World Championships


Leiden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 19th - 21st October 2017

Here below you will find all info about our next HHU World Championships. Should you still miss any details please do not hesitate to contact us.

2017/10/19 14:00:28


“HIP HOP” is “UNITING” – coming together, sharing, respecting each other and learning from one another in order to grow and create better results. During 2016 we had over 750 dancers, and this year we expect much more. Hip Hop Unite is proud to arrange the Event in Karlovy Vary, which is in the center of Europe, and will attrack alot of member countries.
  • International event with over 17 country members.
  • International judge panel, where majority of the judges are certified HHU judges.
  • International workshops, and coming together.
  • Clear Rules & Regulations for all divisions.
  • Small Crew competitions in: cadet, junior, adult, senior
  • Mega Crew divisions.
  • DUO competitions in cadet, junior, adult and senior divisions
  • Youth Battle 1vs1 Hip Hop
  • Adult Battle 1vs1 Hip Hip



Our international judges, DJ & MC
Head Judge
Musta Elbahi, Denmark
Chair and Co-founder of HHU. Musta is from Morocco & has been in the entertainment industry professionally for over 25yrs,  as a dancer , artist developer, choreographer, teacher & event organizer.
Judge 1
Obelixx, Portugal
Obelixx is from Portugal. 24 years of experience with Popping, House, Hip Hop and Afro. CEO & Fer @ Obelixx Popping Factory. Marco is known and respected as a leader in the Dance Commulnity.
Judge 2
Svatava, Czech Republic
Svatava is member of HHU Technical Committee and international judge. Experience dancer, choreographer and judge. Comprehensive experience in dancehall and as a performer.
Judge 4
Ekaterina, Russia
Ekaterina is the Chair of HHU Russia. Over 20 years of dance experience. She is head of a hip-hop dance studio and has great experience in coaching and Director of mass hip-hop show Yekaterinburg.
Judge 4
Fanny, Belgium
Dancer, choreographer from Belgium. Followed dance education in LA and other international educations. Worked with a lot of artists for shows, videoclips, tv,.., but mostly known choreographer of multi-winning crews.
Judge 5
Snu Dee, Germany
Snu Dee is originally from Angola, but lives in Germany. Snu Dee is a well-known choreographer, dancer and instructor. He has several Battle achievements and done shows and workshops in many countries.
Judge 6
Zara, UK
Zara is one of the top dancers in UK and has been a professional dancer for many years. She is trained in the styles of Hip Hop, Commercial , Locking, Krumping, Popping and House.
Judge 7
Wicked, Germany
Wicked is a choreographer, dancer and International judge. Member of HHU Technical Committee. A well-known B-boy and huge experience in the battle, locking and popping world.
Judge 8
Tarik, Portugal
Choreography as a speciality, Tarik Chand is known by his unique style, and passionate way of moving. Dancing, event planning, teaching and performing with Top Artists.
DJ Leagz, Netherlands
HHU official DJ is DJ Leagz from The Netherlands. Our excellent DJ who knows how to spin that beat.
Vince, Netherlands
HHU official MC is Vince Charming from The Netherlands. An excellent MC who understand the flavour of Hip Hop.



Our Time Table from 19th - 21st October 2017


19TH OCTOBER, 2017

14.00-18.00  Rules & Regulation Workshop (for all)
16.00-16.55  Hip Hop Workshop, Snu Dee – Angola
17.00-17.55  Hip Hop Workshop, Tarik – Portugal
18.00-19.30  Registration and Check-in all crews


20TH OCTOBER, 2017

09.00-11.00 Floor testing, all Crews & DUO’s
11.00-11.45 Opening Ceremony – all dancers – Mandatory
12.00-13.20 Preliminary Round Hip Hop Juniors
13.30-14.30 Preliminary round Hip Hop Adults
14.30-14.45 Announcement of Semi-Finalist
14.45-15.45 Lunch and HHU Judges debrief (juniors/adults)
14.45-15.45 Preselection – DUO Junior
15.45-17.00 Preliminary round Hip Hop Cadets
17.00-17.15 Preliminary round Hip Hop Senior
17.30-18.45 Preliminary round Hip Hop Mega Crews
18.45-19.30 Preselection – DUO Cadet
19.30-20.15 Preselection – DUO Adult
20.30-21.30 Youth Battle, 1vs1 Hip Hop (7-12 years)

20.00-22.00 Tabulation Workshop for Country Members

Download Time Talbe (PDF)


21ST OCTOBER, 2017

09.00-10.00  Semi-Final – Junior Crews
10.15-11.15  Semi-Final – Adults
11.15-12.00 Lunch Judges and debriefing
12.00-13.00  Semi-Final –  Cadet
13.15-14.15  Semi –Final – Mega Crews
14.15-14.30  Announcement of Finalist
14.15-14.45  Debriefing (Cadet / Mega)
14.30-16.00  Feedback for eliminated crews
16.45-17.00  Opening – FINALS
17.00-18.30  FINAL – Duo’s (Adult, Junior, Cadet. Senior)
18.30-19.30  FINALS – Junior / Adults Crew
19.30-20.45  FINALS – Cadets, Seniors, Mega
21.00-21.30  Award Ceromony
21.30-23.00  Battle, Adult Hip Hop 1vs1
21.30-23.00  Feedback for all crews
23.00-02.00  After Party, all



Overview of the participation fees
Fee for each crew dancer
Participation fee for crew competition per dancer  –  Free Battle Participation when registrating for crew  –  Water during the competition  –  Certificates for all dancers  –  Prize Money and Medals for all Medalists
Fee for each DUO dancer
Participation fee for each dancer for DUO’s  –  Water during the competition  –  Certificates for all dancers  –  Prize Money and Medals for all Medalists  –  International Judges.
Fee for Battle (not in crew comp.)
Participation fee for each Battle dancer not competiting in the Crew competitions –   Prize Money and Medals for all Winner in Adult  –  International Judges.



Generic Questions About This Event

Do you have a Code of Conduct?

Hip Hop Athletes are obligated to follow the good spirit of the sport and ethical values of the sport, the principles of Fair Play, National and International Anti-Doping Codes and other rules and regulations that are in force.

Fair Play is often referred to as “the spirit of sport”, it is essence of Olympism; it is how we play true. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is characterized by to following values:
• Ethics, fair play and honesty • Health • Excellence in performance • Character and education • Fun and joy • Teamwork • Dedication and commitment • Respect for rules and laws • Respect for yourself and other participants • Courage • Community and solidarity

What is Hip Hop Unite?

“HIP HOP” is “UNITING” – coming together, sharing, respecting each other and learning from one another in order to grow and create better results.

The idea behind HIP HOP UNITE is to create a well structured organization offering hip hop workshops, education and national, european and world championships focusing on the needs of dancers, coaches and clubs

How can we register for the event?

Our registration process is very simple. Please go to the top of this page and click on the “Register” Button.

On this form registration form you can register your team in Cadet small crew, Junior small crew, Adult small Crew, Senior Small Crew, Mega Crew, DUO’s and Battles.

What about the music?

We do not accept or use CD – You need to upload your music upon registration of your team or send the music to, and we’ll have it tested and ready to go on the day. The format must be MP3.

Crews are required to BRING AT LEAST ONE (1) CD with your music to the event as backup – JUST IN CASE THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE UPLOADED MP3-TRACK. The backup-CD should be labeled, being clearly identified with the following: Category, Name of Crew, Country. Example is the following: Cadet_NoWayCrew_France

Is it possible to substitute a dancer?

For SMALL CREW a total of two (2) members can be substituted from the preliminary round to the final round but any change must be authorized by the Head Judge.

For MEGA CREW a total of four (4) members can be substituted from the preliminary round to the final round but any change must be authorized by the Head Judge. .

Can we test the floor/stage?

A floor check is planned for all crews Friday morning between 9.00 am – 11.00 am.

Each crew will have the possibility to test the stage and music for about 1 min. However, time permitting, we will make every effort to allow each crew to test the stage for 1-2 min.

Crew dancer in the Battle?

All the crew dancers who have paid registration fee to compete in cadet, junior, adult, senior and mega crews, can participate in the Battle 1vs1 free of charge.

At Hip Hop Unite we offer the following to battle categories: Hip Hop 1vs1 Adult & Hip Hop 1vs1 Youth. The Youth category is from 7-12 years old.

Do you give Prize money?

Yes, Prize Money is awarded in the Adult and Mega Crew Division for all medalists (1st, 2nd and 3rd places).

The prize money will be paid out to the winning crews right after the finals by the Secretary General.



Our official hotel and special offering to dancers



Haagse Schouwweg 10
2332 KG Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 (0)71 53 55 555
IHG reservations 0800 022 1155 (free)


single room: 74,00 € per single room per night
twin room: 99,00 € per twin room per night
triple room: 114,00 € per tripe room per night
quad room: 129,00 € per quad room per night

Above mentioned rates are: including American breakfast buffet and excluding city tax at 2,50 EUR per person per night.
Please note that all superior rooms have 2 double beds, each bed has a size of 1.35 m

Reservation can be made by the delegations via special reservation form (click here…).

Rooms can be reserved with those conditions till 4th of August.



Lunch: € 13,50 per person

salad bar
1 warm dish
mineral water

Dinner: € 17,50 per person

salad bar
3 warm dishes
simple dessert
mineral water


  • Hotel van der Valk Leiden: + 31 71 573 1731 (±  3 minutes by car)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Leiden: + 31 71 – 711 1000 (± 5 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Golden Tulip Leiden city centre: + 31 71 408 3500 (± 10 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Ibis Leiden city centre: + 31 71 516 0000 (± 10 minutes by car)
  • Hamshire hotel Fitland Leiden city centre: + 31 71 870 0260 (± 10 min by car)
  • Hotel van der Valk Sassenheim: + 31 0252 219 019 (± 15 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Mayflower Leiden city centre: +31 71 514 2641 (± 15 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Nieuw Minerva Leiden city centre: +31 71 512 6358 (± 15 min by car)
  • Hotel Bastion Leiden-Voorschoten: + 31 71 576 8800 (± 15 minutes by car)
  • Best Western Hotel Leiden: + 31 71 513 0505 (± 15 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Tulip Inn Leiderdorp: + 31 71 589 9302 (± 20 minutes by car)
  • Hotel Wassenaar: + 31 70 333 0600 (± 20 minutes by car)
  • Fletcher Hotel Auberge de Kieviet Wassenaar: + 31 70 511 9232
  • Hotel HN Leeuwenhorst Voorhout: +31 252 378 888 (± 25 minutes by car)



ECC Leiden, Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 Leiden, The Netherlands



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