Federation PRO, William Nthejane, says they have submitted their bid to host the international competition to the WSDF and are awaiting a response, an answer that will allow them to begin issuance of invitations to particular countries for participation.
He said the Queen’s Cup contest is an international event whose panel of judges is drawn from nominated judges from Europe and some part of the African continent.
He added they were willing to work hard towards hosting more world-class competitions that will draw a large number of European countries as they only managed to lure Italy and Estonia in their dance competition in 2017.
Nthejane said the sport and its appreciation by local dancers has grown in the country over the years, since its official recognition in Lesotho in 2002; and that to date they managed to train around 30 trainers and 10 judges to ensure development “after spending 12 years hiring trainers and judges from neighbouring countries, especially South Africa.”
Nthejane noted the sport’s progress in the country has been a difficult phase since its introduction, caused mainly by the unavailability of individuals with necessary skills to advance and promote it.