South Africa

XIBELANI DANCE- SOUTH AFRICA

Also commonly referred to as “Shibelani” is a South African dance style known as Xibelani. This dance belonging to a community called “Tsonga” is said to have originated from the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is a form of dance mainly performed by women. In addition, the name of this “indigenous” dance is said […]

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SOKKIE- SOUTH AFRICA

Also known as “Langarm” in the Afrikaans language is an African dance style called Sokkie. This “social ballroom dance” is said to have originated from South Africa, and is said to be extremely popular with the Afrikaners. This dance style may either be performed barefoot or by using socks. Furthermore, this style is often referred […]

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INDLAMU- SOUTH AFRICA

Belonging to a tribal community in Africa known as “Zulu” is dance style known as Indlamu. Also known as “war dance” it is said to have its origins in South Africa, and is regularly performed during marriages. This dance also includes music which is mainly “drum based”. Furthermore, in this dance the performers (both males […]

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GUMBOOT DANCE- SOUTH AFRICA

Performed using “Wellington gumboots” is an African form of dance known as the Gumboot dance. This “boot” dance is said to have originated from South Africa, and involve the use of what is known as “gumboots”. It apparently was said to have been created by black “miners”. Furthermore, the boots (i.e. gumboots) used in this […]

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