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We're Going to World of Dance - New York!

Get ready to turn up the excitement meter because FDC X CME is heading to World of Dance - New York! The ultimate dance competition awaits us, and we couldn’t be more excited!

For those who aren't familiar, World of Dance isn't just any dance competition – it's the pinnacle of the dance world, where talented and innovative dancers from around the globe come together to showcase their skills, creativity, and passion for dance. We’re going to New York this Saturday, May 18th 2024 and you know it’s gonna be a movie.

It's time to Escape the Matrix with FDC X CME!

But who exactly is FDC X CME? FDC, aka Flair Dance Crew, is Flair Dance Company’s adult hip-hop crew, based out of Collingswood, NJ. CME, short for Checkmate Experience, is a Philly-based Hip-Hop crew that has been collaborating with Flair for years and even participated in the first Flair Dance Festival back in 2021. Fun fact - Flair was actually created in Philly and performs there every year. So when Checkmate Experience performed in Flair Dance Company’s iconic Christmas show, Cracked Nuts this past year, the two companies realized that World of Dance was the next adventure they wanted to embark on together and voila, FDC X CME was born. The collaboration between the two is really something special anytime it happens. We are definitely biased but we are also both our own biggest critics. We tell it like it is, and when Checkmate Experience hits the stage, they REALLY bring the energy. It’s something anyone can attest to who has seen them perform. And of course you know Flair is always going to show up and give you what you want and also a little something that you didn’t even know you needed. Put that together and it’s a recipe for success.

Eric Wood of Checkmate Experience is Morpheus!

If you haven’t guessed it from the photos, we’re putting on a Matrix-themed performance, and we’re thrilled with the results! The performance includes many different styles of dance, including hip-hop, contemporary, house, and street jazz. The Matrix theme allowed our creativity to flourish and created an environment for growth where dancers could push their limits and explore new possibilities. World of Dance is just another chance for us to showcase the incredible talent, hard work, dedication, and creativity of this collaborative crew on a world-class stage. We’ve been working tirelessly for the past four months, pushing our boundaries and refining our choreography to perfection. We're ready to leave it all on the dance floor to show the world what we're made of.

"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." -Morpheus

Throughout this journey, our motto has been to “Free your mind,” which is a quote from the Matrix movie. It means letting go of any fear, doubt, or disbelief, breaking free of societal norms and just enjoying the experience. The personal growth that we have seen both individually and collectively is really amazing. We went into this with a mission in mind to encourage our dancers with tough love but in a positive environment. Collaborating tends to allow you to see things from a different perspective and the end result has created something extraordinary. By being open-minded and supportive of each other, the whole experience has been very positive and exciting. It's all about breaking stereotypes, celebrating our differences, and showing how awesome dance can be when we all come together and share our flair!

Don't miss out on the behind-the-scenes action and exclusive videos as we take to the stage! To watch our World of Dance journey in New York, follow us on Instagram @flairdancecompany and @checkmate_expc


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