Australian Hip Hop dancing has its own version of Hip Hop International with the introduction of SHAKEDOWN CREW CHALLENGE, now in its second year.
And such was the overwhelming popularity of the inaugural SHAKEDOWN CREW CHALLENGE last year, the Grand Final of this year's all styles Hip Hop dance event will be held at Melbourne's Vodafone Arena on Saturday, October 28.
Finalists include crews from Sydney and Melbourne. Twenty-two Hip Hop crews - 11 open age and 11 under age - make up over 200 performers, all striving for excellence, and who will share the pool of $20,000 in cash and prizes, making SHAKEDOWN CREW CHALLENGE the biggest hip hop award event in Australia.
The event will feature a comeback performance by Australia's RnB legends CDB.
SHAKEDOWN CREW CHALLENGE is the brainchild of suburban mother Jody O'Donnell, whose interest in Hip Hop dancing led her to realize that the community was needing a well-organised event to showcase the extraordinary talent that has developed within this culture of young people.
In 2005 Jody set out and created the SHAKEDOWN CREW CHALLENGE, which attracted dance crews from all over Melbourne and Sydney and was attended by over 2000 people the Grand Final held at Dallas Brooks Hall.
SHAKEDOWN has not only proven itself to be an excellent example of Australian multiculturalism, but it has also realised Jody's dream to create an event that would motivate youth from all walks of life and all communities to be involved in a positive manner, increasing their self-esteem and sense of achievement.
Dancers of all cultures join together in an explosion of dance styles and music, with friends and families joining together to applaud the fantastic sights and outright creativity.
Tickets are now on sale through Ticketek.
Prices are $39.90 Single/$35.90 Concession/$99.00 Family (2 adults/2 children). Children 3 and under free.