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LAF-Studio-logo-SDsWINNER South African Pole Fitness Championships title 2012
Venessa Clack the owner of LAF-Studio.com is currently ranked among the top pole dancers in the world, and after her recent success at the World Pole Sports Championships in London (held alongside the 2012 Olympic Games) where she placed 5th overall. Venessa is also the current holder of both the Miss Pole Dance South Africa 2011 and South African Pole Fitness Championships title 2012, and in 2011 reached the semi-finals of the World Pole & Fitness Championships in Budapest.

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554 icoINTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION SOUTH AFRICAN DANCE AND MODELLING GRAND PRIX


What an exciting event! This competition invited all South African dance and/or modeling schools to enter groups of eight or more participants per item. The range of subjects varied from modern, disco - jazz, hip hop/funk, ballet, acro-dance, aerobics, tap, Ballroom/Latin, Freestyle, Cheerleading, to show-modelling and productions in any of the subjects. The audience was greatly appreciative of the standard and entertainment value presented to them on both evenings.

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Win-grp-Durban-DDsAgainst the backdrop of South Africa’s arts funding crisis, KZN DanceLink celebrated the creativity, dedication and tenacity of the local dance community with its Durban Dance Awards 2012 on Tuesday night, 22 May.

Having last honoured the achievements of its stars in 2009, this year’s Durban Dance Awards was a poignant salute to the people who have struggled against all odds to keep dancing.

Presented by KZN DanceLink, with support from The National Lotteries Board, the awards took place on May 22 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre on the first night of the annual youth dance performance Imbumba.

“With over two and a half years to consider, the judges had a difficult time, but their decisions were made on commitment and conviction and, of course, exceptional talent,” said Maree. “We are incredibly proud of the standard of work that the Durban dance community has achieved in the last few years and of its contribution to nurturing young talent.”

“Whatever the difficulties, whatever the material sacrifices, these are people with an ethic of service, honesty and honour, whose commitment to this art-form is total and devoted,” said Maree. 

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Winners of the PFASA Competition 2012 have now been invited to represent South Africa and compete in the International Pole Sports Federation Competition in London, July 2012.

 

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Bedells-winner-2012-DDFifteen-year-old Chisato Katsura, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary, held on Sunday 25 March 2012 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.

Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice President of the RAD, this year's internationally-recognised competition attracted a record-breaking 40 candidates competing for the bursary of £1,000 to use for further professional development training.

 

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ctibc-winner-DDThe final round of the 3rd Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC) was held at the Artscape Opera House, Saturday 3 March, 2012. The glittering gala event was attended by the Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, as well as dignitaries from the City of Cape Town, Foreign Embassy representatives, and dance lovers from throughout the country and abroad.

Two competitors, Jin- Ho Won from South Korea (20) and Junxiong Zhao (20) from China, finished with double Gold medals, winning in both the Classical and Contemporary senior sections. South Africans Kathleen Videira from Johannesburg, the youngest competitor in the Finals at age 14, won Bronze in the Junior classical section and Mthuthuzeli ‘Tutu’ November from the Western Cape, won the Gold medal in the Junior contemporary division.

 

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2011 Accomplishments - Beverly Acquisto Studio of Dancing

PeasInPodLogoDuring October of 2011 the Beverley Acquisto Studio of Dancing hosted a very successful concert at the Atterbury Theatre called "Journey of the Peapod".  Monies generated from this event will be used for entertainment for young girls from Peas in a Pod - A Safe Haven for Young Girls in Pretoria.

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The Awards, jointly hosted by the three Gauteng regional branches, East Rand, Johannesburg and Pretoria, took place on 9 October 2011 in the beautiful studio at Sports and Arts Exchange Building, Irene.

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