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  Profile: Rosa
Updated 24 January 2003, 11.30
Rosa
Rosa lives in South Africa and is part of a dance troupe who make money dancing in their wellies.

Gumboot dancing was created by the men who worked down South Africa's gold mines. It was such a grim job that when they got issued with a new pair of boots they'd do a dance to celebrate.

The money Rosa earns from her dancing goes towards supporting her family and her education.

Name: Rosa
Age: 13
Home: Soweto, South Africa
Do you go to school?Yes, I go for seven hours a day.
Fave subject: English
How do you get there? Dad takes me
How long does it take? An hour - because of the bad traffic
What do you do to have fun with your friends? Go to the movies

What time do you have to go to bed? 8.30pm
How did you celebrate your birthday last year? Went out to lunch with my friends
What do you worry about? When it's late and I haven't done my homework
If you could change anything about your life what would it be? Nothing.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A scientist - who discovers a cure for something
What other country would you most like to visit and why? America - for the clothes!

What's your fave type of music?R'n'B
Which bands/singers do you like? Alicia Keys, Craig David
What's your fave sport? Netball
Do you support a football team? The Pirates, from Orlando, in SA
What is your fave film? Mr Bean
Who is your fave film star? Julia Roberts
Do you watch TV? I'm very active, so not too much, maybe two hours. I like watching comedies and drama.
What's your favourite book/author? Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone/Shakespeare



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