Category Archives: Studio Happenings


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.

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

Modern And Hip Hop Exams 2019

We are done with modern and Hip Hop Exams 2019. We were very lucky to have Erne Ackerman from Cape Town and the girls all came out full of smiles.

Here are some of the photo’s from Tuesday the 29th of September.

Marie Louise and Kaitlynne – Final Grade
Judy Teachers Exam

Well done to the Girls who got Distinctions:

Mikayla Leigh Lombard

De Ane Erasmus

Cindy Strydom

And to the girls who got Honors:

Mari Rodgers – Hip Hop and Modern

Kaitlynne Horne – Hip Hop and Modern

Iune Bezuidenhout

Chanel Brown

Sune Marais

Elze Veldsman

Rijke van Wyk de Vries

Anja Wagner

Clarissa Venter

Ashleigh Maling Nel

Ballet Exams September 2019

Over the last two days, we have been busy with our special session of ballet exams that our studio requested for this year.

The examiner was Bonnie de Beer from Durban and all our students thoroughly enjoyed their exam.

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Grade 5

Rep 2

Grade 2



Grade 1

Grade 5

Grade 2

Rep 2

Grade 3



Friendly City Dance Festival – Opera House

Had another busy week at the Opera House this week where we had all our Amateurs Dancing. The standard was high and the competition was tough.

We are proud once again of all our dancers who all did their personal best.

An extra well done to our gold winners:

Kayla Lotter

Marie Louise Strydom

Taylor Wilson

Mia Dempsey

And Dancing In The Rain Group

Babylon Group

Friendly City Dance Festival Savoy Theatre

We have had a hectic few days at the Savoy Theatre where a lot of our novice dancers took part in the Port Elizabeth Dance Festival.

We are extremely proud of all our dancers and here are some photo’s from the event. We are sorry we didn’t get of everyone, but ran out of time at some of the busy times.

These are the Gold Awards for the Savoy:

Jocelyn Venables

Lisa Scheepers

Iune Bezuidenhout

Milan Puren

Anne-Mieke Buys

Clarissa Strydom

Hayley Perelson

Kendal Mckay

Anja Wagner x 2

De-Ane Erasmus (Double Gold)

Mari Rodgers x 2

Kaitlynne Horne x 2

Gilia Hutchinson

Bea-ne Schoeman

Ella Smit

Marie-Louise Strydom

Carli Human

Mikayla-leigh Lombard