Video Policy



Video taping of the USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Hip Hop International.


No video crews or cameras are allowed inside the competition venues at the Arizona Grand Resort and GCU Arena with the exception of news outlets pre-approved by the HHI media team. Approved news crews will be accompanied into the competition venues by HHI media staff.


Video crews requesting the right to shoot at the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles for personal and/or commercial purposes including documentaries, entertainment programming, Internet, TV, or feature films must be approved by HHI and pay a rights fee based on usage.


Approved video crews will have access to shoot in the training rooms, hallways and outside the competition venues. HHI will provide competition b-roll and individual crew routines by written request.


Approved video crews will be provided with media credentials and wrist bands that must be worn at all times to obtain access.


Failure to abide by the above and to direction from HHI’s media team will result in the immediate removal of credentials and denial of access for the remainder of events.


A video (for personal viewing) of all dance crews in the USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles is available for purchase in Phoenix and on the official HHI website – 



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire world, HHI has decided to postpone the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, World Hip Hop Dance Championship, World Battles and Urban Moves to August 5-14, 2021. 

From the start of this unprecedented outbreak, the health and safety of our HHI family has been of the utmost importance. We are confident that making this decision is in everyone's best interest.  

HHI recognizes that this is a challenging time for all of us. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines being set by our respective governments and believe these actions are necessary to help us return to our normal lives. 

We pledge to make the 2021 World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles the most memorable and exciting yet. 

In fairness to all, Hip Hop International will expand registration in 2021 to include crews and dancers who qualified in 2020 as well as 2021. We will also permit crews with members aging out to remain together to compete in 2021. 

This is a unique time, but we will get through it together. 

On behalf of Hip Hop International, we thank you for your consideration, understanding, passion, and commitment. 

Stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy!