Quiz time: What do Les Twins, Lil’ Buck, the Syncopated Ladies, Christina Ricucci, Sean Lew and the Control Freakz have in common? If you answered: DS is obsessed with all of them, you wouldn’t be wrong. But on Friday, August 29, this talent-packed crew (along with some other big names in the industry) will be sharing more than just our undying love—they’ll be sharing the stage.
The occasion is DanceOn Spotlight: The Ultimate Dance Experience, a free event in L.A. to support the upcoming dance movie, Breaking Through. If you haven’t heard of this movie yet, it’s kind of an awesome concept. Written and directed by John Swetnam (Step Up All In) and produced by John Legend, Breaking Through celebrates the YouTube generation of dancers. It will utilize a combination of found footage—namely YouTube clips of various internet-sensations—and filmed footage. (Shout out to supervising choreographer, and fellow YouTube giant, Ian Eastwood!)
Some of the filming will take place at next Friday’s event. And get this: You could have a chance to be one of the dancers caught on film. Here’s how it works: Submit a video of your best stuff (anything from solo to group work) to DanceOn.com. The Breaking Through team will consider all video submissions to be included in the found-footage portion of the movie, but three lucky winners will also get a chance to perform live at The Ultimate Dance Experience. Check out the clip below, where John Legend himself explains the contest, then head on over to the DanceOn.com for even more exciting details!