- South Africans are renowned for their effortless dancing skills and you only have to open TikTok to see the proof
- However, for those with two left feet, we've got you covered with a compilation of five easy Mzansi dance videos to amapiano and bacardi beats
- Briefly News also sought the help of a professional choreographer to share tips on improving your rhythm
Amapiano continues to bask in its well-earned global dominance. Chart-toppers such as Bhebha, Ka Valungu and Mnike have given rise to some of the most trending dance challenges on various social media platforms.
Notably, the South African music genre bacardi is beginning to gain momentum. It has even inspired local artists like Tyla, who is introducing Pretoria dance moves with her song Water to the international music arena.
1. Mnike dance reaches Seoul
South Koreans were bitten by the amapiano bug and busted the trending Mnike dance routine behind the deck at a popping nightclub in Seoul
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Watch the video below:
2. Ka Valungu wedding performance
Three groomsmen had a ball at a wedding reception, entertaining guests with the viral Ka Valungu choreography that has taken TikTok by storm. The song by DJ Nomza The King and Tebza De DJ gained its popularity when reaction videos of the Tsonga lyrics flooded social media.
See the video below:
3.TikTok Bacardi tune
Vibey friends jumped on a viral bacardi beat and performed signature back and thigh moves that were put on the map by ladies from Tshwane.
Look at the video below:
4. Bhebha dance moves
The song Bhebha by Ftears, Shaun MusiQ and Xduppy had netizens in a chokehold for months on social media. The sultry dance routine had women from all corners of the world attempting to shake what their mommas gave them.
Check out the clip below:
5. Game-changer dance challenge
One woman gained fans for participating in the #gamechanger dance challenge. The infectious amapiano beat takes the easy choreography to a new level.
Watch the video below:
Professional dancer, teacher and celeb Takkies loves that dance is expressive
For Takkies, a lot of people gravitate to dance to express themselves "just the way they are".
"The current trend on socials is when there’s a new song, a dance challenge gets created, and everyone has fun trying it out and sharing it on their feed.
"Before you know it, millions of people are doing the same thing without even communicating with one another.
"It’s social and a great way to bring a feeling of togetherness no matter where you are. That’s the power of dance being a universal language."
What is the difference between amapiano and bhenga dance styles?
Takkies also explained what the difference is between the two major dance challenges in South Africa:
"Amapiano dance style has a more playful nature to it, and the technique has a mix of body popping and footwork. It’s quite inclusive as it can be really simple, and those who are more advanced, can challenge themselves to do more intricate moves."
"Originated in Durban, Bhenga dance style, which is danced to Gqom music, is more high-energy and shows off more of how flexible you are.
"Like the very popular move called the vosho, toe tapping, intricate footwork and the use of more wavy arm movements like in the famous Gwara Gwara," Takkies said.
Source: Briefly News