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CapCity Twerk Team show their moves

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THERE is a new group of dancers in town that have all the dance moves.

CapCity Twerk Team is one of the fastest growing twerk dance groups in the country and across our borders.

Three young dancers from Sunnyside in Pretoria founded the group last year.

Leigh Bambo (19), Angel Siweya (20) and Iphemeleng Mokahane (18) call themselves ambassadors of twerking.

Group leader Angel said they wanted to bring some flavour to their dancing.

She said when they were starting off some people were associating their dance moves with prostitution and explicit sex.

Many people called them as “shameful women”.

CapCity Twerk Team dancers

But that changed when they started entertaining people interested in their dance genre.

Angel said: “Twerking includes movement done by the Xhangani female dancers called Xhebelani and tap dance. We also copied dances like kwasa kwasa from other African countries like the DRC and Zambia.

They performed with South African hip hop artist and MTN award-nominee
Reseon as his stage dancers during the Durban July this year.

The group also travelled around the country with a string of shows in East London, Durban, Free State and Gauteng.

“Many artists book us when recording their music videos. Those who have watched us book us again.

Lee said they also get involved in social programmes where they motivate young women to take charge of their lives despite the hardships they may face. The three members are still at school and take their studies seriously.

The small fee they get for the show bookings help them pay for some of their school expenses.

Iphemeleng said some of the money is used to help needy young girls around the country pay for their school materials.

The trio said they are in talks with one of the best producers in the country, DJ Clock to join his record label, AMPM, and see how their dance and music can be expanded.

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