And it´s not that cold. Urban North Battle is a warm and friendly event that includes and welcomes everyone. A two day event with BATTLES, WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES and JAMS. We invite all urban dancers to compete in our All Style Battle ROOKIE & PRO (1 vs 1), and Showcase Competition (Best Crew). This year we will also add Breaking (1 vs 1) as an individual category.
Come as you are and bring your best moves! Corky style, new style or forgotten style. It doesn´t matter. Everything goes as long as you enjoy and have fun!
Never been in Umeå? It´s not that bad! It´s a young and vibrant city easy accessed by train or flight.
Also – look out for workshops and programme for Saturday Night Show!
What is Showcase Competition?
Showcase Competition is the perfect opportunity for you and your crew to compete with your own choreography. You choose your own moves with your own choice of music. Minimum 3 crew members, maximum 4 minute long routine. The winning crew will leave URBAN NORTH Battle with 8000 SEK (what?!) Let the best crew win!
How does an All Style Battle work?
All Style Pro 1st prize: 6 000 SEK, 2nd prize 3 000 SEK
All Style Rookie Winners: 1 000 SEK
Breaking 1st prize: 6 000 SEK, 2nd prize 3 000 SEK
Showcase Competition Winners: 8 000 SEK
Anna-Karin ”AK47” Åberg
Anna-Karin, also known as ‘AK47’ is a professional dancer based in Stockholm. Since her studies at Åsa Folkhögskola and DOCH she has toured internationally dancing and teaching, most recently in Uganda. As a breakdancer she is no stranger to the battle scene with many competitions under her belt such as Bgirl SM and United styles Boston. She is an ambassador of the Swedish hip hop community and a frequent organizer of dance events. Today she manages Sundbybergs Kulturcentrum for dance and circus. Lock and load boys and girls, get ready for AK47!
Anna ”Groovy” Jeppesen
Originally from Aarhus Denmark Groovy Anna is a role model and a well known name in the hip hop community. As a professional dancer she has travelled all over the world dancing, competing and teaching since the age of 15. She has been studying in: New York, France, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Brazil. She has specialized her profession in the styles of House, Hip hop, Breaking and floor movements. Today she is also the funder of her own dance company ‘AnaLean Dance’. Flow, crazy, raw energy and above all GROOVY – that is Anna!
Jussi ”Focus” Sirviö
An icon for Finnish street dance culture, ambassador of Finnish hip hop culture. Dancing for over 20 years, won over 50 battles. Taught workshops for thousands all around the world and judged the biggest street dance battles in the world such as Red Bull BC One, Battle of the Year, R-16 and Juste Debout. Triple Circle Kingz World Champion, Rock Steady Crew Anniversary Champion, first European Official Concrete Battle Champion etc. He’s one the founding members of Flow Mo crew, Saiffa – Flow Mo Dance School and also B-Boy & B-Girl Dojo, the worldwide online learning platform for breaking. Focus has done it all and stays on the grind.
MC and DJ
They’re back this year again! With these two on board, the dance floor will be completely bananas with crazy moves and music that makes it impossible to sit still. A big welcome to MC: Ingrid Mugalu and DJ: Maele Sabuni aka Cheza aka Reeflex!
Highlights from a full house in 2018!