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Japanese kids tear up the dance floor at the World of Dance competition

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By Meg Murphy, RocketNews24

There was an overflow of talent, skilled dancers, and amazing performances at the World of Dance competition held in Los Angeles last month, but this boy’s dance group from Japan made a particularly strong impression on the audience. Not only were their moves awe-inspiring and beautifully synchronized, but the fact that everyone in the group was of high school age or younger made their dance all the more incredible.

The World of Dance competition was held on August 16 in Los Angeles, and the youth break dancing group Kyushudanji Shinsengumi (九州男児新鮮組) from Japan really stole the show with their number, taking first place in the youth category and inspiring waves of awe throughout the Japanese community on Twitter.

The 10 members of the group range from elementary to high school age, which is hard to believe as you watch them pull off some pretty difficult and strenuous moves.

There is no denying the talent needed for such a performance, but even with a natural affinity for dance, the hours of practice that undoubtedly went into this is enough to be impressed by too.

Source: YouTube/World of Dance via grape

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Well done 九州男児新鮮組 !

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Here, hold my beer... :D

Awesome stuff!!

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Congratulations on an amazing performance at the prestigious World of Dance competition. We know you worked very hard for this competition. You really deserved it. Well done!

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Awesome does not begin to describe their moves.

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I'm sorry, but some of those moves must be illegal! At least, they are against the laws of physics!

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I've thought this for years: Japanese are really good dancers, they just are!

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Just out of curiosity, I looked at the winner in the adult category. I think the Japanese group totally outperformed the winner of the adult category.

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That was so way cool. Wow! Wow!

I often wonder, with so much talent here, why are we subjected to 3rd class pretenders so often on the mass media.

Big congrats to them.

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Simply amazing! So young and full of talent. Congratulations on the win!

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What a great performance. Bet no other dance groups there had a chance.

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Let's all hope that by the time they're of legal age, they can do this and more in nightclubs!

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Lockin & poppin, breaking, friggin awesome!!!

VERY well done!

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Wow, I went into that thinking it may be ok, and I was entirely impressed. That was crazy.

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These kids have been on Japanese tv shows for the past several years. I've never seen them lose a dance competition.

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more talented Japanese entertainers. like the musical talents (e.g. AKB, Kyary) and all of the "tarented" comedians we see on the TV.

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