There have been some very memorable battles that went down at Montreal’s Urban Element dance studio over the years. In the last two months Urban Element hosted their Shut Up & Dance event with an all-styles battle category. In March I teamed up with Venom (Symbiotic Monsters) and we made it to the finals against BirdsNBeez. The energy from the final battle was incredible thanks to a very enthusiastic and sharing crowd. In my opinion it is how a battle should be!
As exciting as the battle in March was, April’s edition of Shut Up & Dance: The Chosen was beyond what anyone expected. It was a 2on2 Bonnie & Clyde all styles battle where all the contestants were paired up at random during each round. Music was provided by the Kalmunity Vibe Collective (live band!) and this was what took the energy to a whole new level. Montreal dancers are amazing. Montreal musicians are amazing. Put them together in one room and it’s pandemonium! This is a battle with me and Lady C vs ATN & Cherry.
Big shoutout to Cindy Goldylocks for putting on this event, KVC for the music and all the dancers who participated in these two battles. Events like these make me proud to be a part of the Montreal dance community!
Two great events all leading up to Bust A Move next month. See you there!