Red Bull Dance Your Style USA finalists bring the heat
(Santa Monica, Calif.) – The first one-on-one street-dancing competition wrapped up its 2019 US tour this weekend with the Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Finals in Las Vegas. Hosted at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the winners of six regional qualifying events held across the country gathered in front of large crowds to celebrate an evening of free street dancing.
As the night unfolded, America’s top dancers across hip-hop, popping, waacking, locking and breaking used the dancefloor as a backdrop to rock, amaze and delight the public until the last moments before Neguin’s coronation. the 2019 Red Bull Dance Your Style Champion.
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Spanning three months of electrifying events, the Red Bull Dance Your Style qualifiers kicked off the season, starting in Honolulu at the Kaka’ako Warehouse Event Space. From Honolulu, qualifying continued in Washington DC at the Howard Theatre, Miami at Story, Boston at the House of Blues and New Orleans at Generations Hall before concluding in Los Angeles at the Avalon in Hollywood.
For the USA Finals, dancers from all over the country fought under the lights of the Las Vegas Strip, in the shadow of the Effiel Tower of the Parisian resort in the colors of Dance Your Style. DJ Mike Murdah entertained the crowd and challenged the dancers with an eclectic mix of selections, ranging from grunge to hip-hop, house to classic cuts. Keeping the energy alive as the night unfolded was effortless in the hands of the evening’s host, famed dancer and choreographer Galen Hooks, whose credits include Janet Jackson, Usher and Rihanna.
Neguin vs. Lil-O // .stance // Red Bull Dance Your Style USA Finals
The competition started off strong with a fun round Neguin upset against Lil O when Neguin showed his aim and threw Lil O’s hat at a 15-foot backboard that had the crowd gasping. After a warm welcome on the dance floor to LA’s waacking and popping extraordinaire, Lily battled hypnotic breaker Kid David, putting the crowd on their feet, demanding a decisive second round. The nail-biting tiebreaker allowed Lily to win the round and ultimately face Neguin in the semi-finals. In the end, Neguin qualified for the final round and faced the vigorous and charismatic Rascal Randi who left everything on the dance floor.
Expo performances entertained the crowd between action-packed rounds with the first performance of the night coming from Sheopatra-founded women’s ID group THECouncil, who competed in the Honolulu Qualifier and stunned the crowd with his choreography, musicality and mesmerizing dance. .
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The second act of the night was Kida The Great, known for his viral dance videos and winning Season 13 of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Kida The Great showed off his West Coast hip-hop style alongside his two dancers, Kendrick Willis and Jabari Timmons. The final performance came from Compton born and raised musician Channel Tres, who rocked the entire track as he performed the hit singles “Topdown” and “Controller”.
Exuding confidence and showcasing his coteria debut, Neguin won over the crowd and became Red Bull Dance Your Style USA’s first National Champion with his unbeatable breaking moves and charisma. Born Fabiano Carvalho Lopes, Neguin started dancing at the age of 14 in the busy streets of his hometown Paraná, a Brazilian city where dancing is a way of life. Starting out with freestyle and social dancing, he added breaking to his dance repertoire in 2003. It only took him a few years before he started picking up victories, battling in his native Brazil and beyond.
2019 RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE US PROGRAM SUMMARY:
June 15 – Red Bull Dance Your Style National Qualifier @ Kaka’ako Warehouse Event Space – Honolulu, HI
July 20 – Red Bull Dance Your Style National Qualifier @ Howard Theater – Washington DC
Winner: Lil O
July 27 – Red Bull Dance Your Style @ Story National Qualifier – Miami, FL –
August 2 – Red Bull Dance Your Style @ House of Blues National Qualifier – Boston, MA
August 3 – Red Bull Dance Your Style National Qualifier @ Generations Hall – New Orleans, LA
Winner: Alexander Spider
August 10 – Red Bull Dance Your Style National Qualifier @ Avalon Hollywood – Los Angeles, CA
Winner: Zuce Morales
September 28 – Red Bull Dance Your Style @ Planet Hollywood US Finals – Las Vegas, NV
About Red Bull Dance Your Style
Red Bull Dance Your Style is all about giving dancers freedom and showcasing the world of street dancing in front of a live audience. Dancers are invited to compete live in the round in front of an audience who will vote based on their ability to wow the crowd to advance to the next round. There’s no jury pressure, no planned choreography and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment and moving to the beat.
Red Bull Dance Your Style USA winner Neguin will advance to the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals taking place in Paris, France on October 12. Paris, the European mecca of street dancing, the city of art, lights and love is known worldwide for its music, fashion and art and the beautiful La Grande Halle de la Villette, will become the stage for this ultimate street dance showcase. After more than 50 events held in more than 30 countries around the world, the World Street Dance Battle will bring together only the most exceptional talents to compete in the first-ever World Finals.
For those watching from home, the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final will be available live from anywhere via the Red Bull Dance YouTube and Instagram channels. For more information and event details, follow the Red Bull Dance Your Style website.
Press release via: Red Bull Dance Your Style
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