Sun City ready for Rumba in the Jungle
Bokone Bophirima will play host to a reunion of prolific world dance champions from all over the world. Rumba in the Jungle, the biggest dance festival ever in Africa makes the return to Sun City resort from August 3-6, 2017. During its prime time of 1991 – 1999, dance was classified as the third most popular leisure and life style activity after Soccer and Rugby. At the same time, Bokone Bophirima was rated fourth as the preferred tourists’ destination in the country. Coincidently, the provincial government’s tourism slogan, ‘A re yeng Bokone Bophirima,’ calls all and sundry to visit this beautiful province of love and harmony. Rumba in the Jungle incorporates the full spectrum of dance such as Ballroom, Latin American and African Traditional Dances. The competition is open to all dancers from novice to professional level. It also encompasses all age groups from juvenile (under 6 years) up to senior level, i.e. over 34 years. Notably many of the invited adjudicators will remember the days when they too were still aspirant dance students competing for the World Dance Championships title as the same venue. They will be narrating their own stories, imparting their many years of dance sport experience to the new Rumba in the Jungle generation at this year’s championship. The four day thrill is expected to provide more than what one could ask for. With a programme laden with competition, craft and design market, tourism and safari packages and a development workshops and lectures by the prominent names such as Tebogo Kgobokoe, Michael Wentink, Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva and Slavik Kryklyvyy and Karina Smirnoff to name a few; Sun City will be ‘lit’.
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