By Peter Gonzaga
Las Vegas, NV – It was another big night for Pacific Rim nations as Royal Family (New Zealand), UP Streetdance Club & LaSalle Dance Company Street (Philippines) along with Academy of Brothers from Australia took spots in the top fifteen moving them to the finals of the World Mega Crew competition at the 2012 Hip Hop International World Dance Championships held at the Red Rock Resort. No one doubted that Royal Family would take top spot. It was a blessing for the Philippines as both crews competed for the first time at the event. The Aussies had to be proud having to deal with a long flight delay to get to the Las Vegas. It was blessing that they made it to the top 15 out of 31 crews.
For the United States, Academy of Swag and Academy of Hype’s swagger grooves took them to the finals. It was a graduation for them as both crews are part of a bigger family known as the Skool District. The other countries of the Americas also advanced to the finals - Mexico’s Neutral Zone and Canada’s Praise Team.
Not to be left out, European countries also had a strong showing with 7 Company & Beat Kings of Italy, The Dutch Connection of The Netherlands, Blackout of Spain and Team Recycled of Germany took berths in the top 15.
Attendees can’t wait to see Royal Family and UP Street Dance Club battle it out along with the crews of the Skool District. A group of attendees conferred with each other that they would love to see a collaboration between Royal Family and UP Streetdance Club.
The complete results of the World MegaCrew Preliminary finalists moving on to the finals are as follows along with their scores:
1. 7.88 Royal Family – New Zealand
2. 7.65 UP Streetdance Club – Philippines
3. 7.56 Academy of Swag – USA
4. 7.42 – La Salle Dance Company Street – Philippines
5. 7.36 GRV – USA
6. 7.27 – Blackout – Spain
7. 7.11 Academy of Hype – USA*
8. 7.11 Academy of Brothers – Australia
9. 7.05 Praise Team – Canada
10. 6.87 Beat KIngs – Italy
11. 6.81 – Team Recycled
12. 6.60 – Untimitive – South Africa
13. 6.59 – The Dutch Connection – Netherlands
14. 6.55 – Neutral Zone – Mexico
15 6.54 – 7Company – Italy
The World MegaCrew finals will be held on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Red Rock Resort from 4pm-6pm.
For more information on attending the final, visit hiphopinternational.com