2019 PH hip hop championship happening this weekend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 11 2019 11:10 AM

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MANILA – Around 70 crews and over 800 dancers are expected to participate in this year’s Philippine Hip Hop Dance Championship.

Presented by Hip Hop International Philippines, the eliminations will be held on April 13, while the finals will happen on April 14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The dance championship will also be followed by the World Battles Philippines at the Cove Manila on the same day.

Hip Hop International Philippines is the official Philippine affiliate of Hip Hop International which is based in Los Angeles. 

Every year, over 50 countries and thousands of dancers participate in its competitions, to become the “Olympics” of hip hop and street dance. 

The Philippines has been one of the strongest contenders 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 August in Phoenix, Arizona, the Philippines took home four medals with seven teams making it to the finals — the most teams coming from one country.