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3 comments | Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Well even I didn't see this one coming. MTV is about to break ground again by including the first openly gay and transgender dance crew on the new season of Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew.

Vogue Evolution hails from New York City and is comprised of a fierce team of black and latino voguers who honed their craft on the ballroom floor. Now they're poised to take their authentic brand of vogueing to the masses when they compete for the title of America's Best Dance Crew. Make sure your DVR is set for the premiere of America's Best Dance Crew when it premieres on August 9.

MTV has already announced the nine crews who will be competing for the title and when describing Vogue Evolution this is what the network had to say; "Vogue Evolution are out, proud and determined to live their lives the way they want to. Their distinctive “vogue” style of dance mixed with hip hop makes this crew unique, along with working to educate others on AIDS/HIV awareness."

Having been apart of the professional dance world in Los Angeles, and knowing all of the ABDC judges personally, I have no doubt that Vogue Evolution will encounter it's share of homophobic critiques, but this is HUGE in my opinion and I'm too excited to worry about that right now.

Get into Vogue Evolution at their callback audition for the show below:


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

First of all I want to say that this is bigger than them. This is about exposure, acceptance, and tolerance of the LGBT community especially the black LGBT community. They are a little sloppy in their moves but so was Status Quo and they made it all the way to the top 2. I can't wait to see them just because its going to be something different. If they can work on their transitions and formations they may have a chance of not getting booted on first ep! I know I am going to be voting my hands off just because its important that AMERICA sees them. Taking it Mainstream. I know if Willie Ninja could see this he would be soooooo proud!

July 28, 2009 12:13 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Mr. FAMU I agree with everything you said. I could barely write this post because I could not contain my excitement! You're so right, it is bigger than Vogue Evolution. It's about visibility. We've gotta round up the kids and make sure they vote:)

July 28, 2009 12:15 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

yaaaaaaay I saw them in ONTD and got see a few Leyomi videos too!

July 28, 2009 5:50 PM


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