Under the aegis of the South African Dance Teachers Association Stage Branch, the event presents a kaleidoscope of dance forms attracting amateur, championship and professional dance entrants from around the country. Dancers will compete in Freestyle, Slowdance, Ballroom and Latin, Hip Hop, Showdance, Street Dance Show, Disco Dance, Jazz, Breakdance and Electric Boogie. The Stage branch has opened a para category for disabled competitors as well.
And take it from HYPE, although studio dance is often frowned upon, the contestants in the hip hop categories truly represent! The fact that Kinesics dancer, Pacou Mutombo is one of the main judges, makes the event all that more credible. It’s a great opportunity to see how big the movement truly is across all demographics. Overall the audience can expect to see a visual feast of colourful, glamorous costumes, dramatic make-up and the dynamism, passion and energy of dance, coupled with expert choreography and dancing.
Bev Wood of the South African Dance Teachers Association Stage Branch says: “We encourage each and every participant to reach their goals and strive to reach new heights in their dancing achievements. I know that the dancers will create another spectacular and successful Battle of the Giants and at the same time, climb the ranks of World dancing.”
The festival begins at 9am each day and tickets are available from Computicket at R75 per person per day, and R80 for the Grand Final on Saturday evening. Discounts are available for children under 12.
To top it off, this year will be a first in that cash prizes are up for grabs. Sponsors of prizes for the festival this year include Sun City have given short-stay giveaways, Tomato Watches, Rihanna Fragrances, headphones and vouchers from iDance and Musica, Lara Travel overseas tickets and KZN getaways, Fuze Tea giveaways, Paul Mitchell hair products & Turning Point vouchers
Pics by: Mike Tippett