World of Dance

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Industry Dance and music entertainment
Genre music and dance entertainment
Founded 2008
Founder Dave Gonzalez
Headquarters Cerritos, California, United States
Area served
United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
Website WorldOfDance.com

World of Dance is a Cerritos, California-based global media company founded by David Gonzalez in 2008. The World of Dance Tour is an international urban dance competition focusing on street dance and choreography, taking place in 14 cities in the United States, and over 20 countries internationally.[1] World of Dance also operates a multi-channel network on YouTube, with more than 300 channels and 20,000 videos in placement.

Events[edit]

  • August 16, 2015, World of Dance Finals, Los Angeles Convention Center[2]
  • August 15, 2015, World of Dance Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center[2]
  • July 13, 2015, World of Dance Vancouver, Croatian Cultural Centre[2]
  • May 30, 2015, World of Dance Orlando, Osceola Performing Arts Center and Expo[2]
  • May 23, 2015, World of Dance New Jersey, iPLAY AMERICA[2]
  • April 12, 2015, World of Dance Belgium Qualifier, Venue to be determined[2]
  • April 11, 2015, World of Dance Dallas, South Side Ballroom[2]
  • April 5, 2015 World of Dance France Qualifier, La Salle Du Summum de Grenoble[2]
  • March 21, 2015, World of Dance Anaheim, The Grove[2]
  • February 10, 2015, World of Dance Industry Awards, Avalon Hollywood[2]
  • January 25, 2015, World of Dance Montreal, Rialto Theatre Montreal[2]
  • December 20, 2014, World of Dance Las Vegas, Cashman Center[2]
  • December 14, 2014, World of Dance Hawaii, Blaisdell Concert Hall[2]
  • November 22, 2014, World of Dance Chicago, Copernicus Theater[2]
  • November 22, 2014: World of Dance Germany, Huxleys Neue Welt[2]
  • November 15, 2014: World of Dance Seattle, Highline Performing Arts Center[2]
  • November 2, 2014: World of Dance Boston, Back Bay Event Center[2]
  • October 19, 2014: World of Dance Netherlands, Dommelstraat 2[2]
  • October 18, 2014: World of Dance San Diego, California Center for the Arts[2]
  • October 4, 2014: World of Dance Toronto, Queen Elizabeth Theatre[2]
  • September 28, 2014: World of Dance London, Coronet London[2]
  • August 30, 2014: World of Dance Live, Universal Citywalk[2]
  • August 23, 2014: World of Dance Houston, Warehouse Live[2]
  • August 16, 2014: World of Dance Bay Area, Solano Fairgrounds[2]
  • April 26, 2014: World of Dance Dallas, South Side Ballroom[2]
  • April 19, 2014: World of Dance Orlando, Osceola Performing Arts Center and Expo[2]
  • April 12, 2014: World of Dance Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center[2]
  • March 23, 2014: World of Dance Belgium, TRIX[2]
  • December 8, 2013: World of Dance Hawaii, Blaisdell Arena[2]
  • November 16, 2013: World of Dance San Diego, San Diego Concourse[2]
  • November 15, 2013: World of Dance Chicago, Copernicus Theater[2]
  • November 9, 2013: World of Dance New Jersey, Encore Event Center[2]
  • November 2, 2013: World of Dance Boston, Chevalier Theater[2]
  • October 12, 2013: World of Dance Toronto, Queen Elizabeth Theatre[2]
  • September 29, 2013: World of Dance Netherlands, DommelStraat 2[2]
  • September 7, 2013 World of Dance Seattle, Auburn Performing Arts[2]
  • August 31, 2013: World of Dance Live, Universal Studios Citywalk[2]
  • August 24, 2013: World of Dance Houston, Warehouse Live[2]
  • August 17, 2013: World of Dance Bay Area, Solano County Fairgrounds[2]
  • July 27, 2013: World of Dance Orlando, Osceola Performing Arts Center and Expo[2]
  • June 22, 2013: World of Dance Vancouver, Croatian Cultural Centre[2]
  • May 25, 2013: World of Dance New York, Terminal 5[2]
  • April 20, 2013: World of Dance Dallas, Palladium Ballroom[2]
  • April 6, 2013: World of Dance Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center[2]
  • December 8, 2012: World of Dance Hawaii, Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, Hawaii[2]
  • November 17, 2012: World of Dance Chicago, Copernicus Theater[2]
  • November 10, 2012: World of Dance Boston, Chevalier Theater[2]
  • October 6, 2012: World of Dance San Diego, San Diego Concourse[2]
  • September 29, 2012: World of Dance Vancouver, Douglas College[2]
  • September 8, 2012: World of Dance Seattle, Auburn Performing Arts Center[2]
  • August 18, 2012: World of Dance San Francisco, Solano County Fairgrounds[2]
  • May 26, 2012: World of Dance New York, Harlem Armory[2]
  • May 20, 2012: World of Dance Toronto, Sound Academy[2]
  • April 21, 2012: World of Dance Dallas, Palladium Nightclub[2]
  • April 7, 2012: World of Dance Los Angeles, Los Angeles Convention Center[2]
  • March 10, 2012: Lifestyle Event “Beat Swap Meet” - one of the best urban events held downtown Los Angeles[3]
  • March 3, 2012: Battlefest 17, Inside Pulse New York City[4]
  • March 3, 2012: Urban Street Jam Event, Anaheim Convention Center - featured over 40 groups competing in Adult, Varsity and Junior Varsity sections[5]
  • February 19, 2012: 2nd Annual World of Dance Industry Awards, ICON Ultra Lounge
  • November 27, 2011: World of Dance Chicago, Chicago Theater Illinois Chicago[6]
  • November 5, 2011: World of Dance Boston, Chevalier Theater Boson, Massachusetts[7]
  • October 15, 2011: World of Dance San Diego Concourse[8]
  • September 18, 2011: World of Dance Toronto[9]
  • August 20, 2011: World of Dance – Solano County Fairgrounds[10]
  • April 2, 2011: World of Dance Los Angeles 2011, Los Angeles Convention Center - Hype took 1st place[11]
  • 2011: World of Dance Seattle, B-boys Battle[12]

WOD 2012 Industry Awards[edit]

  • Decade of Dance Award – Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (Nappytabs) were recognized for their achievement and dedication to the hip-hop dance community.[13]
  • Best Junior Team Award – Chi-Town's Finest Breakers were honored as the Best Junior Team of the year.[14]
  • Teen Choreographer of the year – 16-year-old Chachi Gonzales was named Teen Choreographer of the Year.[15]
  • Team of the Year - Mos Wanted Crew was nominated for Team of the Year.[16]
  • January 29, 2012: Vibe 17 Dance Competition, UCI Bren Events Center[17]

World of Dance Hawaii[edit]

  • 1st place winner: 24/7
  • 2nd place winner: Hype
  • 3rd place winner: Flavahz and Friends

Notable Performers[edit]

8 Flavahz at WODLA 2013

The World of Dance stage consists of both dance crews and choreographers. Many of the groups that have competed or performed in World of Dance have also participated in some of the most popular nationally televised dance competitions such as America's Best Dance Crew (ABDC). In addition, all six ABDC's champions—JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Quest Crew, We Are Heroes, Poreotics, and I.aM.mE—have participated in World of Dance either as competitors, judges, or guest performers.

Other crews and troupes who have been featured on ABDC such as 8 Flavahz, Kaba Modern, SoReal Cru, Phunk Phenomenon, Mos Wanted Crew, and Instant Noodles have also performed at the World of Dance.[18][19][20]

Notable dancers to have performed at various World of Dance events include: Gotham actress Camren Bicondova, Les Twins, Chachi Gonzales, Ian Eastwood, Kaelynn Gobert-Harris, and SYTYCD Season 10 Male Winner Fik-Shun.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World of Dance Overview". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc "World of Dance- Welcome". Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lifestyle Event". Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Battlefest 17". Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Urban Street Jam". Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "World of Dance Chicago". Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "World of Dance Boston". Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ "World of Dance San Diego". Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ "World of Dance Toronto". Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  10. ^ "World of Dance - Solano County Fairgrounds". Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ Rod, Roddy. "World of Dance Tour Los Angeles 2011". Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  12. ^ "World of Dance Tour Seattle". Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Decade of Dance". Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Best Junior Team". Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Teen Choreographer of the Year". Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mos Wanted Crew". Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ "VIBE XVII". Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ "‘Dedication to Street Dancing Paying off for Luxor's JABBAWOCKEEZ'". 
  19. ^ "‘America’s Best Dance Crew: “J.LO”'". 
  20. ^ "‘Flavahz Performance WODLA 2014'". 

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