UK B-BOY CHAMPIONSHIP
The UK B-boy Championships came back with a bang for the 21st year of this legendary event. The event saw some of the world’s greatest dancers compete for the title of World Champion and represent their country in front of an audience of 2500 people.
The highly anticipated event was presented by Crazy Legs from the Rock Steady Crew and Afrika Islam from Zulu Nation, who kept the crowd’s spirits high between battles. The big moment of the evening was a special performance by the hip-hop legend, Talib Kweli, who brought the house down.
Over 1500 dancers turned up to qualify on Saturday (8th). After many hours of battling, the judges had made their list of dancers and crews who would make it through to the UK B-boy Championships World Finals:
Sunni vs Fever
Spin vs Karam
Sharifa vs Dedson
Gonzy vs Kofi
Jutsu vs Sasha
Breakz vs Brooke
Tamara vs Troy Dat Boi
Frankie J vs KC
LMC Lockers vs Critical Point
Pancake Bros vs Vovan & Funky J
Sunday (9th) was what these dancers spent the last year training for. It all came down to this night as to who would be crowned the winner of each category. The O2 Kentish Town is where it all went down.
This year’s Champions are >>
Vovan & Funky J (France / Russia)
B-boy and finalist Karam spoke about his experience post event, saying “For myself personally the highlight was getting through to day two because once I was on that main stage I enjoyed every minute and to get that far is something I’ve been working so hard towards. This gives me a platform to make a dream my reality. Sunni is also someone I look up to and I am inspired by so it was an incredible experience for me”
Two times UK Solo B-boy Champion Sunni, when talking about his win, “I’m very happy to have been able to win two years in a row. Last year I was the first person from the UK to win in 10 years! This year I’m the first to win twice in a row in 20 years! I’m also very happy to have so many UK representatives in the finals across the board.”