And so it will Thursday, when Shadesofredd brings the group back together for its annual Dance Showcase, held in the main parking lot of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Dubbed Decades of Dance, the event will celebrate music and dance culture by presenting styles as widely varied as Capoeira, break dancing, and African tribal. Let it be said, these crews have mad skills: U4RIA Dance Studio of Coral Springs, a group of movers and shakers who performed on Americas Best Dance Crew, will throw down some well-choreographed sets, as will the heralded Miami collective, Boogie Squad. The party wont stop at just dance, either: Shadesofredd promises spoken word, poetry, DJs, and live music to boot, plus a tent courtesy of Red Bull, free food, and a whole new line of T-shirts to be sold.
Show up at 5 p.m. at 1799 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale with $5 cover in hand unless youre an A.I. student, in which case you get in free with your I.D. For more info, call 678-918-0659, or visit shadesofredd.com.
Thu., May 21, 5 p.m., 2009