Hometown: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Style: Break Dance
Division: Upper Team
Qualifying round: Average Score – 83.3
The Ruggeds are a group from the Netherlands who have been together since they were kids. They have a long list of accomplishments in the break dancing world including 10 international b-boy titles and have worked with the likes of Justin Bieber and others.
Their routine was the opening act of episode 3, which aired on June 12 on NBC. They kicked off the dance with a few impressive leaps and stunts but between the death defying arials and the judges gave them great marks on that. The critique came in their transitions, which were dry, bringing the warning that if they moved on they would have to liven the parts between stunts up.
In the end The Ruggeds moved on to the duels but have some things to work on.
The Ruggeds – Individual scores: Derek (85) | Jennifer (83) | Ne-Yo (82)
See The Ruggeds qualifying round video below.