Battling it out in the ultimate dance-off at Bassline, Johannesburg on May 26 are:
Artistic Intelligence | Hip Hop | Joburg - Red Bull 2012 Defending Champions
Characterized by charismatic performances, strong group cohesion and inspiration from multiple dance styles such as b-boying, popping, locking, dancehall and even salsa.
Hlaks | Pantsula | Orange Farm - The four-part dance machine
Characterized by their unique talent of fusing elements of Vaal and Soweto culture into their own Pantsula signature. Keeping the pantsula flame alive, Hlaks is determined to make the most of the Red Bull Beat Battle stage.
Ninja Turtles | Breaking | Cape Town - The only qualifier from Cape Town
An edgy breakdancing crew not afraid to get dirty on the dancefloor. Ninja Turtles are backed by many years of dance experiece giving them the confidence required to take the title this year.
Phly Nation | Hip Hop | Pretoria - The all girl crew
From studio trained ballet dancers to hardcore krumpers this group of girls know how to throw down. Their moves are carefully thought out and precision drives their choreography.
Real Actions Juniors | Pantsula | Orange Farm - junior arm of previous Red Bull Beat Battle 2011 participants, Real Actions.
Under the watcheful eye of their mentores, Real Actions crew, these youngsters turned their dedication, commitment and love of dance into a bonafide success story.
Reptilez | Hip Hop | Soweto - Big power moves, smooth synchronization and giant personalities makes Reptilez a force to be reckoned with.
Everything about their styel is clean and on point. They pride themselves on their accuracy making them a wonder to watch.
Soulistic Fusion | iSbhujwa | Soweto - As if we have been taken back in time, Soulistic Fusion presents us with some smooth kwassa-kwassa inspired movements.
Slick choreography, perfect synchros and a diverse range of influences from pantsula to hip hop and technical b-boy floor moves all rooted by the flowing moves of iSbhujwa, makes these guys a very talented group.
V.I.N.T.A.G.E | Freestyle | Joburg - A loud and colourful concoction of personalities, styles, dance moves and perspectives.
Everything clashes so obviously, its like a beautiful tragedy. V.I.N.T.A.G.E crew will undoubtably light up the stage backed up by some very strong core dance talent.
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Get your tickets to watch your favourite crew battle it out on the 26th May 2012, Bassline Newtown JHB