Twelve-year-old Southlander sees world stage in her reach –

Posted: January 16, 2020 at 6:44 am

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Southlander Dani Kramers, 12, has been training hard in the hope of competing at the FISAF Sports Aerobics World Championships, in France, in October.

At just 12-years-old,Dani Kramers holds a nationaltitlein competitive aerobics and now has her sights set on the world stage.

Kramers, who holds the New Zealand national title as the intermediate individual champion, hopes to competeat theFISAFInternational World Sports Aerobics andFitness Championships in France in October.

Kramers started dancingwhen she was three years old where she didjazz, lyrical andcontemporary.

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Dani Kramers is ready to make her mark on the world stage.

Last yearshe added aerobics to the mix through the Dunedin-basedQueens Aerobics club.

She does 4 to 6 hours of coached training almost every week and even when she's watching television her family often find her stretching.

"[Aerobics] is just fun and upbeat.I put a lot ofdedication into it," Kramers said.

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Dani Kramers in one of her many aerobic poses.

Kramers got intoaerobics after shetook part in Have A Goin year six at Donovan Primary and one of the judges could see she had potential, she said.

This year, Kramers would compete in various aerobics competitions in a bid at qualify for the world champs in France.

This includedcompetitions in Dunedin, Invercargill and possibly Melbourne.


Dani Kramers in action competing at the nationals before she was crowned intermediate individual champion.

She also recently had a one-on-one coaching session with seven-timeFISAFaerobics world championBrentonAndreoli, who is based in the Czech Republic.

Proud father Riki Kramers said he always felt nervous for his daughterwhen she competed but knew how capable she was.

"I believe in her, she's competed in Australia for dancing ... [I] know what she can do."

He was also impressed by how his daughter could go between dance and aerobics so quickly when theywere technically different.

La Muse Invercargill aerobics coach Jess Ramsay said Kramers was the only Southlandercompetingfor the world competition.

"She's very determined.She often has to put her body on the line to do things [which is big] for a 12 year old."

The Southland Times

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