Dancer on her way to the top

2015-07-29 06:00
A TALENTED Nyasha Chandomba in action at this year’s World Freestyle Dance Championships in Blackpool, England.  
Photos: Supplied

A TALENTED Nyasha Chandomba in action at this year’s World Freestyle Dance Championships in Blackpool, England. Photos: Supplied

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DYNAMIC young dancer, Nyasha Chandomba, is shimmying and shaking her way to fame with her amazing freestyle, hip-hop, disco and slow dance routine that saw her reach the semi-final of this year’s World Freestyle Dance Championships. The international competition was held on 27 and 28 June at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England.

Nyasha’s display at the competition staged at Liverpool qualified her for another global championship X the International Dance Organisation World Disco Championship set to be staged in Germany during October. The acrobatic dancer has qualified to compete in the dance solo category of the prestigious international event in Germany.

Last year the 11-year-old Nyasha was among the top international dancers that competed at both international competitions, the Freestyle Dance World Championship and World Disco Freestyle Dance Championship held in Blackpool, England, and Torino in Italy, respectively. The two international events take place during June and October.

It was Nyasha’s first appearance at both global championships. Her participation at last year’s international competitions stood her in good stead and propelled her to greater heights this year.

“Reaching the semi-final at this year’s freestyle dance championship is a great improvement. I am a step away from being in the final and I’m happy with my achievement,” said Nyasha. The dance wizard girl attributes her achievement to the unwavering support she receives from her parents, Lydia and Edgar Chandomba, as well as dance instructors Robert Olivier and Elze Cocgle.

Little Nyasha has her talent nurtured at the Marlene School of Dancing in Welkom. She proved she had talent in dancing when she scooped the title of Taming Gravity Freestyle and Hip-Hop Dance in 2009 in Bloemfontein. It was her first trophy and by that success she laid the foundation for building a winning reputation. Nyasha has filled up her trophy cabinet at her home with almost all silverware dancers aspire to win. She was a finalist in the KTV Talent Search. “Winning for me just comes naturally because I love dancing. Dancing is my life,” said a proud Nyasha, a gr. 5 learner at the St Dominic’s College in Welkom.

Of all the trophies in her cabinet, she has a special place for two – the Battle of the Giants won in 2012 and the Acrobatics Tan Shield in 2014.

“I was the youngest candidate in the Battle of the Giants. There were no candidates to compete in the youngest section, u.8, hence I competed in the category for ten-year-olds. I won the competition, being the youngest. The reason for having a special place for the Acrobatic Tan Shield is because I obtained a distinction,” said Nyasha. The energetic dancer’s achievement locally and internationally sees a continuation of her winning reputation following her maiden win in 2009.

Lydia Chandomba, proud mother of Nyasha, said the little dancing queen had started dancing at the tender age of three and continues working hard to reach for the stars.

Winning for me just comes naturally, because I love dancing. Dancing is my life

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