'We did not expect this': SA choreographer in awe of social media storm caused by viral dance video

By Mieke Vlok
06 September 2016

Choreographer Rudi Smit spoke to YOU after his sensational video went viral in less than 24 hours.

When Rudi Smit and the dancers from Untamed dance group in Cape Town uploaded their latest video to YouTube on Monday, they had no idea that a social media storm awaited them.

But less than 24 hours later, their sensational video had already been viewed over 160 000 times, and shared by thousands of people on Facebook and Twitter. "The response has been overwhelming," choreographer Rudi told YOU. "We did not expect this." The dancer from Milnerton in Cape Town and his dance group practiced their impressive routine, set to US singer Meghan Trainor's song Me Too, for about five weeks before filming it. Rudi and the dancers, who are mostly in their twenties and come from Plumstead and Parow in the Mother City, hoped the video would catch Meghan's attention.

A photo posted by Rudi Smit (@rudi_smit) on

"The first prize would of course be Meghan coming to South Africa to shoot a music video with us," said Rudi.

"But for us the most important thing is that people have the opportunity to see how talented South African dancers are."

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