‘Step up’: Chance to strut your stuff

2011-04-16 00:00

IF you think your dance crew has all the right moves, then you need to make sure you get down to Durban this weekend to audition for South Africa’s newest reality television show — Step Up Or Step Out.

The show, to be broadcast on e.tv from May 8, will follow the journey of eight street dance crews from across South Africa as they aim to execute the country’s most thrilling dance routines to avoid elimination and dance their way to the top.

The various dance styles to be included in the show — which will be judged by South Africa's king of kwaito, Arthur Mafokate, hip-hop legend Emile Jansen and renowned dancer Penelope Thloloe — are hip-hop (including krumping, voguing, popping, locking, etc.), sbujwa, kwaito, pantsula, and many more.

“e.tv is excited to launch a show of this genre, a first for South African television,” says Monde Twala, e.tv’s head of channel. Step Up Or Step Out gives any South African dance crew a chance to show off their dancing talent, from hip-hop, popping, to freestyle and more. e.tv and the producers, Endemol, will be travelling to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg to find the best South African street dance talent, so don’t miss it.”

The Durban leg of the auditions will take place today and tomorrow at the Natural Science Museum Research Centre, 151 K.E. Masinga Road. – Arts Editor

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