Philippine teams place at World Hip Hop Championship 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino crews Legit Status, Romancon, and ATeam placed at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship 2015.
The finals were held in San Diego, California on August 9 (USA time). The event was livestreamed in Manila at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Monday, August 10. (READ: UP Street Dance Club wins bronze at World Hip Hop)
There are 4 divisions for the competition: Junior, with members ages 7 to 12, Varsity, with members ages 13 to 17; Adult, with members ages 18 and older; and MegaCrew. There is no age restriction for the members of a MegaCrew. (READ: Filipinos take center stage at World Hip Hop Championships)
Legit Status won 2nd place in the Varsity division of the competition. Legit Status has been the official Philippine representative for the World Hip Hop Championship every year since they started in 2009. The other winners for the division were JB Star of Japan in 3rd place and Kana-Boon of Japan in 1st place.
Romancon also placed 2nd, but in the Adult division. The Romancon team is from the Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company. The other winners for the division were Kings United of India in 3rd place and The Bradas of New Zealand in 1st place.
ATeam, who won 1st place in the MegaCrew division in 2014, won 3rd place in the same division this year. The other winners for the division were The Royal Family of New Zealand in 2nd place and Lock'n'lol of Korea in 1st place.
The winners of the Junior Division were Chapkidz of USA in 1st place, Next Jr of Japan in 2nd place, and Youngster of Canada in 3rd place.
The crews Legit Status, Romancon, Rockstars, A-Team, and La Salle Dance Company-Street (LSDC-Street) represented the Philippines in the final round of the competition. Legit Status competed in the Varsity division, Romancon and Rockstars ing the Adult division, and A-Team, LSDC-Street, and Legit Status in the MegaCrew division.
The World Hip Hip Dance Championship 2015 was held from August 3 to 9, with crews and megacrews from over 50 countries competing. Aside from the championship, there were also celebrity performances and dance workshops held over the course of the event. Streetdancers also represented their countries in the World Battles: breaking, popping, locking, and all styles.
The World Hip Hop Dance Championship is an event by Hip Hop International. HHI produces other live and televised street dance competitions, including MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. – Rappler.com