Rudi Smits sets Social Media & Stage on fire with brilliance

Filed in Spirit by on October 8, 2016 • views: 10640


Cape Town Dancer / Choreographer gets even more International  Attention:

I watched his video ME TOO (filmed at Milnerton & Norman Henshilwood High School) and 1 day later saw him on the Artscape  stage with the ‘Dancers Love Dogs’ fundraiser and realised there is something AWESOME about Rudi and had to reach out to him.

rudipatrickWhat a privilege to meet him.  Rudi, 23 years old, is an inspiration to our youth showing that with PASSION and DEDICATION, you can achieve anything you want.

It did not come easy to him – he has worked hard – REALLY HARD for the last 11 years. For those doing the maths now – yep, he started choreographing at the age of twelve.

At the age of 16 they won the qualifiers to attend the Hip Hop World Dance Championship.  In 2009, 2010, 2011,2012 and 2015 they won first places in various categories, but in 2012 they came 9th place in the mega group division.

Fast forward to 2016 – Rudi Smit is hot property and dance companies around the world are contracting him. In the last 2 years, he has travelled to over 20 countries to train and choreograph dance. In this time period, he has been to Italy 12 times alone and next month flies to Russia to train dancers there.


At this point, may I remind you again, HE IS ONLY 23 YEARS OLD.

Determined to make a difference on the home front, he has founded a dance crew called UNTIMITIVE and soon transitioning into becoming dance company.

His dance crew currently consists of 30 local Cape Town dancers of all creed, background and upbringing. With his talent and vision, he has empowered and exposed his dancers to greater stages such as international productions and even the movies.


UNTIMITIVE exploded on social media and even received a response of awe from Meghan Trainor herself  with their locally filmed ME TOO sensation which has now been viewed almost 1.5 million times on various social media platforms.


It’s amazing. I hope this video will give South African dancers an opportunity to be seen not just as back up dancers but as conceptual artisits” – Rudi Smit

Rudi is doing his bit to find and promote local talent and in the process supporting local causes such as “Dancers love Dogs” – who in turn support  organisations like HART (Helderberg Animal Rescue Team) from my home town 🙂


rs1May the youth of today, stop and look not what you have achieved, but how you achieved it. It is with people like you impacting our youth that makes me sleep well at night knowing there is hope and growth in our beautiful country.

On that patriotic note, I am off to crank the hifi up and practice my dance moves (before Liezl comes home J )

PhatRat, Over and Out

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