A grade 9 learner at Curro Aurora will represent SA abroad for dance
Kalinda Harmse, a grade 9 learner at Curro Aurora will represent SA abroad for dance. Kalinda Harmse has been dancing since the age of seven and her love and dedication to the sport and art have finally paid off. Having recently competed in the Battle of the Giants competition in Sun City, she managed to bag rather impressive placements namely: 4th place in Show dance, 5th place in Modern Dance, 5th place in Jazz dance, 2nd place in Lyrical Dance, and 2nd place in Ballet.
This year’s Battle of the Giants was the first competition since COVID started and is a very prestigious event governed by the South African Body of Dance and is one of the qualifiers for a dancer and is the only body of dance where a dancer is eligible to obtain their provincial and national colours. A participant must score an average of more than 80% for at least two qualifiers to obtain their colours.
Kalinda competed in the 15-16 years World Trial Circuit section as well even though she is currently only 14 years old making her one of the youngest participants. She competed in various styles i.e., show dance, modern, jazz, lyrical (championship level), and ballet (championship level).
It must be not that this is not Kalinda’s first competition for the year, earlier this year in February she also competed in the World Lyrical Dance Federation qualifiers for the SA team where she placed 2nd for her Lyrical, 2nd for her Acrobatics, and 3rd for her Contemporary which meant she qualified to represent South Africa in Ireland later on in the year. She also competed in Dance World Cup in March where she qualified to represent South Africa in Spain.