Get ready to move to the rhythm of the African beat!
In recent years, South African dance styles have taken the world by storm, captivating audiences with their infectious energy and soulful expressions. From the sultry moves of Kizomba to the dynamic steps of Pantsula, South Africa boasts a rich and diverse range of dance styles waiting to be explored.
For the black community, these dance styles hold special significance, embodying the heritage and cultural traditions of their ancestors. So if you’re ready to get your feet tapping and your hips swinging, join us on a journey through the vibrant world of South African dance and discover the rich tapestry of movement that has captured the hearts of dancers around the globe.
1. DAKIWE CHALLENGE
The dance itself involves a series of fast footwork and intricate hand movements, often done in sync with a partner or a group.
2. BHEBHA CHALLENGE
The dance, which made waves in 2023 involves the movement of the waist and bum simultaneously to the rhythm of the music and is one of the hottest South African dance styles.
3. HAMBA WENA
The dance challenge involves a lot of footwork that flows with the beat and rhythm of the music.
4. YAYAYA DANCE CHALLENGE
If you are good with moving your hands to the rhythm of the beat, then the Yayaya dance challenge would not be a problem as you just need to go with the beat and move your hands. Don’t forget your facial expressions.
5. BA STRATA DANCE
This dance, which has been spreading like wildfire on TikTok, involves well-coordinated leg movements that are a beauty to watch, especially when done by a synchronized group.
The Umlando dance style has rapidly gained popularity in South Africa and around the world, captivating the hearts of many dance enthusiasts. This trending dance involves a lot of hip-swinging and has become a sensation on social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram.