Joining forces pays off for dancers

BREAKING BARRIERS: The Limitless Family earned themselves in the urban styles category at the Dance Star SA qualifiers in Gauteng recently. Picture: SUPPLIED

Commitment and unbridled passion for dance is what Limitless Family brought to the table as they competed in the Dance Star SA qualifiers held in Gauteng recently.

The group is a combination of members from Fantastic Family and Limitless Entertainment. Fantastic Family entered into the PnA Ultimate Performer earlier in 2019 and were the overall senior and open group winners.

Limitless came in second place in the Urban Styles Senior group category in Gauteng.

Choreographers for the category were Owen Zwedala and Jayson Jegels. Jegels is no stranger to the dance stage, having won the the 2018 PnA Ultimate Performer title.

“We wanted to be as original as possible yet unique, and interpret the song in their dance moves. I am grateful for the opportunity, it was a great and humbling experience competing against tough Gauteng teams,” he said.

Zwedala of Fantastic Family said it was their first competition on a national stage and they were full of mixed emotions.

“It was a great experience although we had little time to practice. You can imagine, coming from a township background to such a big stage has been a real confidence booster for us.”

Zwedala said they joined forces with Limitless Entertainment after realising they had the same goal.

Limitless member Iviwe Bam said it was a challenge at first to merge together as the two groups performed different dance styles.

“We had four members at the time that we entered in March. We taught each other to execute a near-perfect choreography in one month,” Bam said.

The group has qualified to attend the Dance Star Finals in Croatia in 2020.

DANCE DUO: Nikita Naidoo and Jayson Jegels. Picture: SUPPLIED

Jegels entered with his dance partner and girlfriend Nikita Naidoo, coming third out of 18 competitors.

“Jayson choreographed our dance. It was intricate, fastpaced and brings something different to the stage,” Naidoo said.

Jegels said he was someone who set high standards and goals for himself, and those he danced with.

Zwedala entered with his partner Sibongile Stephen and also qualified to go to Croatia.

The group thanks Vodacom4U in Berea for their major sponsorship in getting them to Gauteng, Barry Wittstock for the use of his church hall and also their family and friends.

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