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On The Stage Competition 2024

Celebrating Stellar Performances at the On the Stage Dance Festival: A Triumph for Our Talented Dancers

On May 25, 2024, Crawford International Ruimsig was alive with the rhythm and energy of the On the Stage Dance Festival, an event that saw our talented dancers showcasing their remarkable skills and dedication. The competition was fierce, with dancers from various disciplines vying for top honors. We are incredibly proud to announce the outstanding achievements of our team, whose hard work and passion for dance shone brightly on stage.

Contemporary Brilliance

Leading the way in contemporary dance, Romy Niederheitmann captivated the judges and audience alike, earning the prestigious Crown Gold in Contemporary. Her performance was a testament to her exceptional technique and emotional expression, setting a high standard for the competition.

On The Stage - Romy Solo
On The Stage - Saret

Saret Bester also delivered a noteworthy performance, securing a Crown Silver in Contemporary. Her grace and precision highlighted the strength of our contemporary dance program.

The Contemporary Seniors group showcased their collective talent, winning a Crown Silver for their dynamic and cohesive routine. The group included:

  • Adam Brown
  • Aleksandra Dabic
  • Amy Green
  • Andy Du
  • Blade Hanger
  • Gabriella Smith
  • Jayden van Tonder
  • Kwanele Thusi
  • Lizanne Robinson
  • Melanie Harcourt-Cooke
  • Melissa Schafer
  • Tracy Benson

Their performance was a beautiful blend of individual artistry and synchronized movement, demonstrating the power of teamwork.

On The Stage - Contemporary Group (3)
On The Stage - Contemporary Group (1)

Acro Excellence

Our acro dancers also delivered outstanding performances, with many earning Crown Silver medals. Each dancer demonstrated incredible strength, flexibility, and control, impressing the judges with their routines.

  • Bonolo Maleka
  • Kaitlin Naidu
  • Leia Lewis
  • Lily Barlow
  • Niamh O’Reilly
  • Peyton Govender
  • Siobhan Basson
  • Rati & Boleng Leepile (duet)

Maia Gordon stood out with a Gold in Acro, showcasing her exceptional ability and commitment to the craft. Her routine was a highlight of the festival, earning her well-deserved recognition.

On The Stage - Group Pic 1
On The Stage - Group Pic 4
On The Stage - Group Pic 2
On The Stage - Group Pic 3

A Collective Achievement

This year’s festival was not just about individual accolades but also about celebrating the collective spirit and hard work of our dance community. Each dancer’s performance reflected countless hours of practice, the support of their families, and the guidance of their instructors.

Looking Forward

The success at the On the Stage Dance Festival is a reflection of our dancers’ dedication and the high standards we set for ourselves. As we celebrate these achievements, we also look forward to future competitions, confident that our dancers will continue to inspire and excel.

Congratulations to all our dancers for their remarkable achievements. Your performances have made us incredibly proud, and we can’t wait to see where your talents will take you next!

On The Stage - Bonolo Maleka Solo

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