Have you been to a Dance Battle SML event this summer? These spectacularly fun evenings are the result of founder Lincoln Scott's dedication to bringing to the lake a perfect excuse to get up and dance!
The first battle was held back in May, and the season will culminate in the Grand Finale on September 24th. Between those two bookends you'll find 15 events scheduled at various venues around the lake (Mango's, Bottles & Bites, and Magnum Point, to name a few)!
How they work: you can come as a participant or as an audience member…everybody is sure to have a good time! Over the course of a three-hour battle event a total of seven dance genres will be on the playlist: Pop, Jazz, Country, Salsa, Line Dancing, Hip Hop, and Freestyle. Each genre will have 6-8 songs a piece. When you hear a song that moves you, get up and dance!! As long as you dance to at least 2 songs in any given category, you become eligible to win. But really, it's just as much about having fun as it is about busting out your best moves.
There will be two judges at each battle - at least one with a background in dance, and one with local business ties. They'll choose an individual and a group winner for each of the six categories. The winners receive a prize that evening and automatically advance to the Grand Finale!
Lincoln, who moved to SML a year and a half ago from Houston, has been dancing his whole life! It's taken him all around the world, and we are lucky to have his experience and enthusiasm here at the lake as he spearheads such a fabulous, family-friendly, FUN event series this summer! Keep up with the latest Dance Battle news on their Facebook page. You can find a listing of all the upcoming events (battles, lessons, and more!) via the button below.