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3rd Annual USA & World Hip-Hop Championship Set Aug. 5-8

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Dance Icon Debbie Allen and “You Got Served” Choreographer Dave Scott will be among...

...judges to select the World’s Best Hip Hop Crews August 8th at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in LOS ANGELES, CA.

Hip-Hop dance crews from across America and the world are coming to Los Angeles to compete for street dance supremacy at the USA and World Hip-Hop Championships August 5-8.

The USA Championship August 5 & 6 provides the nation’s top dancers with a venue to showcase both old school moves and new school styles, along with the opportunity to advance to the World Hip- Hop Championship August 7 & 8 to compete against international crews selected in their home countries. Qualifying rounds will be held August 5 & 7 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel with the USA and World Finals conducted August 6 & 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center.

Judging the final competition on Sunday August 8th will be Debbie Allen, who continues to be one of the most respected, relevant and versatile talents in the entertainment industry today.

"Hip-Hop is one of the most powerful languages spoken all over the world today. A festival like this one closes the gap between the street and the studio," explained Allen.
The judging panel will also include Choreographer Dave Scott, who has danced his way into a multi-faceted career encompassing choreography, music and films, which includes working with the best and hottest from B2K to Brian McKnight and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski. Scott was Supervising Choreographer in the film “You Got Served,” where he choreographed and arranged the entire movie, which included 11 battle scenes, 15 crews, and a multitude of dance scenes similar to what will be presented at the 3rd USA & World Hip-Hop Championships.

“Hip-Hop is a universal language and is strong with Freestyle, where freestyle is your style. The competition gives dancers the opportunity to get on the floor and bring it on and never stop,” said Scott.

This year, the competition welcomes crews from over 15 countries, including China, New Zealand, Trinidad, Tobago, Brazil and Japan, to compete for the 2004 world title. Dance crews will consist of a minimum of five to a maximum of eight members, and may be made up of any combination of males and females. The competition is produced and organized by Hip-Hop International, the creators and producers of the USA and World Sport aerobic Championships, which have been broadcast on ESPN for the past 15 years to over 230 million homes and 170 countries.

The dance crews will be divided into juniors ages 7-12, varsity ages 12-17 and Adult ages 18 and older. For tickets please visit www.hiphopinternational.com or call (800) 669-5867. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of each event.

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