Put a Ring on It Dance Contest

Will Beyoncé’s video for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” become the “Thriller” of our time? Will we one day see 13,000 Mexicans recreate its gluteophilic dance moves in perfect synchronization? (Already, a hundred women have donned one-sleeved leotards and flash-mobbed Piccadilly Circus, performing the dance en masse to promote Trident gum.) Velocity Dance Center is making the video the center of tonight’s dance fundraiser, staging a competition for the best duplication/reinterpretation of its glorious black-and-white fierceness. The finalists, already chosen by video audition, will perform tonight and be judged by a panel of experts, with the audience’s pick equaling one judge vote. (Democracy in action!) $300 goes to the winners. GAVIN BORCHERT

Sat., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., 2009

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