CCP, HHIP sets hip hop finals

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The Megacrew Division of the dance contest is for 10 to 40 members.

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Hip Hop International Philippines (HHIP) will hold the 2019 Philippine Hip Hop Dance Championship elimination round on 13 April 2019 at 12 noon and 6 p.m. and the finals on 14 April 2019 at 1 p.m.

Around 70 crews and more than 800 dancers are expected to participate in this year’s competition with the championship to be followed by the World Battles Philippines 2019 and After-party at the Cove Manila on 14 April at 9 p.m.

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HHIP is the official Philippine affiliate of Hip Hop International which is based in Los Angeles, USA. Annually, Hip Hop International holds the World Hip Hop Dance Championship and World Battles. With over 50 countries and thousands of dancers participating, it has grown to be known as the “Olympics” of Hip Hop and Street Dance.

The Philippines has been one of the strongest competitors in the competition garnering back to back gold medals as well as numerous podium finishes in the past years. In the recently concluded championship last 6-11 August 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Philippines took home 4 medals out of 9 entries with 7 teams making it to the finals — the most teams coming from one country.

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The competition has 5 divisions: Junior Division (5-9 members, 7-12 years old), Varsity Division (5-9 members, 13-17 years old), Adult Division (5-9 members, 18 and above), Megacrew Division (10-40 members) and the Minicrew Division (3 members).

For inquiries, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

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