Written by PRISCA BAIKE
Dressed in a flowing gown fabricated in the French national colours and a pair of fancy silver heels, Prisca Atite and her dance partner gracefully dance to the 1930s French music with such passion and precision.
The fascinated audience watches in awe, daring to or not to join her despite the floor being open to all. It is clear they are having much fun watching the meticulous moves.
When the last hit ends, she bows out to the cheers of her enthralled audience at the French ambassador’s residence in Kampala. This was during the recently celebrated French national day in Uganda.
In an interview at The Observer offices, the 22-year-old shared her challenging journey to becoming a professional dancer in a society that is yet to embrace dance as a profession. Having been exposed to Disney television from a tender age, Atite developed an immense interest in singing, acting and dancing.