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Welcome to the World Battle UK  XVIII

2023 World Qualifier

March 11 2023 | London

At Move IT Dance Show – World’s Biggest Dance Convention

At the UK’s most celebrated street dance event where hundreds of the Uk’s best dancers come together for the UK Hip Hop Dance Championship, an event true to the values of hip hop dance culture.

You can be a part. Poppers, Lockers, Bboys/Bgirls, AllStylers, and Whackers from all over the UK will compete to capture the National title and international bragging rights while hip hop icons, artists and celebrities make appearances and perform.

At UK Battle

We have the battle categories below. Battles with the asterisk (*) qualify for the world championships. The other battles are national championship only.



  • Popping 1v1*
  • Locking 1v1*
  • All Styles 2v2*
  • Whacking 1v1*
  • Hip Hop 1v1**


*Winners qualify for the World Hip Hop Dance Championship in America.

**Categories Subject to Change

The World Hip Hop Dance Championship’s eight-day event schedule includes the world’s top street dancers who will represent their countries in the World Battles; Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking and All Styles.


During of the week are panel discussions featuring respected living legends and icons of hip hop dance, the Chill Down Lounge for dancing and socializing after the evening competitions have concluded, the presentation of the Living Legend of Hip Hop Award and the Urban Moves Dance Workshops presented by the most celebrated hip hop dancers and choreographers.

Above all, dancers meet others from around the world equally passionate about hip hop culture and dance.

Register for the event

Participants must have a valid membership

Click here to Log-in or create a new UKSDA membership.

idance® and HHI UK are proud to present the World Championship 2023 Qualifier at Move IT the World’s Biggest Dance Convention, featuring The UK’s top street dancers competing for the right to represent the UK at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships

Compete against the exciting backdrop of the world’s biggest dance Convention with more than 30,000 spectators.


  • World Battles UK
     September 23, 2022 - March 11, 2023
     9:00 am BST - 10:00 am GMT
  • UK Battle Popping Locking Whacking Pre-selection
     March 11, 2023
     10:00 am GMT - 11:00 pm GMT
  • UK Battle 2v2 All Styles Pre-selection Locking Semi-Final
     March 11, 2023
     12:00 am GMT - 1:00 pm GMT
  • UK Battle 2v2 All Styles Semi-Final
     March 11, 2023
     2:00 pm GMT - 3:00 pm GMT
  • UK Battle Finals
     September 23, 2022
     9:00 am BST - 5:00 pm BST
  • Platinum (Parents Crews) Showcase - XVIII
     September 24, 2022
     9:00 am BST - 5:00 pm BST