On Sunday, May 22, the premier global street dance competition, #RedBullDanceYourStyle, completed its US run, and royalty reigned supreme after being crowned US champion.
David “The Crown” Stolter He stunned the audience on Sunday when he took the lead by showing off his improvisational, 1: 1 skills and irresistible strength during the war.
Now with this victory under his belt, Crown Red Bull Dance Your Style will represent the United States in the World Final.
During Sunday’s competition, the Liberian-Korean dancer drew the attention of the audience with her ability to break from locking and go smoothly in animation.
Before his big win, he confronted Sonlam who went to eat the swing and mesmerized the crowd with rounds after his effortless popping and his detachment.
In the end, however, the final round of the competition will go to the self-taught artist who dominated the freestyle performance in Lil Wayne’s “A Milli”.
Gathering the attention and strength of fellow contestants who supported him, the Crown stirred the crowd into a frenzy. The wrist bands used to vote for the winner of each round were immediately lit up in red, and several were thrown on the dance floor as a surprise sign to ensure the Crown’s landslide victory.
Following his victory, BOSSIP was upset about how the Crown got its trademark name.
The Crown reveals the meaning behind his name
According to Victory Creative, a few years ago he was suffering from anxiety before performing a personal part dedicated to his father কিন্তু but an MC behind the scenes gave him some life-changing words of wisdom.
“Yeah, you have to own your royalty. You own your heritage. Who are you. You already got it. Just go there and be you,” MC told the dancer. “And then he went there and was like, ‘Okay, All! Leave it for the Crown. ‘
With this, the name gets stuck and takes on a deeper meaning.
“And since then, everyone has been calling me. And that’s when I got the tattoo, because I was, ‘If everyone calls me, I’ll take it,’ “The Crown said.
#RedBullDanceYourStyle contestants express #BlackBoyJoy through dance
Looking at this year’s competition, it’s clear that for countless dancers, it’s not just about taking the top spot, the dance brings them about the unbridled excitement. In particular, the weekend contest was bursting with #BlackBoyJoy.
The term “Black Boy Joy” was coined by New York Times bestselling author Kwame Embalia to describe not only the positive image of happy black boys, but also to reassure them of their existence and their right to be unnecessarily happy. For #DanceYourStyle dancers, that happiness has been translated into waacking, jookin ‘, footwork and a variety of other creative expressions.
Prince Wayne The man who won the #RedBullDanceYourStyle Atlanta in October told BOSSIP about #BlackBoyJoy that he got his body allowed to express himself and considered it therapeutic.
“I started from a place of depression so it helped me get out of there,” the dancer explained. “It simply came to our notice then. I feel very happy when I dance, and eventually that joy begins to spread to all other areas of my life. “
“It’s a beautiful thing because you don’t need words to do it, people can feel it,” he added. “They can feel everything, they can feel everything [the energy] One of the things I think is that I often fall asleep, so I think dancing is an expression of joy for me. I can move my body and enjoy myself and my mind, if I have no limits, there is no rule of what my movement can be.
“I can do whatever I want and it gives me joy.”
Prince Wayne’s statement is also true of Crown, who told BOSSIP that he practiced walking home as a form of escape from participating in a church dance troupe. Dance is the credit for rescuing him.
“I started taking it seriously in high school, because high school was a really hard time for me,” the winning dancer shared. “But I think at that moment I needed something just to express. Because I didn’t have many friends, I didn’t have the best time at home with my mom and dad — so I ended up on the street if I didn’t need anything.
“I think it was junior years when I started to realize, yeah, ‘when I don’t dance, I feel sick,'” he added. “And it was because I was suppressing those emotions. Dancing really saved my life, and that’s when I realized it’s no longer a hobby. I’m so passionate about it, it makes me feel everything.”
Dancer Twain speaks #BlackGirlMagic
Fells, will not be outdone by the dancer Twin It also balances with BOSSIP and offers a #BlackGirlMagic approach to expressing joy through dance.
One of the fiercest women in the competition who almost reached the finish line, Twain was a shining beacon of joy as she whipped her knee-length box braids to the beat and showed off her house dancing skills in the #RedBullDanceYourStyle national final.
According to the dancer, who hails from Washington DC, the art of dance allows black women to be authentic rather than shrink in order to adapt to social norms.
“It’s really about who we are and we don’t have to lag behind,” said #BlackGirlMagic creator who traveled around the world teaching dance. “I’ve seen a lot lately where we feel we have to talk differently and move in a way where we don’t intimidate anyone and [we’re] It seems we need to support other people instead of leading. “
“I think the way I tried to push him is really about who I am,” he continued. “[Just] I stand firm in my truth. “
The truth of the matter is that joy cannot be bottled, but it can be expressed.
We can all witness more expression as we compete in The Crown Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final on December 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We will be monitoring. Will?