Young South African Dancers head to UK for World Championships

A group of 80 young South African dancers from across the country have set off to the UK with their bags packed and their hearts full with hope to compete in the World Lyrical Dance Championships 2019.

The young dancers will be representing South Africa in England. Photos from FB/WLDFSA

It’s sure to be an incredible experience for the group – aged between 7 and 19 – as they’ll be dancing at the Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation said the dancers will be representing South Africa.

The World Lyrical Dance Federation in South Africa (WLDFSA) confirmed at midnight on Friday that the dancers had finally taken off after being caught up in lengthy delays as the UK’s biggest airports were hit by cancellations and disruptions following the heatwave in Europe this week.


If you’re a South African expat in the area, please go along and support our SA team.

WLDFSA posted a message on Facebook saying the team had to be re-routed to England and were flying on two different flights and airlines.

“Thankful all good and sorted out,” said WLDFSA.

“Good Luck to All the dancers competing and… hold our SA Flag high.”

The young dancers are aged 7 to 19

The competition, which is held every two years, takes place in Stratford-Upon-Avon from 2-4 August 2019. If you’re a South African expat living in the area – please go along and support our SA team!

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Posted by WLDF SA on Sunday, June 9, 2019