DETROIT — Through a unique Instagram contest, youth dance teams across Michigan are invited to showcase their best moves for a chance to perform with the Mob Squad, the Detroit Pistons hip-hop dance squad sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Interested studios and teams can enter the #MIKidsCanDance contest by creating an original, 15-second dance video specifically for the contest, uploading it to their Instagram account, adding the #MIKidsCanDance hashtag to the caption and tagging @HealthierMI to share the video with Blue Cross. Dancers featured in the video must be 7-15-years old.
Submissions for the contest will be accepted through Feb. 13 and will be featured on AHealthierMichigan.org/mikidscan for a two-week public voting period Feb.16-27. The five video submissions with the most votes will be named semifinalists, advance to the final round and enter a new, one-minute dance video to compete for the top prize. Blue Cross and the Mob Squad will review the entries and select the winner based on creativity, energy and technical skill. The winner will be announced on AHealthierMichigan.org, March 4.
As many as 15 members of the winning dance organization will perform with the Mob Squad during the March 24 Pistons pregame show and receive choreography training from Oscar Hernandez, Mob Squad director, prior to the event. — G.G.