 7 and a formation of 14 dancers. At the National Competition the top 7 dancers in each age category and sex will be chosen to form the National team who will compete at an international level.

The organising body, the Street Dance Association,  are currently in negotiations with other countries to establish international competitions.  Mauritius has requested permission to host the first International Competition in 2018.