This was the dance routine that made them famous
If you’ve never seen The West Covina hip hop dance team, then you are missing out. Back in 2018, they put themselves on the map for hip hop dance teams with an incredible performance that won them the Hip Hop CADTD state championships.
This dance group wowed the crowd and outdid themselves with perfect execution and harmony. The crowd was up on their feet loving every second and fan who saw the show on YouTube were beside themselves. The video has earned thousands of likes and it won’t take long for you to see why.
But what is the CADTD?
The California Association of Dance/Drill Team Directors is a non-profit organization that wants to connect high schools across the US through the medium of dance. Besides hosting amazing competitions, they’ve also granted scholarships to students who meet a certain grade point average requirement.
It all started with a strong entrance
These hip-hop dance stars were waiting just off center stage. They were decked out in incredibly swagalicious black and white tracksuits ready to stun the crowd with their fashion sense. But if anyone in the crowd thought they were all flash, then they had another thing coming.
After marching out on stage, the group stood in a single-file line. But that calm and chill didn’t last long once the music kicked in. The dancers sprung to life with powerful movements that were on-point and in sync with one another. We can’t blame you if you thought they were all one an extension of one amazing performer.
The dancers then split into columns while the crowd roared
A dancer from each column performed a crouched-spinning rotation. They worked together to make a wave which, thanks to the black and white outfits, made them look like a series of toppling dominos. It was a very cool and well-done segment.
The dedication of this squad is then shown in what could only be described as perfect choreography. The team performs spinning stomping bits that really show off their flair and passion for hip hop dance. The moves are precise and thrilling and the crowd’s wild reaction pumps adrenaline all throughout the room.
No one was ready for the Big Finale
After bringing the heat, the thunder, and the lightning, the crowd couldn’t have expected that things weren’t over yet. But the finale to this show is likely what pushed them over the top to win the championships.
Two minutes into the show, the team performs an awesome move.
They position themselves into two rows. The front acts as support for the back who are performing handstands. Then the back row flips over the front dancer’s shoulders to take their positions.
We can’t overstate how much training and conditioning this incredible maneuver had to take. So to see it live made the crowd erupt as a sea of applause and cheers rippled through the stands.
You can check out this incredible performance with the video below.
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