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DDR Freestyle Takeover

January 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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 were not 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 have captivated many a spectator and created cult followings amongst its top stars. Freestyle allowed the unique opportunity for players to inject their own creativity and showmanship, thus 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, we 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 an exhibition featuring the Bay Area’s all-star DDR freestylers.

VIsit our Eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-dance-revolution-freestyle-takeover-tickets-40090806682) for more details and for tournament sign-ups.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact FreestyleTakeover@gmail.com

$15 to compete, free to spectate

1st place: 60% of pot
2nd place: 30% of pot
3rd place: 10% of pot
(subject to change)

WHAT: Dance Dance Revolution A Freestyle Tournament
WHERE: Round1 Eastridge, 2200 Eastridge Loop #2094, San Jose, CA 95122
WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018 3pm


January 27, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Paolo Sambrano


Round 1 San Jose
2200 Eastridge Loop
San Jose, CA 95122 United States
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(408) 513-8290