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03.03.2009 General News

Malta Guinness launches 2nd Edition of Street Dance Africa

By Stephen Odoi Larbi - Ghanaian Chronicle

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) on Friday launched the second edition of the Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa 2009, at the Accra Shopping Mall.

The competition will once again showcase Ghana's hottest dance talent, the best, vibrant and skilled dancers from across the country, following the runaway success of last year's competition, 2Puff.

Launching the 2nd Edition of the Street Dance Africa, the Marketing Director of GGBL, Ama Okyere, recounted how the representatives of the various countries dazzled their way through, during the competition.

She said millions watched the televised programmes last year that showed dancers from all over Africa popping, locking and krumping their way to the Pan-African final in August.

Ghanaian dance stars 2PUFF and Nigerian dance crew SOULQUEST threw down their hottest moves in an energetic dance-off, before 2PUFF was crowned Malta Guinness Street Dance Africa champions.

Mary Cobbla, Marketing Manager of Malts, said from Monday, 2nd March, dance crews of six people can go to the local recruitment centres, where leaflets and demonstration videos will be available to give more information on how to take part.

She added that a series of auditions around each country will see dance crews with the best routine entered into the national stage of the competition, to compete against each other.

The smoothest movers and shakers in Ghana will be selected to represent their country at the International Final in September, adding “for those who thought last year's show was hot, this year's is set to be even hotter.”

Ghanaian hiphop dance supremo and guru Slim Buster, Mrs. Beatrice Tetteh and Terry Bright Ofosu, all in the entertainment industry, will be judging this year's grand final event.

Malta Guinness is pulling out all the stops to put on a spectacular show, which is being held in Kenya for the first time. Winners of the Ghana competition will be flown to join counterparts from Nigeria, Cameroun, Tanzania, Kenya, the United States, Europe and Asia for a vibrant contest, where only one crew can take the title of Malta Guinness Street Dance International champions. This competition will truly showcase the best in Ghanaian dance talent to the world.

This year's entrants will enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as they seek fame and fortune, by dancing to the top of the world. The winning dance crew will take home huge cash prizes, exclusive merchandise, delicious tasting Malta Guinness, and a DVD of their performances on stage.

Plus they will have the opportunity to work with Africa's best dance choreographers and professional stylists. It would be recalled that in a keenly contested competition during the first edition last year, “2 Puff Dancers of Kumasi” emerged as the PAN AFRICAN champions, after coming top in Ghana.

For their prize they were sent to South Africa with some mouth-watering prizes.

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