DANCING THE JIVE: Khanya Mbabela and her partner Chulumanco Matugana danced the jive at the latest meeting of the Port Alfred Dance Club held at home in Nemato last Friday Picture: LOUISE KNOWLES
A SMALL house in Nemato was the venue for the latest lesson of the Port Alfred Dance Club last Friday where an anonymous do-gooder donated beautiful handmade dresses, pants and tops as well as ballroom dancing shoes to the children.
The house is owned by Noluthando Landu whose aftercare facility provided the venue for the dance club.
Dance teachers Twan and Kyle Badenhorst provided music and instruction and the children danced a jive and did some cha-cha moves dressed up in their new clothes.
The club, which has been in existence for 20 years, has not had a hall to practise in since March this year, so the children practise in the homes and backyards of friends and neighbours.
The children do not pay fees for the classes and the cost of hiring a hall is prohibitive. They had temporary access to Titi Jonas Multipurpose Centre in Thornhill.
Kyle Badenhorst said: “When we judged a talent competition in Kenton last year we got to see the kids dance and have been wanting to help and teach them from then, yet we have had no time until now. We will be teaching them every Friday.”