Dancing their way to the top

2016-07-12 06:05
 Local hip-hop dance crew DA-sturbin Da Peace took second place at the Hip-hop Unite South African championships. This earned them a spot at an international competition set to take place later this year.

Local hip-hop dance crew DA-sturbin Da Peace took second place at the Hip-hop Unite South African championships. This earned them a spot at an international competition set to take place later this year.

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A local dance crew need your help getting to Austria to compete for a world title.

DA-sturbin Da Peace, a dance crew dancing under the Set 4 Dance studio based in Portlands are fresh out of a competition that saw them take second place in South Africa and second place in the Western Cape.

The hip-hop crew are no strangers to the international scene and have been racking up second place titles during their stint at competitions which they have been competing in for several years.

And their second place win means they qualify to participate in another competition on the world stage.

But now they need the assistance of businesses and the community to help them fly the flag high at an international competition set to be held in October this year.

Ignatius Pastor, the groups choreographer, says previous international competitions saw them forking out R25 000 per person to compete.

The cost for this competition is estimated to be the same per person.

The dancers have been at it for years and are looking to further expand their competition team to compete with mega crews in the future.

Their drive and passion see them on a steady rise to the top.

Pastor says their journey to hip-hop was an easy progression.

“We used to do freestyle and the competitions we attended were not serious. When we started hip-hop we saw that we were moving into a decent competition setting,” says Pastor.

DA-sturbin Da Peace’s competition crew consists of five members who all need to get to Austria for the competition.

But Pastor says they are not looking for hand-outs.

“We want people to hire us to do shows and classes,” says Pastor.

As schedules are tight, the team are unable to do formal fundraising on a regular basis.

The team says they will be running a fundraiser closer to the time of the competition and plans for this is in progress.

Details for the fundraiser will be confirmed and communicated in due course.

The crew will compete with the likes of Russia and other international dance crews in various hip-hop categories.

V If you would like to donate to the cause, book the crew or sponsor them in anyway, call Pastor on 071 043 3746 or studio manager Judy Rhondes on 074 260 7459. Alternatively you can email set4dance@gmail.com.

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