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MBABANE – On May 18, the Lubombo Region will come alive with the spirit of Africa as it hosts the highly anticipated Lubombo Dance Competition.

With its Africa Day theme, this event promises to be a celebration of culture, creativity and community. Held at Siteki Park, the competition will feature an exciting lineup of activities including live music, poetry, drama, a fashion show and a captivating cultural troupe. In addition, the event will also host the Miss Teen Eliminations, adding an extra touch of glamour to the festivities. Bongiwe Silawula who is part of the organising team highlighted that preparations were ongoing and the competition was seemingly going to be great.

From 10am to 4pm, dance enthusiasts from across the region will showcase their talent and passion on the grand stage. The competition has a few rules in place to ensure fairness and equal opportunities for all participants. Dance groups are required to have a minimum of three members, fostering teamwork and collaboration. Individual participation is not allowed, emphasising the importance of collective spirit and unity. To keep the focus on the artistry of the performances, dance attire is required to be simple yet functional. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable track pants, sneakers and t-shirts, allowing them to freely express themselves through movement and rhythm.


The Lubombo Dance Competition offers an array of exciting prizes that will undoubtedly fuel the competitive spirit of the participants. The ultimate winners will not only earn the prestigious title, but also receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Durban, South Africa. This trip will provide a chance to experience the rich cultural heritage and diverse entertainment scene of one of Africa’s most dynamic cities.In addition to the trip, the winning dance group will also be awarded a cash prize of E10 000, a testament to their talent and dedication. This substantial reward will not only celebrate their achievements but also serve as a catalyst for future endeavours within the dance community.

Furthermore, a cultural troupe will take the stage, captivating the audience with their vibrant performances that pay homage to the diverse heritage of the Lubombo Region. Through their artistic expressions, they will share stories that have been woven into the fabric of the community for generations. The Lubombo Dance Competition is more than just a showcase of talent; it is a celebration of African culture, unity, and creativity.

As participants take the stage, they will not only compete for prestigious prizes but also inspire others with their passion and dedication. From the rhythmic movements of the dancers to the soul-stirring music and captivating performances, this event will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all attendees. So mark your calendars for May 18 and join us at Siteki Park for an unforgettable day of celebration and cultural immersion.

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