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The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, commonly known as the LxD, is a web series about two groups of rival dancers: The Alliance of the Dark who are the villains and The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the heroes, who discover they have superpowers referred to as “the Ra” through their dance abilities. The entire story takes place over hundreds of years, beginning in the 1920s up to the year 3000. The series is written, directed, and produced by Jon Chu. The series is choreographed by Christopher Scott and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang Jr. on Glee) with assistant choreography by Galen Hooks.
Members have a wide variety of specialties including hip-hop, krumping, contemporary, tricking, popping, b-boying, jazz, tap, and ballet.
All of the choreography and stunts are real; there are no special effects or wire work and the entire series is shot on location without the use of green screens.
Season one (The Uprising Begins) focuses on the back story of the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the “good guys”. Each episode introduces each of the characters and their specific dance ability.
Season two (Secrets of the Ra) tells the back story of the villains of The LXD which consist of Organization X—called The Ox—and The Umbras.