Back for its second triumphant year, world street dance competition Red Bull dance your style returns to Atlanta on Friday May 13, to The Masquerade – The Sky. Bringing together the best of hip-hop, house, waacking, popping, krumping, locking down and more, Red Bull Dance Your Style will celebrate the local dance scene and the artists, movers and creators who shape the legacy from Atlanta in street dancing.
The best street dancers in the region will compete, via a bracket-style tournament, to a spontaneous soundtrack. An audience of dance enthusiasts will act as judges, ultimately deciding which dancer will advance from each qualifier to the Red Bull Dance Your Style USA National Finals in New Orleans, spanning a full weekend of Saturday, May 21. to Sunday May 22. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about seizing the moment, impressing the crowd, and moving to the beat.
A major cultural center, Atlanta has made major contributions to pop culture as we know it today through the artists, musicians, historical figures, athletes, personalities and others coming to the city. Red Bull Dance Your Style aims to bring the city together to shine a light on Atlanta’s unmistakable energy and honor the local dance community. See it firsthand as the region’s top dancers battle for a shot at the Red Bull Dance Your Style Atlanta Championship title.
The evening will be hosted by local legends paige shari & Attraction. DJ Jash Jay will provide a spontaneous soundtrack of mainstream hits to timeless classics for the night, and audiences will enjoy special showcase performances by Bad Boy Skate Crew and trend dance leaders, Tropy, mainmast, Rugrxt Reese.
Competitors at Red Bull Dance Your Style in Atlanta:
- BAM – Representing Atlanta, BAM is part of the ‘Dragon House’ dance crew, featured on So You Think You Can Dance, The Jimmy Fallon Show and BET. Her main dance style consists of Tutting, Animation, Hip-Hop Freestyle.
- Ja’don Christian – “Ja’don Christian also known as “Enerjaee” is a professional dancer, contortionist and multi-faceted entertainer born and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She now specializes in Popping Animation, Bone-breaking and Tutting, but also incorporates elements of other dance styles like Waacking, Voguing, Contemporary, Ballet and Contortion. Enerjaee has performed and partnered with various brands/artists like World of Dance, Macklemore, Casanova, Governors Ball Music Festival and more.
- DonSoup – DonSoup has been dancing for over 7 years now, performing with celebrities like Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor and many other artists. Moreover, he participated and won many fighting events such as Gr818ers, Battlefest and Da Modd. Her main dance style is Dancehall.
- Olivia Dance – Born in Boston and raised in the city of Atlanta, Olivia Danso is half Ghanaian and half Liberian, representing the West African diaspora. She has worked alongside Kanye West, Teyana Taylor, Rick Ross, Tekno and Yemi Alade to name a few. Her main dance style is Afrobeats.
The Red Bull Dance Your Style Atlanta Qualifier is open to the public (ages 18+) and doors open at 7 p.m. ET. Tickets are available for purchase here. For more information on the Atlanta qualifier, see here and be sure to follow @RedBullDance on instagram, Facebook, ICT Tacand Youtube.