Following the huge success of the Red Bull Dance Your Style World final held at Monte Casino in December 2022, the world class street dance competition returns in search of the best street dancer to represent Mzansi at this year’s world final in Germany later this year.

What makes the competition unique is the format – the DJ and crowd play a crucial role. The DJ is tasked with curating a playlist of different music genres to see how versatile the dancers adapt their dance style to the beat. The audience plays the role of the judge and decides who walks away the winner by voting either red or blue.

South Africa’s breaker Verb made the top 16 at the 2022 Dance Your Style World Final, “Being part of Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final was a mind-blowing experience for me. When I started competing in Red Bull Dance Your Style my goal was being on the world stage, and I achieved that last year,” said Verb.

“The standard of dance was high, not just from the international dancers, but from the local guys as well. It also gave us an opportunity to showcase our unique, local flair as South Africans,” he added.

The first regional stop took place on Saturday, 10 June at Carlton Centre and talent came in booming from different entrances. The final round was taken by the talented Joseph Moshobane who is known as Mjepane as the Johannesburg winner.

Coming from Bontle Modiselle Dance Studios helped him stick through all genres as they have taught them versatility at the studio. “The first round was a little scary as there were different people, however I saw that the crowd loved me, and I just wanted to give the people what they want” he said. “I look forward to giving it my all at the national finals,” he added. 

For the first time, the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals will be held in Durban, at the Suncoast Casino. The road to the National Finals will continue across South Africa making stops in Polokwane, Pretoria, Durban, Gqeberha, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein.

Dancers who represent all styles from hip-hop, breaking, house, waaking, voguing, bhangra or jazz have the chance to showcase their skills and possibly represent South Africa on the world stage later this year. 

Regional qualifiers dates:

Johannesburg – 10 June

Polokwane – 17 June

Pretoria – 24 June

Gqeberha – 01 July

Durban – 08 July

Cape Town – 15 July

Bloemfontein – 22 July

National Final – Durban 02 September

For more information on the Red Bull Dance Your Style competition, visit or join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #redbulldanceyourstyle.

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