2010 seemed to be the year of dance. Whether it be dance events that happened yearly like World of Dance, Vibe, The Bridge, Urban Street Jam, and etc. This year brought a new dance event that is going to become a regular yearly dance event, Enkore: Dance Competition. It hosted many of the greatest dance groups southern California had to offer; such as Choreo Cookies, Kaba Modern, Common Ground, NSU Modern, GRV, Pac Modern, Unity LA, Beat Freaks, and new groups Kinjaz and Movement Lifestyle.
The two new dance groups seemed to be a big hit, but it looked like Choreo Cookies took the spotlight this year. Taking 1st place and showing what dancing is all about in Enkore, The Bridge, Body Rock, and many more.
Even though Choreo Cookies were representing their hometown San Diego, there were international dancers reppin’ where they are from.
These four guys came from Japan to show America how they can get down too. The Shit Kingz took America by storm teaching dance workshops, competing,collaborating with many well known dancers and performing in many dance events and studios. Shit Kingz are four great guys just doing what they love to do the most, to dance!
Another force to be wrecking with was the French Duo, Les Twins. Coming from France to show us their unique style of popping freestyle, they have impressed many people. They showed us that dance is everywhere, not only where we are from. The next biggest thing to hit the dance scene could be in your house, a neighbor, or maybe a friend.
In the mist of the hype of great dance crews and dancers, 2010 brought us a group of some of the greatest individual dancers of all styles. They call themselves, The League of Extraordinary Dancer (LXD). The group was assembled by director Jon M. Chu. The idea of The LXD was spawned from an online dance battle between M&M Cru and ACDC. They took their online battle to a whole new level to form a new dance group consisted of dancers from all styles and dance backgrounds. The LXD can be seen on their online web show, The LXD showing on Hulu.com or on their website TheLXD.com.
Dance was not only a form to express yourself, but it also went mainstream with many different styles. Some such as Jerking, the Dougie, and many more. Dance grew exponentially over the year of 2010. From here it looks like 2011 is going to be another great year for dance!
“Get your Dance Bars Up!” - Dumbfoundead
“If you dance keep dancing. If you don’t, start dancing!” - Pat Cruz