DUD -The Faceoff

From the producers of the successful international TV competition series - Dance USA Dance, a new competition that
brings the excitement of a Dance Battle fused with the new Art & Movement culture that is DUD signature concept.
DUD - TheFaceOff aims to highlight regional dance heroes within each city as Solos, Duos, Trios and Quads will face off
head to head competing for a cash prize & trophy.

**If you are interested to HOST the show in your CITY, contact us to become a DUD Ambassador**

Are you ready to battle it out?

Open to all ages

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All styles of dance

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Solo/Duo/Trio/Quads

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Workshop's

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Workshop's

Afterparty

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Trophy & Cash Prize

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DUD- The Face Off Format


Auditions :
  • DUD - TheFaceOff is an Open Challenge format. Dancer of any age and category can register themselves for this competition. However, due to high volume of applications received, auditions will be conducted a day before in the studio. (10:00 am to 6:00 pm). The audition is open to all. Pre-register ($15) or walk-in ($20).
  • Round 1 :
    Selected dancers will battle in first round where each dancer will perform their best for 60 seconds. This round will be called as 60 Seconds challenge. Dancers will be judged and selected based on the criteria to move to the next round.
  • Round 2 :
    Group A Break + Free style + Hip-hop + Popping + Locking + Robot. Dancers will battle in a group to compete. Dancers will be judged and selected based on the criteria to move to the next round.
  • Group B : Bollywood + Folk + Waltz + classical + Bhangra + Salsa Dancers will battle in a group to compete. Dancers will be judged and selected based on the criteria to move to the next round.
  • Round 3 - Final Round :
    Winners of Group A and of Group B will battle to win the trophy and cash prize.
    In last and finale round, judges will give the music to the dancers and it can be random music on the spot each dancer will perform for 120 seconds (2 mins) on the given song. Only one winner to be selected from each city . Bonus: Winner will get direct entry into the qualifying round of Dance USA Dance Season 3.

Judges Criteria


Professional judging by
Top Dance Influencers in the region.

Rules :
  • If there is a tie between two contestants then the decision will be made based on choreography points.
  • If the choreography points are also the same, then the second decision will be based on technique points.
  • If the technique points are also the same, then the third decision will be based on the X-factor points.
  • If there is tie in all of the above mentioned criteria, then both the dancers will have to perform on the spot for a 60-second song selected by the judges.
  • If the tie breaker cannot decide the winner then a final decision will be made by the judges.

2018 tour schedule


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    BRAND AMBASSADOR


    ILL PHIL (DALLAS)

    Philippe (ILL_PHIL) Gonzales started his own crew in 2009, Phil formed the most dynamic dance crew -- “FootSoulgerz Krew” -- to hit the Dallas scene. Hyping and charming the crowd, Phil constantly displays his passion for dance during his energetic performances on stage. Phil also has as a bigger goal than dance, and that’s sharing the word and inspiring people through his talent. He has a list of teaching and performing experience in Texas and all over USA. His major accomplishment include NDA Champion 2011, Texas Got Talent Grand Champion 2011, DMA Crew Competition Champion 2010, Street Battle Champion 2010, Dance USA Dance Judge 2018 and performing in music videos by Pebbles Dali, Jake Dexter, Fusion X.

    Name

    ILL PHIL (DALLAS)

    dallas@danceusadance.us

    +1 469 682 2314

    Date

    March 29th, 2019

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    GARGI DUGGAL (DALLAS)

    Gargi She holds a Bachelors degree in Bharatanatyam, and has immense knowledge of classical, semi-classical and Indian folk dances and Bollywood freestyle dance. She was selected for the dance performances in 2002 Common Wealth Games held in Manchester, UK. She is a leading Arya Dance Academy Troupe member since past 2 years. Recently, she was awarded Best Dancer trophy for Texas Dance USA Dance Season-II and bagged Texas Indian Icon trophy for International Indian Icon (3iii) Season-II. Internationally, she made it to the top finalists with an all age open dance category for 3iii Season-II.

    She has been mentored by renowned Bollywood Art Director Sharmistha Roy and assisted her in in many films such as Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Fiza, and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega. She is a lead Anchor for Toppick Magazine and Media in DFW metroplex. Currently, she also has a show, Toppick Trendz, airing on ARY Digital and TX21 (operated by CBS).

    Name

    GARGI DUGGAL (DALLAS)

    dallas@danceusadance.us

    +1 469 387 7973

    Date

    March 29th, 2019

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    TBD

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    MENKA SONI (SEATTLE)

    Menka Soni is the Founder and CEO of Ravishing Woman, a non profit organization working to empower women. A successful beauty pageant director by passion, designer by hobby and philanthropist by her values & give back attitude, she helps bring various events in Seattle to celebrate diversity. She hold various management positions in various community initiatives in Redmond, WA, such as Board Of Director with City of Redmond - One Redmond Foundation and City of Renton Mayor's Inclusion Task force.

    Name

    MENKA SONI (SEATTLE)

    seattle@danceusadance.us

    +1 425 418 7181

    Date

    May 13th, 2019

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    TBD

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    SMITA SRIVASTAVA (CINCINNATI)

    Smita is the Director & Owner of Satrangi School of Fusion in Ohio, and helped groom more than 1000+ students to win national & international level of competitions. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and Sociology, Diploma in Informations & System Management. Shiv has been a part of the Bollywood Dance School & Event Management since 2001 in Cincinnati & New Jersey and judged many dance competitions. She has hosted multiple private and public events at various levels and organized shows to promote local voices & dance talents. She is actively involved in community services and works with some major non profit organization like Enable & RISE Coalition & offer internships to students, thus enabling them to learn new and diverse art skills.

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    SMITA SRIVASTAVA (CINCINNATI)

    cincinnati@danceusadance.us

    +1 513 302 7998

    Date

    May 5th, 2019

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    BHAVNA SINGH (RALEIGH)

    Bhavna Singh is a creator, writer and director. She is currently working on to complete her undergrad degree in Communication at UNC Wilmington and a Film program at Cape Fear Community College. From writing and directing films, to wedding planning, and to brand management, Bhavna passionately works to deliver complete visual solutions.

    Raised and brought up in Raleigh, North Carolina, she has always been fond of music, dance, and film before she could walk and talk. She writes and talks about Bollywood. In 2015, Bhavna joined CXC Productions for their award-winning short film, Now and Then - as the PR & Marketing director. She later moved up to become the Chief Marketing Officer at CXC Productions. Her own short film, Ehsaas, which she has written and produced is ready to be released this year.

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    BHAVNA SINGH
    (RALEIGH)

    raleigh@danceusadance.us

    +1 919 559 9959

    Date

    April 19th, 2019

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    AMIT J. PAWAR (ATLANTA)

    Amit Pawar is well known dancer and lead choreographer in Atlanta. Amit started dancing at an early age of 6 in a family of dancers and has worked with Rohan and Group (5 times Boogie-Woogie Winners), has assisted dance reality shows, worked with famous choreographers like Rohan Rokade, Suresh, Vernon, Salman (DID Season 1 winner), Cornell Rodriguez and many more. Recently he lead his team to reach the top three of McDonald's DUD Season 2. He works with his students to create visual magic on stage.

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    AMIT J. PAWAR
    (ATLANTA)

    atlanta@danceusadance.us

    +1 678 982 4239

    Date

    April 13th, 2019

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    POOJA UBEROI (NEW YORK)

    Pooja Uberoi is the Producer for NYC Dance week, Founder of Funkar - a NYC10 initiative and owns a dance company in New York named IkIGAI - USA. She has more than 13 Years of experience as a dancer and teacher in Jazz schools, the Bollywood industry in Mumbai, India and New York City. She was a Board member and Head of a National Dance school in India Before moving to NYC. Pooja has performed her choreographies and taught at the prestigious CBS this morning, Dance USA Dance and in schools in India, New York City, California, Canada and Puerto Rico, Israel and Mexico. She is the Brand Ambassador for Dance USA Dance, NYC and Hotstar, USA. She is also a consultant for a music school and runs an international artist management company called Artists East West.

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    POOJA UBEROI (NEW YORK)

    newyork@danceusadance.us

    +1 917 900 2643

    Date

    April 27th, 2019

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