Urban Artistry and Funk in Focus are proud to present the 8th edition of The "Book of Styles Boogaloo/Popping Battle." This year will be another cypher edition. As a competitor you should be ready to adapt your style to incorporate whatever the "Book of Styles" throws out during the cypher battle. $15 entrance.
For preliminary rounds, all participating dancers will take part in a 45 minute cypher, showcasing their honest, individual styles. From that 45 minute cypher, 8 dancers will be chosen by 3 qualified judges to re-enter the cypher together for an additional 30 minutes. The top 8 - 10 cypher will also be where the "Book of Styles" starts to get incorporated. Following the top 8 cypher, the judge will then choose the top 2 contestants to move into the final exchange, head to head for 20 minutes.
Styles that may be called but will not be limited to these only:
Doors Open 2pm....Prelims begin at 3:15pm
DJs: Baronhawk Portier + Mate Masie
MC: Guerilla Will
Join us June 23rd 2-8pm at Ten Tigers Parlour here in Washington DC for a day full of jamming, cypher competitions and partying to the music of DJ Baronhawk Portier and DJ Mate Masie, and simply a good time with good people.
Entry Fee: $15 for Competitors and Party-Goers, $30 to attend all 3 dance competitions/jams at ISSF
WHAT IS THE BOOK OF STYLES?
The Book Of Styles Popping Competition concept, presented by Assassins DC, Urban Artistry & Funk in Focus, is about celebrating the traditions and many schools of thought of Funk dances from California. From the mid 60's til date, this Funk Culture has spread globally and taken different shapes, molding it's self to each cities culture.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
The Book Of Styles goal is to encourage the dancers to come outside of their comfort zones. Becoming well versed in the History, Battle and Movement. We look forward to celebrating the music and dance art forms with you all.