If you are familiar with dance and hip-hop, you are likely familiar with the popular dance troupe, the Jabbawockeez. This incredible group of movers and shakers started as humble performers from San Diego, California, but now boast of a famous show in the lively city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jabbawockeez gained recognition because they were contestants on the very first season of the popular reality television show, America’s Best Dance Crew. In fact, they were the winners of the first season, launching them into the spotlight in a way they had never experienced before. Their continued success, however, shows that they have handled their new fame well, and they continue to put on regular performances.
Before they secured a show in the competitive venues of Las Vegas, the Jabbawockeez performed in a wide range of media. They appeared in multiple music videos, as well as commercials, toured with New Kids on the Block, and even performed at an NBA All-Star Game with Shaquille O’Neal. Now they have settled at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino to entertain crowds with their moves and tunes.
What sets the Jabbawockeez apart from other dance crews are their unique uniforms. While their clothing often changes throughout a performance, guests will find that the Jabbawockeez are never seen without their white masks and gloves. They choose to perform without a recognizable identity in order to encourage the audience to focus on their movement as a whole, rather than concentrating on individual dancers in the group.
The effect of the masks and gloves has been praised, as it really adds a whole new visual element to the performance. It is hard not to be mesmerized by the synchronized movement of these talented young dancers. Another characteristic feature of this dance team is that it is composed entirely of males, with no female dancers performing.
Tickets to see the Jabbawockeez at the Monte Carlo are available starting at $52. Booking tickets online within the next 30 days will save 15 percent, while those who buy tickets up to 60 days in advance will receive an increased 20 percent discount price. Meet and Greet tickets are also available to purchase for those who are interested in meeting the group before or after the show.
Show times vary from day to day and are subject to change at any time. The typical schedule, however, includes shows from Thursday to Monday, with no performances on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are usually two shows on Friday and Saturday to account for large crowds, and in those cases Meet and Greets will be held in conjunction with the second performance, which is later as well. Plan accordingly, and enjoy your trip to the exciting city of Las Vegas!