IT WAS quite appropriate that the Battle of the Giants should celebrate its coming of age at the weekend with a record 1100 dance enthusiasts taking part in a plethora of dance styles.
Celebrating its 21st year, this annual dance festival once again attracted participants from all over southern Africa, including Botswana and Swaziland, to the Sun City Superbowl.
From hip-hop to freestyle, Latin American to ballroom, dancers donned their glitzy outfits and thrilled the large audience who came to cheer them on.
According to event organiser Bev Wood the festival continues to go from strength to strength.
"Each year we see an improvement in the standard of dancing, quality of dress and awareness of the beauty of dance," she said.
For 18-year-old Tumi Tladi it is an experience he would not miss for the world.
Dancing for only six years he already has a world title under his belt when he won the hip-hop category in Germany in the under-15 category in 2007.
"It's crazy. I love it ... the music, the friends. It's also great to see new moves and learn new things," Tladi said.
Currently studying at the British International College in Johannesburg, this talented dancer, singer, choreographer and actor said another highlight of his short career was dancing on the video of Jimali's hit Marching to Mzansi.