THEY are young, ambitious, ready to take some of the world's best dance talent head-on and, wait for it, in Las Vegas of all places.
Shuping "Shubadoo" Molatlhwa, Michelle "Cheeky" Openshaw, Kent "Karnage" Klein, Sonja Scholtz, Whitney Kelly and Joshua Burger are members of the the hip-hop dance group Illmatic.
They are off to Las Vegas on July 24 to take part in a world dance championship. The competition will run until August 2.
Whether these young dancers will come home with the trophy is an open question, but what is certain is that they will do the country proud, trophy or no trophy.
Sowetan had a chance to speak to the dancers this week, and the measure of excitement, the drive, focus and confidence they demonstrated during the interview left me with no doubt that they know why they have chosen this physical art form as a vehicle of communication.
"For the first few days we will spend some time with the American dancers, competing against each other, as well as holding dance workshops there before we have the opportunity to compete against some of the world's best hip hop dancers," Karnage said.
Cheeky said: "Our talent is God-given, so we want to give back to Him by showing that we can use dance in a positive way, to communicate.
"We are using this art form, which some people could easily regard as circular in a positive way," Cheeky said.
Karnage added: "We are not looking for fame, but to develop f dance in the country.
"The more we get this kind of opportunity and experience and then plough back, the more the South African dance industry will develop."
Apart from taking part in the the group competition, Shubadoo, who is widely travelled, pursuing the passion of hip-hop throughout the world, will also take part in a solo category of the competition.
Let us hope the guys bring back, if not the trophy itself at least their experiences to share with the rest of the hip-hop dance community.
The group has trained at the WX Hip Hop Studio, run by Calitz.
"This is more than a dance studio. It is a movement," Karnage boasts.