Festive Year-end Dance Event

The final Disability Dance of South Africa competition took place on a rainy Saturday at the Brakpan Indoor Sports Centre on 18 November last year.

Project manager Elizabeth Rundle explained to the gathered spectators, families and friends of the contestants that much planning, patience and financial support went into the production of such an event. Rundle thanked the main sponsors Mayo Dairy and National Lottery for their financial and material support.

Rundle also thanked Iris Cunningham, General Manager of the South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD), Graham Hall of Fulcrum Projects and Carol Reinke, General Manager of the Pavilion Sports Centre, who all provided logistical support to the day’s success. The Mandeville Sports Centre also provided much needed input and support.

“There has been tremendous growth, not just in numbers of athletes, but also in the numbers of trainee coaches and officials currently in the National Training Programme,” says Rundle. “I am proud to announce that one third of the trainees will be examined soon for their Level 1 module. Among these candidates are five disabled athletes who have competed at championship level,” says Rundle.

Disability Dance South Africa is open to all categories and combinations of disabilities including deaf and blind competitors in wheelchairs. Elizabeth Rundle is especially keen to see more adults taking part in Disability Dancing.

 

 

 

1st place Duo Championship Latin American - Jeremiah Moremi and Zandile Xaba from Adelaide Tambo School in Gauteng. 4th place Duo Development Latin American – Couple No. 12 Sempe Sompane and Maloisane Mathapelo from Tswellang School in the Free State.

 

 

2nd place DISA Level 3 Latin American – Couple No. 98 Katlego Modisane and Hendrietta Kubatsi from Adelaide Tambo School in Gauteng.

1st place Combi Championship Standard – Couple No. 81 Kallie Adams and Wyona van Dyk from La Habanera in Gauteng.

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