Los Angeles Welcomes 1500 Hip Hop Dancers from 30 Nations “Battle” for 6th USA & World Hip Hop Championships

July 1, 2007 at 1:22 am | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment

From July 25-29, Redondo Beach, California will be transformed into “the land of a 1000 dancers” as hip-hop crews from throughout the United States and around the world compete in the 2007 United States and World Hip Hop Championships, World Battle – b-boy Championship and first-ever World Poppin’ & Lockin’ Battles.   As proof of the growing popularity of hip hop worldwide, crews from some thirty nations including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Bahamas, Canada,  Colombia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA and other nations are expected to compete. The week will begin with the USA Hip Hop Championship as American crews (5 to 7 dancers) battle for the chance to represent the United States at the World Hip Hop Championship with preliminary rounds conducted at the Torrance Marriott (3635 Fashion Way) on July 25 and the Finals set to take place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach) on July 26 at 7:30 pm.  America’s crews will serve up the best “old school” and most original “new school” moves in two-minute performances to impress a highly qualified panel of eight judges. The winners of the USA Hip Hop Championship will compete at the World Hip Hop Championship in preliminary heats July 28 at the Torrance Marriott, setting the stage for the Finals to take place on Sunday, July 29 in the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 8:oo pm.  The top dance crews in Youth (ages 7-12 ), Varsity (12-17)  and Adult (18+) divisions will battle for world titles in an evening hosted by Chris Spencer (NBC/Bravo’s “Significant Others”, “Soul Food” and host of former late night talk show “Vibe”).   The event will be further highlighted by the presentation of the 2007 Living Legends of Hip Hop Award to DJ Kool Herc, considered by many to be the founding father of hip hop.   American Idol Judge Randy Jackson will take the stage to award the champions and announce plans for a new hip hop dance competition series on a major music television outlet.  Dedicated fans of authentic street dance won’t want to miss the 2nd annual USA & World Battles at the Torrance Marriott,  a challenging “can you top this” competition of solo “b-boys going head-to-head. The USA Battle takes place at 7:00pm on Friday, July 27, with the winners advancing to the World Battle on Sunday, July 29 at 12:00 noon.  Also set for Sunday is the debut of the World Poppin’ & Lockin’ Battles, which will include a special appearance by icons Boogaloo Sam (creator of Popping and the Electric Boogaloo) and Don “Campbellock” Campbell (creator of Lockin’).   2006 events attracted a sold out crowd of 5000 hip hop dance fans, prompting a huge demand for tickets to this year’s Championship.   Tickets may be purchased in advance for all events by calling 800.669.5867 or at the door the day of each event.   Pepsi and John Paul Mitchell Systems sponsor the 2007 USA & World Hip Hop Championships. For more information.  please visit www.hiphopinternational.com or call 1(800)-NOW-JUMP (669-5867).   The Championships are produced and organized by Los Angeles’ Hip Hop International, a live event and television production company with affiliates in 25 countries.

 

USA Hip-Hop Championship Schedule

 Event                                                                  Date/Time                                          Location

Preliminaries (Junior & Varsity) Wednesday, 7/25 @ 1:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Adult) Wednesday, 7/25 @ 7:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott
Final (All Divisions) Thursday, 7/26 @ 7:30 p.m. Redondo Beach Per. Arts Center

 

World Hip-Hop Championship Schedule

 

Event                                                                  Date/Time                                          Location

Delegation Welcome Saturday, 7/28 @ 8:00 a.m. Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Junior & Varsity) Saturday, 7/28 @ noon Torrance Marriott
Preliminaries (Adult) Saturday, 7/28 @ 7:00 p.m. Torrance Marriott
Finals (All Divisions) Sunday, 7/29 @ 8:00 p.m. Redondo Beach Per. Arts Center

 

USA & World Battle/Poppin’ and Lockin’ Battle

 

Event                                                                   Date/Time                                          Location

Final (All Divisions) Sunday, 7/29 @ 12:00 noon Torrance Marriott
 
Urban Moves4: Hip-Hop Dance Workshop
Urban Moves Friday, 7/27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Torrance Marriott
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