Welcome in spring with our pick of the top 3 dance shows and festivals that are guaranteed to get your feet tapping and hearts pounding!
Burn The Floor: Fire in The Ballroom
Known as the world’s toughest dance show, the Burn the Floor troupe presents classic ballroom numbers like the foxtrot, waltz and rumba with a sexy, high-energy twist.
You’ll love the sizzling choreography, striking costumes, and hip-swaying tunes. On at the Joburg Theatre from 16 September to 4 October, this dazzling dance show will surely get you moving. Visit joburgtheatre.com for more info.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey’s world-renowned dance company has performed in more than 70 countries, presenting a combination of modern dance and classical ballet. In these awe-inspiring shows, you’ll experience African-American contemporary dance at its very best. Look out for gravity-defying elevation and perfectly-extended arabesques. On at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre Opera House from 16 to 20 September. Go to computicket.com to book.
The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban is celebrating everything dance in this contemporary festival, now in its 17th year. Dancers from around the world, including Nigeria and America, hit the stage to showcase their unique talents and national flavour.
We love the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater from the US, Introdans from the Netherlands, and our very own local dancers from the Flatfoot Dance Company. On until 6 September; See sneddontheatre.co.za for more info and to book.