Cape Town Carnival Community Groups

Cape Town Carnival has many participants in its annual parade. Our Lekker 2024 Carnival has seen an incredible number of new community groups who want to be involved this year! We are so excited to showcase these 40 groups along with the 61 individual performers to you at the 2023 Carnival.

We will have more than 1400 performers involved this year. They consist of Community Groups and Individual Performers:

021_Rebels, Aphrodite Belly Dance Studio, Avondale Majorettes, Bemur Gymnastics & Dance, Bulumko Traditional Dancers, Cape Town Pride, Cape Whalers Field Band, Chinese Community of Cape Town, Curro Academy Sandown Majorettes, Devolution Dance Fam, Emanate, Emerged Dance Collective, Eoan Crew, Gugulethu United We Stand, High Brass, Intsha Dance Group, Intsika Zeqonga Arts Group, Isa Mother City Rollers, Ithemba Labantu, Ithongo Lethu, Iziqhaza Art Combination, Jhoomkar, Kuyakhanya, Likho-Lona Organisation, Lioness Fitness from Maryland USA, Metro South Schools, Michelle Davids Dance Group, Percussion Kings, Project Playground Langa, Rainbow Academy, StarStruck Entertainment, Steenberg High, Tenacity Movement, The Bella Donnas, The Jetz Majorettes, The Portuguese Dance Society of Cape Town, The Settlers High School, URC Youth Brigade – Prop holders, Vannie Hanover Park, Western Province Marching Band, Zandile’s Dance Group, Portland Parade Management Crew, URC Youth Brigade.


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.

 #followyourheART is a call to embrace our passions, connect with our roots, and be part of a movement that transcends the stage. This campaign invites you to explore, engage, and be enthralled by the pulsating energy of creativity that courses through our streets.

Join us in this journey as we celebrate the incredible community groups that are the heartbeat of our Carnival. Together, let’s discover the rhythm that makes Cape Town dance, sing, and come alive.

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

Watch this space as we continue to add to the groups each week.

Browse our groups below from our 2022 #followyourheART campaign and click on the image to watch them in action.

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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