Join the dance frenzy

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Gugu Sibiya

It's that time of the year again when girls, boys, men and women don their dancing shoes and set the dance floor on fire.

The increasingly popular annual Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival takes place from Friday to Sunday at the Sun City Superbowl.

Proven to be the most prestigious competition of its kind on South African soil, Battle of the Giants gives all those blessed with a sense of rhythm and grace a chance to make money out of their passion and talent.

Coiffured couples in sequined outfits and stiletto heels will again create a magical atmosphere.

Exotic and creative choreography and intricate steps and routines will be the order of the day.

The dance styles showcased will include freestyle, ballroom, Latin American, rock 'n' roll, hustle, slow dance, hip-hop, show dance and disco.

This is the only dance championship to offer so many different styles of dance in one event.

That makes it a unique and popular championship for dancers.

Added to all the glamour is the stature of the venue.

Bev Wood of the South African Dance Teachers Association says: "The Sun City Superbowl is the ideal stage for the competition.

"Ballroom and Latin American were reintroduced to the competition last year. Standard ballroom dances include the waltz, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, quickstep and tango.

Latin American dances include the rumba, samba, cha-cha, jive and paso doble."

Collaborating with local dance judges, three international judges will be in attendance at this year's event.

The overseas judges are Matthew Clark and Kamira Singh from the US and Marlon Wallen from the UK.

Competitors are judged on timing and rhythm, body lines, movement, rhythmic interpretation, footwork and floor-craft.

Everyone with a passion for dancing is eligible.

The competition is open to dancers aged under nine to more than 35 years, from beginners to bronze, silver, gold, novice, intermediate, rising star and championship level.

For an adrenaline-charged dance frenzy and passion pulse, don't delay in getting your tickets at Computicket.

Adults pay R70 and children aged under 12 can share in all the fun for R30.