Red Bull Dance Your Style, a street dance competition with global scale, has announced a new digital format that takes the latest phenomenon of online dance challenges up a notch. Through this competition, participants have the opportunity to share their talents with TikTok’s global community. That same community will ultimately decide who takes the winning crown. TikTok has established the power of a trending dance and has recently launched creators from Jojo Akams / @Akamztwenty20 to Taylor Pierce / @Taylor_thatdancer.
From hip-hop to popping, house, locking and more, street dance includes a variety of fabulously creative, can’t-look-away dance styles, which all got their start from performances and battles outside traditional dance studios. Since 2018, Red Bull Dance Your Style has provided a platform for street dancers to show off their skill and originality in head-to-head battles across more than 30 countries, with victory decided by audience vote. Last year alone, the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final, hosted at the historic Grande Halle de La Villette, was the culmination of a dance battle series comprising 65 events held across 30 countries throughout the year, where attendees ultimately decided who ruled the dance floor by their votes.
Here’s how dancers anywhere can compete in the new “Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge”:
- Step 1: Sign up for a TikTok account (like you don’t have one already).
- Step 2: Upload a 30-second audition video of your take on “Get Loose Now” from the Black Eyed Peas. Be sure to tag @RedBullDance and use hashtag #redbulldanceyourstyle. Get it in by November 15!
- Step 3: Judges will choose eight dancers from the audition to move on and compete along with eight pre-selected Wildcard dancers in the finals, where the public will choose the winner using TikTok’s poll function.
- Step 4: From November 25 – December 13, follow @RedBullDance and vote for the dancer you think delivered the best moves in the 2020 finals. If you’re the winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge, you’ll be guaranteed a fast track toward a spot in the 2021 Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final – keeping you in the spotlight!
The judges are some of the biggest international names in dance:
Hip-hop dancer, teacher and choreographer Majid Kessab / @majidk47 of Germany; Japanese waacking freestyler and global performer Ibuki Imata / @ibuki.japan; and US hip-hop dancer, actor and “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Leon “Kida the Great” Burns / @kidathegreatofficial.
“Street dance is real and raw, and it’s a big inspiration for other dance styles now. Almost everybody is touched by watching it, because you can see personalities and emotions. You can have three different people dancing the same style, but they won’t interpret it in the same way. That’s the magic,” says Kessab, also known as Magilla. “A lot of dancers don’t have the chance to travel around and share their skills. Now they can show the world what they’ve got online. This opportunity gives them the chance to be part of a big event from home.”
Who rules the dance floor? The public decides! You can find complete information including which street dance styles qualify and how to upload your audition video at www.redbulldanceyourstyle.com. Minimum age and other restrictions may apply. And everyone can see the action and – most important of all – VOTE for the winner starting November 25 by following @RedBullDance on TikTok.
Follow @redbullza and #redbulldanceyourstyleza for the Mzansi way to Dance Your Style to the world final.
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.
ABOUT RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE
Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global street dance event series with a unique battle format. From hip hop to house, from locking to popping – dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will need to ‘wow’ the audience and ultimately win their vote. In 2020, the competition introduces a new format that takes place entirely on TikTok. Testing freestyle and musicality skills through unpredictable mainstream tracks ranging from recent global hits to classic beats, the new “Red Bull Dance Your Style Challenge” will have the TikTok viewers deciding who will rule the dance floor.
For more information, visit http://www.redbull.com/za-en/events/dance-your-style-challenge
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