Real Work. Real Results.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 2021: 1st Place at Dance World Cup SA qualifier in the Senior Urban & Street Styles