Dancers waltz off with most promising award

ROSHAN ABRAHAMS

Junior dancers of the 34/18 Youth Dance Company raised their heads up high after win- ning the “Most promising award” in their first dance competition held at Zwaanswyk Academy, on Saturday April 23.

Wendi Abrahams, artistic director of the junior school, said this was the first annual competition they entered after Cafda School of Dance closed. She had taught dance there for more than 25 years.

Ms Abrahams said: “I opened the doors of our new school with the assistance of Arnold Don Simon to continue teaching dance of excellent standards to our community’s children.”

She said in December last year “an amazing dance era with Cafda ended” and in February their senior dancers represented the company in collaboration with Jazzart in Azishe.

The junior school will also be taking part in the forthcoming Cape Town Eisteddford, in Sea Point, from May 2 to June 14.

Ms Abrahams said: “If this is only the start it can only go bigger and better. We will continue the vision of the late Francis Harrison, founder of Cafda Dance School.

“We are a community dance school where everyone is em-braced and united through dance and offering dance training which meets international standards of excellence.”

Ballet, modern and contemporary dance are offered on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the Grassy Park High School mini hall.

For more information, call Ms Abrahams at 082 923 543.