idance-hip-hop-championships-2011Details for five the iDance UK Hip Hop Championships 2011 qualifiers have been announced, with the finals taking place at Thorpe Park on 4 and 5 June.

Two new categories, mega crews, for groups of between 15 and 40 members, and 1 on 1 all styles, have been added to the styles line up for 2011.

The iDance UK Hip Hop Championships is the only competition to qualify UK dancers for the World Championships in Las Vegas, produced by Hip Hop International, the team behind America’s Best Dance Crew.

Thorpe Park will showcase a two-day live event showcasing the most technical and impressive dancers from all areas of the United Kingdom in a face-off to see who will represent the United Kingdom at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.

iDance event categories

Crews (between 5 and 8 members):
Junior crews (7-12 years)
Varsity crews (13-17 years)
Adults crews (18+ years)
Mega crews

Battles categories

1 on 1 popping
1 on 1 locking
1 on 1 all styles
3 on 3 b-boys

iDance regional qualifiers and contacts

To make it to Thorpe Park for the UK final and the chance to compete in Las Vegas, dancers must qualify in their region.
The regional events will happen and at:

Cumberland, Northumberland, Durham, Westmorland, Lancashire, Yorkshire
Date: 8 May,
Venue: Yorkshire Dance Centre, Leeds
Contact: Ryan Harston
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Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire,Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire, Hereforshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire,
Date: 23 April
Venue: Birmingham Drum
Contact: Lucie Talbott
07973 498251
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Cardiff, Swansea, Neath/Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondha Cynnon Taff, Newport Gwent, Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Wrexham, Pembrokeshire, Gwynedd, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Ceredigion.
Date: April/May 2011
Venue: Cardiff, TBC
Contact: Liara
07885 466687

Corwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent
Date: 24 April
Venue: Bournemouth Pavillion Dance Centre
Contact: Rachel King
07930 611517

Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedforshire, Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, London
Date: 3 June
Venue: Thorpe Park
Contact: Nicky Short