EL pair to dance in LA

Trail run to raise funds for Tayla’s participation at world champs

DANCING QUEENS : Tayla Meecham, left, and Jemima Kruger will represent South Africa at the World Championship of Performing Arts in the United States later this month and through to next month Picture: SUPPLIED

SINCE the age of three Tayla Meecham has blossomed as a dancer so much so that she, along with colleague, Jemima Kruger, will take part in the World Champs in Los Angeles in the US later this month.

The Clarendon Girls High pupil has developed her passion and skill for contemporary, Broadway, acrobatics and all other styles and, as a result, has been chosen to represent South Africa at the Los Angeles event from June 26.

It is Tayla’s first world champs and also the first time she is representing team SA. She was awarded national colours after achieving four gold medals, two silver and a bronze at the SA champs. She won gold in the duet with Merrifield College’s Kruger, who she’s been dancing with for a year. Both hone their skills at Dance Addiction dance school. The dancers were hand-picked for the event after excelling at the South African Championship of Performing Arts.

“Ultimately I’m going for gold in the solo and duet dances at worlds,” the confident Meecham said.

Meecham’s dream to dance at these World Champs comes at a price, and in collaboration with Crawfords and the Kempston Group, the Crawford Canter Trail Run event may help raise the R150000 this athlete requires to get there.

The Crawford Canter Trail Run will take place Saturday (June 10). Families, friends, walkers, strollers and supporters of Tayla’s dream can enter the 3km or 10km event at Tribal in Beacon Bay.

The event will commence at 2pm from Crawford`s Beach Lodge in Chintsa East and finish at The C Club. All participants are invited to celebrate the fundraiser with pizza and watch the international rugby match between France and South Africa thereafter.

“I am extremely excited and nervous at the same time,” Meecham said.

Enter the Crawfords Canter Trail Run at Tribal in Beacon Bay and help Tayla represent East London and South Africa in the up and coming World Champs.


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