New Orleans to host Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals

New Orleans has been named the host city for the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Finals, an all-style street dance competition wraps up its US tour in the city on May 21-22. The winners of the six regional qualifiers will come together to ignite the dance floor and win the hearts of the crowd. This year’s event will also highlight New Orleans’ rich dance and music traditions with hands-on workshops and community events.

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global series of all-style street dance events with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, locking to popping, participating dancers will have to impress viewers and ultimately earn their votes.

The weekend kicks off with a heated pre-final qualifier at House of Blues on Saturday, May 21. Semi-finalists from Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland and Atlanta will face a roster of world-class dancers, including Lily Frias, Nick Fury, Tyler D Creator and Toyin, in a one-on-one tournament style bracket for places in the final competition to be held on Sunday 22 May. With no scheduled choreography or pre-selected music, America’s Top Street Dancers face the ultimate improvisational test as they smoothly transition from hip-hop, house, waacking, turfing, krumping, popping, lockdown, footwork, jookin’, and more. The results will be as unpredictable as their kinetic freestyles, with the audience judging the competition in real time.

The Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Final will take place the following evening at Generations Hall, a repurposed 1820s sugar refinery in the Warehouse district. Ultimately, the crowd will determine who will represent USA at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals. Pell will host the competition as DJ mikeyoffline spontaneously chooses tracks that engage dancers and audiences with a mix of unforgettable highs and timeless jams.

In addition to the competition, the weekend features parties, performances, workshops and showcases hosted by famous dancers, musicians and DJs that showcase New Orleans’ history and eclectic vibe. Jookin’ legend Ladia Yates will teach the essentials of freestyle while Skip and Flash, bouncy choreographers and dancers, explain how to win over the crowd, and South Korean pop phenom Dassy dives into all-style combat strategy.

Tickets for the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Pre-Finals and Finals are $5 and are available for purchase. here.

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global series of all-style street dance events with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, locking to popping, dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will have to wow the crowd and ultimately earn their vote. Test freestyle skills and musicality through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent world hits to classic beats.

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