Juste Debout 2012 Finland flagThe Juste Debout 2012 international qualifiers continued on Saturday in Helsinki, Finland, adding to the list of dancers competing at the world finals in Paris on 11 March.

The Finnish qualifiers mark the midway point of 14 regional preliminaries for the annual upright styles hip hop dance battles.

Battle categories included 2 on 2 locking, 2 on 2 popping, 2 on 2 house, 2 on 2 hip hop, toprocking and solo experimental.

While the qualifier was held in Finland, all the winners in this preliminary were competitors from or representing the countries of Belgium and neighbouring Russia.

Juste Debout 2012 Finland – results

House: Farfor – BNZ and Raf (Russia)
Popping: Vitek and Serj (Russia)
Locking: Alex and Ice (Russia)
Hip Hop: B.O.S.S. Team – Bruce Blanchard and Junbox (Belgium)
Experimental: Bruce Blanchard (Belgium)
Top Rock: Forwin (Russia)

Juste Debout, or ‘just stand up’ when translated from French, is an annual street dance competition held in Paris in the disciplines of hip hop, experimental top rock, locking, popping and house dance.

The next international qualifier in the Juste Debout Steez 2012 tour will be Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Juste Debout UK 2012 will come to London on Saturday 25 February, the second year the event has been held in England.

Juste Debout 2012 International tour and dates

Find out the results from previous Juste Debout Steez 2012 international preliminaries below

Japan: Tokyo – Friday 6 January – view results
China: Wuhan – Sunday 8 January – view results
Singapore : Singapore – Presets – Saturday 14 January; Final – Sunday 15 January – view results
Canada: Montreal – Saturday 21 January – view results
Sweden: Stockholm – Presets – Friday 27 January; Final – Saturday 28 January – view results
Spain: Madrid – Sunday 29 January ** – view results
Finland: Helsinki – Saturday 4 February
Netherlands: Amsterdam – Sunday 5 February – view results
Ireland: Dublin – Saturday 11 February ** – view results
Switzerland: Geneva – Sunday 12 February – view results
Poland: Szczecin – Sunday 19 February **
UK: London – Saturday 25 February – view results 
Germany: Dusseldorf – Sunday 26 February – view results
France: Paris (City Hall) – Saturday 10 March
** denotes new countries added to the 2012 edition of Juste Debout