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Launch of the first World of Dance studio in Tokyo, Japan

An ambitious new venture aims to create innovative spaces that bring together dancers of all ages and skill levels from around the world.

FULLERTON, CA, USA, July 6, 2021 / — World of Dance Studios is launching its first flagship studio in Tokyo, Japan on July 12. The studio will combine traditional dance lessons and dance-inspired workouts with entertainment, celebrity instructors and new technology to create a global dance community experience.

World of Dance Studios was founded by Matthew Everitt and Gary Edwards. Matthew Everitt was CEO of World of Dance from 2016 to 2020 and executive producer for all four seasons of NBC’s hit dance competition series “World of Dance” led by the jury of extraordinary dance superstars – Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough and NE-YO. Gary Edwards is a former professional ballroom dancing champion and studio owner, has judged over 60 world championships in multiple dance styles and has taught Michael Jackson and MC Hammer among other top stars.

“Our studios will connect physical spaces with an in-home experience that we strive to make virtual, playful and fully immersive. A unique social club,” says Everitt. “We are thrilled to launch our first flagship studio with Mr. Tadashi Kagiya, a visionary leader and trusted partner who has produced Dance world competitions in Japan for many years.

The Tokyo studio will launch a series of dance workshops in the context of the 2021 Summer Olympics from July 12 to 20, with the best local dance teachers who will teach hip-hop, jazz, k-pop , jazz funk, street, house, krump and more. Special instructors include HIRO, KYOKO and MASAKI.

“Japan has a rich and diverse dance culture that truly represents the world of dance,” says Kagiya. “We look forward to partnering with Mr. Everitt and his team to bring World of Dance Studios to Tokyo.”

Japan has a heritage of producing some of the best competitive dance teams in the world, including N’Ism and TDC, who won first and second place respectively at the 2019 World Dance Championships. The Fabulous Sisters finished first Youth Division berth at the 2016 World Dance Championships and reached the Division Finals in Season 2 of the World of Dance NBC TV show where they were only eliminated by Season 2 winners The Lab.

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About World of Dance Studios
World of Dance Studios aims to be the global destination for the world’s best dance lessons and dance-inspired workouts, changing lives through its studios, programs and community. We’re not just building dance studios, we’re building a community of leaders to inspire, empower and celebrate movement for all.

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