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Red Bull Dance Your Style comes to South Africa and you can be part of it

Johannesburg will be hosting the best street dancers from around the globe on 4 December at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final. The world’s most electrifying dancers will hit the stage to compete for the title of Red Bull Dance Your Style world champion.

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a one-to -one street dance battle, where dancers perform in any street dance style to to unpredictable music hits. Any street dance style discipline, such as sbujwa, amapiano, pantsula, hip-hop, popping, locking and more can enter. What makes the competition so unique is that the audience is the judge and decides who takes the crown in each battle.

In this distinctive competition format, the DJ and audience play a crucial role. The DJ is tasked with challenging the dancers of the different styles, who face each other on a red and blue side of the dancefloor, with unpredictable hits to see how versatile they are at adapting to the beat. The audience is the only judging panel, who decide on the outcome of the battles by simply raising voting cards that are either red or blue in line with their favourite dancer.

South Africa’s road to the world final will begin in June with the Red Bull Dance Your Style country tour to search for the best dancers to represent the country at the world final. The tour audition stops and workshops will be taking place in Johannesburg, Polokwane, Durban, Gqeberha, Cape Town and Pretoria culminating in the national final set to take place in October where South Africa’s champion will be crowned to represent South Africa at the world final. The country tour features South Africa’s hottest dance talent including Bontle Modiselle, Sne Mbatha, Rudi Smit, Tebza, Lee-Shane, Limpopo Boy, 250Machine and many more.

Local pantsula dancer, Tebza, who represented South Africa at the Red Bull Dance Your Style world final in Paris in 2019 is excited for the global showpiece to be coming to South Africa. ‘It makes sense for South Africa to host the 2nd Red Bull Dance Your Style global final. Our country has a rich and diverse heritage in dance.  Dance is often used as a form of day-to-day expression and to celebrate the past and the present. I am thrilled that South Africa will be at the centre of the world in 2021 by hosting the Red Bull Dance Your Style world final.’ says Tebza.

Dancers, outside the cities on the Red Bull Dance Your Style country tour can be a part of the competition by submitting an audition video on The Red Bull Dance Your Style crew will embark on the 7-city roadshow across the country from 9 June to 24 July, where they will search for some of the best talent around the country to enter the competition.

The workshop dates, where dancers can film and submit their auditions, are:

  • 12 June – Johannesburg
  • 19 June – Polokwane
  • 26 June – Durban
  • 10 July – Gqeberha
  • 17 July – Cape Town
  • 24 July – Pretoria
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