Prototype was one of the two dance crews that battled in the first Jump Off competition after the event returned for 2012 in January. They were victorious against Team Beast Mode and SDK at Jump Off 1 and 2 and defeated Abyss last night. Should they win another two battles they will win £1,000 and become retired until the grand finals.
15 battles will take place on a fortnightly basis every second and fourth Monday after starting in January and will continue through to August 2012 where a grand final will take place.
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
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.
JumpOff’s return to battle nights will mark their track record for finding the next up and coming dance crews, MCs, producers and comedians.
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.