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    Beat Breakdown

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    Rise to the challenge and unleash your dance potential

    Sydney dancers, it’s time to step up! Beat Breakdown is the newest 1v1 dance battle, bringing different styles to the Darling Harbour dance floor each month.

    Whether you’re a master at breaking, popping, locking or waacking – this is your chance to share your style, win epic prizes and wow the crowd.Β 

    Beat Breakdown is an open battle, with 16 spots available. Signing up for the battle is free, and it’s also free to watch. Bring your talent and your crew, it’s all on us!

    Each month, a different dance style will be showcased and in May we’re shining a spotlight on Popping, a mesmerising movement that emerged in the 60s. Conceived from the innovative mind of Boogaloo Sam and the creative fusion of Locking - Popping is a unique blend of rigid robotic moves with loose flowing movements. Leading the charge was the Electric Boogaloos whose ground-breaking performances cemented Popping’s place in dance history.

    Special guests include judges Tripti, Danniskool and Mabel and on the decks DJ Favian, in collaboration with local legends, Dancekool – the pioneering street dance studio.

    The best two performers will progress to a final and are invited to a quarterly β€˜All Star Battle’ in July.


    • The major prize winner will receive aΒ prize pack valued at $350AUDΒ and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channels ($200 Darling Quarter dining voucher and $150 IMAX voucher)
    • The runner up prize winner will receive aΒ prize pack valued atΒ $200AUDΒ and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channelsΒ ($150 Darling Quarter dining voucher and $50 IMAX voucher)

    Battle Schedule

    • 5.00pm: Dancer registrations
    • 5.30pm: Opening Showcase
    • 5.35pm: Top 16 (1 x 45 sec per dancer)
    • 6.25pm: Top 8 (1 x 45 sec per dancer)
    • 6.55pm: Top 4 (2 x 60 sec per dancer)
    • 7.10pm: Judges Showcase
    • 7.20pm: Final 2 (2 x 60 sec per dancer) and winner announced
    • 7.30pm: DJ and jam time
    • 8.30pm: Event concludes

    Registrations for Thursday may 16 will close one week prior on Thursday May 9. We’ll see you there!Β 

    *Spots are capped at 16 per battle, so if you miss out on registration, you’ll be added to the waitlist.Β Participants must be over 16 to enter (participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

    Beat BreakdownΒ Participant Waiver and Terms & Conditions

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