Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Getting ready to wow the crowds again

Last year, the Carryou Gumboot Dancers blew the crowds away at the Randfontein Show, Food and Music Festival. Their slick moves and catchy beats made them a show highlight.
 And this year they plan to make even more of an impact. The troupe is hard at work perfecting their final moves and will appear on a number of occasions from Wednesday 26 Feb to Saturday 1 March.
 The Randfontein Show, Food and Music Festival is the third largest show of its kind in the country and gives Carryou Ministry an opportunity to present its work and activities to a wide range of people who otherwise would not know about the organisation.
 "We will also be operating a cold-drink stall at the Show to help raise funds," says Carryou Ministry General Manager, Rev. Lawrence Mabaso.
 Gumboot dancing has a long history in South Africa. It started on the mines where miners first used the moves, drumming on the sides of their Wellington boots and foot-stamps to communicate with each other underground.
 Later, traditional, tribal dance moves and routines were added and the style was born. Today, gumboot dancing is performed all over the world and is recognised as a truly South African dance-form.

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