Results: DanceSport – Wynberg, we salute you!

On March 3rd, 2017, posted in: Competition, Culture, DanceSport, Featured, News by

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dancesportThis week, on the 3rd of March 2017, the Wynberg Girls DanceSport squad took part in their third fixture for the year. This time, the fixture was held at Oude Molen Academy of Science and Technology in Pinelands.

When the DanceSport girls arrived to the fixture, there was still a couple of junior divisions that needed to finish off their final divisions, and so this gave the Wynberg Girls some time to run through and practise their warm ups and dances before it was time to go on stage. Even before the senior fixtures had started, the spirit of our Wynberg teams was incredibly enthusiastic. Finally, they called the seniors to the marshalling area and divided the Wynberg team into their age groups and heats. Despite the fact that we had already competed at two fixtures prior to this, we were as nervous as we had been at the start of the competition. This time there were a lot more people from the other schools competing, especially from Oude Molen. The increased number of competitors clearly impacted on our dancers but after a spirited pep talk from the coaches we were ready to dance with enthusiasm and fun – which is exactly what this sport is all about.

The U14s competed first, sending several Wynberg Girls into the semi-finals. Thereafter the U16s competed, and lastly the Open/U19 girls competed. As there were not as many competitors in the U16 and Open divisions, they did not have a semi-final, only a final competition, and again, the majority of finalists in all of the divisions were Wynberg girls (six finalists are chosen in each division). The girls competed in their final round, and eventually the results were announced as the following:

Finalists:
U14:
1st – Alicia Arends
3rd – Gita Urion
Kezia Floris
Eunice Kantu

U16:
2nd – Amarachi Vazidlule
Adrianne Fisher
Anati Green

Open / U19:
1st – Chloe Scholtz
3rd – Tsholofelo Mangadi
Lelethu Mtwana
Simone Neethling

Once the announcement of the finalists and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners were made, the Wynberg squad erupted into cheers and excitement. There is enormous pride in the accomplishments of our school. For the THIRD TIME, Chloe Schlotz placed first in her age division – an amazing achievement for any dancer. When Chloe was announced the winner, the entire DanceSport squad were delighted to celebrate this with her.  It was an extremely proud moment for all of us, who could bask in her reflected glory.

Next week, the DanceSport fixture will be held at Steenberg High School, so if you’re interested in seeing more of what the Wynberg Girls have to offer, make an appearance.  We would love to have your support.