Dancers jet off to Jozi for competition

World of Dance, Cape Town qualifiers belly dancers Leah Sasman, 14, from Strandfontein, Farah Burton, 10, from Parow, and Ashlyn Prinsloo, 14, from Strandfontein.

Three Capetonian belly dancers are due to compete in the World of Dance South African round of the competition at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, on Sunday May 13.

Leah Sasman, 14, Ashlyn Prinsloo, 14, both from Strandfontein, and Farah Burton, 10, from Parow, came out tops at the regional qualifier at Durbanville High School on Saturday March 10. They won an additional award for best costume.

World of Dance regional rounds are due to continue over the next couple of weeks in Durban, Gauteng and online for applications from the rest of Africa.

The dancers are members of Dance Descendants Studio, where they have trained vigorously for this major event.

Every year, World of Dance qualifier events are held around the world, bringing together street and urban dance crews to compete for titles in the upper division, for dancers aged 18 and older, and the youth division, for dancers aged 17 years old or younger.

The winners of each category are invited to compete at World of Dance finals where they compete for the world title.

In addition to the competition, World of Dance events also include performances from industry talent (non-competing), dance crews, choreographers, and freestylers, as well as live battles, appearances by industry influences, music, live art and vendors.

The three stand a chance of representing the country at the international finals, in Los Angeles later this year.