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Calling all young Aussie break dancers

13 April 2017

BUENOS AIRES 2018:The world’s best young break dancers will get their chance to throw it down on the Olympic stage as dance sport makes its Games debut at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

And all Australian break dancers aged between 15 and 17 can throw their hat in the ring for Olympic qualification.

The World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) has this week announced the innovative qualification process to identify the world’s best male and female breakers born between 2000 and 2002.

In the first stage of qualifying for one of the 24 quota places the IOC has allocated to breaking at Buenos Aires, each b-boy or b-girl will upload a one-minute, unedited breaking video of himself or herself to the dedicated online platform.

Plus, in an Olympic first, members of the general public are invited to express their preference for some of the submitted videos which will be on show on the Breaking For Gold’ website.

The top five boys and top five girls from each country, as decided by a panel of international breaking judges, will advance to the Regional Qualifiers.

This means Australia’s top young break dancers will head to Taipei in December where they’ll face Asia and Oceania’s best b-boys and girls in a one-on-one battle format knockout competition.

The best 20 boys and 10 girls from each region will advance through the 2018 World Youth Break Dancing Championships in Japan in May next year. The top 24 athletes from the World Championships (limit of 1 per NOC) will qualify for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.

More information regarding the qualification process can be found HERE.

The Digital Qualifying period will be from May 1 to July 31 2017.

Georgia Thompson

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