Teen dancer Shazia Cassim and her Monarchy crew to represent Mzansi at dance championships in the UK

Shazia Cassim will represent South Africa at the United Dance Organisation (UDO) World Street Dance Champions. (Supplied)

Shazia Cassim will represent South Africa at the United Dance Organisation (UDO) World Street Dance Champions. (Supplied)

The world of dance, once perceived as nothing more than leaps and spins, has evolved into a respected profession on the global stage.

From hip-hop’s electrifying rhythms to street dance’s breath-taking energy, South African dancers are making their mark in world championships. 

Among them is Shazia Cassim, a 16-year-old street dancer from the East Rand in Johannesburg, who has earned a spot to represent the country at the United Dance Organisation (UDO) World Street Dance Championships, set to take place in Blackpool, England, in August. 

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