Brandon Norris (23, choreographer)
Kaitlin Allison (18)
Melissa Shores (29)
Cara Petrunich (21)
Beth Petrunich (23)
Based in Alabama, Dynamic Edition has held the Clogging Champions of America title for seven years running. But despite their success, they have longed to escape their small town digs for something bigger and brighter. Brandon took it upon himself to make this dream a reality; he decided to open his own dance studio called Dynamic Dance where he organized three competitive teams. Picking the best from each team he formed Dynamic Edition. This crew has pushed the limits in the clogging world by incorporating hip-hop into their routines.
"I love all kinds of dancing," the crew's Kaitlin says, "from street, hip-hop and jazz to clogging." And while clogging might be historically associated to "old-timey" music, that's far from what's influencing Dynamic Edition. The members of the crew cite the music of everyone from Kanye West, Missy Elliott and Michael Jackson to AC/DC, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as providing their favorite songs to move their feet.
Brandon, who also has seven national solo titles to his credit, also has some television experience, having previously performed on a finale episode of the Fox series So You Think You Can Dance. Now he says he's ready to enter the competition of a lifetime, leading Dynamic Edition through the paces in Hollywood on America's Best Dance Crew.
As for his crew's unique skills, he believes that clogging will give Dynamic Edition an edge. "We can do hip-hop as well as clogging, which is something no other crew has," he says with confidence. "I think our confidence will shine through and help us win over America."