Hard Rock kicks up its heels for Step Up Dance ‘13

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The Hard Rock Hotel was poppin’ and breakin’ as amateur dancers showed off their best moves in hopes of winning up to 70,000 baht at the annual Step Up Dance competition.

Co-sponsored by Boss Dance Studio, the March 30 contest featured youths competing in popping, freestyle and team competitions. Judges included Matt “Rubik” Elmore, Pupik from “I Feel Good” dance troupe, Wasurat Yabanpaeng and Montree Mokrachaorenmongkol, owner of Boss Dance Studio.

Children under 12 perform like pros.Children under 12 perform like pros.

Eherevan, a big man with surprising agility, won the popping category and 12,000 baht in prizes. The “Yukio” team took the freestyle competition with its harmonious footwork.

In the team competition, a group of just three girls called the “Do Do Team” – which went up against teams of up to seven people – won 70,000 baht in cash and prizes for their routine.

Great moves get the audience screaming in delight.Great moves get the audience screaming in delight.

Top teams in the Step Up Dance competition pose with judges and sponsors at the Hard Rock Pattaya.Top teams in the Step Up Dance competition pose with judges and sponsors at the Hard Rock Pattaya.