Qualifiers will take place in Boston, Memphis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Miami, with the tour culminating in an exciting three-day National Finals in Washington DC featuring workshops, open competitions and panels.
Only one dancer will be crowned the winner of the American Red Bull Dance Your Style 2021 and will represent the United States at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of the year.
To make sure you’re up to date with all things DYS, here’s what to expect.
THE RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE CONTEST
Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global all-style dance competition, where the world’s best street dancers compete in knockout bouts against each other. Poppers, Lockers, Hip-hop Freestylers, House Dancers, Waackers, Voguers, Krumpers, Chicago Footworkers and many more compete in a test of their skills and styles.
THE MUSIC AT RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE
For Red Bull Dance Your Style Battles, popular mainstream hits and timeless classics are the music played to inspire all competing dancers to show off their creative dance skills.
The dancers have no idea what songs the DJ will choose to spin for their battles. Poppers might have to rock, house dancers might have to groove to rap, it’s Red Bull Dance Your Style and it’s about being ready to freestyle to any song that the DJ lets go.
THE UNIQUE RED BULL DANCE WAY YOUR STYLE IS JUDGED
Red Bull Dance Your Style is the event where the public becomes more than just passionate spectators of the dance, because there is no jury to decide who wins the battles. Instead, the public is the one who votes and decides the winners of the battle. This means that the dancers must not only be fully in the battle against their opponents, but they must also win over the crowd if they want to progress and become the overall winner of the competition. This format makes Red Bull Dance Your Style a holistic experience that truly connects dancers and audience.
THE AMERICAN CITIES OF THE TOUR 2021
The tour will run throughout September and October, with each qualifying event having a guest line-up of 16 dancers.
The Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Finals will take place in the capital city of Washington DC at the Howard Theatre. A three-day event that runs from Thursday, October 21 through Saturday, October 23. All winners of the six qualifying rounds will compete with the invited wild card dancers. The weekend will also have a program of organized dance events, performances and workshops.
The winner of the National Final will be crowned the 2021 Red Bull Dance Your Style USA Champion, and will then represent the USA at the World Final in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 4. The American Champion will compete in the mix with all the other Red Bull Dance Your Style Champions from around the world.
So, with tour dates set and selected wildcards and invites brewing, it only remains to be seen which dancer will take their moment and have the creativity, skill, character and style to win the audience votes. and ultimately become the 2021 Red Bull Dance Your Style US National Champion.