The 15 battles will take place on a fortnightly basis every second and fourth Monday starting in January through to August 2012 where a grand final will take place.
The Jump Off street dance battles are recognised as being the nesting ground where dance groups such as Diversity, Flawless, Boy Blue Entertainment, Plague and Animaineax battled individually and as crews before they found commercial fame on stage, in competitions and on television.
Street dance entrepreneur Kymberlee Jay also began her career as a presenter at the Jump Off street dance battles ahead of finding success as a Nike Athlete and brand ambassador.
Video: Jump Off Battles return 2012 at Fabric London
A £1,000 prize is also on offer for any crew that wins five consecutive times in a row.
Jump Off street dance battles formerly took place at Astoria, London, before the venue closed down for demolition in 2009. While their live events, which included battles and showcases for models, dance crews, unsigned artists, comedians, producers, MCs and booty shakers, was put on hiatus, the brand continued as an international online urban video website, JumpOff.tv
JumpOff’s return to battle nights will mark their track record for finding the next up and coming dance crews, MCs, producers and comedians.
Deadline for registration is Friday 16 December – entrants for the battles should register with Jump Off online
JumpOff street dance battle rules (outline)
- Crews, which must consist of 5-8 members must battle for 10 minutes.
- The winner stays on; crews that win five events in a row will win £1,000 and become retired.
- The best two crews over the 15 weeks will battle in the Grand Finals in August 2012.