This year's Battle of the Giants include disabled category!

Entering its 26th edition -it begins from April 10 to 12, 2015 at the majestic resort Sun City, Rustenburg.

Masanga and others are the products of the annual Battle of the Giants Champions that has produced stars in their respective fields worldwide.

This year, for the very first time organizers have included the disabled category. Others include Freestyle; Slowdance; Ballroom; Latin; Hip Hop, Showdance, Street Dance Show; Disco Dance; Jazz; Breakdance, and Electric Boogie.

Over 1000 of the country’s most talented dancers will battle it out, from young to old over three-days.

Bev Wood, the Director of the South African Body of Dance, says the hotly-contested Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Championship has attracted a record number of entries this year.

“We are gearing-up for what promises to be one of the biggest and most exciting Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Championshipin the event’s 26 year history. Growing in size and stature, and attracting a high calibre of entrants every year, this festival is one of South Africa’s premier dance competitions.

“Over the years, the competition has set exceptionally high standards in the assessment of talent, professional execution of the event, and entertainment value. Audiences can expect a spectacular show this year.

We look forward to welcoming our competitors to the stage and wish them every success for this year’s event,” says Wood, who confirmed entries are now closed.

Judges for this year includes internationals Kirsten Den Jensen from Denmark, Super Malcolm and Billy Burke from London, Craig Bullock and Linda Lamprecht who are official IDO judges, Pam Smith, Lorcia Cooper, Warren Wood, Carina Fernandes, Erica Bradley, Bev Hammond, Marcus Mabie, Diana Moore, Pacou Mutombo, Rudi Smit, Manulani Cohen, Craig Riviere, Shelley Christians and Salome Sechele (Chairman).

The Battle is sanctioned by the South African Body of Dance.

Apart from the competition itself, participants from different backgrounds get to know and meet one another.

Tickets are available at Computicket outlets nationwide for R75 per person for the first two days and children under 12 pay half price. It begins from 9am daily.

Tickets for the finals on Saturday evening are R80 per person and half for under 12s. It starts at 7pm.

Also be advised the resort no longer has the Computicket outlet.

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