Vancouver Street Dance Festival 2013

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Vancouver Street Dance Festival

After the great success of the last year, Vancouver Street Dance Festival is back at Robson Square with an expanded schedule and a bigger reach. This free all-ages event on Saturday, August 3 will feature dance showcases, musical performances, free workshops and an open dance floor.

The highlight of the event will be the semi-finals and finals of dance battles in a variety of styles (bboying, locking, waacking, hip hop and popping). The event itinerary begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

Vancouver Street Dance Festival

Take a look at last year’s recap video to get a better idea of what the festival feels like:

The goal of this festival is to pull in and engage rather than just entertain – think of a vibe halfway between a summer block party and a dance battle. To further that goal, the preliminary battles will be held the day before at Boogaloo Academy; the Saturday will be more about listening to good live music, watching dancers do what they do and enjoying that great summer vibe that only Vancouver can offer.

Schedule

11:00 Music
11:30-12:30 Workshops, music
1:00 Semifinals Part 1
1:30-2:30 Workshops, music
2:30 Live music performance
3:00 Semifinals Part 2
3:30-4:30 Workshops, music
5:00 Crew battle showcase
5:30 Live music performance
6:30 Finals and judge showcases
7:00 Announcements
7:30 Music and winding down

*Schedule is subject to change

For more information visit www.vanstreetdancefest.com or see their Facebook Event.

Photos from last year’s festival

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