2019 Details:

Saturday May 18

Rockit Studio, 2/2 Hampden Rd, Mount Barker

 

 

This is Rockit's annual major youth event supported by the Mount Barker District Council,

the Awesome Foundation and the Little Animal Company.

 

It is a dance battle welcoming the states leading street dancers and role models

into our studio to inspire our young people.

 

Special Guest Judge and Workshop Host (QLD) - Bboy Ma Moose

 

WORKSHOPS: 

3:00pm - Advanced Breaker workshop 

4:00pm - Rookie Breaker workshop

 

BATTLE:

5:00pm start

 

ENTRY COST:

Gold coin donation at the door

for workshop and battle

 

Sponsored by:

2019 Special Guest, Workshop Host and Judge - Ma Moose

Ma Moose has won numerous competitions many of which are listed below and are some of the highest level competitions in Australian and New Caledonian history.


Shadow Wars Vol.1
Super Roundbox.
Battle City
Evolution Aus Qualifier 2x Winner.
QLD B-boy Champ
Platform Battle -3 x winner.
City Wars
The Steady Rockin Award -
Survival of the Strongest 7to Smoke. Vol 1&3
Battle of the Year – 1v1 New Caledonia
Mortal Kombreak Vol.5
Yoyo jam 2v2
Bonny and Clyde
KO Krew Anniversary
Halloween battle
Real Art Jam
Lucky Break 2013
R16 Best Bboy Award
Team Cream Anniversary
Park Jam
Street Smart
R16 4v4
Fired Up Battle 
Rap Dance Battle
Nice Fest.
I can I will Battle
Street Groove
Freestyle Session Australia 
Kulture Jam Underground

WHAT IS AN ALL STYLE BATTLE?

Dancers trained in breakdance, krumping, waacking, popping, locking and hip hop come to our studio to compete for the title, respect and prize money.

 

This style of competition is very different to traditional dance competitions. Within this community, the emphasis of these competitions is for dancers to come together and gain respect from one another.

 

The essence of breakdance is quite different to many other styles of dance. Students learn the basic repertoire and how different moves connect together. From there, it is up to the individual dancer to create a style of dance best suited to their personality and skill (just like a brand). Each dancer gets to express themselves in a completely unique way. This promotes creative thinking, self discipline and respect. During a battle the intention is to gain respect for the work you have created. Many of these dancers watch and respect multiple styles of dance and then use those styles as an influence on their own work.

 

Dancers from around Adelaide and interstate meet together in our studio to cypher and compete. The energy is electric.

 

It is also important to note, in this community, drugs and alcohol are not permitted at battles and are frowned upon and not permitted.

During battles the intention

is to gain respect from your peers.

WHY BRING THIS STYLE OF BATTLE TO ROCKIT?

 

Director Noni Vassos undertook a lot of research into the break dance community before introducing it to Rockit.

 

Many people think it has negative connotations, but it couldn't be further than the truth.

 

This style of dance is an incredible way for young people to be positively involved in a physical activity that promotes humility, inclusion, respect and learning.

 

It also sees one generation proudly handing down a skill set to the next creating positive role models.

During the years Rockit has run its breakdance program and hosted King of the Hill, we have seen incredible transformations in our young students. Many have found positive role models to whom they look up to. Each year they see these role models compete and each one highlights what can be achieved when you are focused and work hard to achieve something.

This event is full of opportunities for younger dancers to be inspired and encouraged by the older dancers who are keen to see them develop. There is nothing better than seeing one of the older more professional dancers tao a younger one on the back and comment on how well they are doing. The smiles we see on our younger dancers faces are magic.

P O S I T I V E 

R O L E 

M O D E L S

It was just a sea of humans loving other humans with… as you say…no drugs!!

 

I feel like buying real estate in Mount Barker right now, as I think you are helping it to be a really cruisy place in ten and twenty and thirty years time. 

Lyndal, Rockit Mum

WHY IS THIS TYPE OF EVENT IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY?

-- It is an important opportunity for young people to express themselves.

- It is a unique way for young people to meet incredible role models who will inspire them to work hard and follow their dreams.

- It brings our community members together for a day of celebration and pride.

- It breaks down stereotypes

- Competitors build new self-esteem and goals

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

- Come along as an audience member to help cheer the competitors on.

- Bring a group of friends to hang out for the night.

- Sponsor the event

HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN GET INVOLVED?

- We welcome sponsorship from local businesses to help support the costs to cover expenses to bring renowned interates artists to Adelaide (including flights and accommodation).

- You can support the event by providing a gift, product or cash as the winning prize.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact the Director, Noni Vassos.

PREVIOUS BATTLES

 

2K18 Battle

Thanks to continued funding from the Mount Barker District Council we were able to bring national leader Bboy Yogi to town. Yogi hosted two workshops (one for more experienced dancers and one for the community) before judging and undertaking taking a showcase performance at the battle Yogi's credits include:
 

National and International Competitions:

✓ 1st Place Freestyle Session Australia (August 2016) & Top 32 - Freestyle Session World Finals Los Angeles, USA (Nov 2016)
✓ 1st place - R16 Australia (July 2015) & Top 16 - R16 World Finals, Seoul Korea (Sept 2015)
✓ 1st place - Freestyle Session Australia (Sept 2014) & Top 16 - FSS World Finals, San Diego USA (Nov 2014)
✓ 1st Place - Australasian Bboy Championships
✓ Top 8 - U.K World Bboy Championships
✓ Competitor - RedBull BC One World Titles qualifier
✓ 1st Place - Evolution Australia 2010 (first ever)
✓ Top 8 - New York City World Evolution Championships 2011
✓ 3rd Place - Battle of the year Australia Finals 2003


3 of Yogi’s great achievements:
✓ 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony - Jessica Mauboy, X3 WSL World Champion Mick Fanning and Olympic/ Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Sally Pearson. Choreographed by Jason Coleman (sytycd) and directed by David Atkins Enterprise (Sydney Olympic closing ceremony). The closing
ceremony was broadcast to over 30 countries around the world.
✓ Entertaining Queen Elizabeth and current world leaders alongside Australian pop superstar Guy Sebastian on stage at the 2011 CHOGM Summit Closing Ceremony held in Perth.
✓ ARIA Awards 2012, 360 & GOSSLING (Song of the Year – “BOYS LIKE YOU”) - Support performer for live act, Sydney Australia.

MC: Bboy Jedi

Judges: Bboy Yogi, Moon and Penny.

DJ: Dreaded

Winners: Hulk Smash

2K17 Battle

Rockit received funding from the Mount Barker District Council who believe in what King of the Hill offers. With the funding, Rockit flew Locking Nai from Sydney to run a workshop as well as judge the battle. Locking Nai was an incredible inspiration to people of all ages. His big bright smile warmed the hearts of everyone around and he got all ages up on the dance floor. His party dance workshop was a huge hit encouraging both experienced and beginner dancers to try new things. Locking Nai (Riddim Nation\PirateX) from Sydney, is known in the scene as the most versatile Street Dancer in Australia. He has travelled the world to study under and compete with the Pioneer Legends of the world in the street Dance industry such as Mr.wiggles, Suga Pop, Shabba Doo, Skeeter Rabit, Caleaf, Brian Green and many more. Through everything he has learnt and continues to learn, he is looking forward to giving back to the community by sharing his knowledge and experiences. His mission is to pass the torch so that the Australian Dance scene as a whole may elevate and one day dominate the world. Locking Nai’s Achievements include: 2015 Zulu Nation Aus 1v1 Freestyle Champion, 2016 Lion City Throwdown 1v1 Hiphop Winner , 2016 NSW Dancehall Queen & King Comp 1st Place , 2016 & 2017 Australian WaackTournament Champion , 2017 Hip Hop International Aus 7 to Smoke Allstyle Champion

WORKSHOP:

Party Dance Workshop hosted by Locking Nai and Moon

BATTLE:

Format: Mind control format created by Soul Stealers Crew (KOR) - On the day there will be 2 person teams. Following every battle from the top 16 will result in a choice, the winning team gets to take one of the dancers from the losing team and add them to their crew.

Judges: Melski Mel (Cutlass Creative, Fresh Fools and Nokturnal), Locking Nai (Riddim Nation\PirateX), Moon (Freak Elites, The Bronx Boys, D.RB, beastmode & creator of freaksEVO & DMNDZ).

Mc: Jedi (Skill@Will)

DJ: Dreaded (Kings Only)

Winning Crew: Nico & Dai (Very Nice)

Runners Up: Jasmine & Tito (Freak Squad)

2K16 Battle

Thanks to sponsorship from the Mount Barker District Council, we have been able to fly nationally renowned breakdancer, ‘Bboy Monsta’, into Adelaide to perform, judge and run workshops for members of the local community. With over 14 years experience an numerous national titles to his name, Jacob "Bboy Monsta" Goodridge is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed Bboys to date. Known as Monsta for his physique and 'larger than life' moves, he grew up in Newcastle where he began his dance career with his original crew, Robotek. New residing in Brisbane, Monsta has since won multiple Australian titles including Redbull BC One Australia and Freestyle Sessions Australia and has gone on to represent his country in places like New Zealand, USA, Brazil and Korea. Monsta's latest endeavours include becoming a Grand Finalist on the most recent edition of "Australia's Got Talent' with his performance crew Swagamama, and has since been travelling the nation performing at various prestigious events for a wide range of high profile company's.

WORKSHOP:

Breakdance workshop with Bboy Monsta

BATTLE:

Format: Mind control format created by Soul Stealers Crew (KOR) - On the day there will be 2 person teams. Following every battle from the top 16 will result in a choice, the winning team gets to take one of the dancers from the losing team and add them to their crew.

Judges:  Bboy Monsta (Raw, Team Cream, Common Ground, Swagamama), ElJefe (Freak Elites & Dr. Boogie), Penelope Shum (The Soul Council).

Mc: Jedi (Skill@Will)
DJ: Dreaded (Kings Only)

Winning Crew: Alex, Tito, Naughty boi, Patrix and Zack

Runners Up: 

2K15 Battle

This was the first year King of the Hill was run at Rockit Performing Arts.

Format: 2 v 2

Judges:  ElJefe (Freak Elites & Dr. Boogie), MR Tips AKA Baby Kaos (Freak Elites Crew, KAOS Fam, Adelaide Krump Alliance, Buck Validation and Collision Course 2) 

Mc: Jedi (Skill@Will)

DJ: Dreaded (Kings Only)

Winning Crew: 

 

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