Rudi Smit in Bay to lead dance workshop

The Natasha Tait Dance Studio in Port Elizabeth will be hosting a dance workshop with the renowned dancer and choreographer Rudi Smit at Andrew Rabie High School at the end of this month.

Smit is an international jazz funk, hip-hop and waacking choreographer and dancer from Cape Town and specialises in stage and media.

He has choreographed and/or assistant-choreographed for the likes of Inna, Lloyd Cele, Loyiso Bala, Lakota Silva and more recently was one of the lead choreographers for the Universal Pictures production of Honey 3: Dare to Dance.

He was also the assistant choreographer for the movie Bring It On 6 and has choreographed international commercials for Pepsi and Adidas.

“Rudi has taught workshops, performed in and judged competitions in more than 20 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and Australasia,” dance school owner and workshop organiser Natasha Tait said.

The workshop will be held over two days, with advanced and intermediate participants to be accommodated on Friday May 26 from 6 to 7.30pm.

The slot for beginners and intermediate participants is on Saturday May 27 from 10 to 11.30am and the next slot, from 1.30 to 3pm on the Saturday, will be open to all categories.

“I’ve opened the workshop to all dancers in and around the Bay as I want everyone who loves dance to have the opportunity to experience Rudi’s work,” Tai said.

The only restriction was that participants had to be 10 years and older, she said.

Ticket prices range from R170 to R400, depending on how many slots one signs up for.

For bookings and inquiries call Natasha Tait on 076-156-1087 or e-mail:

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