Kop Teny won the first leg of the Red Bull Dance Your Style Bloemfontein qualifying tour held in Hoffman Square on the last Saturday of July.
The world’s largest individual street dancing competition is currently on a qualifying tour of regional cities in search of the best street dancer to represent South Africa at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals to be held in Mzansi in December.
Dancers and spectators from Bloemfontein came out in droves to Hoffman Square, where the 29-year-old from Phahameng claimed victory. Hosted by Elly The Entertainer, the qualifying tour kicked off with workshops that showcase the different dance styles of TikTok sensation 250 Machine, Gqeberha’s top dancer Junior King, and Red Bull Dance Your Style Johannesburg 2021 Qualifier winner Adonis Huntingley.
This was followed by the one-on-one qualifying rounds which showcased various styles of movement as the dancers competed for an unpredictable musical selection curated by 2019 Red Bull BC One South Africa champion, DJ and musician Courtnaé Paul.
It was a tough day for me, but I gave it my all in every run. I’m so glad I took a chance on signing up for Red Bull Dance Your Style online and coming to the event. I learned from everyone and I respect everyone who participated
Kop Teny will join Johannesburg qualifier winner Sne and Diddy Mayanda from Durban, as well as four other regional tour winners from Polokwane, Gqeberha, Cape Town and Pretoria, where the best street dancers will compete for the title National Red Bull Dance Your Style.
When asked what people can expect from him in the national final “I can’t wait to meet everyone from other cities but my goal is to win and I’m ready to challenge myself and I hope that I will represent South Africa in the final”.