Make that booty drop
It's already been brought'n: Dance Fights is your chance to show off thosesecret moves
Just in time for the release of Step Up Revolution — the latest in the series that introduced us to Channing Tatum — two of Austin's favorite comedians are hosting a whole night of in-your-face, break-your-back, blood-on-the-dance-floor dance fighting that is succinctly and accurately entitled Dance Fights.
Stand-ups Kerri Lendo and Maggie Maye — one a trained dancer, one an avid fan — will put the jokes aside to focus on what really matters: jiggling your crotch in a sexy-type fashion in order to win a trophy.
Individuals and teams of up to five members will be facing off in Friday night's live show that gets right to the point. Whether it's breaking, crumping, twerking or straight up ballet, now is the perfect opportunity to dust off your favorite moves and put them in full body-roll rotation.
"There are really two ways to win Dance Fights," explains Lendo. "Being really good at dancing or being really confident about dancing badly. Sure, you've seen Michael Jackson's moves in the ''Bad' video, but did you also notice the guy on roller skates?"
The first round of the show will be a freestyle open call where competitors can show off their best Save the Last Dance moves, and the next two rounds will feature some head-to-head classic battling. While there will be a single Dance Fights champion, there will also be an award granted for Most Creative.
"I think we'll see the traditional forms of dance fight represented like hip-hop and break dancing," Lendo continues. "But I'm also hoping to see other genres like country-western, Latin, tap and Drunk Person at a Party."
Of course all these battles will be done in good fun, and all of the night's proceeds will go to the Lupus Foundation of South Central Texas.
Hopefully nobody will break their nose on the dance floor (like I, honest-to-goodness, did once during SXSW), and everyone will be rewarded with new skills and new appreciation for the art form of "dance fight."
"I was once in a literal dance fight in third grade over how to do the Electric Slide," laughs Lendo. "It was my group of friends against another set of girls, and I like to think we all won because we all learned some valuable skills that day. I want people to use the skills they learn from Dance Fights in other aspects of their lives."
Now, let's make like St. Patrick Swayze and have the time of our lives.
Dance Fights will take place at Salvage Vanguard Theater on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Space is still available to interested dancers/teams. Email email@example.com enter.