Red Bull BC One Announces Dates For World’s Largest Break Dance Competition
Red Bull BC One has announced the U.S. line-up for the 2021 season of the one-on-one breaking competition. The competition is for breaking communities across the country and will have four regional qualifiers, known as “City Cyphers.”
The events will take place in New York City, Los Angeles Boston and Houston.
“Following these City Cyphers, sixteen of the nation’s top B-Boys and B-girls will battle at the National Final in Orlando for a spot at the Red Bull BC One World Final and a chance to be crowned world champion,” said Red Bull BC One in a statement.
In celebration of break dance’s roots, Red Bull BC One will start on July 24 in New York City – the birthplace of hip hop and breaking.
“Bringing Red Bull BC One back to New York City, the foundation of our culture, gives the community a chance to embrace the scene’s transformation while honoring the legacy of those who came before,” Red Bull BC One All-Star Neguin said.
This year the competition is featuring a dedicated night for the final B-Girl battle, which will stream live on Red Bull BC One YouTube, Facebook and Red Bull TV on August 21.
“I’m excited that the increased female representation in breaking is reflected at every Red Bull BC One cypher in the U.S., all the way to the National Finals with a full 16 B-Girl Bracket. It continues to affirm that B-Girls deserve to be highlighted in battles and can compete at a high-level just like B-Boys,” Red Bull BC One All Star Logistx said.
After the regional cyphers, the Red Bull BC One USA Camp will also be hosted in Orlando, starting August 20.
“Camp will feature three days of educational dance programming to provide a platform for the dance community to unite and celebrate. Breakers and dance enthusiasts alike are invited to take part in workshops, panels, and competitions led by world-class dancers as well as members of the elite Red Bull BC One All Stars: Logistx, Victor, RoxRite, Ronnie, Neguin, and more,” said the statement.
Red Bull BC One U.S. Schedule
- New York City Cypher @ 350 Grand Street: Saturday, July 24
- Los Angeles City Cypher @ Avalon Hollywood: Saturday, July 31
- Boston City Cypher @ Big Night Live: Saturday, August 7
- Houston City Cypher @ Warehouse Live: Friday & Saturday, August 13-14
- Orlando Red Bull BC One Camp and National Final @ Ace Cafe: Thursday-Sunday, August 20-22
Visit the Redbull website for detailed information and ticket details.