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Winner of Video Contest to Perform With Christina Perri


Dance fans of Christina Perri have the chance to perform live with the singer if they are chosen top winner in a video choreography contest sponsored by Atlantic Records and

To enter, fans must choreograph a dance to one of the tracks on Perri’s new EP, “The Ocean Way Sessions,” and submit a video of the dance before November 30. The winner, who will perform with Perri at the Coastal Dance Rage Convention on January 16 in Dallas, will be announced December 13.

The contest’s top 10 will be generated by votes from fans at From these finalists, a winner will be selected by judges including Perri; Keltie Colleen of the Radio City Rockettes; Chelsie Hightower of Dancing With the Stars; Tabitha and Napoleon D’Umo and Stacey Tookey of So You Think You Can Dance, and Shannon Mather, owner of Coastal Dance Rage.

Although a singer, it was Perri’s performance of “Jar of Hearts” on So You Think You Can Dance that propelled her to the top of the iTunes charts and into a record deal with Atlantic Records. For more details on the contest, visit “The Ocean Way Sessions” EP tracks can be heard on


Mia Michaels at Coastal Dance Rage Events


Choreographer Mia Michaels will be a special guest in two Canadian stops of Coastal Dance Rage’s 2010-2011 tour.

Space is still available for the events in Calgary, Alberta, on September 18 and 19 and Vancouver, British Columbia, on October 9 and 10, as well as for the tour’s St. Louis, Missouri stop October 16 and 17.

Also, early registration discounts are still available for Coastal Dance Rage’s dates in Toronto, Ottawa, Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle, and Orlando.

The tour’s choreographers include Blake McGrath, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tabitha & Napoleon D’Umo, Tucker Barkley, Shannon Mather, Francisco Gella, Ian Eastwood, and Dee Caspary, as well as guest faculty including Gregg Russell, Laurieann Gibson, Tovaris Wilson, and Luther Brown in select cities.

To learn more, including tour date information, or to register, visit


6 Cities Added by Coastal Dance Rage


Coastal Dance Rage has added six U.S. convention cities to its 2010-2011 tour: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Dallas, Texas; Greenville, North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; and Seattle, Washington. Dates haven’t been announced.

These stops are in addition to the previous announced conventions in Calgary, Canada, September 18 and 19; Vancouver, Canada, October 9 and 10; St. Louis, Missouri, October 16 and 17; Toronto, Canada, October 30 and 31; Ottawa, Canada, November 13 and 14; and Pasadena, California, November 20 and 21.

Choreographers scheduled for these events include Blake McGrath, Stephen “tWitch” Boss, Tabitha & Napoleon, Tucker Barkley, Shannon Mather, Francisco Gella, Ian Eastwood, and Dee Caspary. Additional guest faculty—including Gregg Russell, Laurieann Gibson, Tovaris Wilson, and Luther Brown—will appear in selected cities.

For details or registration, visit

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