South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, known as the “Capital of Dance”, welcomed the city’s best street dancers to the Red Bull Dance Your Style stage on Saturday August 27, where Kamogelo ‘Sneaky 19-year-old Kay’ Malebye from Soshanguve won the last place in the regional qualifiers.
Hosted by Pacou Mutombo, South Africa’s state theater was abuzz as spectators voted for the best street dancer to represent their city in the national final on October 15.
Earlier this year, Red Bull Dance Your Style launched a regional qualifying tour in search of the best street dancers who will compete for the ultimate national title and represent Mzansi at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals on December 10, 2022.
The Red Bull Dance Your Style Regional Qualifying Tour ended on a high as Pretoria winner Kamogelo ‘Sneaky Kay’ maneuvered the tough fight rounds to the unpredictable music curated by Courtnaé Paul on the decks. He showed his versatility and passion for street dancing by winning over the crowd at every turn.
“I’m excited and very happy because I always tell myself that in everything I go through I’m going to win and I’m glad it came to challenge me and push me. The competition was tough, but as a dancer you have to motivate yourself, push yourself and learn from your competition. said Red Bull Dance Your Style Pretoria Qualifier winner Kamogelo ‘Sneaky Kay’ Malebye.
Kamogelo found his love for dance and his distinct fusion of sbujwa with contemporary dance at an early age. “It’s a generation story, my grandfather, my mother and my father were dancers so I can’t disappoint the people who gave me this gift. That’s why I keep saying I’m eternally grateful and that I will continue to do so and hopefully I can pass it on to the next generation of my family,” Kamogelo said.
The ‘dance capital’, Pretoria will host the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final in October and Kamogelo is delighted to represent his city on this massive stage.
“What I can tell you is that Pretoria is talented, there’s a lot of talent and I know people in Pretoria love to dance so I can’t disappoint them or myself,” he said. added.
Regional winners Sne (Johannesburg), Diddy Mayanda (Durban), Kop Teny (Bloemfontein) Matty (Polokwane) Cheslyn (Gqeberha), Fairy (Cape Town) and Sneaky Kay (Pretoria) are heading to the national final which will take place on 15 October at 012 Central in Pretoria.
The winner will represent South Africa in the World Finals on December 10 at Monte Casino.