NEW ORLEANS – Returning for another triumphant year, global street dance competition Red Bull Dance Your Style will continue in New Orleans on Saturday, September 18th at Republic NOLA. Bringing together the best in hip-hop, house, waacking, popping, krumping, locking, and more, the event will celebrate the vibrant dance scene of New Orleans and the artists, movers, and creators who have contributed to the city’s legacy within street dance.
The region’s top street dancers will go head-to-head, via bracket-style tournament, performing against a spontaneous soundtrack of mainstream beats to timeless classics. An audience of dance lovers will play judge, ultimately deciding which dancer will advance from each qualifier to the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment, wowing the crowd and moving to the beat.
The competition is set to highlight the region’s electrifying dance scene and the local artists who are pushing street dance forward. Competitors include New Orleans’ own Sheik (waacking), Sohlid Gold (popping, animation), Evidence (krumping) and more. Additional styles from across the South will feature Nick Fury and Damn.3dge (popping, animation), among others.
Audiences will also enjoy a showcase by bounce king and New Orleans legend HaSizzle, as well as a performance by LA.MIX, a network of dancers bringing their individual flair and styles to the mix in celebration of the art. Special host to be announced.
The Red Bull Dance Your Style New Orleans qualifier is open to the public and doors open at 7PM CT. Tickets are available for purchase here. For those unable to attend, the qualifier will be available to watch via official livestream partner Caffeine.