Redbull Bcone Rotterdam Cypher (June 4th 2017)


Rotterdam host van de Red Bull BC One City Cypher

Op 2, 3 en 4 november is de Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam het toneel van de Red Bull BC One World Final, de meest prestigieuze one-on-one breakdance battle ter wereld. Maar voor het zo ver is, barsten de battles wereldwijd los. Zo ook tijdens de lokale voorronde op 4 juni in Rotterdam; de City Cypher en JIJ kan erbij zijn!

Ben jij een b-boy of b-girl, 15 jaar of ouder en wil je jouw skills showen aan de breakdance top van Nederland? Kom dan op 4 juni naar Rotterdam.

Na de Nederlandse tour van de Red Bull BC One All Stars komt de BC One op 4 juni naar Rotterdam. Theater Zuidplein wordt in samenwerking met de Nederlandse Breakdance League omgetoverd tot breakdance arena waar de dansers gaan strijden voor de winst. Dus… dit is je kans om de dansvloer te ownen! De City Cypher is namelijk de enige kans voor Nederlandse breakers om een van de drie plekken te bemachtigen voor de nationale voorronde; de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher.

De Holland Cypher wordt op zondag 6 augustus georganiseerd in Heerlen, tijdens het dansfestival The Notorious IBE. Samen met de 13 directe invites voor de Red Bull BC One Holland Cypher gaan 16 dansers uitmaken wie Nederland mag vertegenwoordigen tijdens de Last Chance Cypher in november.

Bij de Last Chance Cypher battlen de 38 winnaars van de wereldwijde voorrondes om de allerlaatste wildcard voor de Red Bull BC One World Final 2017 in Amsterdam.

De Red Bull BC One bestaat al sinds 2004 en vindt in november voor het eerst plaats in onze hoofdstad. In the end nemen op zaterdag 4 november de 16 beste breakdancers ter wereld het tegen elkaar op op het terrein van de Westergasfabriek. Check hier info over het event.

See you in Rotterdam?


Featured is pleased to announce its partnership with McDonalds Bboy Royal.

NEW YORK , NY – McDonald’s New York Tri-State is proud to announce the return of the city’s largest annual breakdance tournament, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale, on August 26 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Now in its fourth year, the event will feature eight leading crews from across the U.S. and Canada competing for a $5,000 grand prize and the 2017 championship title. Breakdance legend Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón, president of the Rock Steady Crew –an iconic b-boy group founded in the Bronx in 1977—will serve as the lead judge. In addition to the main competition, the tournament will also celebrate the introduction of breaking as an official sport at the 2018 Youth Olympics by paying tribute to the street dance’s pioneers and its New York City roots.

General admission tickets go on sale April 12, 2017 at 10 AM local time at the NYU Skirball Center website and box office. Ticket prices are $22.50 for adults and $17.50 for children (12 and under) and seniors. From now through April 25, ticket buyers can receive $5 off each purchase using presale code BBOYW. All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Tri-State Area (RMHC-NYTSA), a non-profit organization that provides needed stability and resources to children and their families.

2016 McDonald’s B-Boy Royale champions Last Samurai –comprised of members from New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota– will return to defend their title against seven award-winning groups making their B-Boy Royale premieres. The event will also feature surprise guests, music performances and the presentation of the 2017 McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It’s an honor to be part of McDonald’s B-Boy Royale on the 40th anniversary of Rock Steady Crew,” said lead judge Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón, who was the inaugural recipient of the B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. “This year’s tournament offers a great platform to celebrate the history –and future– of breaking in the city where it all began.”

Our participation in McDonald’s B-Boy Royale provides us with a unique opportunity to promote the work and mission of RMHC to diverse communities across the Tri-State area and beyond,” commented Christopher Perry, Executive Director of RMHC-NYTSA. “We’re proud to be the charitable beneficiary of this wonderful event, which empowers young people and brings together world class talent in support of a great cause.”

Red Bull BC One heads to Europe in November for World Final showdown.


Westergasfabriek will provide the stage for the world’s best B-Boys to battle it out one-on-one again at the 14th edition of Red Bull BC One on November 4.

Netherlands is home to celebrated crews such as HustleKidz and The Ruggeds as well as 2014 BC One winner Menno – a member of the Red Bull BC One All Stars.

It will be a long 2017 journey, though, for whoever wants to emulate reigning champion Issei after he wowed his home crowd in Nagoya, Japan.

The 19-year-old fought off two-time winner Hong 10 to capture his first BC One title in 2016 after years of regional Japanese and Asian Pacific finals.

This time around, BC One hopefuls go head-to-head in over 35 qualifying cyphers and six camps to determine who makes the Amsterdam cut.

The three-day camps will be held in Spain, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan and Netherlands, reflecting the local creative landscape with lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, club nights and battles.

All the winners will earn the chance to compete for the last open spot, just days before the hugely anticipated World Final gets broadcast to the world.

Leony was one of 38 B-Boys from 35 countries competing at the 2016 Last Chance Cypher, the Brazilian winning through to the World Final.

After the amazing routines displayed in Japan, 2017 Red Bull BC One promises to be the best yet with the planet’s most talented B-Boys feeding off the passionate Dutch crowd to discover the next champion.



In the next upcoming weeks , Unvsti will celebrate its 10th anniversary, the event came a long way since its birth,started in the city of st brieux with almost no funding, Mohammed Ibnyassin & Said Bendarraz including his team of volunteers made the best out of the every situation, this hasn’t been un-noticed by bboyworld. Year after year Unvsti has been providing the local community with activity’s that bring people together, methods such as dance, music and other methodology’s have been used to build bridges between cultures and create dialog between them (talk of the town)
We are really amazed by the quality of work that unvsti delivers on a scale, that is able to compete with major city’s, we congratulate unvsti with there current achievements & wish them more fruitful years. The community needs you!!!




Most of you are probably aware by now that breaking has been accepted into the Youth Olympics in 2018.
Here at Bboyworld we are very excited with this development as this will provide a platform for current and future dancers and officially recognize them as athletes.

The Youth Olympics will bring numerous opportunities for the Bboy / Bgirl community worldwide as there will be a need to prepare, train and coach aspiring Olympians both physically and mentally for the pursuit of Olympic gold. Soon we will start to see an increased interest in our culture as well as registrations for dance classes around the world. All of this will bring economic benefits on multiple levels within our culture.

Currently the WDSF is in talks with several people from our community ensuring that the traditions and values of our culture are respected and preserved. Bboyworld fully supports WDSF and we are looking forward to seeing a bright future being built for our new generation of supreme athletes.


Erwin Mahroug

Bboyworld President





Underdog MC Vladee sets the record straight


A few years ago Mc Vladee started organizing events, many established promoters saw him as a underdog.
Mc Vladee hard work and dedication were fruitful alto his first event only had 100 attendance.
After some tweaking and modifying the concept his event began rapidly began to grow from 100 to 20 000 people.
The rest is history. His last event featured busta rhymes and the legendary Grandmaster flash

Mc vladee belongs in the Top of urban culture promoters in the world. we from bboyworld wanna give Mc vladee a big shoutout and keep building!!

for more information visit:



While “The get down” is hot on Netflix, We have helped evolve our art form into new heights, its that time of the year!! dust off your shell toes kicks ;), after several qualifiers world wide, dance teams from all over the world will attend, the 20th year anniversary of the Pro/Am bboy world championships, who will be crowned champion!!
Will it be The Netherlands?, Ukraine or korea or will the trophy stay home in the USA, come and witness!
Limited tickets available get yours now!!!



Las Vegas resident Vincent Foster, 49, died at UMC, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

NHP’s preliminary investigation said the collision occurred about 11:45 p.m. when a white 2015 Toyota Scion XB taxi that was eastbound on Spring Mountain Road collided with a bicycle being driven by Foster against a “no walk” signal near Mel Torme Way.

“The taxi had a green light and proceeded eastbound toward the intersection,” the news release stated. “Foster was on a bicycle and traveling from the north side of Spring Mountain to the south in a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian disregarded the “No Walk” signal and rode into the path of the taxi resulting in a collision.”

Foster was ejected from the bicycle and transported to UMC Trauma with life-threatening injuries. He died Friday.

A man driving the taxi driver on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The taxi did not have any passengers and the driver was not issued a traffic citation.



This year Evolution world finals will take place Dec 3rd 2016 in Miami Florida.
This year we will collaboration with the Legendary Pro Am, Pro Am will celebrate its 20th year anniversary, Pro am is a house hold name in the scene, Pro Am  has shaped competitive breaking what we know today, many other promoters have use  the Pro Am blue print to build there event. Who can roast the most  will also join the Festival week.
Legendary Miami bboy, Bebe and founder of WCRTM will host his event in the same weekend, Bboys from all over the world have confirmed that they will attend this crazy 3 day festival weekend!!!



Respect In Peace -The Sad State of R16 Korea


Dearest fans, supporters and participators of the R16 Global Series,
I regret to inform you that the Korean government has cancelled the funding for R16 as a whole and without government support, it will not be possible to hold the R16 World Finals in Korea. This came as a very big shock to us as this year was going to be our Tenth anniversary and we had many plans to make this special. As much as you may feel upset or disappointed, please understand that the Korean government has never supported any event over 4 years, while R16 was supported for nine years! However, it must have been more and more difficult for them to prove that R16 is benefiting “Korean tourism”, which is where the budget comes from. Also perhaps with the Winter Olympics coming to Korea, may have also had an affect on the “tourism budget” as well.
Legendary battles

What saddens me the most, is the fact that R16 was the last annual large scale international event held in Korea. I only first heard about the country of Korea back in early 2000’s from the Korean bboys when they were making noise around the world. The whole worldwide Bboy community looked to Korea, as they had some of the biggest sponsored events the world ever seen, it gave many Bboys “hope” in a progressing Bboy future.

Hope… That’s what R16 meant to me, and I’m sure many young Bboys around the world may have felt the same.

So it saddens me to say, that it looks as though there will not be an R16 tenth year anniversary in Korea, however to be clear, we have found another option. The R16 World Finals will be moved to another country in Asia… Taiwan on December 10th 2016 (The weekend after Red Bull BC One World Finals in Japan).
The Bboy scene in Taiwan has grown to such a high level in the past few years and if there is any country in Asia that has the potential and government support to keep this battle alive, it’s definitely Taiwan. Although the overall budget won’t be the same as it was in Korea, this is going to be a fresh start for R16, beginning with a 4 on 4 Bboy battle however bringing it back up to 16 countries!
Saving this event could not have been done without all our event partners around the world who insisted to keep on going. The R16 World Finals will be moving every year or two to other countries who have interest in hosting the world finals. Also, the Korean Tourism Organization (the official owners of the R16 brand) believes that we may be able to bring R16 back to Korea in the coming years!
If you would like to help, you can send a sincere petition to the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism (MCST) of Korea to continue and preserve R16. Please remember to be respectful, and include why you believe that R16 should not come to an end, the impact R16 and Korean Bboys had on you AND the world. If the Korean government can know how big and influential Korean Bboying has on the rest of the world, perhaps they may continue to support.
When clicking on the link below, you will need to download the petition application form. If possible, please send any other file or picture you might have to show your love and support, or if you have even traveled to Korea before, send a picture to show that R16 has indeed brought tourism to Korea. If you haven’t been to Korea before, you can also make a pledge to come to Korea for a visit someday for R16 or a simple visit. Please click on the MCST contact / petition page here:
Respect in Peace

Whether or not R16 continues, scales down, moves to another country or ends now or in the near future, on behalf of Cartel Creative and all the R16 Global Championships, I just want to sincerely thank everyone for your participation, support and love that you show us for the past 9 years. Please do not give up on the dream of a professional Bboy future where our culture, artform, dance and bboys can make a decent sustainable living while being recognized, respected and valued by the entire world…
and I promise to do the same.
Much love and Respect,
– R16 Global Events Producer

Dyzee (Supernaturalz / R16)