phoenix, arizona – august 7-12, 2017


It’s the world’s most celebrated dance event. Over four thousand of the world’s best dancers will come together in Phoenix, Arizona for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, an event true to the real values of hip hop culture. Crews and MegaCrews from over 50 countries will compete to capture the world title and international bragging rights while hip hop icons, artists and celebrities make appearances and perform.




Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.




Sunday, august 6

9:00am – 5:30pm – Registration & Sound Check

9:00am – 1:45pm – Urban Moves Dance Workshops Day 1

monday, august 7

9:00am – 6:00pm – Late Registration & Sound Check

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Opening Ceremony

tuesday, august 8

10:30am – 3:00pm – Preliminaries – Junior Division

4:00pm – 11:00pm – Preliminaries – MegaCrew Division

wednesday, august 9

9:00am – 2:00pm – Preliminaries – Varsity Division

3:30pm – 11:00pm – Preliminaries – Adult Division

thursday, august 10

9:00am – 10:30am – Semifinals – Junior Division

10:30am – 2:30pm – Semifinals – Varsity Division

3:30pm – 6:30pm – Semifinals – Adult Division

7:00pm – 11:00pm – Semifinals – MegaCrew Division

friday, august 11

8:00am – 5:00pm – Elite Level Judge Course Day 1

8:30am – 11:30am – Urban Moves Dance Workshops Day 2

9:00am – 11:00am – World Battles Registration/Check-in

10:00am – 10:00pm – World Battles Day (detailed schedule to be announced)

saturday, august 12

8:00am – 12:00pm – Elite Level Judge Course Day 2

8:30am – 1:15pm – Urban Moves Dance Workshops Day 3

6:30pm – 11:00pm – World Hip Hop Dance Championship Final (GCU Arena)


In addition to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, HHI’s seven-day event schedule includes the world’s top street dancers who will represent their countries in the World Battles; Breaking, Popping, Locking and All Styles. Also part of the week are panel discussions featuring respected living legends and icons of hip hop dance, the Chill Down Lounge for dancing and socializing after the evening competitions have concluded, the presentation of the Living Legend of Hip Hop Award and the Urban Moves Dance Workshops presented by the most celebrated hip hop dancers and choreographers.


Above all, dancers meet others from around the world equally passionate about hip hop culture and dance.



National qualifications within each HHI affiliated country (see WORLD AFFILIATES) are conducted annually to determine who participates in the World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles.

Dance crews, MegaCrews, Breakers, Poppers, Lockers and All Stylers from countries with no qualifying event may contact Hip Hop International to request a special invitation to participate.