Youth can bust a move

2015-09-16 06:00
THE first group of students are ready for pantsula dancing. From the left are Lucas Kopper and Steven Mpadi (both members of the academy who teach dancers), Kgotsofalo Mojake, Bongani Leburu, Lereki Medupi, Obakeng Davids, Olebogeng Moabi (in the yel

THE first group of students are ready for pantsula dancing. From the left are Lucas Kopper and Steven Mpadi (both members of the academy who teach dancers), Kgotsofalo Mojake, Bongani Leburu, Lereki Medupi, Obakeng Davids, Olebogeng Moabi (in the yel

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THE dance group Black Converse has been given the green light to start its own youth centre and dance academy where it plans to run programmes.

The group, that went through to the second round of SABC 1’s Stumbo Stomp amaPantsula dance competition in July and won R25 000, plan on using some of its money to empower the youth.

After successfully completing the process of registering the Black Converse Youth non-profit organisation (NPO), a second dance academy was opened in Kimberley.

“We saw this as the best way of saying thank you to the members of our community, who have been supporting us all along,” said Joey Steenkamp, one of the members, about the academy.

“Pantsula and sbujwa (local) dance will be taught at the Helen Joseph Women’s Development Centre in John Daka, Galeshewe.

“Although we are still looking for funds, we have already attracted potential dancing students to our rehearsing space for weekly classes.”

Classes are held weekly from 15:00 to 18:00 for school-going members and from 09:00 to 18:00 for non-school-going members

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