Crews choreograph a song of their choice.
Crews must copy 30 seconds of choreography and combine it cohesively with a routine of their own.
Routines must include a moment of transformation.
Crews take inspiration from pop music icons or use routines from Janet Jackson songs.
Crews drive routines by creating rhythms and percussion by manipulating props on stage.
Crews must manipulate props on the stage to create rhythms and percussion that will drive the dance routines.
Missy Elliott performs with the four remaining crews; crews must emulate Missy Elliott videos.
Each crew must complete two challenges based on the music and culture of the 1980s.
The two remaining crews have three performances each.
Eliminated crews return to perform together; a winner is chosen.
Dance crews from around the country compete.