Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final takes place in New Orleans

An unchoreographed competition brings extremely talented dancers to the Big Easy.

New Orleans has been named host city for the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Finals. The first street dance competition brings dancers to the bayou on May 21-22 for a weekend of community, local flavor and southern vibrancy.

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The unique series of global all-style street dance events with a unique battle format brings together semi-finalists from the regional qualifiers in Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland and Atlanta to compete against a world-class roster of dancers, including Nick Fury, Tyler D Creator and Toyin, in a bracket-style head-to-head tournament for places in the final competition on Sunday May 22. This will decide who will represent the country at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals in December.

Without planned choreography or pre-selected music, America’s top street dancers face the ultimate improvisational test as they seamlessly 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. This year’s event will also highlight New Orleans’ rich dance and music traditions with hands-on workshops and community events.

As previously reported, BOSSIP was on hand to see dancers pop and locked into various forms of music, including hip-hop and house, as they tried to impress the crowd and ultimately win their vote. Test freestyle skills and musicality through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent world hits to classic beats, Red Bull Dance Your Style will let the crowd decide who will lead the dance floor.

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Maurice Lacroix is ​​the official timekeeper of Red Bull Dance Your Style. For more information, please see: www.mauricelacroix.com

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

Check out the full programming schedule below.

Friday May 20

RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE PRESENTS: THE RUNWAY – a moment to celebrate street dance, movement and fashion on the catwalks. Featuring original music from DJ Shash’u and special appearances from Popin Pete, Femme Fatale, and Dolores & Javier Ninja, top dancers from across the United States present their signature dance styles to the crowd in custom tunes from the likesushi collective. of New Orleans.

Location: The Historic Carver Theatre, 2101 Orleans ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

Start time: 7:30 p.m.

Saturday May 21

RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE WEEKENDER PRE-FINALS USA Red Bull Dance Your Style finalists from the qualifiers in Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland and Atlanta will have one last chance to qualify for the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals by playing against random wildcards including Lily Frias , Nick Fury, Tyler D Creator and Toyin.

The four winners of the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Pre-Finals will qualify for the National Final on May 22.

DJ Jess will rock 1 and 2 as audiences can expect a rebound celebration from legendary New Orleans artist HaSizzle and a dance performance from Memphis legend Jookin G-Nerd.

Event date: Saturday, May 21

Venue: House of Blues | 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Doors: 7 p.m.

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WORKSHOP: HOW TO WORK ON YOUR FREESTYLE SKILLS WITH LADIA YATES

Event date: Saturday, May 21

Location: Dance Passion | 3117 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

LADIA YATES:

Hailing from the Bay Area of ​​California, Ladia discovered a natural talent for dancing and a love of music at an early age. When she was 16, Ladia moved to Memphis, TN where she discovered “Memphis Jookin” which was the springboard she needed to take her talent to another level. Ladia’s efforts have earned her national exposure and recognition with the world’s biggest dance superstars and icons such as Lil Baby, Usher, Janelle Monae, Missy Elliott and many more. Ladia continues to shock fans with her unique dance as evidenced by over 300 million total views on YouTube and other social media platforms. Ladia’s life mission is to share her gift with the world and inspire others, whether new or experienced, to believe in the power of dance. So she opened a dance academy in Memphis TN, “Ladia Yates Entertainment Academy”, also known as “LYE Academy”. As she actively carves out a niche for herself in the dance world, she hopes to inspire others to find their unique place in dance and soar too!

WORKSHOP: HOW TO WIN A CROWD WITH FLASH & SKIP

Event date: Saturday, May 21

Location: Dance Passion | 3117 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

Start time: 11:30 a.m.

GLOW:

Flash, is a versatile artist, dancer, rapper and singer born in Battlecreek Michigan; he found a

passion for entertainment, wanting to make people smile, happy and feel amazing with his

Entertaining gifts. He has been on stage with Fantasia, Big Freedia, New Kids On The Block, Choppa Style and many more. Flash was also on Fuse TV for 6 seasons as a cast member of Big Freedia’s reality show “The Queen of Bounce”.

SKIP:

Shelby “Skip” Skipper, is a born and raised international artist from the

unique city of New Orleans, LA. Skip was Big Freedia’s lead male dancer for 5 years touring the world, performing on prestigious stages such as the Kennedy Center, SXSW and Lil Weezyana Fest. He has been featured on: So You Think You Can Dance, The Ellen Show, The Apollo, Bring It, & The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Skip was also a cast member of Big Freedia’s reality show, the “Rebound Queen” on Fuse TV.

Skip is now an explorer of his talents as a musical artist collaborating with different artists and performing on stage, taking Bounce Music to the next level.

Sunday May 22

DANCE YOUR STYLE US NATIONAL FINALS

Known for its vibrant music scene, annual festivities, and larger-than-life street parties, the city of New Orleans knows a thing or two about song and dance. The question is… can they prove it on the battlefield? The Red Bull Dance Your Style winners from the qualifiers in Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington DC, Oakland and Atlanta are about to meet on the national finals stage in the USA. They’ll be ready to test the limits of their dancing skills in a battle of ultimate supremacy.

The winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final will compete to represent the United States at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2022.

DJ mikeyoffline will rock the dance floor for the competition with performances from New Orleans’ own GBL WRMNG and a special pop-up performance from viral dance icon Griddy!

Event date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Location: Generations Hall | 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Doors: 2 p.m.

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WORKSHOP: CREATIVITY WITH DASSY

Event date: Sunday, May 22

Location: Dance Passion | 3117 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

Start time: 9:00 a.m.

DASSY:

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Red Bull Dancer, Inyoung ‘Dassy’ Lee started dancing when she was 12 years old. Exploring different styles, Dassy excels in Popping and moved to the United States when he was 21 years old. dancer featured on the award-winning TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”, finishing in the Top 8 of over 4000 contestants. She has been featured in national commercials for brands such as FitBit, Timberland, Splat and Mastercard as well as music videos for Calvin Harris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Pitbull and One Republic. Dassy was our 2021 Dance Your Style National Finalist

WORKSHOP: HOW TO IMPROVISE AND ENTERTAIN A CROWD WITH SHEIK

Event date: Sunday, May 22

Location: Dance Passion | 3117 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

SHEIKH:

Ashly ‘SHEIK’ Nguyen, known for her uplifting, emotional and powerful Waacking persona, was born in New Orleans, LA. In addition to actively participating in battles on the Gulf Coast, Sheik has navigated his passion to engage in battles across the United States and teaching in the studio to help local scenes grow for the underground dance community. surrounding New Orleans. Sheik also focuses on House and unique expressive groundwork in combination with Waacking.

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All events will adhere to all federal, state, county and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

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