USA & WORLD HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND WORLD BATTLES XIV
HEADED TO SAN DIEGO FOR THE FIRST TIME!
50 COUNTRIES – 3500 DANCERS TO COMPETE!!
At the of height of the summer tourism season, the best street dancers from across America and around the world will converge on San Diego and go for the gold in the 14th annual USA & World Hip Hop DANCE Championships. National champions from 50 countries, some 3500 dancers in all, are set to compete in high energy, family-friendly competitions that are the world’s largest and most respected events in hip hop dance.
Organized by Hip Hop International (HHI), the Championships bring together the winners of worldwide HHI events held year-round from Tokyo to Rio and Johannesburg to Moscow and more. What began with a dozen countries in 2002 will top 50 nations in 2015 for what is often referred to as the Olympics of hip hop dance. Because hip hop dance transcends all language barriers, HHI is truly “uniting the world of hip hop through dance”
HHI is also the creative force behind the popular MTV competition series “America’s Best Dance Crew,” which catapulted Jabbawockeez to worldwide fame and will return for an 8th season this summer.
The Championships have launched the careers of dancers and choreographers working with Cirque Du Soleil, Justin Timberlake, J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Madonna, Brittney Spears and Pharrell Williams among many others.
Hip Hop International 2015 in San Diego will run from August 2-9 starting with the USA Hip Hop DANCE Championship from Aug. 2-3. Winners of the USA Championship will advance to represent the nation at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship from August 4-9. All events take place at Harrah’s Resort Southern California leading up to the World Finals on August 9 at the Viejas Arena at San Diego State University.
On Saturday, August 8 HHI’s state-of-the-art World Battles will draw global attention when the world’s top bboys, lockers, poppers and all stylers battle in face-to-face competition for prize money and bragging rights.
Paul Mitchell Systems is the official sponsor of Hip Hop International 2015, which also includes Urban Moves Dance Workshops, the HHI Expo & Marketplace and social gatherings in the Chill Down Lounge nightly.
All events are open to the public. Event schedules, tickets, information, Championship videos and more can be found at www.hiphopinternational.com