Thirteen times undefeated South African National Freestyle Dance Champion, Andrea Truter from Boksburg will be amongst the cream of the country’s dance crop competing in the
2016 Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival taking place at Carnival City for the first time from 4 to 7 August 2016. One of South Africa’s largest and most prestigious all style dance competitions, the Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival is in its 26th year and has traditionally been held at Sun City.
Truter, who dances with Boksburg-based dance company, Nikki Truter Dance Inspiration, is the South African Dance Champion of Champions for 2011 and 2012. Truter has also competed in the Disco World Championships in South Africa in 2012 and received a 3rd place. In 2013 in Germany, she came 6th out of 127 dancers at the Disco World Championships and was the only South African to make a disco dance final. Last year, Truter just missed the final out of 134 dancers at the World Championships.
Definitely a force to be reckoned with, Truter will be competing in the 19 and over championship freestyle and slow dance categories. She will also compete in the disco dance section and disco freestyle section at the 2016 Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival, hoping to claim her disco dance South African National Champion title for the sixth time. A dedicated dance performer, Truter has been dancing since the age of 2 and turned 21 in July 2016.
Capacity crowds are expected at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena and Mardi Gras to watch and support the country’s top, as well as up and coming dancers. The Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival is an internationally-recognised event organised and sanctioned by the South African Body of Dance. Competitors will showcase their talents in a range of freestyle dance techniques including; Hip Hop, Popping, Break dance, Freestyle, Ballroom, Latin American, Slow Dance, Show Dance, Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Disco Dance. The competition also includes a Para-dance section where able and disabled dancers join together in a routine to compete in Small Groups & Formations, so they too can go onto compete in a world championship.
The Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival is an entertaining audio visual spectacular that welcomes spectators. Tickets to the 2016 Battle of the Giants are available from Computicket.
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