Yes, I may be a tall white girl born and raised in Scottsdale but who says I don’t love a good hip hop battle?!
After a full year of fierce competition in regional and national qualifiers at more than 100 events in 50 countries, the dance crews judged to be among the world’s best have arrived in Phoenix to compete for the World Title in Hip Hop International’s 17th annual USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles and it’s all going down THIS WEEK.
It’s the world’s largest dance championship with more than 4000 dancers set to compete in Junior, Varsity, Adult and MegaCrew Divisions in front of an international panel of elite judges. Among those expected to compete are Defending World Champions S-Rank and TLCxWC (The Lab) representing Team USA. The family-friendly events begin at the Arizona Grand Resort with the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship (August 4-5) followed by the World Championship Prelims and Semi-Finals (August 7-9) setting the stage for the World Finals on August 11 at GCU Arena. Rounding out the action-packed week are the World Battles – Breaking, Popping, Locking and All Styles Battles on August 10, the Urban Moves Dance Workshops taught by celebrated choreographers on August 5, 10 & 11 and a lifestyle expo featuring music, style and a wide array of products reflecting hip hop culture. All events are open to the public.
WHEN: August 4 – 11, 2018 (check website for times each day)
WHERE: Arizona Grand Resort (August 4 – 10)
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Grand Canyon University (World Finals on August 11)
3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Complete schedule and ticket info available at www.hiphopinternational.com or by calling 323.850.3777.