Friday, August 9, 2013

Battle of the Year Dance Contest - Sunday, August 18th

From our friends at Sony Pictures...

Washington, DC will host the BATTLE OF THE YEAR Dance Contest, sponsored by Sony Pictures, BET and DanceOn, on Sunday, August 18th at The Mall at Prince Georges. Registration begins at 12:00 PM. The Washington, DC winner will receive $500 and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize, including a trip to New York and an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. The Washington, DC event is hosted by WPGC radio.

Amateur dancers between the ages of 13 and 30, in groups up to five people, will perform a 60 second routine to the “Fast Man Remix.” The song clip, official rules and more information about the contest can be found at

BATTLE OF THE YEAR, starring Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck and Chris Brown opens September 20th in theaters everywhere.

WHAT:   BATTLE OF THE YEAR Dance Contest: a national dance contest on behalf of the new film BATTLE OF THE YEAR, starring Josh HollowayLaz AlonsoJosh Peck and Chris Brown.

WHERE:   The Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville, MD 20782

WHEN:   Sunday, August 18, 1 PM – 3 PM

WHO:   Local area amateur dancers

About the film: BATTLE OF THE YEAR is an international dance crew tournament that attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven’t won in fifteen years. Los Angeles Hip Hop mogul Dante (Alonso) wants to put the country that started the Sport back on top. He enlists his hard-luck friend Blake (Holloway), who was a championship basketball coach, to coach his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a Dream Team of all the best dancers across the country. With only three months until Battle of the Year, Blake has to use every tactic he knows to get twelve talented individuals to come together as a team if they're going to bring the Trophy back to America where it started.

Inspired by the actual world championship held yearly in France.