This year, the Hip Hop World Championships will be held in San Diego, CA.
Although the event isn’t scheduled until August, several of the participants and organizers recently stopped by San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena to scope out the scene.
According to NBC San Diego, the “Olympics of Hip Hop” is slated to draw over 3,500 dancers from more than 50 nations.
The competition was previously held in Las Vegas for the past seven years. Hip Hop international, the organization responsible for the event announced last year, that the World Championship finals will take place at Harrah’s Resort.
Hip Hop International’s co-founder, Howard Schwartz, says many of the dancers come from the Southern California region.
“In every area of the world, right now as we speak, there is an event going on,” Schwartz tells NBC San Diego. “It could be in Colombia, it could be in Paris, it could be in Brazil or it could be in Nigeria. All over the world there are crews performing and training to win their national championship to get here – San Diego – for the World Championship this summer.”
The Hip Hop World Championships are scheduled to take begin at San Diego State University’s Viejas Arena on August 1 and conclude at Harrah’s Resort on August 9.