|Age (at audition)||18-30|
|Position Reached||Vegas Round|
The Hammerstep Initiative was initially conceptualized in 2009 by two-time World Champion Irish dancer, Garrett Coleman, and longstanding principal dancer for Riverdance, Jason Oremus. Initially launched as an experiment in progressive Irish dance, integrating it with tap, hip hop, and other dance forms, Hammerstep is slowly becoming the modern day seedling of a unified cultural revolution.
Since its official US premiere at New York City’s Lincoln Center in May 2011, the movement has inspired others worldwide to progress the Irish dance form and change how it is conveyed to the public. In addition to formal theater performances, Hammerstep has ambushed the public through dance from New York to Australia and has conducted outreach dance workshops as far reaching as Soweto, South Africa.
As a grassroots movement, Hammerstep is in the process of building a full-scale touring production along with its other initiatives. We are always in need of the public’s help to spread the message of our movement. 1
Hammerstep's audition in Episode 804 consisted of dancing as a group a routine inspired by both Irish dance and hip-hop while wearing gasmasks. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Vegas Round.
It is unknown whether or not Hammerstep was present during the Vegas Round as they were never seen, but even if they were, they did not advance to the Quarterfinals.