Edgewood Dance Club members excelled at the South African National Championship Dance competition in Sun City, taking top honours in several categories.
Partners Mr Sanele Gumede and Miss Okuhle Pahla won in the Adult Novice section, while Mr Thobani Memela and Miss Nqobile Khuzwayo were placed first in the Pre- Championship section and second in the Rising Star Championship standard.
Also in the winners’ pen were Mr Thabo Khoza and Miss Tina Dolwana in the Professional Standard category and Standard Basic Slow Foxtrot.
Flying the UKZN colours high were Mr Nkululeko Sibiya and Miss Nontokozo Mbokazi, who finished fifth in the novice standard category.
Said Memela: ‘It was a relief winning because at the beginning of the year I set goals and among those goals was to achieve this. So I am very happy!’
Team coaches, Khoza and Dolwana, said they were extremely proud of their dancers.
‘Our students deserved the results because they were simply getting rewarded for their hard work and discipline. So we were very happy and proud of them for reaching their goals,’ said Dolwana.
The coaches are confident further success awaits UKZN dancers this year.