SPARK Scholar Kuhlekodwa Trinity Nkosi (8) will be representing South Africa at the World Lyrical Dance Federation dance competition in England next month.
Kuhle qualified to represent South Africa in the competition and will be participating against some of the best dancers around the world.
The competition will be held on 2-4 August 2019. It will be held at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, England.
Kuhle’s mother Monica Octaviah Nkosi, says, she and Kuhle’s father Sibusiso Wilson Nkosi are excited about their daughter’s achievement.
“We are ecstatic when she qualified to dance in the UK to represent the country. She will be dancing Lyrical Solo, duet and quad in under 10 levels,” Monica says.
Monica says they noticed Kuhle’s talent from a young age.
“We realised that she loved dancing, as she would dance around the house when we played music. When she started pre-school and saw other kids dancing, she asked us if she could also start dancing,” says Monica.
Seeing how much their daughter loved dancing and wanting to develop her dancing skills, Monica and her husband registered Kuhle at the Dance Mounce. When she finished Grade-R, Kuhle started focusing on ballet.
“It was important for us to see her dance because it makes her happy. She enjoys dancing and when she talks about it, her face lights up,” she says.
Her advice for other parents who have children with talent, but still do not know how to develop it, Monica says parents should help to develop their children’s talents.
“I would advise other parents to observe their kids closely. So that they can spot what their talents are,” she says.
Adding that, once parents can see what their children are passionate about, they should get them the extra lessons that they need to develop the talent.
She says it is also important to have a school that will support your child’s interests.
“We are so glad that SPARK Schools gave Kuhle this opportunity to participate in this competition,” she says.
The SA team will leave for the UK on 26 July and will return on 5, August.
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