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Locking Waacking Battle

Locking & Waacking Forever Battles 2023

Locking & Waacking Forever Battles 2023

Wednesday 23 August 2023

Wednesday 23 August 2023

In Paradiso - Main Hall

Doors: 10:00, Doors close: 19:00, Main programme: 10:45

€19,00 (incl. service) / Door: €21,00 Free entrance for children up to 8 years.

This program is part of Summer Dance Forever, an international HipHop dance festival. Organized in several venues around town, including Paradiso, Summer Dance Forever presents a great variety of dance performances, next level battles (hiphop, popping, locking, house and waacking), soulful club nights and workshops from iconic dancers to refresh and boost your skills. This year's festival takes place from 22-28 August. For the complete program and tickets see https://www.summerdanceforever...

Locking & Waacking Forever is a dance competition at international festival Summer Dance Forever where the top 24 best dancers in the world battle against each other in these two dance styles. ‘Locking’ is a style of funk dance in which the dancers ‘freeze’ their movements. ‘Waacking’ is a dance style that originated in the 1970’s gay clubs in California, and is characterized by striking arm movements, poses, and footwork.

Whoever wants to win this battle will have to defeat the three judges. This is what sets Summer Dance Forever apart from all other dance battles around the world. At other events the judges give their judgement from a comfortable distance behind a desk, but at Summer Dance Forever nobody is safe! The judges are always big international names, but even then judges don’t always win. The winner will achieve everlasting glory, win prize money and gets to judge at a next Summer Dance Forever battle.

PARTICIPATE?!
Visit and register for our preselections on August 22!
Registration for participating dancers: Tuesday 22 August – 12:00
Start preselections Locking: Tuesday 22 August – 15:00-16:30 (doors open: 14:00)
Start preselections Waacking: Tuesday 22 August – 17:00-18:30

Minimum age for participation is 12 years.

Line-up

Main Hall

  • John Agesilas
  • JNM the Naked MC
Winner Locking 2022

Winner Locking 2022

Summer Dance Forever 2022

Winner Waacking 2022

Winner Waacking 2022

Summer Dance Forever 2022

How to get to Paradiso

Paradiso is on the Weteringschans 6-8 in Amsterdam. That is very close to Leidseplein. From every part of the city there are trams heading towards Leidseplein. From there on out you can walk to Paradiso. Free and secured underground bike parking is available on the opposite side of Paradiso. Travelling by car is difficult, since there are only a few busy parking lots nearby. 

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