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The Boplets win dance competition


Upcoming hip-hop dance group The Boplets scooped the first prize at the “Biggest Dance Battle” at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex recently.

The group wowed audiences with its well-choreographed dance paces and the crowd applauded adjudicators for rightly rewarding the youthful dance outfit.

The Chitungwiza-based group walked away with a PA system and MP3 player as well as Faithwear T-shirts.

The second place went to The Diplomats, who managed to pull through with an act similar to Bulawayo-based dance stars Iyasa while one of its members gave an incredible imitation of the late pop star Michael Jackson.

Third place went to Host of David, a group from Celebration Church.

“Our aim is to expose the dancing talent hidden among many youths in the country while at the same time directing the proceeds of the competition to vulnerable children out there,” said the show’s director Adonis Muronzi.

He said the competition, which saw 20 dance groups participating, was just the beginning of bigger battles in hip-hop and street dance in Zimbabwe.

Before the contest began, spectators were given an opportunity to do solo performances on stage and amazingly great talent was revealed by those who had not even entered the competition.

“We are urging dance groups from all over the country to come and register with Zimbabwe’s Finest Dance, the association that organised this event.

“That way, it will be easy for us to host future competitions.”

The youthful crowd that attended the event was ecstatic and energetic throughout the show as Power FM’s DJ Scott thrilled them with a fine selection of music.

Muronzi said the competition would spread to other parts of the country next year.

“We are looking forward to getting at least two dance groups from various cities, including Gweru, Mutare, Bulawayo, Harare and Chitungwiza,” he said.

One of the fans at the competition who only identified herself as Beverly said parents should let their children pursue their talents freely.

“This is certainly a wonderful competition where I saw great potential. I feel children should be encouraged to dance if they have a passion for the art,” she said.

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