Predominately self-taught from music videos, draZtic is set to prove you don't need major street cred to hang with the big dogs of America's Best Dance Crew. Being one of the only dance crews in Providence, RI, they don't garner much respect. However, with choreography that is an innovative combination of contemporary and ballet fused with popping and hip-hop, they plan to earn respect. Because they're all skilled in different styles, draZtik adheres to an unconventional philosophy of leadership by committee. Each member plays an equal role in the design and choreography of every performance. Although this philosophy can sometimes lead to tension amongst members, draZtik feels it ultimately gives them an edge over other crews.
For crew member Gabriela Cruz, dealing with pressure is an understatement. Not only is she currently training to be a police officer, but she is also coping with the effects of Crohn's, a debilitating intestinal disease. Her therapy consists of a shot once a week of Chemotherapy, which causes her body to feel fatigued and weak. While competing to be America's Best Dance Crew, Gabby will have to somehow find the strength to deal with her Crohn's and handle the pressures of performing, all the while maintaining her studies.
Being from a state with virtually no dance scene, draZtik hasn't had any opportunities to compete outside of Rhode Island. How will they handle the pressure of the big stage?