Take a Classic Story, Mix in a Great Cast; Add some Water …and a Good Plumber

A lot of theatre productions, in some way, portray water being used.  Before, the actions were portrayed mostly by lights and music and what was available to help the audience imagine the action.  In more modern times, the stage can be modified, through good plumbing, to endure real, wet water.  There are companies that specialize in plumbing for theatre stages.


A very good example of water needed in a show, would be, “Singing in the Rain”.  This iconic rain sequence needed many litres of water.  Two tanks containing 6000 litres of water each, located offstage, delivered this water through a series of valves, pumps, interlocks and nearly 1 kilometre of flexible pipes.  The water is pumped into a holding tank, where the water is warmed for the comfort of the performers, and then to 16 nozzles rigged in above the stage.  The water from above creates the downpour of rain.  At the same time, water is pumped from beneath the stage to create the pool of water.

When water is used in-house, the stage needs specially engineered decking.  Most water is drained back into the holding tanks, ready for recycling for the next performance.  This water is extensively filtered through a sand filter as well as an ultra violet filter.  This will eliminate bacteria.  When the season of a show ends, the water tanks are emptied via hoses to gardens or lawns outside the theatre.

In this way, this plumbing can create any kind of water related effect.  You can have dancers in a downpour, or only a few droplets at a picnic.  You can even have (fake) blood droplets from above.  The water can stop instantly or gradually, whatever is needed during the play.  If the water requires heating, 3 phase power is installed.

With this kind of plumbing techniques you can create almost any kind of atmosphere with real water, for all kinds of shows.  It’s raining, it’s pouring, became a reality indoors!


Being a Professional Dancer; The Truth and the Entire Pro’s and Con’s

To dance is to move rhythmically, using certain steps and gestures, and usually performed to some style of music.  Most people dance socially.  But then there are Professional dancers.  Dancing is their work.  Professional dancers can also be divided in several different categories, for example, Ballet, Tap dance, and Ball room dancing.  All of these categories ask for hard work, discipline and focus. .  Dancing can be classified as a sport, but also as an art form.

In Social dancing the Professionals has specific levels you move through to get to the top.  They have yearly competitions and exams.  While busy with these, you can become a Dance Instructor, and teach others to dance.  Professional, Social dance includes a wide range of dances.  These dances are called “Ballroom”.  Ballroom dancing encompasses both traditional dances, such as Waltzing, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot and The Viennese Waltz, and then also the Latin dances, consisting of Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rumba and Jive.  Lots of practice goes into these competitions for students as well as the instructors.  A whole lot more practice goes toward doing the exams.


Ballet, on the other hand, is also called a Profession.  Ballet is considered an art form, even though, if you take into account the strenuous exercise ballet dancers put their bodies through, daily, it can definitely be seen as a sport.  The term Classical Ballet, also envelope several forms of ballet dance.  Ballet dance originated in Italy and from their spread to other parts of Europe.  Classical Ballet is the most formal style of dance.  Neoclassical ballet has a less formal presentation, but is still very structured.  You have to dedicate your whole life and being towards becoming a successful dancer.  Many hours, days, months and years go into practicing and more practicing to realise a dance dream.

We can conclude that dancing takes a lot of practice.  Dancers are athletes and artists.  They must work hard to achieve their goals.  Dancers give years of their lives, gallons of sweat and tears, sometimes even blood to have the honour of performing on a stage.  And after each performance, you start over again, working for the next dance performance.


20 Reasons to Start Dancing that may just Give you 20 More Reasons to Keep on Dancing

Dancing is a famous, well loved activity of humanity.  Dancing also has a big influence in the daily lives of many people.  For some it is just a fun past time over weekends and at certain occasions, like weddings or other social gatherings where dancing is done.  For other it is their work.  Professional dancers practice many hours to become the best they can be.


  1. Dance is considered to be in the top 5 physical activities.
  2. Dancing is great exercise.
  3. To dance is healthy and builds stamina.
  4. Dance Strengthens and tones legs and body.
  5. Dancing will increase your body flexibility and balance.
  6. Dance can assist you with weight loss.
  7. It will help you release toxins via sweating.
  8. Dancing may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  9. It helps prevent osteoporosis through bone strengthening exercise.
  10. The larger muscle groups are used in Ballroom dancing, which is a rigorous activity.
  11. Dancing is an excellent way of meeting new people.
  12. There is loads of great music, in all genres, that you can dance to.
  13. You will never get bored with dancing. There are many different dances to learn and try out.
  14. Dancing can help you overcome shyness. It will increase self confidence through learning new things.
  15. Anyone can dance. Each person has his or her own moves.  In social dance the moves are up to you.
  16. Dancing will condition your body through exercise.
  17. Through exercise you will keep your heart in shape and improve your body’s circulatory system.
  18. Dance exercise conditions the body.
  19. Dancing will increase your energy levels.
  20. Later in life, dance exercise, using your body and mind to make these movements, will help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Taking in consideration all the reasons to dance, there is still only one that needs to be mentioned again; Dancing is fun and can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age.…