Cape dance moms take world hip-hop stage by storm

A group of local moms have popped and locked their way to becoming world champions.

Dancers Megan Moolman and Ivy Meyer won big at the 2017 Fisaf International World Fitness and Hip Hop Unite Championships.

18 countries competed in the championships, which showcased fitness and hip hop dancers from across the world on stage in in the Netherlands.

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Meyer, who is the founder of Out of Africa Dance Academy, has been teaching dance for 37 years and uses her passion to change her community.

She started teaching an adult class in March, after seeing the interest taken by mothers who brought their children for lessons.

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The group of dancing moms are aged between 30 and 60 and some started with zero experience, Meyer explains.

I always envisaged myself in one of those Missy Elliot videos.

Megan Moolman, dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

This was a very serious and tough competition, we didn't know until we entered.

Megan Moolman, dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

Every week we go back to Wynberg and we do what we love. We dance.

Megan Moolman, dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

I've been dancing since the age of five.

Ivy Meyer, founder & dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

In the middle of stress of Amsterdam we showed a piece of dancing and rocked it in the road.

Ivy Meyer, founder & dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

It was a standing ovation while we were dancing.

Ivy Meyer, founder & dancer at Out of Africa Dance Academy

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape dance moms take world hip-hop stage by storm


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