A total of 15 street dance battles will have taken place fortnightly in the run up to the grand final which sees Prototype Crew, who successfully won five battles in a row, face Soul Mavericks on Monday 13 August for a cash prize of £10,000.
Soul Mavericks qualify after winning only four battles in a row as there were not enough events ahead of the final to compete in. Soul Mavericks are current national b-boy champions. Following their wins at Jump Off Prototype Crew also later went on to win the hip hop crew battles at SDK 2012.
Video: Jump Off finals – Prototype v Soul Mavericks (YouTube)
It was announced that the Jump Off Street Dance Battles would return in January earlier last year, launching at Fabric night club in London before the event was moved to Scala at Kings Cross. 16 crews entered the dance battles consisting of 12 battles, two semi finals to decide third place, and a showcase battle.
Jump Off Street Dance Battle results
Scores are out of five based on 3-5 judges, the MC and the audience. Where scores add up to six or more a tiebreak or additional judge gave a result.
1. Prototype v Team Beast Mode 5-0
2. Prototype v SDK Crew 4-2
3. Prototype v Abyss 5-0
4. Prototype v A-Pex 5-0
5. Prototype v Rationale 5-0
6. UDS v Spice 0-5
7. Spice v Fat Boys 5-0
8. Soul Mavericks v Spice 5-0
9. Soul Mavericks v B-Squad 5-0
10. Soul Mavericks v Dope Boys 5-0
11. Soul Mavericks v A-Pex (forfeit)
12. Soul Mavericks v Beat Breakers 5-0
13. Showcase battle: Criminalz v EuroSTAR 5-0
14. Semi final 1: Fat Boys v High Kicks 7-0
15. Semi final 2: Fat Boys v Spice (third place battle)
16. Grand Final: Soul Mavericks v Prototype
The Jump Off street dance battles are recognised as being the nesting ground where dance crews 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.
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 finals take place at Scala, Kings Cross on Monday 13 August
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