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Dance Town Family
Information
Age (at audition) 8-35
Sex Mixed
Act Dance Group
Seasons 15
Position Reached Semifinalist

Dance Town Family was a dance group act from Season 15 of America's Got Talent.  They were eliminated in the Quarterfinals, but came back as a Wildcard in the Semifinals where they were eliminated again.

Background

Manny Castro, born in Santiago, Chile, came to Miami 28 years ago. In 2003, Manny and his wife Lory created Dance Town and defined it as one of the most prestigious dance studios in the country. Using their diverse backgrounds, Manny and Lory fused jazz, hip-hop and Latin ballroom, making it a unique and well-known style throughout the country. They have produced numerous successful dance groups including The Untouchables, Miami All Stars, Dance Town Divas and now Dance Town Family, which have appeared on award-winning television shows such as NBC's America's Got Talent. Dance Town Family has a culturally diverse Latin background that consists of performers from ages 8 to 35. Manny and Lory's family, including their own children, nephews and performers that have been with them since they were 3 years old, make Dance Town Family a true "family" affair.

Audition

Dance Town Family's audition in Episode 1507 consisted of dancing. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending them to the next round.

Judge Cuts

Dance Town Family automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals without performing in Episode 1508.

Quarterfinals

Dance Town Family's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1513 consisted of performing a Latin dance routine to Celia Cruz's "Bemba Colora" via satellite from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara gave them standing ovations.  The group did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1514, eliminating them from the competition instead of Alan Silva.

Semifinals

Dance Town Family came back as a Wild Card. Their performance in Episode 1517 consisted of performing a swing dance routine to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's "Jumpin' Jack" via satellite from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  They did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1518, eliminating them from the competition along with Spyros Bros.

Trivia

  • Dance Town Family, Max Major, and Jonathan Goodwin are the only three acts from the Season 15 online auditions to advance to the semifinals.
  • They and Spyros Bros are the first acts to be eliminated together in the same Semifinals pair since Yoli Mayor and Johnny Manuel were eliminated together in Episode 1218.
  • The Dance Town studio was named Studio of the Year for 2019-2020 by the Star Dance Alliance.

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