Feb 092010
Authors: Anna Baldwin

Despite changing plans, CSU’s first dance crew event will still take place Friday at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre as originally planned.

Quest Crew, the season three winner of MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” will no longer participate but will be replaced by the all-female, season four winners We Are Heroes.

L.J. Ankarlo, special events coordinator for Campus Activities, said the crew had to cancel at the last minute due to schedule conflicts.

“Even though Quest Crew will not be at the event, students still seem just as excited,” Ankarlo said. “Tickets are going quickly, and it’s going to be huge.”

Campus Activities, along side student government and CSU fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, will host the show dubbed Crewz Control, featuring ABDC season one runner-up Status Quo and We Are Heroes.

The show will also feature CSU’s own Colorz Remade and several local crews: Colorado Dance Collective, The Studio and the Denver-based BreakEFX, who are participating in the current season of ABDC.

BreakEFX were also the winners of Colorado’s Best Dance Crew 2009.

Ankarlo called the show “not a competition but more of a showcase of talent and hard work.”

“We strived to bring an up-to-date event to campus, and something like (Crewz Control) was perfect,” Ankarlo said. “Keeping with tradition is also important, so giving these smaller local crews a chance to share the stage with nationally renown groups is great.”

Colorz Remade founder Ashley Knight said her team is very excited to perform with the bigger crews, especially since the group has only participated in talent shows and on the LSC Plaza.

Freshman journalism major Joe Akmakjian said he has been excited for the event since he first heard about it in December.
Following Crewz Control will be a meet and greet for the crews and the audience.

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for non-students. They can be purchased at the iBox box office located inside the LSC, online at http://csutix.com or by phone at (970) 491-4849.

Staff writer Anna Baldwin can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

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