Apr 17, 2012
This Saturday, April 21, Gym Crew Challenge 5 goes down at the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood! Nine crews of nonprofessional dancers—led by their gym dance instructors—will compete for the title of L.A.’s Best Gym Crew.
Gym Crew Challenge creator Benjamin Allen wanted regular people of all shapes and sizes who take dance class at the gym to get a chance to showcase their dancing. In Saturday night’s competition, dance crews from Crunch, Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, L.A. Fitness, and Spectrum Club locations throughout L.A. will take the stage to show friends, family, and celebrity judges what they’ve got.
Two-time Gym Crew Challenge champion Hollywood/Vine has been working hard to prepare for this night, and hip-hop instructor Lamesha Vine of Gold’s Gym Hollywood is excited to lead her crew members as they defend their back-to-back titles. But most of all, it’s about putting on a great show for everyone to enjoy:
“I’m just ready for my crew to go out and give the crowd an inspirational performance,” Lamesha says.
Gym Crew Challenge 5 will be hosted by Jessie Lewis and Raven, and special performances will be presented during the evening by the B-Funk All-Stars, the Lady Boys, and CollectiveUth. The judging panel will be Kathryn McCormick (SYTYCD, Step Up 4), Cris Judd (J.Lo, Michael Jackson), and Kevin Stea (Madonna, Britney Spears).
Past competitions were held at Boulevard3 nightclub on Sunset Bl. This will be the first Gym Crew Challenge to take place at a new and larger venue, Hollywood’s Montalbán Theatre.
Doors will open at 7 pm and the show will start at 8 pm. Advance tickets to Gym Crew Challenge 5 can be bought online for $20, and tickets purchased at the door will cost $25.