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LOS ANGELES, CA, August 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Guess and World of Dance teamed up to connect musicians and dancers to give everyone a bigger, better, more visible platform to express their art. After all, creativity is powerful, but only if it's shared with others. Dancers from around the globe submitted videos of themselves dancing and showing off their talent for a chance to win a $500 guess shopping spree and a chance to perform at the World of Dance Finals in Los Angeles, CA. To make it a challenge, though, all submissions had to be to Krewella's jam "Calm Down" with the hashtags #WODSOLO #WODFinals17 #LoveGUESS. The winner, Aries Dub (IG: @thereal_aries), was handpicked by judge and dancer, Ysabelle Capitule.
On July 22nd Aries was flown to Los Angeles to perform in front of top dancers from around the world and meet some of his favorite dancers and inspirations. The World of Dance Finals event took place at the Pasadena Convention Center and featured the world's top qualified dancers and crews from over 30 countries competing head to head to win the title of "THE BEST IN THE WORLD." The event featured a finals welcome picnic, NBC talent showcase with dancers from the "World of Dance" competition series, WOD All-Stars showcase, featured talent, live art exhibit, and Headbangerz Battle.
"From winning $500 from @guess to dancing with amazing dancers to meeting my favorite dancers & inspirations all I gotta say is that it was the Best Day of My Life!!! It was really a blessing all this happened... Thank you @worldofdance for everything," said Aries about the experience.
The second place winner, Ladia Yates, received a $200 gift card to the GUESS store and the third place winner, Vortex, received $100 respectively.
"Working with Guess to give dancers from around the world a bigger, better, more visible platform to express their art and style is the core of what WOD is about. We had thousands of submissions from talented dancers and it was fulfilling to see the winner perform on a main stage in front of his favorite dancers and dance influencers from around the globe," said WOD creator Dave Gonzalez.
CEO Matthew Everitt added, "WOD has crafted a successful formula for reaching specific audiences such as millennials, and providing brand partners like Guess unique and interactive methods of engaging those audiences whilst building ongoing dialogue between brand and consumer. We appreciate our partnership with Guess and look forward to additional collaborations."
About World of Dance
World of Dance is the preeminent global dance brand, combining the world's largest international urban dance competition with the largest digital platform for dance driving more than 30 million monthly views, and now the inspiration for the new television dance competition of the same name airing on NBC with Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, and NE-YO. What began in 2008 as a single event has become a continent-spanning, tour de force of human spirit and sick dance moves. The World of Dance Tour and WOD Live showcase events attract YouTube stars, industry icons, and tens of thousands of fans to venues in more than 30 countries, spanning the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. No animosity. Just pure, awe-inspiring movement. Leveraging the company's success in creating content and operating media platforms with direct consumer impact, the company provides brands with an authentic 360-degree immersion into youth culture through its full-service in-house production studio, WOD Digital Lab. From influencer integrations and branded content to product seeding and lifestyle experiences, WOD Digital Lab connects brands with today's connected generation.
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