Inspired by Jerusalema Dance Challenge videos she had seen from her South African colleagues over the past year, Dr. Nerine Kleinhans, Chief of Staff at Creston Valley Hospital (CVH), spearheaded this fun challenge. All departments took part with more than 90 staff participating in the making of this video – either as dancers, extras or as the filming and production crew.
“At a time when the pressures of COVID-19 weigh heavily on all staff working in our health-care sites, this was a fun chance for the team to come together and have some laughs (and lots of fun) while highlighting their message ‘We are here for you, please stay safe for us!’ ”– Dr. Nerine Kleinhans, Creston Valley Hospital
Jerusalema has taken on diverse meanings for people around the world including those of celebration, unity, peace, and the desire for more. The Jerusalema Dance Challenge has been the source of hope and cheer over the last year with participants posting videos of their own following the simple dance routine to the song Jerusalema by South African DJ Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo.
Dr. Kleinhans acknowledges and is tremendously grateful for all the departments that were so keen to take part. Without their thumbs-up for making a dance video, this project would not have become a reality. Thank you to everyone at Creston Valley Hospital who took part and spread so much joy at a time when our communities need it most.
Read more about this project on the Creston Valley Advance news site.