Red bull is hosting a global, all-styles street dance competition across the country. Now, it’s time for the finals, and they’re bringing the party to New Orleans. Featuring a unique battle format, the Red Bull Dance Your Style series tests dancers’ freestyle skills. Featuring unpredictable soundtracks with everything from recent global hits to classic beats, Dance Your Style will have the crowd deciding who rules the dance floor.
The dance contest will sprawl across three days and multiple venues in the city of New Orleans. From hip hop to house, to locking to popping – dancers participating in Red Bull Dance Your Style will need to wow the crowd and ultimately win their vote. The competition will eventually end in a National Finals champion, who will represent the USA at the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Finals in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 2022.
Red Bull Dance Weekender in New Orleans
Friday, May 20
The weekend begins on Friday night with a celebration of street dance, movement, and fashion at The Carver Theater. Top dancers from across the US will introduce the crowd to their signature dance styles in custom outfits by New Orleans collective likesushi.
Event Date: Friday, May 20
Location: The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
Start Time: 7:30pm
Saturday, May 21
On Saturday, the Dance Your Style runner-ups from Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Washington D.C., Oakland, and Atlanta will get one final shot to advance to the National Finals. To prove themselves, they must battle competitive “wildcards” like Lily Frias, Nick Fury, and Tyler D Creator at The House of Blues. Additionally, a special ‘Celebration of Bounce’ performance by New Orleans artist HaSizzle will keep the party rocking.
Event Date: Saturday, May 21
Location: House of Blues | 225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Doors: 7 pm
- TICKETS are only $5 and can be found HERE
Saturday also offers workshops on freestyle dance skills, and how to win a crowd over. You can read more about those unique events HERE.
Sunday, May 22
The final four selected from the Pre-Finals will then advance to the finals on May 22nd. The dancers will meet on the National Finals USA stage at Generations Hall. For their final audience, they’ll test the limits of their dance skills in a bout of ultimate supremacy. DJ mikeyoffline will rock the dance floor, along with performances by New Orleans’ own GBL WRMNG and a pop-up performance by viral dance icon Griddy.
Dance lovers should also check out the event’s local workshop schedules for Saturday and Sunday. Held at Passion Dance on St. Roch, the workshops cover creativity, improvisation, and charisma for dancers.
Recognized for our vibrant music scene, annual festivities & larger than life street parties, the city of New Orleans knows a thing or two about song & dance. The question is… who can prove it on the battle floor?
Event Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Generations Hall | 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Doors: 2 pm
- TICKETS for the finals are only $5 and can be found here
Sunday also offers workshops on creativity, how to improvise dance skills, and how to win a crowd over. You can read more about those unique events HERE.
Red Bull Dance Your Style: Weekender in New Orleans | Fri. May 20 – Sun. May 22, 2022
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