Set4Dance Community Outreach competed in the Global Dance Supreme Inter-continental Dance Championship finals and came out tops.
The Portland dance group competed at the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg from Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8. Set4Dance qualified for the Championship Finals at Cape Town Qualifiers event held on Saturday March 11. (“Dancers needs funds to attend contest finals” Plainsman April 12).
The Junior Krump crew called Sxdier Fam Krump received first place winning prize money of R8 000, second place was Da-Sturbin Da Peace Revival as the teen mini crew, as well as teen crew, Da-Sturbin Da Peace Junior, taking third place.
In a two-versus-two for the category Next Gen All Style Battle competing against another pair of dancers, winning first place was Gideon Muller, 16, and Shiloh George, 12, who won the prize money of R2 000 as a pair. Taking third place in the same category was Zaheer Woodman, 15, and Zinzi Rhodes, 14. In fourth place in the same category was Janae Smith, 15, and Kirsten Vercuil, 15, and winning fourth place in the two-versus-two krump battle was Zaheer Woodman, 15, and Tristan Davy, 16.
Head Coach Ignatius Pastor, 39, with the assistance of the two coaches, Tamaryn Pastor, 36, and Cameron Erasmus, 22, worked tirelessly to get these dancers ready for the competition, said Mr Pastor.
“I think my whole team was excited and overwhelmed by what these young people can accomplish if they work together,” he said.
They were challenged by financially preparing for this competition and the children made every part of the trip count which made the coaches really proud, he said.
“We believe that they deserve so much more for their hard work and putting our community out there. Most importantly is being part of the journey and enjoying every moment that we can with one another,” said Mr Pastor.