Taking place at the majestic Sun City resort (Superbowl), Rustenburg from April 11 to 13, Giants will battle it out for top honours.
Dancers, from all over the country-from young to old- will compete in different disciples from Freestyle, Slowdance to Ballroom and Latin, Hip Hop,
Street Dance Show, Disco Dance, Jazz, Breakdance and Electric Boogie, as it presents a kaleidoscope of dance forms attracting amateur, championship and professional dance entrants from around the country.
And yes, for the very first time a category for the Disabled has been added.
This goes to show the organizers appreciation towards our DIS(ABLED). Kudos to that!
In the past there were concerns about lack of black entrants. We hope this weekend there would be an improvement.
As customary – the audience in all races and ages- 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.
This year, for the first time, cash prizes will be offered to the dancers.
Now that’s what we call a WoW FACTOR…
According to Bev Wood, from the South African Dance Teachers Association Stage Branch: “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,” says Wood.
The festival is also a springboard for talented entrants who go on to achieve even greater recognition such as current World Freestyle and Slowdance champion Kalon Badenhorst.
The judging panel reflects the importance of the Battle of the Giants on the dance calendar from Kirsten Dan Jensen (Denmark) who serves on the Presidium of the International Dance Organization, and a leading panel of South African judges including David Jones, Rudi Smit, Diana Moore, Pacou Mutombo and Craig Bullock.
From Friday onwards, it starts from 9am until late and Saturday is the grand finale at 7pm.
Tickets are available at Computicket from R75 daily, R80 each for Saturday night and discounts are available for children under 12.
Sponsors of prizes for the festival this year include:
Sun City have given short-stay giveaways;
S Bacher and Company again offered their support;
iDance and Musica have donated a selection of funky headphones and Musica vouchers;
Lara Travel is giving away an overseas ticket as well as a weekend in KwaZulu-Natal;
Fuze Tea have given beverages and branded giveaways;
Paul Mitchell hair products; and
Turning Point vouchers.
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