Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- Hip Hop International’s 17th annual World Battles
- Grand Canyon University - Phoenix
- Performing Arts Events
After a full year of fierce competition in regional and national qualifiers at more than 100 events in 50 countries, the dance crews judged to be among the world’s best are headed to Phoenix to compete for the World Title in Hip Hop International’s 17th annual USA & World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles from August 4-11. It’s the world’s largest dance championship with more than 4000 dancers set to compete in Junior, Varsity, Adult and MegaCrew Divisions in front of an international panel of elite judges. Among those expected to compete are Defending World Champions S-Rank and TLCxWC (The Lab) representing Team USA. The family-friendly events begin at the Arizona Grand Resort with the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship (August 4-5) followed by the World Championship Prelims and Semi-Finals (August 7-9) setting the stage for the World Finals on August 11 at GCU Arena. Rounding out the action-packed week are the World Battles – Breaking, Popping, Locking and All Styles Battles on August 10, the Urban Moves Dance Workshops taught by celebrated choreographers on August 5, 10 & 11 and a lifestyle expo featuring music, style and a wide array of products reflecting hip hop culture. All events are open to the public.