Bontle Modiselle gives Kelly Rowland dance lessons – VIDEO
American musician Kelly Rowland just finished her stay in the country but she got to do some amazing things and meet some amazing people. Kelly whose business in the country involves a business deal with alcohol brand Brutal Fruit, got dance lessons from Bontle Modiselle.
“This brilliant, honest, authentic, brown South African beauty just gave me the most amazing dance lesson of my life. When you are in South Africa you have to come and get your movement from this space right here,” said Kelly.
Bontle then introduced herself and told people to follow her dance studio on Instagram and then at the end of the video hugged Kelly.
Bontle then gushed over Kelly Rowland and described her as a beautiful woman who made her happy and excited to be in her presence.
“Thank you for being as beautiful as I imagined you to be, more so in person. This moment was everything dreams are made of and I can’t tell you what it meant to me and the people present in the space. It’s still unbelievable to me considering the love and respect I’ve had for you since I was a little girl. A true honour.
Bontle then added that she “will cherish this moment forever….”
According to her post, they were dancing to Amapiano and we can tell by the music that was playing.
Modiselle is on a mission to leave her mark in the history books of dance and music culture and her upcoming projects have set her on the right path to do just that.
The media personality and dancer is a resident judge of SABC1’s new reality dance competition, Dance Yodumo, and is set to travel to Portugal as one of the head choreographers taking part in Trace Made In Africa in April before jetting off to another country thereafter to embark on another dance project.
“This is all a result of honouring purpose, honouring gift and dance. It’s been a long time coming and it’s the most natural turn of events. I’ve been putting in the work, and now we’re international and I’m excited. I did my time,” she told TshisaLIVE.
Growing up she used to look up to choreographer and media personality Somizi Mhlongo, actress Thembi Seete during her era with musical group Boom Shaka and actress Lorcia Cooper,. Now she wants to set an example as a self-taught dancer to young people aspiring to follow her path.
“Our best level of expression as Africans is in art and dance and to be represented in one of those pillars is a huge honour for me. This is me showing up for what I believe in. I believe in dance. Because I’ve decided to commit to that, it means I have to show up in every way.”
Bontle has been at the forefront of advocating for dancers’ rights in Mzansi, and while she admits the department of sports, arts, and culture has not come to the party, she’s grateful for the efforts corporate companies have made.
“I don’t see any difference from the department of arts and culture and I guess every artist feels the same way no matter what side of the fence they represent, I wish we were singing a different song but the chorus is the same. I hope they can show up for each of us where it’s necessary
“We engage with the corporates and artists, so those are the perceptions we’ve had to change, especially moulding the respect behind dancers.”
In early March, Bontle achieved her lifelong dream of owning her own dance studio at Hallmark House Hotel in Maboneng, Johannesburg which she calls a place of “expression and escapism” where people can connect with themselves.
“Dance for me has been a tool in many ways, expression, fun, defining what it means to be a woman, a human being. It’s been healing for me so it’s come full circle for me, spiritually, emotionally, and when I didn’t have the answers, dance was that for me.”
Now that she’s set her on tracks and undeniably thriving in the dance industry, Bontle said she’s ready to conquer music.