Beat Breakdown
Beat Breakdown
14
Mar
05
Dec
Event

Beat Breakdown


When
  • Thursday 14 March - 5 - 8pm
  • Thursday 18 April - 5 - 8pm
  • Thursday 16 May - 5 - 8pm
  • Thursday 20 June - 5 - 8pm
Where

Palm Grove Forecourt (infront of IMAX Sydney), Darling Harbour

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Rise to the challenge and unleash your dance potential. Show us your moves and be crowned Beat Breakdown's newest champion.

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. 

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 we’re kicking things off in March with Breaking - the dynamic, acrobatic street-born dance style, from the street culture of hip-hop. The best two dancers will progress to a final and are invited to a quarterly ‘All Star Battle’ in July. 

Special guests include local judges Bgirl TNT, Taz and Tango, Mistery as MC and on the decks DJ Hideboo, in collaboration with local legends, Dancekool – the pioneering street dance studio.

PRIZES
  • The major prize winner will receive a prize pack valued at $350AUD, and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channels
  • The runner up prize winner will receive a prize pack valued at $200AUD, and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channels
BATTLE SCHEDULE
  • 4.30pm: Dancer registrations 
  • 5.00pm: Opening Showcase
  • 5.05pm: Top 16 (1 x 45 sec per dancer)
  • 5.55pm: Top 8 (1 x 45 sec per dancer)
  • 6.25pm:  Top 4 (2 x 60 sec per dancer)
  • 6.40pm: Judges Showcase
  • 6.50pm: Final 2 (2 x 60 sec per dancer) and winner announced
  • 7.00pm: DJ and jam time
  • 8.00pm: Event concludes

Registrations for the Breaking Round on 14 March will be open from 19 February. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to find out about when registrations open for the upcoming rounds.

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

View the Beat Breakdown Participant Waiver and Terms & Conditions here
 

MEET THE JUDGES

B Girl TNT
Ting (Tia), also known as B-girl TNT, is a dynamic breakdancer in the Sydney hip-hop community. known for her musicality and flavour, she is also as a dedicated breakdance teacher, and a member of the 143 Liverpool Street Familia. TNT’s journey in the world of breakdancing started in 2010 in San Francisco. Her talent and dedication to breakdancing led her to make a memorable appearance in a music video alongside Mellow Man Ace, a member of D12. And Pan-African Fashion Show, in San Francisco, showcasing her remarkable abilities on a broader stage.
Tango
Tango has been breaking for 14 years and has also explored many different styles. That has helped him develop tools in understanding music, movements and himself. He is inspired by Bruce Lee for his philosophy and lifestyle. He is looking for the essence of the culture and yourself
Taz
Anastasios, aka Taz, delved into breaking in 2004, discovering his father's influence. In just two years, he won Australia's first 1 v 1 Redbull breaking championship. Following this triumph, Taz secured a win on Australia's Got Talent with Justice Crew and showcased his prowess in Nick Power's productions Cypher and DJ x Dancer.