Coming up this weekend is the annual “Bboy Summit” event where bboys, poppers, and lockers gather to celebrate the dance element side of Hip Hop and more. Bboy Summit, which began in 1994, will celebrate its 18th year in Los Angeles this weekend.
“The Bboy Summit was created in 94 due to a need for a community orientated Hip-Hop Event that encompassed knowledge of the history of Hip-Hop Culture with the skills of Bboying and Bgirling (breaking or break dancing). At that point in time Bboys and Bgirls did not have their own platform in which to come together, dance and pay homage to the traditional dance of Hip-Hop. Each year the event has expanded to encompass Bboys, Bgirls, MCs, Aerosol Artists, and DJs from around the world, steadily building into what is now the foremost Hip-Hop cultural event in the world. Equally, the Summit is proud to be considered one of the most important events for Lockers, Poppers, Waackers, Freestyle and House Dancers to journey too to take part in the annual Soul Fest at the Bboy Summit. The impact the Bboy Summit Event has had globally is insurmountable, most importantly contributing the transmission of Bboy Bgirl style of dance, as well as street dance in general to the new generation. Without an understanding of the roots and culture of Hip-Hop, the youth of today would not be able to expand on it, further developing the styles into futuristic trends of tomorrow.” (Bboy Summit Website)
October 19-21, 2012
Los Angeles, CA
This year’s B-Boy Summit consists of 3 days in the Los Angeles area celebrating and embracing the B-Boy lifestyle and culture we all know and love. As in past years, the Summit will include panels, live art, workshops, classes and of course some of the biggest B-Boy & B-Girl battles you’ll ever witness. Be a part of this years Summit and join us for an incredible weekend.
Pros 2 Protégés is a 16 pair battle consisting of a Pro (teacher) and Protégé (student) with 8 of the pair seats invitational and the remaining 8 open signups at the door on the day of the event.
Attendees of all ages will bear witness to the stories of the trials and tribulations that made these dancers into what they are: true athletes of dance. Special performances! Do not miss this epic event!
$15 presale discount tix are now available at:
The Originators Store
7600 Melrose Ave. Suite H
Open from noon-7pm daily
Saturday Oct. 20th: Day 1, BBQ*Beats*Black Books
at Lafayette Park Los Angeles625 South Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Urban Music Showcase, Freestyle Dance Exhibition Featuring Top Freestyle dance artists including panel “What is Freestyle Dance?” Community based dance workshops, Footwork Contest, live art, vendors, BBQ
Sunday Oct. 21: Day 2 Pros 2 Protégés Battle and Panel series
at Avalon Hollywood
Bboy, Popping, Locking Categories
noon-8pm/ $15 advance tix available at The Originators store on Melrose $20 at the door
Fri: $5 Sat: free Sun: $15 presale or $20 at the door