The Botswana Dance Sport Association (BODANSA) coaching clinic that was held over the weekend at Serowe was hailed as a worthwhile initiative by participants.
Omphile Khumoetsile said that the coaching clinics are very helpful especially for clubs that do not have coaches. “Coaching clinics are a good initiative as they help dancers who do not have coaches to develop and rectify their mistakes,” he said.
He, however expressed disappointments that some participants do not take the clinics seriously.
“Some of the participants do not take what they are being taught seriously. But they repeat the same mistakes when they get back to their clubs,” said Khumoetsile.
BODANSA’s Administrative Secretary, who is also a trainer, Karabo Kemoabe said that he was satisfied with the attendance and the dancers’ commitment and willingness to learn.
“The clinic was worthwhile. Participants asked a lot of questions, which is very impressive,” he said.
Kemoabe also said that he is satisfied with the level of growth of DanceSport in Botswana.
“DanceSport has grown tremendously. We now have a national team that has been partaking in international championships both in and outside Africa,” he said.
Throughout the coaching clinic, program participants cooperated with their trainers and showed eagerness to learn. The main aim of the clinic was to introduce Samba and Tango to the participants. The clinic, which was held for the northern and central regions, ran from March 12th to 14th. The next clinic will be in Mochudi over the weekend.