The Red Bull Dance Your Style regional qualifiers have concluded and exceptional street dancers from the Eastern Cape, Western Cape,KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng are ready to break a leg one more time, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; representing Mzansi in the European street dance Mecca, Paris.
There is only one way to qualify; emerge phenomenal and victorious over Mzansi’s best street dancers,at the Red Bull Dance Your Style South African Finals, on Saturday, 03 August 2019at Newtown Music Factory in Johannesburg from 18:00.
This year’s finals will comprise of B-Boy Craig (Durban), Lee-Shane Booysen (Cape Town),Limpopo Boy (Pretoria), B-Boy Rhythm (Port Elizabeth) and Itsu’Prince (Johannesburg) plus the wild card entries who will be announced in the following weeks. The winner of Red Bull Dance Your Style South African final will be jetting off to Paris to compete on the world stage amongst 30 other countries who are taking part on 12 October 2019. The winner in Paris will be crowned the global champion of Red Bull Dance Your Style 2019.
Giving advice to the 2019 hopefuls, last year’s winner Teboho “Tebza” Diphehlo, who will also be going to Paris with the 2019 winner, said: “This year’s dancers should not undermine the Red Bull Dance Your Style platform, and they should not undermine their opponents. They need to bring their ‘A-game’ regardless of where they are coming from. When they get to the stage, they should always remember that the audience is their only allies to win the competition.”
With South Africa being known for a unique fusion of culture which has its expression in music and the arts, this year’s Red Bull Dance Your Style South African Finals will be no different, as the event promises a mixed, all-style solo (one-on-one) battle, in which dancers from any street style discipline will compete against each other.
Each battle will be an exchange of the diverse and different number of styles that exist in street dance, and the audience will get to see breaking, pantsula, hip-hop, popping, and other street dance styles all on one stage.
When it comes to the music that the dancers will battle to, the DJs will be spinning well-known commercial tracks for each round, randomly selecting different genres to test the dancer’s ability to perform and adapt their dance styles to the rhythm of the beat. This means that competitors will have to be ready to get down to anything from funk to pop music, rap to house, old school classics to new, recent chart hits, and other genres of popular music.
Sustaining the novelty of the competition, the Red Bull Dance Your Style will have no professional judges in sight. Instead, the audiences will serve as the final judge. This means, the dancer who shows-off the coolest steps in interaction with rhythm, lyrics and instruments, as well as manages to wow the crowd and win their vote will be crowned the winner!
For more details on the Red Bull Dance Your Style South African Finals, visithttps://www.redbull.com/my-en/