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04 October 2021

Rustenburg – It has been almost two years since the dancers of Rentia Botha Acrobatics club performed as the Covid-19 pandemic shut down competitions worldwide. 
The girls faced many obstacles from losing a loved one to not having regular dance classes. Moreover, most homes don’t have the space required to perform cartwheels and other feats of the human body. It was with some trepidation that the club headed for the Dance International Competition in Pretoria on Saturday 28 August and the results showed that their perseverance through times of adversity had paid off! 
The next challenge followed with a trip to Nelspruit where on Monday 6 September they performed at the National Eisteddfod to bring further accolades home.

Demi-Leigh Durandt won Gold for her solo dance, Beauty and the Beast, at the Dance International in Pretoria held on 28 August 2021. This was Demi-Leigh’s first competition in acrobatics.
Amalia Slater performed the Skeleton and earned Ultimate Gold and special awards for characterisation, neatness and precision.
Cassie Anne Kukard and Elisma Coetzer danced Chicago and scored 98% at the Nelspruit Eisteddfod.
Talitha Ngcobo started acrobatics in 2020 and won a Gold award.  
Koketso Rasephei reaches for the sky.
Katie van der Westhuizen, 10 years old, achieved a Gold award for her Rainbow dance. She also received a special award for personality for her age group. Katie has been dancing with Rentia Botha for 5 years.

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