EL couple’s got the moves to win dance competition
An East London couple, Lionel “Smoke” Constable and girlfriend Larissa Smith, are dancing their way to the top.
The two have been selected among 32 young hopefuls from around the South Africa to participate in the annual Red Bull BC One Cypher dance competition in Cape Town this weekend.
The dancers, who have two children, have been dancing in local competitions around the Buffalo City Metro while Constable has also entered many other national competitions, including SA’s Got Talent.
He will be making his second appearance in the Red Bull competition.
“For my girlfriend [Smith] it’s her first year since Red Bull will be having their first girl section competition this year.”
Constable, who reached the finals of the competition in 2018, said he was again aiming for the top this year.
“Last year I lost in the finals in three sections. I teamed up with two guys from Port Elizabeth to form an Eastern Cape team, but we lost.
“In the one-on-one section I went out in the first round.”
Constable has been sharing his dance videos with thousands of online users.
“I have practised harder, and put together everything I saw last year and worked on it, so this year I feel much better to compete and I am more experienced now.
“This is the biggest one-on-one battle and I am excited once again to represent the province,” he said.
The 32-year-old also teaches dance lessons to youth across the city.
“What I love most is the fitness it brings as it is a workout for whoever is doing it. It keeps me healthy and in shape.
“One day I hope to have my own dance school and help to save a lot of young people from drugs.”
The national winner would get to represent SA at the international competition, which will be held in India in November...