During the 60’s, when migrant laborers where taking their families from their homeland to the fast life of Johannesburg townships, children where exposed to city life, different cultures, new ways of living, and new music. They quickly adapted the way of living and dance by mimicking the fast life in the townships. This give birth to the street dance called Pantsula.
Pantsula, focuses on a lot of fast foot work, attitude, and the ability to wiggle and jerk the body into different unsual rhythms. This dance is usually done with colorful attire, Converse "All Star" sneekers, dickies pants and hats "Sporty".
Pantsula became popular in the 80’s among the youth of the townships. Youth clubs will have competition among themselves and choose the best group/dancer to represent them.