|Act||Hip Hop Dance Group|
It all started for Stanley Alexander while attending Morningside High in Inglewood, California. Stanley played the trumpet and coronet in the marching band where he was taught self discipline, the value of hard work, dancing, and life skills by the marching band director, Tommy Van Bruin. Mr. Van Bruin inspired Stanley to be the best he could be.
Back in the early 90’s, Stanley entertained children of all ages by performing at parties as characters such as the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles. As trends changed, Stanley was inspired beyond these roles and looked for other activities to motivate him. Tommy The Clown was working the same circuit, clowning and dancing… Tommy The Clown became a mentor for Stanley, and subsequently Coolaid The Clown was born.
Coolaid began clowning in 1997 and currently he and his crew also known as Coolaid The Clown & His Buck Dancers are taking it to the next level. In an effort to give back to the community and share the valuable tools of inspiration Stanley has received, he is currently running a dance club and other programs for inner city kids in the Los Angeles County neighborhoods to provide children a positive atmosphere, in the hopes that they will strive for a better life instead of gangs, drugs or choosing other dangerous paths. 1
Coolaid's audition in Episode 203 consisted of hip-hop dancing. Piers Morgan buzzed the act. Although David Hasselhoff voted "Yes", Piers and Sharon Osbourne both voted "No", eliminating the act from the competition.