RNG: Rated Next Generation is a hip hop crew based out of The Connection Performing Arts Center in Mukilteo, Washington. RNG was formed in May of 2009 by director and choreographer Kolanie Marks with the express purpose of competing at Hip Hop International. After 6 weeks of training, the crew placed 1st in the USA and 6th in the world. the crew is currently made up of 7 young dancers ranging in age from 13-15, all from the Puget Sound area and under the continued direction of Kolanie Marks they are gaining national attention for their unique style and the precision and versatility with which they execute their performances.
RNG is a strong supporter of local charities and has performed at events throughout the Puget Sound area in support of worthy causes such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Susan G. Komen, and R.O.O.T.S. Ministry – advocates of homeless young adults in their area. On a national scale, they have been recently featured on Season 5 of NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent” and can currently be seen on MVT’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” every Wednesday night
RNG’s MISSION STATEMMENT:
RNG’s mission is to make a lasting impact on kids who are inspired by us and have, in turn, inspired us. We believe that with commitment and dedication to following your passion, and believing in yourself and your loved ones, you can realize your dreams and inspire other people to do the same along the way! RNG believes that success is only success if shared and is dedicated to giving back to our community.