Two dynamic qualification events took place over the weekend for the 2012 UK B-Boy Championships World Finals.
On Saturday 18th August, the Scandinavian Qualifier was hosted by Finland’s most successful b-boy crew, Flow Mo, at Saiffa (the Flow Mo Dance School) in Helsinki. Scandinavia’s finest came from far and wide to have their shot at joining the World Finals line up. The battles were fierce and everyone was kept on their toes as the competition in both the Solo B-Boy and the Solo Hip Hop battles got more intense through each round. After a great day of competition Solo B-Boy Hoo Hoo and Solo Hip Hop dancer Marika triumphed to take the crown in their categories.
On Sunday 19th August, as the UK experienced a heat wave, over 170 dancers brought fire to the battles at the Regional Conflict UK Qualifier. Competitors fought hard to gain a place amongst the world’s finest in the finals this October, bringing their best to impress. In the Solo Hip Hop Marcio and Kashmir qualified in style to represent the UK and in the Solo Popping category Marvel and Dickson triumphantly qualified to represent the UK. In the b-boy crew battle, the Soul Mavericks will challenge the greatest crews from around the globe and represent the UK in this year’s B-Boy Championships World Finals crew competition for the 4th consecutive year and Soul Mavericks member Spin will be flying the flag for the UK for the 3rd consecutive year after retaining his National title.
Helsinki brought the hype and London brought the heat. Congratulations to all. October’s line up is shaping and the World Finals are set to be incredible!
Photo: Melo NS
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