It has been a really exciting year for South African breakers who have come together to create the very first association for breakers in South Africa. The name of the association has not yet been confirmed. Western Cape has taken great strides in forming the first provincial executive committee, we are awaiting their official press release.
We are looking forward to hearing the news of who the elected leaders in the 8 other provinces are. Once the provincial executives have been elected, a vote for the national executive committee will be underway.
After the national executive committee has been approved, the vote for Head Judges, Head Coaches, Scrutineers, Athlete Representatives, Media Liaison Officers, Marketers, Score Keepers and Women in Sport Reps etc. will be opened up.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa, it has been difficult for members to attend meetings and many are left without online access or the ability to take part in the process during the national lock-down.
Breakers have, however, started to look at documenting the history of breaking in South Africa during this time. A questionnaire has been sent out to older generations to help complete the untold story of this great art form in South Africa
Written By: Leon A Labuschagne
Edited By: Leila Meyer
Image: Paul Luthando
The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has taken the decision to postpone the 2020 WDSF World Breaking Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Championships were scheduled to take place in Nanjing, China on August 30.
The decision was made to protect the health of the athletes, their entourages, the organisers and fans during this unprecedented time.
The WDSF is currently working with the Nanjing organisers to find a date in 2021 to reschedule the Championships. The new date, along with updated deadlines and qualification procedures, will be communicated in due course.
The WDSF, our Chinese friends and all National Member bodies were excited to see the best b-girls and b-boys compete in Nanjing this summer. We hope that by rescheduling the World Championships to 2021, the event will become a celebration for the entire DanceSport community and we vow to return stronger than ever.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Stay strong, stay healthy, and see you all in 2021, the Year of the Ox!