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Gemma fell inlove with Ballet at the age of 3 and I competed nationally and internationally for most of her childhood. She holds many National and International titles in Tap, Jazz, Showdance and Ballet.
"I have had the privilege of performing in many parts of the world. I have trained with the Russian Ballet Academy of South Africa as well as the Miami City Ballet in a Summer Intensive program."
Gemma started dancing professionally when she was 18, working as a Cheerleader for the IPL in India in 2017, the Lions Rugby Team in 2018-2019 as well as the Vodacom Blue Bulls Babe from 2019-2020.
She appeared on radio representing The Lions Rugby as a dancer. She also appeared on YOTV as an expert dance judge and as a contemporary dancer.
In 2018 she became the contemporary/jazz and lyrical teacher at Pulse Dance Studio, where she still currently helps students strive in their own dance abilities and talents. Besides teaching Gemma is also a company member of the Internallionaly renowned Oriental Fire, specializing in Bollywood, Fire dancing and specialty acts. I am also a qualified Yoga instructor and I love to incorperate my knowledge of all things movement into my love for dance and choreography.
Meet this years' teachers...
Fan Flow Arts
Zelda is owner of Evolve Fire and Entertainment. Her love for the flow arts shines even more brightly than the various intersting props she uses, through the energetic movements in her choreographies. This year she will be teaching something new at Dance Week...
Fan Flow Art
"I am very excited to be teaching a new form of flow art this year at dance week. The term “flow arts” constitutes a variety of movements or dance using objects or props. Come explore the art of Flow with me, expressing yourself through movement with a physical object, where the prop becomes an extension of your body in the dance. I will be teaching a fan dance with some Chinese LED fans."
Jenica has been Dance Factory's junior teacher for over a year now. After assisting with teaching in classes since 2020, Jenica now teaches Jazz and Contemporary for the youngest students at Dance Factory. She is a very passionate and energetic dancers herself, training in Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz on advanced levels.
Her energetic, modern and upbeat style will promises to inspire the little ones leaving them wanting even more after each class.
Sascha is a professional belly dancer and established Moon Goddess Dance Studio in 2008. Through MGDS she has hosted the annual Shimmy for Shelter showcase which is a fundraiser for animal welfare and Namibia's contribution to World Belly Dance Day.
Sascha specializes in belly dance, fusion dance, contemporary, stomp, improvisation techniques and African dance, and holds gold medals for belly dance, fusion dance and contemporary from the Namibian Championships of Performing Arts, South African Open Dance Championships, CIAD, The Barcelona Dance Championships and is a gold medalist and overall winner from the World Championships of Performing Arts held in Los Angeles.
She has performed and taught in Namibia, South Africa, Reunion Island, Finland, Sweden,Egypt, Spain, USA and Switzerland.
A dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, zumba & fitness instructor from South Africa trained in more than eight styles. With over a decade of dance experience, he has been working (corporate, media and theatre) with big names and companies in South Africa and Namibia.
Daniel has taught dance at several schools including South African Film, Acting & Theatre Academy and College Of The Arts.
He has a massive passion for dance and the dance community. Always keen to learn more and to share what he knows.
FIT MIX TEACHERS
A series of 4-5 different types of fitness classes ranging from Zumba, to Pilates, Yoga, stretch & more.
Let yourself be surprised every day by a different class.
The best way to have a taste of everything fitness and perhaps find out what's your best fit.
( It might be quite unexpected! )
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