Dance Dance Revolution: Freestyle Takeover Tournament | San Jose
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Round 1 Eastridge | 2200 Eastridge Loop #2094, San Jose, CA
In 1998, Konami released Dance Dance Revolution into arcades. Its immersive and interactive gameplay sparked a phenomenon that was unlike any that had come before it. Players weren’t merely pushing buttons; they were moving, grooving, and giving people something to get excited about. The magnetic nature of DDR pulled together a wide range of dedicated players and communities formed in arcades all across the world.
DDR Freestyle puts the “Dance” in Dance Dance Revolution with competitors performing choreographed dance routines to in-game music. These performances captivated many a spectator and created cult followings among its top stars. Freestyle allowed the unique opportunity for players to inject their own creativity and showmanship, making it visual performance art.
Though a devoted community has kept the game alive through technical (score-based) feats, Freestyle has laid dormant for years.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Dance Dance Revolution. On January 27th, 2018, they celebrate its roots with a Freestyle revival that will take over center stage at Round1 Arcade in San Jose, California — the Bay Area’s hotbed for Dance Dance Revolution competition. Relive the creativity and showmanship, and watch as new memories are made on the dance pad.
Prizes and prestige are on the line for the day’s top DDR freestylers, and we’ll have an exhibition featuring the Bay Area’s all-star DDR freestylers as well.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Dance, Geek Event