Elvira Venter Dance School presented “Somewhere over the Rainbow” at Uvongo Town Hall over the weekend.
The dance school’s 18th bi-annual show incorporated Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz, Broadway, Contemporary and Musical Theatre and was a big hit.
“The show was a tremendous success,” said Venter.
“My super talented protégé Angie-Lee Bester and I are blessed with a troupe of extraordinary young people that bring joy to each movement and pleasure to our lives.
“After 37 years teaching dancing, few have been as joyous as the last four years with Angie.
“As a spark to a flame, and neither of us taking credit, we feel that our collective passion shone through all of our wonderful students at our show.
“I really believe that with commitment we managed to achieve first class results at the show, and at our recent exams session, with many dancers obtaining Honours with Distinction and Honours in the Association of International Dance Teachers exams.
“We thank all those who attended the show, and a special thanks to our sponsors Thompson Motors, Allan Uzzel Upholstery, Gate Ministries, Lake Eland, Henn’s Ammunition, Tiago’s, Nutri-Max dog food, Beekman Group, PSG Wealth, Amy’s Curtain Centre, South Coast Toyota, Le Femme Beauty Spa, Hibiscus Dieticians and Buhr, Parry & Co.”
Looking ahead, Venter said, “I look forward to the continued development and familiar bond shared between all my girls and boys, in fact; I would really like to encourage young men to join dancing.
“Apart from the physical outlet, there are many other lessons learned. Friendships are created and self-motivation is formed.
“At our school, it is not about work, but about relationships; the connection between the physical self and emotional self.
“It’s a place that respects discipline without displacing individuality; a place to express, a place to embrace, a place to be nothing short of the amazing self you were born to be.”