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THE KNOCKOUT
DANCE CHALLENGE

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LOCATIONS

TORONTO #1 MARCH 21-24            GUELPH APRIL 4-7           KITCHENER APRIL 11-14            GATINEAU APRIL 18-21

BIG   NEWS!!!!!
CANADIAN  SELECTED  AS DANCER  FOR  MAJOR  POP  STAR'S UPCOMING  TOUR

Selena Lucchese is slated to be one of six performers for 77 shows in 10 countries 

 

Toronto — Selena Lucchese, a professional dancer from Toronto, has been selected to perform in an upcoming international tour for an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and performer. 

 

The tour, which is promoting the singer’s latest album, kicks off at the end of April and is scheduled for 77 shows across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

 

“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to work for this artist,” said Lucchese, who is moving to Los Angeles for the opportunity. 

 

Lucchese, 26, has been a professional dancer since she was nine years old. Her training began at just age three with the fundamentals of dance — ballet and jazz — and over the course of her training she’s practiced tap, acrobatics, contemporary, musical theatre. She is now best known for her work in hip-hop dance and choreography.

 

An accomplished performer, she has worked as a principal dancer on several Disney Channel Original Films: 2018’s “Zombies” as well as its two sequels, and the 2022 musical comedy “Sneakerella.” She also appeared in the 2020 film “My Spy.” 

 

She was hand-picked to dance in the Toronto show of Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable World Tour in 2015, and appeared in Shawn Mendes’ 2018 music video “Believe.” 

 

Lucchese was selected for the tour by Marty Kudelka, a renowned choreographer. She was attending one of his hip-hop workshops when he suggested she would be a good fit for the role.

 

Kudelka is one of a wide range of choreographers with whom Lucchese has worked in the past. Others include the Emmy award winning Mandy Moore and Travis Wall, as well as Al Blackstone, Christoper Scott, Kenny Wormald, and Misha Gabriel.

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ABOUT US

THE KNOCKOUT DANCE CHALLENGE IS MIXING THE EXCITEMENT, ENERGY, AND CREATIVITY OF THE DANCE 'BATTLE' INTO THE MORE TRADITIONAL COMPETITION STRUCTRUE 

The expertly organized competitions in seven locations Toronto, London, Guelph, Kitchener, Gatineau and Niagara Falls. It includes multimedia-equipped stages; high quality hotel accommodations; the industry's best judges from across North America; professional and friendly TKO staff; and, most importantly, a fun and positive environment for dancers, teachers, studio directors, family, and
friends alike.

At The Knockout Dance Challenge, dancers and studios have the opportunity to demonstrate their immense talents and, along the way, win awards and cash scholarships in multiple dance categories
and age divisions. And, of course, don't forget that special TKO punch that makes The Knockout Dance Challenge so unique and will bring audiences to their feet: The Main Event is our EXCITING dance off that takes place on the final day of competition. Each Studio attending TKO
with a minimum of 3 groups entered in 12& Under and 13& Over are eligible to compete in The Main Event. The two highest scoring routines (excluding solo, duet/trio and production) for each studio in the divisions 12& under and 13& over qualify for The Main Event, which ends with the
crowning of the TKO champion! Check out “
The Main Event page for more detailed information.

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At The Knockout Dance Challenge the adjudicators' comments will be collected by
Video Judge. Each studio will receive a secure log in to Video Judge online, these
adjudication videos will also be available in The DanceBUG app for iPhone and
Android. View these videos on phones and tablets, and new this year stream them
to any chromecast enabled device. For more information on Video Judge please visit www.videojudge.com

At The Knockout Dance Challenge we are proud to have DanceBUG with us at every
event providing all your video and photography needs for all routines performed.
All purchases can be made on the danceBUG app or by visiting www.danceBUG.com

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The information provided on this website is copyright © 2015 The Dance Hub Inc., all rights reserved. 
Videos and photographs from the performances shall become and remain the exclusive property of The Dance Hub Inc. Participants authorize The Dance Hub Inc. to use videos and photographs from the performances for promotional material, online usage, and other areas of promotion, sales, or marketing. 

The Dance Hub Inc., their directors, officers, members, employees, volunteers, officials, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of facilities and representatives (“The Dance Hub Inc.”) are not responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind suffered by a Participant during, or as a result of, any competition, activity or event, caused in any manner whatsoever including, but not limited to, the negligence of The Dance Hub Inc.

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