Hip-hop popping

The World Hip-Hop Dance Championships brings internationally grown street dance to Las Vegas

Aggressive, intimidating and viciously coordinated, if the Philippine All Stars were a gang they’d kick your ass, good thing the boys in black like to dance.
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They looked like warriors in vinyl trench coats. They danced like a hip-hop SWAT team. They flipped like gymnasts and popped like extras in a Missy Elliot video. They are the Philippine All Stars, and at the 2008 World Hip-Hop Dance Championships, the all-male dance team captured the top prize with a routine showcasing creative choreography and impressive skill.


World Hip-Hop Dance Championships Preliminaries
July 28-31
All event passes: $50-$150
Single event tickets: $20-$25
Loews Lake Las Vegas
World Hip-Hop Dance Championships Finals
August 2, 7:30 p.m.
Orleans Arena
Hip Hop International

This week, the viciously coordinated crew travels some 8,000 miles to return to Las Vegas and defend its title at the eighth annual World Hip-Hop Dance Championships. The event bring teams from around the world to compete in three age divisions—popping, locking, grinding and sliding in the hope of earning a spot on the winners’ podium. Expect military precision, plenty of humor and moves that would put Usher to shame.

Philippine Team Wins Gold

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