Battle of the Giants All Styles DanceSport Festival at Sun City – Celebrating 30 years

One of South Africa’s largest and most respected all style dance competitions, the prestigious Battle of the Giants All Styles DanceSport Festival, (commonly known as BOTG) returns to Sun City from 21 to 24 April 2022.  After a 2 year break due to the pandemic, we are now able to celebrate its 30th year, and the event will host various dance schools from all over the country, with dancers showing off their latest artistic styles and choreographed performances for the local and international judges.

This internationally recognized event is organized and sanctioned by the South African Body of Dance (SABOD) and supported by DanceSport SA. It is organized by Bev Wood and her team. Bev Wood is both President of the SABOD and the South African IDO Representative.   “We are very grateful for the support shown this year considering the current economic climate. This competition provides the dancers with an exciting opportunity to perform and showcase their talent at this internationally acclaimed venue of Sun City and we are grateful to them for their longstanding commitment and partnership of this event.  We wish all the dancers an unforgettable experience, and to the local and international judges, as well as our sponsors, thank you for investing in the sport of dance so that we can continue to compete at an international level”.

This year the following dance styles are being performed: Hip Hop, Modern, Show Dance, Slow Dance, Freestyle, Disco Dance, Popping, Break Dance, Street Dance, as well as Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Latin and Ballroom, New section to the Battle is an Open section for traditional dance styles such as Pansulu, Gum boot, African, Bollywood, Sbujwa, Breaking Crews and much more. Individual dancers will have the opportunity to compete for titles and prizes in this year’s competition which is also one of the qualifier events in the World Trial Circuit programme.

This year we are also excited to host two Internationally renowned judges, Mr Mitja Popovski from Ljubljana, Slovenia and Mr Samy Böhner from Graz, Austria, says Bev Wood, President of the South African Body of Dance.

We wish to thank our sponsors, Sun City for hosting the event since 1999, Lara Travel once of our longest serving sponsors,  Essence, Steers, Debonairs, Milky Lane, Fishaways,

“The Battle of the Giants All Styles DanceSport Festival has been a popular event on Sun City’s entertainment annual calendar for three decades, with dancers and their supporters flocking to Sun City to be part of it. This year promises to be another exciting artistic showcase and tickets can be purchased at Computicket.

All dance related enquiries can be directed to Bev Wood on 083 282 7734 or email:

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