Asheville, North Carolina sets the stage for the Southeast’s premiere street dance event: The Southeast BBoy Championships 4. Top dancers from across the United States and beyond will gather to battle it out in three separate competitions for over $2,000 in cash and prizes, a grand prize trip to New York City, and the coveted Southeast Crown.
The Southeast BBoy Championships 4 is however, more than a battle. This is a family friendly event aimed at creating awareness and unity through proactive participation within the local community as well as fostering the peaceful and positive principles that have laid the foundation for modern street dance that is today, a global community. A battle is essentially, a competition between two individuals or crews. Since the birth of Hip Hop in the Bronx, New York during the early 1970s, battles have, and still do take place as impromptu contests “on the street,” where rival members of opposing crews attempt to display their mastery of the dance over one another.
These days, however, a typical battle is an organized event where street dancers of various disciplines come together to compete at a predetermined location and are judged by a respected panel of their own peers.
The Southeast BBoy Championships 4 also creates the opportunity to reintroduce an artistic and cultural movement that has long been absent from the local community. This event offers a full day of workshops, music, history, education and of course dancing, for all ages and skill levels as well boasting an allstar cast of Dj’s including: Felix Fusik, Dj Aswell, Brett Rock, Dj Bowie (4 time winner: The Mountain Xpress: Best Of WNC Dj) and hosted by BBoy Frantic and Asheville’s own Aquaboogy.
The entry fee includes registration for all competitions throughout the entire event as well as all 4 dance workshops featuring: Lil Rock, Ken Fury, Kunstruct and Aquaboogy. This event is also a great way to help those in need. The Southeast BBoy Championships 4 very proud to present a raffle sponsored by Flipside Boardshop of Asheville and The Ashevillain Skate Company. All proceeds from the raffle go directly to fund the local LEAF Schools & Streets dance programs for the youth.
On the day of the event, there will also be a supply drive accepting canned food and clothing donations for local homeless shelters. The Southeast BBoy Championships take place at The Masonic Temple (80 Broadway), Downtown Asheville. General admission opens at 12pm. Workshops run from 1pm5pm. Registration for all competitions is from 5 pm-6 pm. Competitions run from 7-11pm. Kids 10 years of age and under get in for free. For more information, please visit www.southeastbboy.com.