Friday, August 30, 2013

Battle of the Year Dance Contest Voting is Open

Chris Brown (center) in Sony PicturesBattle of the Year

From our friends at Sony Pictures...

Vote for Washington, DC Winner Shaolin Edu to Win National Prize!

Voting has begun for the BATTLE OF THE YEAR Dance Contest, sponsored by Sony Pictures, BET and DanceOn. Washington DC’s own Shaolin Edu is competing for the national prize. Votes can be cast at and

The BATTLE OF THE YEAR Dance Contest features eleven entries from cities nationwide.  Voters may cast up to five votes per day through Friday, September 6. The winner will receive a trip to New York City to appear on BET’s 106 & PARK.

Shaolin Edu dance crew hails from Washington, DC. Members Grey Butler, Pierre DaSylva, Maurice Bell and Mahogany Wimple performed on August 18 at The Mall at Prince Georges, beating out area competitors to win the Washington, DC dance off hosted by WPGC-FM. Their energy and explosive choreography wowed hundreds of spectators at the event.

BATTLE OF THE YEAR, starring Josh HollowayLaz AlonsoJosh Peck and Chris Brown opens September 20th in theaters everywhere.

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.