Beat Breakdown – ALL STAR BATTLE 
Beat Breakdown – ALL STAR BATTLE 

Beat Breakdown – ALL STAR BATTLE 

Thurs 25 Jul, 
5.30 - 8.30pm

Thurs 22 Aug, 
5.30 - 8.30pm

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

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Map, showing Beat Breakdown – ALL STAR BATTLE 

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

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.  
Beat Breakdown is an open battle, with 30 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, we celebrate a different dance style, but in July, it’s time for our thrilling All Star Battle. We’re welcoming back all the winners and runners-up from the February to April rounds, showcasing a spectacular array of styles from Hip-Hop to Popping, Waacking to Breaking. The competition heats up with Wild Card entries joining the fray, all battling it out to be crowned the ultimate champion. 

Special guests include judges Andy K, Poppin Jack and Jamie, in collaboration with local legends, Dancekool – the pioneering street dance studio. 


  • The major prize winner will receive a prize pack valued at $500AUD and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channels ($300 Darling Quarter dining voucher and $200 IMAX voucher) 
  • The runner up prize winner will receive a prize pack valued at $300AUD and a feature post on @darlingharbour Instagram and Facebook channels ($200 Darling Quarter dining voucher and $100 IMAX voucher) 

Battle Schedule 

5.00pm: Dancer registrations 
5.30pm: Opening Showcase 
5.35pm: Wild Card Battle Top 32 (1 x 45 sec per dancer) 
6.30pm: Open Battles Top 16 (1 x 45 sec per dancer 
7.15pm: Top 8 (1 x 45 sec per dancer) 
7.40pm: Top 4 (1 x 60 sec per dancer) 
7.55pm: Showcase 
8.00pm: Final 2 (3 x 60 sec per dancer) and winner announced 
8.15pm: DJ and jam time 
9.00pm: Event concludes 

Registrations for the Hip-Hop Round are now open! Get in fast to register your spot before they close on Thursday 13 June. 

*Spots are capped at 30 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


Andy Kuramoto

Andy Kuramoto is a dancer, community leader, and event organizer based in Melbourne, Australia. Andy began his dance journey in 2008, specializing in the style of 'Waacking'. He has traveled the world, learning from many of the originators and established dancers in the scene.

Jamie Theam Kha

Jamie Theam Kha, known artistically as Ja.z, is an Australian-born Cambodian-Vietnamese dancer with over a decade of experience. His unique style fuses street dance forms such as breaking, house, popping, and authentic jazz. Jamie has traveled the globe to immerse himself in various cultures, exploring the social and demographic aspects of music, dance, and the communities they bring together.

Jack Wardana

Jack Wardana, also known as Poppin Jack ​​Poppin’, has been dancing for as long as he can remember, working hard and passionately to reach his current level of expertise. With years of experience and training under some of the world's best dancers, Jack has gained extensive knowledge, recognition, and a profound understanding of dance and the art of teaching it.