Rated Next Generation
The Hip Hop Championship &
The World Hip Hop Championship
August 7 - 11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV
by Anthony Gardner
First, I would like to say "Congratulations" to Rated Next Generation (RNG) for taking 1st place at The Hip Hop Championships! They finished 10th place overall at The World Hip Hop Championship against crews from across the world! What an amazing accomplishment!
Secondly, we know that RNG is an awesome crew to watch perform but they are more then just fun to watch. This crew at such a young age has dedicated themselves to their craft and has accomplished so much over the last few years. They share their gifts and talent with the audience during each performance. They leave 100% on the floor every time they step onto the stage. You can feel their heat, inspiration, power and commitment to each movement. This is what hooked me, my son and wife the very first time we saw them at Showstoppers a couple years ago. Since that time I've seen them at their studio, at competitions and seminars and I have been impressed by their skill, dedication and passion! Members of the crew come across as kind, humble and approachable, especially to other dancers and to their fans. I believe this behavior begins at the top and is a part of their DNA. I know home plays a big role in who they are as individuals but I also want to acknowledge their Choreographer/Director, Kolanie Marks, for providing them with direction and for sharing his passion, his art and guidance in the industry. I believe this has been an important element in their growth and maturity as individual dancers and as a crew. For these and many others reasons, I am a loyal fan of RNG and they are a "Class Act".
Congratulations Rated Next Generation
The winners of Hip Hop Internationals - Varsity Division Hip Hop Championships! They received First Place "Gold" against the best crews in the country! RNG along with 2 other crews will represent USA at "The Hip Hop Worlds Championships".
Rated Next Generation Wins Gold
The World Hip Hop Championship
RNG Places 10th in The World!!!
Our posts from The World Hip Hop Championships
August 8th Preliminary Finals
August 9th Semi-Finals
Interview @ world Hip Hop
Congrats to RNG for sharing their passion, skill and for providing inspiration to us over this last week! Hat's off to a job well done! RNG you are first place in our hearts! Looking for to seeing what the future holds for you! Peace!
~Friday Night Hip Hop
The Photo Gallery
See our Twitter posts @FridayHipHop or search #RNGWatch #RNG
Who is Rated Next Generation?
RNG: Rated Next Generation is a hip hop crew based out of The Connection Performing Arts Center in Mukilteo, Washington. RNG was formed in May of 2009 by director and choreographer Kolanie Marks with the express purpose of competing at Hip Hop International. After 6 weeks of training, the crew placed 1st in the USA and 6th in the world. the crew is currently made up of 7 young dancers ranging in age from 13-15, all from the Puget Sound area and under the continued direction of Kolanie Marks they are gaining national attention for their unique style and the precision and versatility with which they execute their performances.
RNG’s MISSION STATEMENT:
RNG’s mission is to make a lasting impact on kids who are inspired by us and have, in turn, inspired us. We believe that with commitment and dedication to following your passion, and believing in yourself and your loved ones, you can realize your dreams and inspire other people to do the same along the way! RNG believes that success is only success if shared and is dedicated to giving back to our community.
Courtesy of Rated Next Generation and
The Connection Performing Arts Center
World of Dance 2013 - Vancouver, B.C.
Pulse Seattle 2013