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Monday, September 3, 2007

"I've always been all over the lot in my writing. Except for poetry -- even though they say all the old-time sportswriters use plenty of it. Maybe it's just part of what we do."

--Frank DeFord, 2006

Bust-a-Groove competition brings breakdancers and poppers to USU

By Britt Shepherd

April 18, 2007 | People came from far and wide to see the annual Bust-a-Groove competition Friday night.

Contestants came from as far as Provo to compete for $200 and the title of Bust-a-Groove champion.

There were two categories in the competition; breakdancing and popping. Two contestants took the stage at a time and battled it out. When their time was up, a panel of four judges selected the one dancer who won the battle and would move on to the next round.

The battles continued until there were four contestants in each category. The crowd went wild as the last four showed their most impressive moves to try to win the competition.

The third- and fourth-place winners each received $50. The second-place winner received $100, and the first-place winner received $200.

In the popping competition, Tyson took fourth place and C-Bass took third. Soda took second place and the Poppin Doos Poos took first.

In the breakdancing competition, Ben was fourth place and Text took third. Second place was The Dis, and first place was David.

David and his breakdancing friends say that they practice their moves everyday. Some of the most impressive moves were head and back spins, flips, and fast, tricky footwork.

The judges all had different areas of expertise, from pop and locking, to ballet and lyrical jazz. They judged the contestants on their creativity, execution, difficulty, and crowd response.

The Bust-a-Groove competition is held every year near the end of the school year and is hosted by the Student Activities Board.



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