Bulawayo– Hidden Leaf Crew- a new, young, fresh and energetic hip-hop dance group has danced their way to the Global Dance Supreme competitions to be held in South Africa from September 26-29 in Johannesburg.
The dance crew overcame fierce competition at The Bulawayo Theatre to qualify for the inter-continental championships in the junior division category in July after exhibiting one of their best performances this year.
Inspired by hip-hop, a genre originating from the United States, the group specialises in urban, afro and hip-hop dance styles including another they coin animation.
One of the members and founder of the group, Busani ‘Virus’ Maphosa, said qualifying for the Global Supreme Dance competition was an unmatched feeling.
“I was extremely happy that we qualified for such a big event, to be honest it was an indescribable moment for us. I was also thrilled that all our efforts and the time we spent on practicing finally paid off and did not go in vain,” he said.
For a dance collective that is not managed or coached by anyone, the group has outstandingly achieved tremendous discipline in attending training sessions and competitions.
Hidden Leaf Crew this year managed to reach the semi-finals of the Dream Star competitions held in Harare recently.
When asked which challenges they face as crew members, Maphosa revealed that his troop is currently without a sponsor.
“We have asked our parents to assist us in funding our trip to South Africa and we are also fundraising for the trip so that we can be able to cover all costs,” he said.
Hidden Leaf Crew consists of four gentlemen and one lady who are all school going.
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