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Six to represent SA in world champs

WORLD-CLASS: Dance Addiction members, from top, Jemima Kruger, Shanea Miller, Chace Collett, Tayla Meecham and Inathi Mpulampula, with Alizwa Sotshongaye absent, are heading to Los Angeles for the World Championships of Performing Arts Picture: SUPPLIED

SIX East London contemporary dancers will soon jet off to take part in the World Championships in Los Angeles, in the US, later this month.

Ashley Behrens, Chace Collett, Shanea Miller, Jemima Kruger, Tayla Meecham, Alizwa Sotshongaye and Inathi Mpulampula are all from the Dance Addiction dance group.

“Ultimately I’m going for gold in the solo and duet at the worlds,” Meecham said.

The girls performed at the South African Championships of Performing Arts in April this year, where they were all chosen to represent their country at the World Championships of Performing Arts.

It will be the first time that Meecham, Sotshongaye and Mpulampula will be taking part in the event.

Miller attended the World Championships last year and returned home with five gold, three silver and four bronze medals, as well as four Champion of the World Division winner titles in the dancing and modelling categories.

As part of her fundraising efforts for her overseas trip, Miller will be holding a Pedal and Potjiekos competition at Clarendon High School on June 24.

Multi-South African, as well as world champions – as partners and soloists – Collett and Behrens will be looking for more success on the world stage.

At the 2015 event, the duo became the Senior World Champion Dancers and in the same year, Chace and junior duo partner, Jemima Kruger, became Junior World Champion Dancers and Junior World Champion Performers of the year.

The six dancers have spent many hours practising and hope to again return home with medals.

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