Team Division Winners:
1st Place: Puzzle League – Chicago, IL
The crew comes out all wearing white T-shirts and berets. Is it a tribute to Picasso? No, it’s a tribute to the musical artist Masego.
2nd Place: Elevated – Cleveland, OH
This group comes out in all red jumpsuits. As soon as the music starts, they are all in sync. To add to the prison theme, they use chains to walk some of the dancers like dogs as they sing “let your chains hang low” to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”.
3rd Place: SueMo Dance Company
Crowd Favorite: The Puzzle League
Best Costume: The Effect
Best Theme: Elite Family Dance
Ricky Cole – The Host
Ricky is a charming host who kept things running smoothly. He was very fun to start, but his comments did get a bit repetitive towards the end.
Midwest Edge Dance Academy – Aurora, IL
This group of 11 to 15 year olds is very impressive. They bring a strong energy and very early on the audience goes wild. This is especially true when some of the youngest dancers step to the front for some fierce solos.
Boom Crack! Dance Company – Chicago, IL
Wow, this group is huge! They can barely all fit just standing on the stage. The choreography is then fantastic as they display great energy and avoid crashing into each other. It’s like a giant flash mob.
Improvised tap dancing with a drummer playing on a full kit is an interesting idea.
Watching this guy move is mystifying. He’s so smooth and precise like a finely tuned machine. It’s like watching a stop motion animation movie in real life.
Jaja and Beast
The cutest dance of the night is this one as they dance to “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran dressed as Lego people. It’s a great interpretation of the song and oh so sweet as they express love for each other.