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08 December 2017

Rustenburg – Every second year, Happy Feet Ballet’s Rustenburg Studio showcases a production; this year Cinderella was it! 

From 31 August to 1 September, ‘A Cinderella Story’ was fantastically portrayed by 145 students. This classical ballet was combined with contemporary dance and hip hop to bring this enchanted story to life.

Happy Feet Ballet hereby would like to take the opportunity to congratulate every single ballet student from the Marais Street Studio division on their fabulous performance of this production.

“We would also like to thank every person who came to watch our special version of the critically acclaimed ballet production ‘Cinderella’, as well as every parent, student, staff support and staff member that took part in preparations for the show,” says Annelle Botha, principal ballet teacher at Happy Feet.

Emma Botha as little Cinderella: Emma was the best student in her class in Living Dance International’s Level 1 contemporary examination. Mrs Annelle Botha, the principal ballet teacher at Happy Feet, danced the role of Cinderella’s mother.Caption
Salomé Vermaak, Keorapetse Mkhondo and Micaela Storm De Klerk performing as winter fairies
Mieke Barnard and Zoe Erasmus performing ‘better when I am dancing’.
In the front row we have Entle Moshou, Handrycka-Paule Bompongo, Motshabo Ramonyai and Lianie Teessen performing ‘butterfly kisses’.
Mienki du Toit performed in the butterfly dance as ‘lavender blue’.
Simoné Labuschagne, Muzaan Dreyer and Sharni van der Westhuizen in ‘fight song’.
Laché Ackerman and her mice friends helping Cinderella to clean the house. Laché was the best student in the DASA national ballet examination for grade1.
Anika Botha as ‘lucifer’, the stepmother’s cat. Anika was the best student in the Living Dance international contemporary examination for level 2 as well as the best dancer in the DASA Ballet exam for grade 2
Jamie-Dayne van Heese as the fairy godmother. Jamie was the best Living Dance level 4 and DASA grade 3
Chanique Ackerman and Lisa Hill as spring fairies.
Dominique George performed the lead role as Cinderella. She was the best student in her class in the International Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Ballet examination. She is currently an intern ballet teacher at Happy Feet Ballet and we are very proud of her.
The maiden princesses at the back are Danny Strydom, Marion Behrens, Janka Swanepoel, Jamie-Dayne van Heese and Danelle van der Merwe.
Altogether 145 students performed in the beautiful God-honouring finale “We live to testify!” In the front row we see Lisa Hill, Javian Mostert, Tumelo Moseki, Elizy Jansen van Vuuren, Hannah-Rose Haasbroek, Emma Retief, Lenique van der Westhuizen, Kayla de Jager, Mikah Wessels, Bianca Mocke, Larissa van Staden, Hayleigh Venter.


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