Swing Dancers And Street Dancers Battle At Swing Riot
Holly Reyes 1/6/2016
The Swing Riot Invitational Battle made one unforgettable day in Montreal. Dancers came with all different backgrounds. Some came from a vintage street dancing background, others from a modern street dancing background, but no matter how they danced or where they came from, they put on an amazing performance like never before.
The many dancers each contributed to bring dance of all kinds to the mix, and the swing, jazz, soul, funk, and more only got increasingly entertaining as time went on. It was non-stop, all-out dancing for one incredible battle. Each couple, group, or soloist was ready at all times to step in for their own turn to have fun and impress others while doing so.
But this battle was not for the faint of heart, because simply being ready was not enough. When each person's turn came, they had their moment to shine, but couldn't miss a beat. Having less than a minute each round, they had a constant awareness of who was next and when their turn was coming up. As they transition so quickly, you barely notice the changes. The music varies drastically throughout the battle, giving everyone a chance at what they do best.