A little bit of Beyoncé, a rugby stadium to uplift and a whole lot of sass were the ingredients that have a Stellenbosch dancer going viral for his rendition of “All the Single Ladies” in dance form.
The video largely took off on Jefferson Sacramento’s TikTok account and has already reached 4.9 million views. Sacramento has made a digital name for himself by posting about rugby content geared toward New Zealand and Australia, and so the original video implied that the showstopping male cheerleader was from New Zealand.
@jefferson.sacramento When its game day #nz #rugby #superugby #blues #fyp #singleladies #beyonce ♬ Single Ladies – Beyoncé
However, hot on the trail to let locals shine with credit, South Africans wasted no time in explaining that the actual clip was proudly South African, and featured the DHL Stormer’s cheerleaders.
As for the ‘rugby player’ in the spotlight, many locals may squint in being unable to recognise who the mystery Stormer’s ‘player’ is. Don’t worry Stormer’s diehards, you’re not out of the loop, as the star in blue is not a professional rugby player who loves a little boogie, but Wiaan Laing.
Laing is a professional dancer, teacher choreographer and actor part of the Stellenbosch Dance Academy.
For those who want to see the full performance, Laing has posted the video in its entirety.
@wiaanlaing Full video of the DHL Dancers featuring me! #rugby #rugbydancers #DHLStormers #DHLStormersCheerleaders ♬ original sound – Wiaan Laing
Picture: Screenshot from video