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Get to Know Dance Town Family, The Amazing Dance Group on ‘AGT All Stars’

Dance Town Family on 'AGT All-Stars'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

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The spectacular act Dance Town Family is a congregation of people from all walks of life with the same goal in mind, to dance and have fun while doing it. The dance group will make use of their best choreography that will amaze all the viewers of America’s Got Talent All Stars.

Dance Town Family Showcases a Unique Style of Dance

The group was formed by Manny Castro and his wife Lory, with some dancers being their own family members. The dance act has a culturally diversified Latin heritage and comprises of brilliant, lively young performers aged eight to 35.

The Miami-based dance group auditioned on AGT season 15 making it all the way to the Quarterfinals before getting eliminated. The elimination of Dance Town Family so early in the competition clearly disappointed the AGT judges. After all, their last performance was met with nothing but raving reviews.

The group got a second chance at the competition when they got a coveted wild card spot, making them the first wild card pick for the season. The troupe’s dancers have made appearances on a number of television programs, including Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance, and Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance.

For her 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, Lopez chose Dance Town Family, and the group put on a fantastic performance. As they get ready to participate in America’s Got Talent: All Stars, on NBC and Peacock, they are now prepared for a second shot at the first place.

They Left Jennifer Lopez in Tears After Their Performance

During Dance Town Family’s Super Bowl halftime performance, they delivered a routine that would leave J.Lo in tears. As detailed in Lopez’s 2022 documentary Halftime, it was revealed that the group flew to New York right before performing.

The children’s chaperone, Valeska Valencia, claimed that the Dance Town Family handled the event with no problems. The members who weren’t able to take part in the first event, according to Valeska, were pleased for their peers.

“Manny Castro trains these kids to be professionals. He trains them to do all styles, salsa, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, you name it. When they get that call, they’re ready,” Valencia said.

The group has seemingly gotten better since their first AGT run, spending the past couple of years practicing their choreography. Whether you’re a fan of Dance Town Family or not, their teamwork and skills are undoubtedly one of the best.

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