COME 8 April, it’s a dance takeover at the Joburg City Hall! 

Hip hop dancers will go head-to-head with pantsula dancers in the hope to take the crown at the first ever Hip Hop vs Pantsula Dance Competition. 

Aimed at contributing to the development and support of the two dance genres, the competition is destined to be the largest in the city’s history. 

Dance crews from all over the country are invited to compete for the top spot. 

International award-winning hip hop dancer, choreographer and judge to the competition, Delta the Leo, said she was excited to see fresh talent from all over Mzansi. 

“I’m excited to see dancers bringing their A-game. I’m going to be looking for stage presence, versatility, technicality and their ability to use the stage when putting on a performance, said Delta. 

She added that another aim of the competition was to create quality dancers who were able to take on world stages. 

She will be the on judging panel alongside renowned dancer, Vukani Khoza. 

Founder and director of the competition, Kenna Mahlangu, said he hoped to contribute immensely toward the development of the two dance forms. 

“Hip hop and pantsula dance forms have been part of our lives for many years and have survived various influences that have taken over their music. 

“Both these dance styles have grown every year and now influence different spheres of our lives,” Kenna told the People’s Paper. 

The competition will culminate in an All-Star showcase in the finals to be held in May, and will afford dancers and supporters an opportunity to attend a concert featuring the best dance talent Mzansi has to offer. 

The first prize is a cool R40 000, and the runner-up will take home R10 000. 

Auditions will be taking place on Saturday, 8 April at the Joburg City Hall. 

Registration time for the talent search competition starts from 8am to 10am and the show will kick off at 10am and will last until 5pm.