GroundBreaker Battle 7

Featuring a crew vs crew break dancing competition
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This event is free and open to the public!

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts is hosting the 7th Annual Groundbreaker Battle on Saturday, August 15 from Noon – 8:00pm. The daylong family friendly event highlights the MSP local breaking crews along with crews competing from all over the nation.  Be a part of the action as crew vs. crew battle in hopes of winning one of three cash prizes. Judges have been selected from around the nation: B-Girl Vanicia (Nashville), B-Boy Float (Boston) and Red Bull sponsored B-Boy Easy Roc (L.A.) to determine the winning crew!

There will be Hip Hop and Beat-boxing workshops, an interactive graffiti installation with Juxtaposition Arts, community vendors, raffles, and performances by Ill Chemistry and the House of Dance youth group, even a special appearance from the Timberwolves Pup Crew. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Twins, Red Bull, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 7th Annual Groundbreaker Battle will be held in the Butler Square parking lot on the North side of The Cowles Center. 


Aug 15
Sat @ 12:00pm

12:00pm: Check in opens
12:00pm:  Workshop – Beginning Hip Hop
1:15: Preliminaries
2:00: Workshop – Beat Boxing 101
3:00:  Performance-House of Dance Youth Group/ Timberwolves Pup Crew
3:15pm: Introduction of judges
3:30pm:  Top 16 battles
4:45pm:  Raffle #1
5:00pm: Top 8 battles
6:00pm: Performance – Ill Chemistry
6:150pm:  Top 4 battles
7:00pm:  Raffle #2
7:15pm:  Final battle