Farewell And Good Luck

We were very sad to say Farewell to Cathy Ballinger who has been working at Dance Dynamics for the past eighteen years.

She was offered a position in Dubai as Head of Ballet Department which she couldn’t refuse.

We would like to wish her safe journeys and we hope that she will enjoy her new adventure.

We also hope to see her back in action here once her contract expires.

Here are some pics of the various farewells from her pupils and ourselves.

It’s Great To Be Back

Welcome back to all our students after a long break from live teaching. Although it was great we were able to carry on dancing with the help of Zoom, there is nothing quite like being back in the studio where our dancing actually belongs.

We have been fortunate to be able to start dancing in our brand new studio, and although it is not quite finished yet, the students were so happy to be back.

We are gradually getting used to the social distancing and masks that are becoming part of our classes now.

Here are a few pics from the last few weeks.

bar sleeve

Bar Sleeves

We are taking orders for bar sleeves. These will fit over the bar when you do bar work and will help to protect you against germs and viruses as each person will have their own to use.

Little Cherub will be making them, but we will be taking orders on their behalf.

There is a choice of two colors, black or pink.

The sleeve will be personalised with the student’s name so that they don’t get mixed up.

Place your order with your teacher directly as soon as possible so that when you go back to the studio everyone can be safe. The cost is R50 per sleeve.

Hip hop dancers will obviously not need a bar sleeve.

This is what the sleeve looks like.

Lockdown Challenge And Medal Tests

Exciting News From The AIDT


This is another option in case we can’t do exams at the end of the year.


One Virtual Medal Session Request per studio.
Entry Fee = R 295 / $39 / € 39 (Namibia & Zimbabwe to enter under SA)
All videos to be submitted together as ONE entry, by the teacher, preferably
via YouTube.

Please add a label with the candidate’s name and medal to each video and candidates should announce their name and medal at the beginning of the video.

Videos may be filmed on good quality camera/phone, in the candidate’s own home – no edited videos will be examined.


Teacher’s choice of music
As for exams (as neatly groomed as possible)
Lack of space will be taken into consideration, but candidates’ must dance to the best of their ability.

Reports and Certificates will be emailed to Teacher – please note that this can take two to three weeks after submission. Medals will follow once the Head Office is open.

Modern and Hip Hop

This is the work you will need to know from the syllabus if you want to enter for the medal.

Ballet – at Teacher’s discretion

Modern Dance
Set floor combination, one of the dance combinations, and a dance.

Urban Hip Hop
Any two set combinations and a dance.

Lockdown Challenge
Modern Dance and Urban Hip Hop

Teacher to submit One entry with all candidates for the Grade Lockdown
Challenge. Dancers to dress as they would for an exam.

Entry Fee = R 100 / $10 / €10 (Namibia and Zimbabwe to enter under SA)
All videos to be submitted together as ONE entry, by the teacher, preferably
via YouTube set to private.

Exciting exposure opportunities plus other dance related prizes. Winners to be announced towards the end of June

Please add a label with the candidate’s name and grade to each video and
candidates should announce their name and grade at the beginning of the video.
Videos may be filmed on good quality camera/phone, in the candidate’s own home – no edited videos will be examined.
Candidates may enter for the exam they are presently in or the previous exam if they have not completed the required work.

Format: For Grades 1 to Final Grade – Warmup, Arms and Co-ordination, Combination

For Prelims – Centre Practice and both dance combinations.

Pre Grade Hip Hop: Stepping and New School Hip Hop

Intermediate 1: Popping and Hip Hop

Format Majors: Candidates will be sent a piece of choreography to learn, which they must film and submit

Closing date for the lockdown challenge is the 15th of June 2020

Talent Africa Regionals 2020

Well done to all our dancers and groups for doing so well in Talent Africa. You all qualify for the Nationals from the 1st to the 4th of April at the Opera House.

Remember that you will need to enter yourself for nationals on the website www.talentafrica.co.za. if you did solos.

We will register the groups from our side.

Here are a couple of pics from the weekend events.

Budding Choreographers Prizegiving

A big thank you to everyone who supported our Budding Choreographers Prize Giving on Friday the 29th of November. We managed to raise just over R 3 000 towards our new studio floor.

Kareen Breytenbach was our judge for the evening.

We enjoyed the evening watching all our dancers perform and run the show. It was lovely to see all the different ideas that our dancers came up with.

The Art Prizes were awarded to Elizma Ferreira and Clarissa Strydom.

Well done to the following groups who won the Choreography Sections:

Take Me To the Church – Best Choreography

Can’t Stop The Beat – Best Performance

Hoodie – Best Teamwork and Synchronization

River – Best Idea

Skollie Patrol – Judges Favourite

More Awards:

Most Improved Junior Modern Dancer – Cindy Strydom

Most Improved Senior Modern Dancer – Mikayla -leigh Lombard

Most Improved Junior Ballet Dancer – Gilia Hutchinson

Most Improved Senior Ballet Dancer – Cassidy Kwong See

Most Improved Junior All Rounder – Mari Rodgers

Most Improved Senior All Rounder – Kaitlynne Horne

Top Marks for Junior Modern Exams – De-Ane Erasmus

Top Marks for Senior Modern Exams – Mikayla-leigh Lombard

Top Marks for Graded Ballet Exams – Taylor Wilson

Top Marks for Vocational Ballet Exams – Mikayla Lombard

Top Marks for Junior Hip Hop Exams – Mari Rodgers

Top Marks for Senior Hip Hop Exams – Kaitlynne Horne

RAD Bursary Competition

Well done to all our beautiful dancers who danced today in the bursary competition at the Savoy Theater. You all did Dance Dynamics proud with your performances.

Back Row: Shaugneen Robertson, Mikayla Leigh Lombard, Cassidy Kwongsee, Amy Ward, Kaitlynne Horne

Front Row: Mia Dempsey and Taylor Wilson