With locals and tourists alike cheering loudly, Born Spartans were crowned the winners of the City of Cape Town’s inaugural “A Future of Hope” Dance challenge at the V&A Waterfront on Sunday November 19.
The group from Kraaifontein danced away with R10 000, and the honours of performing at the upcoming Festive Lights Switch-On.
Judging the entries was a tough job for professional dancers Blake Williams and Nkosinathi Sangweni, who were gratefully and ably assisted by the cheering from a packed amphitheatre.
Taking the second spot with prize money of R5000 were 021 Rebels from Bonteheuwel. Third place and winnings of R2000 went to Plumstead-based Dynamic Dance Co. All 10 crews received gift hampers from the City of Cape Town.
Born Spartans have been dancing together as a group of seven for nearly three years, and said how dance was an outlet for them to express themselves among a million other reasons to get up and move. They will split the winnings equally between them and donate the balance to their dance school to help it grow.
021 Rebels, who have been together as a crew for seven years, had some excellent words of advice too, saying that for them it was important to never give up and to always have fun, which they certainly looked like they were having on the stage.
All three groups will bring the energy on Sunday November 26 at Festive Lights Switch-On, which will take place from 4pm on the Grand Parade.
Artists on the bill include local heroes like Matthew Mole, Alistair Izobell, Whitney April, the Rivertones, Tjommies, RAAF, 12-year old Yonwaba Qetswana, Ricky Vani Frontline and more, along with Focalistic and Cassper Nyovest..