Hip-Hop dance competition launches in NYC!
Got friends and family in town? Looking for a creative and budget-minded date? Make your way over to the Roseland to get your fix of dance, arts, music, and urban culture.
The Urban Movement Tour hits The Roseland Ballroom on January 21st - 23rd for two days of dance, DJs, swag, classes and contests. Below is the breakdown on what to expect.
Friday: Workshops are being held at Ripley Grier Studios (Midtown) with some of the top instructors from around the world.
Saturday: After competitive battles are held in each of the nine dance categories, the NYC semi-finalists will be announced.
Sunday: Each of the semi-finalists will have to fight it out for the title of New York City's regional finalist in their category, and will be automatically entered into the Finals Round.
After January, the tour moves to Miami (April), Los Angeles (June) and will circle back to NYC for the 2011 Finals in August. The NYC Regionals alone will send winners in each category home with cash, prizes and sponsorships for a combined value of $50,000; not to mention ultimate bragging rights and immediate notoriety in the scene.
For those not entering the competition, make your way through the culture fair and exhibit in between the energy driven dance battles. Round up your favorite dancing-prone friends for the various DJ battles, and boogie your way through the day and night. The Urban Movement Tour will be offering a "Customize your Gear" airbrush station for custom airbrush designs on any product such as shoes, shirts, bags, hats and more. Be sure to check out the graffiti wall displays from various NYC artists and the lounge with a portion of the wall devoted to all event attendees "leaving their mark." Grab a shirt from the Graphic Shirt Presses with unique designs and pose on the Photo Wall with the NYC Skyline Backdrop. For the history-buffs in the room, Grand Wizard Theodore (inventor of Scratching) and Grand Master Caz (Cold Crush Brothers) will be leading the Hip-Hop Genius Bar, where they'll raffle prize giveaways for knowing your Hip-Hop history and culture facts!
To obtain press passes to the days' events, arrange interviews, and gain imagery and info on the festival please contact David M. Hawkins of MY Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.2446 or 917.400.9742.