ABOVE PHOTO: Philly Movement dance group was the winner of the $500 dollar grand prize winners of the first phase of the Battle Of The Year Competition on Saturday, August 17th held at Cheltenham Mall.
By Kiarra Solomon
On Saturday, August 17th, the National Dance Competition, Battle of The Year came to Philadelphia, giving the city’s best dancers an opportunity to prove their skills. Hosted by Power 99FM’s DJ Diamond Kutz, the dance- off took place in the Mall’s Center Court.
PHOTO:Project Position dance group were the runners up in the first phase of the Battle Of The Year Competition on Saturday, August 17th held at Cheltenham Mall.
The competition was judged by a panel of local celebrities, including Power99FM Morning Show’s Mina SayWhat, CW personality Kharisma McElwaine, Tango Traffic’s Gina Gannon and popular writer and promoter Mister Mann Frisby.
Twelve dance groups competed in the dance off, sponsored by Sony Pictures and DanceOn, for the Grand Prize of $500. The winning group Philly Movement, a local teen dance group, will now advance to the national level, to compete for a chance to appear on BET’s 106th and Park.
Beginning on Wednesday, August 28th, you can vote for the Philly’s winners, or your favorite group, by logging onto www.danceon.com/BOTYcontest.
PHOTO: The Judges for the Battle Of The Year Competition were Author, Mister Mann Frisby, CW Philly personality Kharisma Mcllwaine, Tango Traffic’s Gina Gannon and Power 99 on air personality Mina SayWhat..
(Photos / H Michael Hammie)
The film, Battle of the Year, stars Chris Brown, Josh Holloway, Laz Alonzo and Josh Peck. The film is inspired by the actual world championship held yearly in France. Battle of the Year is an international dance crew tournament that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in 15 years.
LA Hip Hop mogul (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He sets out to assemble a Dream Team of all the best dancers across the country. Battle of the Year opens September 20th in theaters everywhere. For more information visit http://www.battleoftheyear-movie.net/