It’s that time of year again as dance crews from around the world begin the trek to the Red Reck Resort in Las Vegas for the annual Hip Hop International dance competition. From Los Angeles to Miami and Europe to Asia, you can feel the excitement as the crews can’t wait to check into their room and explore the venue then get down to business of practice and competing.
Starting off the competition is the USA Hip Hop Dance Championships. The night commences with the crew orientation as hosts AJ Maldonado and Mookie Washington hype up the crowd. Screams for crew pride and town pride will abound in the ballroom before the actual competition begins tomorrow.
Currently 82 crews have joined the USA division of the championship. Rated Next Generation out of Washington and Studio One of Florida return to defend their title 2013 gold medal win. The gold, silver and bronze medal winning crews of their respective divisions (junior, varsity, adult and mega crew) will move on to the world division competition.
210 International crews will converge on the stage for the World Hip Hop Dance competition starting Wednesday evening with Rockwell Family of Canada defending their world gold medal title.
Next Saturday will also include the World B-Boy and All Styles Battle.
2013 USA Adult Bronze Medal Champions perform a sneak peek number during HHI Media Day held at NappyTabs