Cape Town Carnival Community Groups

Cape Town Carnival has many participants in its annual parade. Our Afr’energy 2023 Carnival saw the return of several of our groups who were not able to participate in 2022. We were so excited to have them back along with many new groups!

We had over 1200 performers involved this year. They consisted of Community Groups and Individual Performers:

Afri-can, Afro Groove, Afton School of Dance, Aphrodite Belly Dance Studio, Avondale Majorettes, Bemur Gymnastics & Dance, Bulumko High School, Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service, Cape Whalers Field Band, Chinese Community, Curro Academy, Sandown Majorettes, Eoan Crew, Gugulethu United We Stand, Harley Davidson Bikers, High Brass Band, Imvelaphi Arts Movement, Intsha Dance Group, Isa Mother City Rollers, Ithemba Labantu, Ithongo Lethu, Iziqhaza Art Combination, Jhoomkar, Kuyakhanya, Lael Dance Ministry, Lavender Hill Cares Arts Society, Likho-Lona Organisation, Lynne’s School of Modern Dance, Masiphumelele Creative Hub, Masizakhe Youth Art Project, Michelle Davids Dance Group, Netball World Cup, New World Dance Theatre, Percussion Kings, Portlands Marshall’s, Portuguese Dance Society, Project Playground Langa, PSV Minstrels, Steenberg High, Tenacity Movement, The Bella Donnas, The Jetz, The Settlers High School, URC Youth Brigade Float Operators, Western Province Marching Band, Zandile’s Dance & Youth Development.

You can support the groups by hiring them for your next event, film, or photo shoot. Contact us to find out more!


The #followyourheART initiative was part of our 2022 Reunited Carnival and was developed to help local community groups gain more recognition and exposure and give participants opportunities to perform. Encouraging people to follow their passion, showcase their art and be inspired by what makes them dance and sing, this initiative encourages you to #findyourgroove #findyourgroup, #followyourheART.

Browse our groups below and click on the image to watch them in action

On each group profile page you can watch a video and learn about the group’s unique skills and talents.

Cape Whalers Field Band

Aphrodite Belly Dance Studio

Kuyakhanya Primary School

Western Province Marching Association

Rainbow Academy

Avondale Majorettes

iThemba Labantu

Bulumko High School/Mali Drumming Group

HHH Drummies

Portuguese Community

Eoan Crew

Uitsig Rieldansers

Masizakhe Youth Project

KCC (Kingdom Connect Campers)

Michelle Davids Dance Group

Heideveld Theatre Company


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