An undisputed crowd favorite took first place in a one-on-one street-dancing contest.
On Thursday, October 7, Red Bull dance your style continued its iteration in 2021 with its Atlanta debut, and the city’s Believe Music Hall was buzzing with energy as onlookers witnessed dancers of varying styles.
The event was organized by Paige Shari Addisoncelebrity host at REVOLT TV…
and DJ Thrilla [below] provided a spontaneous soundtrack of mainstream hits to timeless classics for the night. The audience also enjoyed a special presentation by Remote Kontrol.
After 16 rounds of electric 1-on-1 battles, the crowd handpicked De’Wayne “Prince Wayne” Martin Jr.. as the winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style Atlanta qualifier. With his victory, he will travel to the United States Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals which takes place in Washington, DC from From Friday October 22 to Saturday October 23.
According to Red Bull, Prince Wayne has danced his whole life but only started fighting four years ago. Boasting a diverse repertoire of dance styles, Prince Wayne is on a journey to turn his passion into his profession and he credits dance as his main form of creative expression, noting that it helps him keep his “spirit, his body, soul, heart and spirit”. in line.”
It was Prince Wayne’s first time on Red Bull Dance Your Style and for his final battle, footwork, Vogueing and gravity-defying tricks of Michael Jackson’s ‘Dirty Diana’ and Pitbull’s ‘Hotel Room Service’ led him to victory. The night’s runner-up and Wayne’s final contestant, Tracey Wong, also put on an exciting show.
After Prince Wayne’s victory, the enthusiastic winner talked to BOSSIP about his trophy-taking moves while giving props to another contestant.
“It was a lot of fun, I had a lot of fun,” Prince Wayne said. “I want to shout [dancer] Don Soup because he totally inspired me today. I know it’s me right now but he was my favorite dancer all night. It was a good experience and I like the musical choices,” he added, giving DJ Thrilla his props.
The dancer trained in dubstep, breaking, ballet, modern dance, jazz and contemporary also revealed the “secret” to earning a win at the Red Bull BC One US National Finals in DC later this month.
“I’m going to twerk as much as I can,” Prince Wayne jokingly told BOSSIP. “I can twerk too! I told my mom if I gotta twerk I will and I had to twerk [tonight], and it worked. Hashtag, ‘the twerk worked!’” .
The Red Bull Dance Your Style competition continues with additional regional qualifiers to follow in Memphis and Miami ahead of the finals. A competitor will then represent the United States at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 4-5. Viewers can follow each stop by watching the live stream on Caffeine.TV.
2021 RED BULL DANCE YOUR US STYLE SCHEDULE
Friday, 9.10 — Boston Red Bull Qualifier Dance Your Style, Tall Ship
Friday, 9.24 — Chicago Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Thalia Hall
Saturday, 10.2 — Qualification for Red Bull Dance Your Style Los Angeles, Pershing Square
Thursday, 10.7 — Atlanta Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Believe Music Hall
Sunday, 10.10 — Memphis Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, Railgarten
Sunday, 10.17 – Miami Red Bull Dance Your Style Qualifier, LIIV
Friday, 10.22 – Saturday, 10.23 — Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA in Washington DC, Howard Theater
For more information on where to buy tickets and event details, follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website and be sure to follow @RedBullDance on Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube and Caffeine.