This sounds like a pretty cool event for dance fans in the Los Angeles area... Omega Sigma Tau, UCLA's largest and oldest Asian American fraternity, is throwing their fourth annual dance competition, Battle Royale, to raise money for Budokan, the Little Tokyo Recreation Center. Here are some specifics:
Battle Royale 2009Budokan, a project of the Little Tokyo Service Center, is a state-of-the-art sports community complex in the heart of Los Angeles, designed to accommodate basketball, volleyball, social service programs, and special events throughout the year. To learn more about it, go here.
Who: Omega Sigma Tau
Date: Friday May 1st, 2009
Time: Doors open at 9:30pm
Location: Union Station, 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dance Teams: ACA Hip Hop, Samahang Modern, NSU Modern, DSC
Guest Judges: Katee Shean (So You Think You Can Dance), Mike Song (America's Best Dance Crew), Taeko Carroll (America's Best Dance Crew)
Spinning: DJ Bizzy
The competition will feature UCLA's premiere dance teams: NSU Modern (Nikkei Student Union), Samahang Modern (Samahang Pilipino), and ACA Hip Hop (Association of Chinese Americans), with an exhibition from Dance and Spirit Club (DSC), an exclusive crew consisting of the best dancers from each dance team.
And check this out. The event's judges are Taeko Carroll from America's Best Dance Crew's Fysh N' Chicks, Mike Song from Kaba Modern, and Katee Shean from So You Think You Can Dance. You know I'm a fan.
It's all going down on Friday, May 1 at Union Station in Los Angeles. Dance, community, and good times. And it's all for a great cause. For more information about the event, including how to purchase tickets, go to the Battle Royale website here, and the Facebook event page here.