A RECAP OF THE 2013 WORLD HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Canada pulled off a “hat trick” at the 2013 World Hip Hop Dance Championship sponsored by Paul Mitchell in Las Vegas. by becoming the first country in the event’s 12 year history to capture gold medals in all three Crew divisions, Flip in the Youth, Brotherhood in the Varsity and Rockwell Family in the Adult. New Zealand’s Royal Family also made history by winning the gold medal for the third straight year.

The growth of the event in Las Vegas has been phenomenal. Nearly 9000 people packed Orleans Arena for the event which featured four rounds of competition, special performances by international dance sensations Les Twins and Hip Operation, the world’s oldest dance crew from New Zealand featuring dancers ranging in age from 66 to 94.

Celebrities in the audience included Drake, D-Trix (America’s Best Dance Crew), Sharna Burgess (Dancing with the Stars), Toni Basil, Paul Kirkland (Battle of the Year) and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (Hannah Montana)

The event was live streamed worldwide for the first time by Las Vegas based start-up PayWall and I-Stream. The USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships will return to Las Vegas for the 7th year next Summer.

JUNIOR (ages 8-12)

Gold – Flip (Canada)
Silver – Bubble Gum (New Zealand)
Bronze – Shinny-T (Japan)

VARSITY (13-17)

GOLD- Brotherhood (Canada)
Silver – Sol-T-Shine (Japan)
Bronze – Sorority (New Zealand)

ADULT (18+)

Gold- Rockwell Family (Canada)
Silver- Identity (New Zealand)
Bronze – Elecoldxshot (Malaysia)

MegaCrews

Gold – Royal Family (New Zealand)
Silver- Praise Team (Canada)
Bronze- U.P. Streetdance (Phillipines)