Dancers from the dance studio E-PAC in the Vaal Triangle, seen here with their teacher Elmarie van Wyk, participated in the regional competition of a huge dance competition and excelled in different styles: Sinethemba Mpinga was rewarded 80% in the hip hop solo, Mandisa Mzotho, 79% in the musical theater solo, Okeletsi Nyathi, 85% in the jazz solo, Mathapelo Mothapo was rewarded 90% in the musical theater solo, and Mathapelo and Okeletsi were rewarded 98% in the jazz duet and they were also awarded for Best Performance in the region. They also took part in the national competition, where the dance studioâ€™s gum boots group and hip hop group both received gold medals. Other achievements include: hip hop solo – Sinethemba Mpinga (bronze), musical theater solo – Mandisa Mzotho (bronze), jazz solo – Okeletsi Nyathi (bronze), musical theater solo – Mathapelo Mothapo (bronze) and jazz duet – Mathapelo and Okeletsi (silver). The students were selected to represent South Africa internationally, but they urgently need financial support to enable them to participate in such follow-up competitions. Anyone who would like to help with fund-raising are kindly requested to contact Elmarie on 078 460 6919.