The World Hip Hop Championships is the world’s most celebrated dance event. Over three thousand of the world’s best dancers will come together in San Diego on August 3-9 for the 2015 World Hip Hop Dance Championship, an event true to the real values of hip hop culture. Crews and MegaCrews from over 50 nations will compete to capture the world title and international bragging rights while hip hop icons, artists and celebrities make appearances and perform.
In addition to the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, HHI’s seven-day event schedule includes the world’s top street dancers who will represent their countries in the World Battles; Breaking, Popping, Locking and All Styles. Also part of the week are panel discussions featuring respected living legends and icons of hip hop dance, the Chill Down Lounge for dancing and socializing after the evening competitions have concluded, the presentation of the Living Legend of Hip Hop Award and the Urban Moves Dance Workshops presented by the most celebrated hip hop dancers and choreographers. Above all, dancers meet others from around the world equally passionate about hip hop culture and dance.
The World Hip Hop Dance Championship Final Event will be held at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr., San Diego.
Participating countries include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe.
Organized by Hip Hop International (HHI), the Championships bring together the winners of worldwide HHI events held year-round from Tokyo to Rio and Johannesburg to Moscow and more. What began with a dozen countries in 2002 will top 50 nations in 2015 for what is often referred to as the Olympics of hip hop dance. Because hip hop dance transcends all language barriers, HHI is truly “uniting the world of hip hop through dance.”
HHI is also the creative force behind the popular MTV competition series “America’s Best Dance Crew,” which catapulted Jabbawockeez to worldwide fame and will return for an 8th season this summer.
The Championships have launched the careers of dancers and choreographers working with Cirque Du Soleil, Justin Timberlake, J. Lo, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Madonna, Brittney Spears and Pharrell Williams among many others.
Hip Hop International founded in 2002 and based in Los Angeles is the producer of multiple live and televised street dance competitions. Among them are MTV’s Randy Jackson presents America’s Best Dance Crew, the USA Hip Hop Dance Championship, the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, the World Battles and Urban Moves Dance Workshops. Hip Hop International is recognized in more than 100 countries by its broadcasts on MTV and other international networks.
Hip Hop International is represented by official licensees throughout the world who respect the origins of hip hop and who conduct their events and competitions under the auspices of Hip Hop International and who qualify street dancers and dance crews to represent their country in Hip Hop International’s World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles: Bboy, Popping, Locking and All Styles.