Star dancer off to Joburg

2019-07-09 06:00
Lee Shane is excited to be performing in Johannesburg.

Lee Shane is excited to be performing in Johannesburg.

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The Red Bull Dance Your Style took place at the Fire and Ice Hotel in Tamboerskloof on Sunday 30 June and dance culture fanatics chose their winners.

Lee Shane (28) from Mitchell’s Plain wowed the crowd with his versatile dance moves and was crowned the winner.

He will have the opportunity to compete against top dancers at the South African finals next month.

He said the competition was amazing and everything went well for him.

“I takes pride in dancing and I think that is why the crowd loved my dancing. I am also versatile; something that always gives me an advantage,” he said.

The young dancer said the reason he entered the competition was because of the ultimate prize – to battle with some of the world’s best dancers in France at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Competition later this year.

“Getting to battle in France would be the ultimate opportunity for me. Some of the best dancers in the world are in France.

“Imagine having someone from a regular community in South Africa to battle there. It is a wonderful opportunity.”

To prepare for the Joburg finals, Shane spends most of his time practicing.

“I do everything to ensure that I am ready for the finals. Sometimes I just randomly dance in the streets just to see people’s reactions and find out if I can impress them. That gives me an idea of whether I am preparing well for the competition.”

He has won many dance competitions with the Iconic Urban Dance Awards being the latest.

Shane started dancing professionally in 2007. He has learned a lot about the street dance culture through other dancers and influencers. At the moment, he is working with film production companies to get incubated in movies that require dancers.

The Red Bull Dance Your Style took place at the Fire and Ice Hotel in Tamboerskloof on Sunday 30 June and dance culture fanatics chose their winners.

Lee Shane (28) from Mitchell’s Plain wowed the crowd with his versatile dance moves and was crowned the winner. He will have the opportunity to compete against top dancers at the South African finals next month.

He said the competition was amazing and everything went well for him.

“I takes pride in dancing and I think that is why the crowd loved my dancing. I am also versatile; something that always gives me an advantage,” he said.

The young dancer said the reason he entered the competition was because of the ultimate prize – to battle with some of the world’s best dancers in France at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Competition later this year.

“Getting to battle in France would be the ultimate opportunity for me. Some of the best dancers in the world are in France.

“Imagine having someone from a regular community in South Africa to battle there. It is a wonderful opportunity.”

To prepare for the Joburg finals, Shane spends most of his time practicing.

“I do everything to ensure that I am ready for the finals. Sometimes I just randomly dance in the streets just to see people’s reactions and find out if I can impress them. That gives me an idea of whether I am preparing well for the competition.”

He has won many dance competitions with the Iconic Urban Dance Awards being the latest.

Shane started dancing professionally in 2007. He has learned a lot about the street dance culture through other dancers and influencers. At the moment, he is working with film production companies to get incubated in movies that require dancers.

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