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Competitive Hip Hop

 

 

During our inaugural year in 2006, we began to develop and grown a vibrant and dynamic Hip Hop dance program.  Each team, each season, has a unique routine that they learn and compete in local and out of town competitions.  All of our Hip Hop teams (Youth, Junior & Senior) have been invited to prestigious invite only competitions: The Dance Worlds & The Dance Summit. 

Our history speaks for itself ~

  • In our third year, our Senior Hip Hop team, the Saberz, earned an invitation to the 2009 Dance Worlds Competition in Orlando, Florida. They have since earned the invitation in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
  • In 2017 the Saberz received a Paid Bid to The Dance Worlds.
  • In 2016 & 2017 the Saberz placed 4th in the World, beating their 2013 placement of 8th in the World.
  • In 2015 & 2016, our Saberz placed 1st at the NDA All-Star Nationals competition hosted in Dallas, TX.
  • In 2017 our Lynx, Junior Hip Hop, & Tigerz, Youth Hip Hop, received Paid Bids to The Dance Summit.
  • Since 2015, the inaugural year of The Dance Summit, our Tigerz have earned an invitation to the invitation only competition. They were the only team in Missouri invited to this competition in 2015.
  • In 2015, the Saberz were National Champions at the World Spirit Federation (WSF) All-Star Cheer & Dance Nationals.
  • In 2016, the Tigerz placed 10th in the USA at The Summit competition.
  • In 2013, the Tigerz & Saberz were National Champions at WSF.
  • In 2012, the Lynx were National Champions at JamFest Dance Super Nationals.
  • In 2010 & 2011, the Lynx were National Champions at WSF.
  • In 2009, all three Hip Hop teams were National Champions at WSF.
  • During the 2007-2008 season, the Tigerz had an undefeated season.

 

 2016 - 2017 Teams

 

Dance Legendz Saberz || Senior Hip Hop

 

Dance Legendz Lynx || Junior Hip Hop

 

Dance Legndz Tigerz || Youth Hip Hop
 

  Our Hip Hop Coaches

 How did we develop the best Hip Hop Dance squads in the St. Louis Area?  It's simple. It's our leadership.

 

Fernando Brown, Hip Hop Head Coach & Choreographer 

Fernando is one of the charter members of the Cheer Legendz coaching staff and holds a degree in Music & Performing Arts.  Fernando is our Hip Hop Head Coach and Chief Dance Choreographer and, under his leadership, these teams have won multiple regional, national, and grand national titles (see also our Awards page for details). In 2006, Fernando was recognized by American Cheerleading Magazine as one of the top young coaches in the nation. In 2009 he earned a National Dance Association Innovative Choreography Award for the Saberz choreography. His coaching excellence extends beyond dance as he also coaches the Cheer Legendz Senior Level 5 Co-Ed Cheerleading squad that earned 10 invitations to the 2007 through 2017 Cheerleading World Competitions.  He truly is a Legend.

 

Mandy MacIntosh, Hip Hop Coach

Mandy, an original member of Cheer Legendz and a former Pumaz and Saberz team member, has a vast background in All-Star Cheerleading and Hip Hop. She began competing in 2004, and has won multiple national and grand championship titles. Mandy competed at the Cheerleading Worlds 7 times and at the Dance Worlds twice. Mandy is working on a Business Marketing degree at Lindenwood University, and was a member of the LU Cheerleading team and competed at NCA Collegiate National Competition in 2014 & 2015.  In 2015 her team won College Nationals. Since 2015, Mandy has coached all of the Hip Hop teams.

 

Shawn Brown, Hip Hop Coach

Shawn was born & raised in St. Charles, MO and attended Lindenwood University on a full ride scholarship where he majored in Education Studies. During his sophomore year of college, Shawn started competitive cheer and competed multiple years at NCA Collegiate Nationals on the Large Coed team. In 2015, his team won the National title at NCA Collegiate Nationals. Shawn joined the Missouri Army National Guard in 2013 and is still an active member while he coaches cheer & dance.  Shawn coached the Tigerz in 2016 and currently coaches all of the Hip Hop teams.



   Our Hip Hop Dance squads for girls and boys ages 6  to 18:

Tigerz ~ Youth Hip Hop for ages 6 to 11

Lynx ~ Junior Hip Hop for ages 12 to 14

Saberz ~ Senior Hip Hop for ages 15 to 18 

 

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