Friday, 13th August 2021
HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL NZ | OFFICIAL DELEGATE OF HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL
RE: OFFICIAL STATEMENT HIP HOP INTERNATIONAL NZ
Kia ora Our Community,
COVID 19 UPDATES ON WORLD HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WORLD BATTLES, URBAN MOVES DANCE WORKSHOPS AND MODIFICATIONS TO RULES FOR 2021:
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the national championships of all 53 HHI affiliated countries, and the plans and dates for the 2021 World Hip Hop Dance Championship. After months of deliberation and planning HHI is excited to announce the ONLINE presentation and broadcast of the 2021 World Hip Hop Dance Championship is Saturday, October 2. Registration begins July 1 with video submission due no later than September 6.
The championship is open to all crews who qualified at an HHI national championship or national selection conducted September 2019 to September 2021 and crews from non affiliated countries who apply to HHI for an open invitation. The World Battles will be postponed until August 2022.
The 2021 HHINZ Online competition will be live Streamed on our Facebook page on Saturday 14th August 2021 6pm.
HHI NZ EXECUTIVE TEAM
It’s the world’s most celebrated dance event. Over four thousand of the world’s best dancers will come together for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, an event true to the real values of hip hop culture. Crews from over 50 countries will compete to capture the world title and international bragging rights while hip hop icons, artists and celebrities make appearances and perform.
ABOUT HHI NZ
Formally known as Street Dance NZ and started in 2007 in South Auckland to provide opportunities and a platform for young people to grow through a shared dance experience.
The organization has had an enormous impact in the New Zealand dance community and involvement in SDNZ events and projects has been the catalyst that has seen many of our youth strive to better themselves and succeed.
An affiliation with Hip Hop International has paved the way for many young people to achieve national and international success, and it is a testament to the values they have been instilled with that many of these now work in the community sector as educators and mentors for a new generation.