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3 Weeks Until the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships
Published on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 (12:06 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEARLY 50 NATIONS BATTLE FOR THE GOLD
AT XIII USA AND WORLD HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
IN LAS VEGAS AUGUST 3-10, 2014
In this Olympiad year, the USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships, often referred to as the “Olympics of hip hop dance,” will return to Las Vegas, August 3-10. The world's highest ranked hip hop and street dancers will go for the gold in Las Vegas with awe-inspiring routines that will bring audiences to their feet. At the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship August 3 and 4, the United States’ best dance crews (5-8 dancers) and MegaCrews (15-40 dancers) will go head-to-head to determine America’s champions, who will then take on the world. Elimination rounds for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship will run August 5-8, when crews from a record number of nations will compete for a coveted spot in the world finals to ultimately win the world title and $20,000 in cash prizes on August 10.
Defending World Champions The Rockwell Family from Canada are set to defend their title. Dedicated to “Uniting the World of Hip Hop Through Dance,” the event becomes more international each year with the largest number of countries participating in HHI’s 14-year history. Countries competing for the first time at HHI include Austria, Costa Rica, Fiji, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Portugal, and Zimbabwe.
On Saturday, August 9, the world’s best poppers, lockers, all stylers and b-boys will battle 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 in the ultimate street dance showdown – the HHI World Battles.
HHI is excited to announce the launch of “Hip Hop International Presents,” a brand new performance series kicking off this year at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship. On Saturday, Aug 9 at 10pm at Red Rock Resort, Hip Hop International Presents “Skulls & Crowns,” a full hour of all new dances created by Parris Goebel, the creative force behind five-time World Hip Hop Dance Champions ReQuest and the Royal Family.
The week will be further highlighted by the HHI Urban Moves Dance Workshops on August 4, 9 and 10, taught by choreographers who have worked with Pharrell, Justin Bieber, Cirque du Soleil, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Madonna, among others. All events take place at Red Rock Resort except the World Finals, which will be at Orleans Area.
At the World Finals, HHI will raise the bar on entertainment. Between rounds of competition, the event will feature special performances by Jabbawockeez and Lil Mama, longtime judge on America's Best Dance Crew. Backed by a crew of talented dancers, the actress, rapper and musical talent will deliver a high-energy performance inspired by Janet Jackson's iconic Rhythm Nation Tour.
Paul Mitchell is the official sponsor of the USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships.
Tickets are priced from $20-$59.50. [email protected]
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Media contact: Laurence Cohen – [email protected] (310) 980-7788
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All events will take place at Red Rock Resort, with the exception of the World Hip Hop Dance Championship Finals at Orleans Arena. Please complete the following form and submit by no later than July 25, 2014 to apply for credentials. All credentials are to be picked up at Red Rock Resort between August 2 and August 10. Please call 310-980-7788 to arrange credential pick up. Please note that a ticket is required to attend the World Finals and they will be issued on a space available basis. Media credentials are issued on the condition that you agree to send a copy of your Championship coverage to Hip Hop International, 8053 Sunset Blvd, #920, Los Angeles CA 90046 or email to [email protected]
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