Owen Nene & Linda Nene

Owen and Linda Nene have been ambassadors for DANCING UNDER AFRICAN SKIES since 2018.

Dr Owen Nene is a rising star in the world of adjudicators, a business person and an academic.

Owen and Linda are fully qualified adjudicators in both ballroom and Latin. They have competed extensively locally and internationally and attended international workshops and training with internationally renowned teachers with a mindset of bringing that knowledge back home. They have crafted their knowledge, experience, and observation into a multi-disciplinary approach to dance. They are coaches and choreographers based in Pretoria and have produced South African champions and finalists.

Their recent achievements include:
• 3rd in Professional Latin and 9th in Professional Standard in the 2019 The Star Championships in Italy
• 4th in Professional Latin and 7th in Professional Standard in the 2019 Star Cup in Bologna, Italy
• Runners-up in Professional Ballroom and Professional Latin Championship at the DanceSport South Africa (DSSA) 2019 South African Championships
• Undefeated 10-dance Professional Champions (under DSSA)
• Professional Latin champions and third place in Professional Standard at the 2019 SADTA All South African Open Dance Championships

Owen Nene & Linda Nene

Owen and Linda Nene have been ambassadors for DANCING UNDER AFRICAN SKIES since 2018.

Dr Owen Nene is a rising star in the world of adjudicators, a business person and an academic.

Owen and Linda are fully qualified adjudicators in both ballroom and Latin. They have competed extensively locally and internationally and attended international workshops and training with internationally renowned teachers with a mindset of bringing that knowledge back home. They have transferred their knowledge, experience, and observation into a multi-disciplinary approach to dance. They are coaches and choreographers based in Pretoria and have produced South African champions and finalists.

Their recent achievements include:
• 3rd in Professional Latin and 9th in Professional Standard in the 2019 The Star Championships in Italy
• 4th in Professional Latin and 7th in Professional Standard in the 2019 Star Cup in Bologna, Italy
• Runners-up in Professional Ballroom and Professional Latin Championship at the DanceSport South Africa (DSSA) 2019 South African Championships
• Undefeated 10-dance Professional Champions (under DSSA)
• Professional Latin champions and third place in Professional Standard at the 2019 SADTA All South African Open Dance Championships

Levi Cannon

Levi began his dancing career at 17 years old. He has been teaching for the last nine years and became the owner of his family’s Latin & ballroom dance studio. In 2018, he joined the Fred Astaire Dance Studios group as a franchisee. He teaches standard and smooth ballroom as well as international and rhythm Latin American. He trains amateur couples and individual dancers and belongs to the pro-am community of instructors competing with their students.
 
Levi holds an IDTA Associate qualification in Latin American dance and intends furthering his qualifications in Standard, Smooth and Rhythm and Latin American. Levi is passionate about dancing and teaching dance. He consistently strives to learn and further his skills for personal development as well as to help his students achieve their dancing goals.
 
Levi, with partner Mahlatse Mokoena, is the current DanceSport South Africa (DSSA) South African Professional Latin champion. He has been competing as a professional for the last four years and achieved high rankings in various regional and national championships. He hopes to be able to compete internationally as a professional in the future.

Levi Cannon

Levi began his dancing career at 17 years old. He has been teaching for the last nine years and became the owner of his family’s Latin & ballroom dance studio. Late last year, he joined the Fred Astaire Dance Studios group as a franchisee. He teaches standard and smooth ballroom as well as international and rhythm Latin American. He trains amateur couples and individual dancers and belongs to the pro-am community of instructors competing with their students.
 
Levi holds an IDTA Associate qualification in Latin American dance and intends furthering his qualifications in Standard, Smooth and Rhythm and Latin American. Levi is passionate about dancing and teaching dance. He consistently strives to learn and further his skills for personal development as well as to help his students achieve their dancing goals.
 
Levi, with partner Mahlatse Mokoena, is the current DanceSport South Africa (DSSA) South African Professional Latin champion. He has been competing as a professional for the last four years and achieved high rankings in various regional and national championships. He hopes to be able to compete internationally as a professional in the future.