INSTUDIO ~ Pantsula

Thuba Ndibali

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Pantsula is energetic dance that emerged in South Africa in 1950s. With its main feature, the fast paced footwork. Pantsula has some well known grooves such as the gwaragwara which took the world by storm. Rooted in the spirit of empowerment and freedom, it is a joyous dance that will challenge you, get you sweating and smilling at the same time.


Thuba Ndibali is a Dancer, Dance Teacher, Model and award winning film maker. Grew up in the township in the second biggest city Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. He was heavily influenced by the street corner dancers commonly known as Pantsula in Southern parts of Africa. Pantsula being his signature style, when Thuba arrived in Australia in 2008, he was exposed to other styles such as popping, ticking, bonebreaking which were quite identical to Pansula. In 2010, he was recruited into the Boys Hip Hop in the Schools Spectacular. His passion for dance grew as he began participating in dance battles across Sydney and being actively involved in the street dance community. He then began formal training in 2013 in styles such as Contemporary, Latin American, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop for 3 intensive years to earn a Bachelor degree in Dance (2016). From then he has appeared in commercials for Nike,Telstra, Fitbit and taught Pantsula at well known studios such as Dance Central, YourHiphop Class and more. Thuba has also performed in Shaun Parker & Company’s TUT, Jeans for Jeans campaign for curing childhood disease, was a workshop leader for BIGDANCE 2018, a development dancer and understudy for KING. In 2018/19, he toured with Madiba the musical which was a celebratory show of the life of Nelson Mandela. In 2019, Thuba was featured in the South African City Press as a forefront choreographer in a new Pantsula move called “Pouncing Cat”.6

Disclaimer : There will also be people attending this class via Zoom

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What you will learn
  • Footwork
  • Grooves
What you will get
  • Rhythm
  • Freedom

What to bring
  • Smile
  • Friends
  • Good vibes
What to wear

Wear clothes that you can move easily in and comfy footwear.

Appropriate for

Everyone welcome


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12 November 2020 • INSTUDIO ~ Pantsula

Pantsula is so much fun! Thuba is a ball of energy and his joy when dancing is contagius :)