Teboho ‘Tebza’ Diphehlo takes Pantsula to the world

Teboho 'Tebza' Diphehlo

Teboho ‘Tebza’ Diphehlo, the world-renowned Pantsula king, will be hosting a virtual global Pantsula Workshop on Wednesday June 24, 2020. The workshop will go live on Red Bull Dance’s Instagram Live (IG:@redbulldance) at 7PM. 

Born and bred in Soweto, Tebza is at the forefront of the Pantsula dance movement and has pioneered the dance style on global stages for the world to witness. He works as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer at his own dance school in Soweto.

His achievements include winning the inaugural South African leg of Red Bull Dance Your Style in 2018, which earned him a place at the World Final in 2019 in Paris. Tebza was also in the top 25 of the nationwide television dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, and worked as an assistant choreographer on the show.

As someone who is putting Pantsula dance and Soweto on the global map, Tebza hosts online classes, teaching dance students in Sweden and the rest of the world. The live global Pantsula workshop on the Red Bull Dance Instagram channel will reach an even wider audience and spread the art and skill of complex footwork, and dance moves that are unique to South African dance. 

“People should expect to sweat a lot”, jokes Tebza. “I will be sharing an important knowledge regarding Pantsula dance during the workshop and am excited to have dancers and enthusiasts around the world join in.”

In 2018, Tebza won the inaugural Red Bull Dance Your Style and you can get a glimpse of all the action here.