The Redbull One-On-One Dance Your Style competition graced the shores of Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape, once again this year. This saw Kyle Adams become the regional champion of the biggest street dance competition in the world.
Redbull hosts regional competitions throughout the year in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha, which are followed by a final where all four regional winners take part.
The winner of this championship will go on to compete in the World Championship.
Crumping, voguing, whacking, break-dancing, hip-hop and Amapiano; any and every street dance style you can think of was showcased at this competition. And Gqeberha gave it their best shot.
Local talent, straight from the Northern Areas, Kyle Adams, specialises in whacking and voguing. The Eastern Cape provincial winner’s efforts will carry him all the way to Cape Town in October for the final.
“I’m excited for what’s about to happen. Definitely, hard work coming in, like I’ll be in studio today definitely making sure that I’m on path with what I need to be. The best I could do is to showcase myself there,” says Adams.
Street dancing is on the rise in the country and more opportunities to showcase talent are springing up.
Hip Hop and Amapiano dancer, Kris Swartbooi, says: “This is an opportunity for a lot of us to get ourselves out there as a brand as a dancer and make sure that people are aware of us, especially because of red bull have network and contact for us like in Johannesburg in Cape Town. So, being able to put myself out there put MY craft out there so people know who I can dance.”
Dancer Midian Ganyaza says: “One of my dreams as a dancer is to win the local competition and represent South Africa. I want to go to the world final and to meet some of my favourite dances and also would love to see dance be bigger than what it already is within South Africa.”
The world championship will be hosted in South Africa later this year.
Redbull One-On-One Dance Your Style competition returns to Gqeberha: