MASERU Dance Academy founder and dancer, Mavele, has introduced a weekly aerobics class which he says is meant to make gym fashionable and easy.
The sessions are held at Memorial Hall, in Maseru and are done with Sesotho background music.
Mavele told the Weekender this week that they wanted to come up with a unique model that will ensure that participants have fun and remain healthy.
“We have realised that people love embracing foreign music for activities such as this one, so we decided to do it using our local music,” Mavele said.
He said although they started off with dance only when they founded Maseru Dance Academy (when), they were happy to use their skills to help people keep in shape.
The institution aims to uplift the dance art form and prove that it also has career opportunities.
“Dancers are often stereotyped as people who enjoy heavy drinking, which is not true because in every profession there are people of different characters. Our plan is to change such mindsets and portray dance as an art form and an equally rewarding career.
“Dancing is an effective form of exercise. I would encourage people to join these sessions because they help keep the body in shape, maintain a sound mind, increase muscle strength and further improve the condition of the heart and lungs among other health benefits,” Mavele said.
Mavele is working with fellow dancer and choreographer Mpho Moeketsi on the aerobics sessions.
“We are targeting people of all age-groups because everybody needs a healthy lifestyle. We also hope this will be the beginning of a work-out with a difference for many people, particularly those who enjoy music and dance.”
Also, a famed master of ceremonies, Mavele is known for his nimble feet that always wow his audiences. He has even invited for different gigs in South Africa, Botswana and eSwatini.