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The Jump Off 2.0

18 Jan

The Jump Off Battle 2.0

Jojo Dancer Zolina and I are very pleased to announce the coming of our second battle The Jump Off 2.0!  This one will be even more hype on account of BUDDHA STRETCH and TYRONE ‘THE BONE’ PROCTOR judging House and Waacking respectively.  So far, Montreal and New York and other cities in Canada have signed up.  It’s gonna be FIERCE!

 

MAJOR THANKS TO JADE JAGER CLARK FROM UDO CANADIAN STREET DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS WHO GAVE US THE SPACE AND TIME FOR OUR BATTLE AT THE METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE!

 

Here are more details:

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:

http://www.facebook.com/events/382542181837483/?ref=ts&fref=ts

The Jump Off Battle can easily be named one of the most talked-about dance battles in Toronto, bringing the highest acclaimed international judges and top dancers from around the world in the styles of Hip Hop, House Dance and Waacking.On June 24, 2012, Jojo Dancer and Fly Lady Di hosted Toronto’s first Jump Off Battle where dancers from all over the world went head-to-head to compete in some legendary battles. Due to the high calibre of Toronto’s dance talent, word of the event attracted dancers from surrounding cities, and even the world, as far as Asia and Europe.The Jump Off is teaming up with UDO’s Canadian Street Dance Championships on March 23, 2013 to bring House Dance and Waacking to a bigger, broader spectrum. A pioneer of Waacking, TYRONE PROCTOR (Soul Train, International House of Waacking) and the legendary Hip Hop Choreographer BUDDHA STRETCH (MOP TOPS / Elite Force) will judge their respective categories with special guest BRIAN ‘FOOTWORK’ GREEN, as the elite Waackers and House Dancers of Toronto and surrounding cities will compete for the grand prize of $200 in CASH!

Have a look at what went down last year at The Jump Off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5C_L4C3mpM&sns=em

Jump Off Recap by Axel Villamil of RLStudios

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCeaYoTG8gE&sns=em

Waacking Battle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvP6uYZ9If4&sns=em

House Battle

Hosted by Lenny Len
Music by DJ Dirty Dale

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! http://www.udostreetdancecanada.com/home/registration/

***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL***
Deadline: Friday January 18th, 2013.

$20 Per Category ($25 after)

Registration Deadline: Thursday February 28th, 2013.

ALL SPECTATORS $10!

You can also soon register at participating Toronto dance studios (coming soon)…

FOLLOW OUR TWEETS @JumpOffBattle!

PROCEEDS FROM THE JUMP OFF BATTLE WILL BE DONATED TO ART STARTS! www.artstarts.net

Past Jump Off Results:

6/24/12 @ The Barn
Judges – Caleaf Sellers (Dance Fusion NYC, Mop Tops, Elite Force) HIP HOP & HOUSE
Jojo Dancer Zolina (House of La Douche, OTI, Waacouture, VAN) WAACKING

House Finals
Effex (MTL) vs Samo (NYC) (winner)

Waacking Finals
Emily Law (TOR) vs Essence (MTL, NYC) (winner)

Hip Hop Finals
Ladonna (MTL) vs Tasha Powell (TOR) (winner)

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HARBOURFRONT CENTRE x Fly Lady Di!

22 Jun

Harbourfront Centre is GOING GLOBAL this year with the help of people like FLY LADY DI!  See below for these FREE dance events.  TELL ALL THE YOUNG DANCERS YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LAST ONE!  Much love to Diana Webley ❤

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/festivals.cfm?id=4090

FREE HOUSE DANCE AND HIP HOP WORKSHOP WITH FLY LADY DI!

House and hip hop dance emerged and became popular in the early 1990s by a dance crew called The Mop Tops out of New York City. Fly Lady Di had the privilege of training with them intensively while she lived in New York and wishes to preserve these dances by teaching them worldwide. The styles could be described as funky, energetic, soulful and rhythmic – as their influences are Latin dance, African dance and American musical theatre (tap and jazz). In this workshop, students will get a chance to learn a bit of history behind the movements, brush up on dance vocabulary and discover a new aesthetic behind popular dance styles. You’ll also get to bust a move (or two) as well. Undeniably fun, intense and enlightening. 

 

Prices

Everyone: FREE

Saturday, June 30, 2012
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Lakeside Terrace
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

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YAY!

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/summer/festivals.cfm?id=4089

THE JUMP OFF JUNIOR COMPETITION!

Dancers who were not able to compete in The Jump Off at The Barn due to age restrictions will get a chance to compete at Harbourfront Centre’s Canada Day: Going Global festival! Those versed in waacking, house and hip hop dance will get a chance to compete for a cash prize in front of their proud parents, friends and onlookers alike. A great opportunity to expose their raw talent and freestyling abilities and competitive flair in dance. You never know who could be watching!

JoJo Dancer Zolina and Fly Lady Di will be judging the junior battle.

Prices

Everyone: FREE

Saturday, June 30, 2012
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Redpath Stage
235 Queens Quay West

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