This event has been cancelled.

Over the first two weekends of the Festival, dance crews will go head-to-head and singers will flex their vocal prowess, each vying for a spot in the finals.

Multi-award-winning, bilingual artist Rei (2020 Best Hip Hop Album, Waiata Māori Music Awards) and Prestige, three-time National hip hop dance champions and fourth in Worlds, will headline the finals performance on the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre stage.

Up for grabs at the final event is… major street cred! Plus prizes which include either a studio session with leading choreographer Joshua Cesan (IDCO) for dance groups, or a session in a recording studio for vocalists.

Sat 6 & Sat 13 March 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Competitors must arrive by 12.00pm
Festival Garden, Aotea Square

Sat 20 March 7.00pm
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre
$13-$35, Buy tickets HERE

Want to be part of it?
Pre-registration is essential
Registrations open from Wed 25 Nov until Fri 5 Feb
Register HERE

Dance crews
• Up to six performers
• Must choreograph a routine to a song from a New Zealand artist (we are supporting our local artists all throughout the Festival)
• Routines should be three minutes or less
• Two age groups: 11–14 years and 15–18 years
• Dance floor dimensions to come

• Must be 18 years of age or younger as at 4 March 2021
• Covers of songs by New Zealand artists are allowed
• One accompanist is allowed – guitar or keyboards

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 29 November 2020