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Step Up or Step Out is back! Audition dates and exciting fresh changes announced!

After two phenomenal seasons which uncovered the likes of  the talented crews Stunners and Tembisa Revolution, Step Up or Step Out is back on for a brand new season.Always an ultimate Mzansi street dance treat for viewers,  this new season will be elevated to a new exciting level, fresh talent will be introduced to increase the entertainment value. The production team is pulling out all the stops to ensure that this season will be even more exciting than the first two seasons in attracting diverse talent and dance genres. 

The popular DJ Euphonik will take a place at the judging table alongside the multi-talented Khabonina and the dance legend Emile XY.  The deck-spinning maestro will be joined by two new faces on the show - hip-hop icon Slikour who replaces Dalen Lance as presenter ; and co-presenter, the petite Y-FM powerhouse Tumi Voster.

Lance, who will be moving from the show’s family to focus on the completion of his final year of MBL (Master of Business Leadership) post-graduate studies, fondly reflects on his presenting past on the show.   

“Being part of's first successful dance reality show for two seasons has provided an incredible platform, a definite career highlight and an experience I will forever be grateful for.  I will miss getting viewers excited with all the dancing, particularly the loyal viewers of the program but the time to temporarily focus on expanding other important area in my life has arrived” says Lance.

Renowned Kwaito artist and Producer Arthur Mafokate, who has played a key role in unearthing and mentoring some of dancers who have appeared on the show over the past two years, will be missed. He will be moving on to pursue other career opportunities.

Sivan Pillay, Endemol Managing Director says, “Although we will miss Arthur and Dalen’s valuable contribution to the show, we are excited to announce that Euphonik, Slikour and Tumi Voster will be joining the Step Up or Step Out journey to bring viewers the best of local street culture.  We are positive that the addition of the three new faces to the team will be gladly received by viewers.   Slikour will bring street cred and wit to the show whilst speaking the language of the youth.   Tumi is funky, young, knowledgeable, funny and sassy. She’s got her finger on the pulse when it comes to music, dance, and fashion and is one of South Africa’s fastest rising stars.  From a judging perspective,  Euphonik will focus on music interpretation and overall performance value. His international exposure to music and dance puts him in a league unparalleled by many.”

The two new co-presenters and the dynamic judging trio are ready to hit the streets of Mzansi’s major cities to begin the search for the next street dance dynasty. The nationwide search for the country’s top talent begins this weekend in Johannesburg, and will be followed by auditions in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and P.E.

“We are hard at work to ensure that the new season unearths dynamic  talent that will not only showcase Mzansi's ever changing dance culture but also deliver great entertainment value for South African TV audiences. We are certainly pushing the envelope in the new season of Step Up or Step Out,” says Monde Twala, e.tvChannel Head.

One thing is for sure – the third season of Step Up or Step Out will push dancers to the limit, challenging talent throughout the country to bring to the table only the best. 

And the best is yet to come on!

Do you have what it takes to be SA’s next best dance group? Auditions will be held in the following cities:

Venue: The Market Theatre Laboratory 
Date: 27th– 28th April


Venue: Dance For All Studios 
Date: 4th-5th May

Venue: BAT Centre 
Date: 11th May

Venue: Bloemfontein Showgrounds, Iris Hall 
Date: 18th May

Venue:  The Opera House 
Date:  25th May

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