IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE FOR HHI2021:
Due to the worldwide effects of the Covid-19 pandemic that has impacted all 53 HHI countries, the plans and dates for the 2021 Championships, World Battles and Urban Moves Dance Workshops are under revision. Confirmed details and an updated August/September schedule of events will be posted no later than Friday, April 23.
WORLD HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
It’s the world’s most celebrated dance event. Over four thousand of the world’s best dancers will come together for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, an event true to the real values of hip hop culture. Crews 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.
In addition to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, HHI’s eight-day event schedule includes the world’s top street dancers who will represent their countries in the World Battles; Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking 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.
DIVISIONS & AGE REQUIREMENTS
Junior: Ages seven (7) to twelve (12)
Varsity: Ages thirteen (13) to seventeen (17)
Adult: Ages eighteen (18) and older
MiniCrew: There are no age restrictions – all ages may participate
MegaCrew: There are no age restrictions – all ages may participate
• A crew consists of a minimum 5 to a maximum of 9 members.
• A MiniCrew consists of 3 members.
• A MegaCrew consists of a minimum 10 to a maximum of 40 members.
• A crewmember whose age falls between two age divisions in the competition year (ending December 31) may compete in either division within that year. Example: A 12-year-old turning 13 by December 31, 2021 may compete in the Junior or Varsity division. Likewise a 17-year-old turning 18 within the competition year (by 12/31/2021) can compete as a Varsity or Adult.
• Each participant’s proof of age (indicating date of birth) will be verified by HHI.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!
The annual collection of street dance events include meeting and socializing with respected living legends and icons of hip hop dance, dancing in the Chill Down Lounge after the daily competitions have concluded, witnessing the presentation of the Living Legend of Hip Hop Award and participating in the Urban Moves Dance Workshops presented by the most celebrated hip hop dancers and choreographers, and shopping for the latest apparel and merchandise in Hip Hop International’s Marketplace. Above all you will make new friends and meet others from around the world who are equally passionate about hip hop culture and dance.
HOW TO ENTER
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.