About Us

About

Head Choreographers and Owners of The Kingdom’s LAB Dance Centre, JP and Karla Saayman
started the studio in 2013 and 2018 respectively. We have in 2019 combined our studios to form The Kingdom’s LAB Dance Centre. Now represented in PTA East and in Centurion and twice as powerful, we are extending our knowledge of Hip-Hop and other street styles like Popping, Krump, B-boy, House etc. to the future generations of this industry. We aim to help them not only be ready to compete at the highest level, but to U-turn Hip-Hop and dancing towards The Creator of arts.
We are POWERED by God alone and we aim to let every dancer that enters our doors become their own EXCELLENT BEST!!
The main reason of the existence for this dance centre is to worship the Lord with our talent and to give it back unto Him by reaching our full potential. The dance centre’s foundation rests upon the scriptures Romans 12 “A living sacrifice to God” and Psalm 149:3 “Let them praise His name with the dance.”
We focus on both local and international competitions and to produce dancers that perform well in both fields once they have been well trained and prepared to take on this challenge. We have won various big competitions including Battle of the Giants, UDO South Africa, DanceStar etc.
Internationally we have received input and been judged by pioneers of this industry such as Popping Pete, Boogaloo Sam, EZ Twins etc.

The Studio

At the moment we are home to some of the best young and upcoming dancers and crews that have represented South Africa and won competitions both nationally and internationally including the youngest ever dancer to make Top 16 Popping battles at the prestigious Hip-Hop International held in Las Vegas every year.

Achievements
Combined Personal Achievements

JP:
2013: Represented South Africa at the UDO World Street Dance Championships where he placed top 8 in the World.
2014: Represented South Africa at the Hip-Hop International event in Las Vegas which is one of the world’s biggest stages. www.hiphopinternational.com
2015: Represented South Africa at the IDO World Street Dance Championships in Rimini, Italy and place amongst the Top 25.
2018: Placed 3rd in the world in the Open Section at the ESDU World Dance Masters in Croatia.

Karla:
2014: Dance For Growth, Bboy Battles winner
2015: Redbull BC One South Africa, Johannesburg Qualifier placed Top 8.
2015: Battle of The Giants, Bboy Battles 2nd place.
2015 – 2017: Performances for corporate companies including Vodacom, Old Mutual etc.
2016: Winner of Popular TV Show, Turn Up and Dance episode 1.
2017: Winner of Dance For Growth Solo, Duo and Advanced Battle Sections.
2018: Achieved 4th place at the ESDU Dance Star World Masters in Croatia.
2018: Winner of Dance For Growth Solo, Advanced Battle Section and Overall Best Adult Solo.
2019: Winner of Dance For Growth Adult Advanced Solo Section.

Combined Studio Achievements

2014 – 2017 Dance For Growth Senior Crew winners by Infatuated Crew.
2015: Aiden Greeff represented South Africa at the IDO Street Dance World Championship and
placed 3rd in the world in the u/11 Electric Boogie section.
2016: Infatuated Crew became Gauteng’s National Hip-Hop Day Small Group champions.
2017: We sent our first ever group of dancers overseas to the World Dance Masters in Croatia:
Infatuated Crew – 5th Place
Lou-Hanri Steyn – 5th Place
Sage Beukes – 10th Place
Lizaan van Wyk – 10th Place
2017: Aiden Greeff represented South Africa at Hip Hop International in Las Vegas in Popping Battles where he competed against people of all ages and against some of the best in the world and became the youngest dancer (aged 11) in history to make it through to the Top 16 out of 80+ dancers.
2017: Infatuated Crew won the Hip-Hop section and placed overall 2nd in the popular tv series Dans in Jou Taal on KykNet which is a national competition.
2018: We are sending our 2nd group of dancers that qualified to represent South Africa at the ESDU World Dance Masters in Croatia.
2019: Our 3rd group of dancers achieved their best ever results at ESDU World Dance Masters in Croatia:
J-Unit Crew – 4th Place
Brandon & Lizaan Duo – 4th Place
Lefa Ledwaba Solo – 2nd Place

2018: Dance For Growth, All participants from The LAB placed Top 12.
2018: SA Dance School Championships, 1st place in the Impro/Freestyle section.
2018: SA Dance School Championships, 1st place in the Urban Solos section
2018: SA Dance School Championships, All participants from The LAB placed Top 8.
2018: Dance Star, Baylie Roux placed 7th and qualified to represent SA at the ESDU World Dance Masters in Croatia
2019: Winner of Dance For Growth Junior Intermediate Solo Section and Overall best Junior dancer of the competition.
2019: Winners of Dance For Growth Junior Intermediate Crew Section.
2019: 2nd Place in Dance For Growth Junior Intermediate Solo Section.
2019: 1st Place at Dance For Growth Junior Novice Solo Section.
2019: 1st Place at DanceStar SA qualifier in Children Crew Section by Pinnacle Crew.

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