European

Countdown to HHU European Championships 2022

Date:  26th-28th May 2022
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Venue: Tolhuis Arena, Ghent

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Hip Hop Unite  European Championships 2022 is a great event,  where we seek to inspire dancers in this uncertain time.
We invite the European dance community (HHU members) to join the HHU Event to connect, create and compete at international level. Dancers from Hip Hop backgrounds may enter to represent their country on the stage, to experience, compete and reach the highest rankings of the HHU Champions.
We are working with industry leaders to produce a competition that provides real value and we are bringing international judges and workshops to the show, and this will be a journey you will not want to miss.

REGISTRATIONS / MUSIC SUBMISSION

Registrations for all divisions – Deadline for registration and music submission is 10th May 2022

HOTELS & TRANSPORTATION

HOTELS IN GHENT & DISTANCE FROM VENUE
TRANSPORTATION BY PLANE
  • BY PLANE TO BRUSSELS (Zaventem):
    From Brussels airport you can take a direct train from beneath the airport to Gent-sint-Pieters station.
    Tickets are available on the SNCB website: https://www.belgiantrain.be/

    • The weekend of the European championships is a long weekend in Belgium, so return train tickets are at a 50% discount if you take the train between Wednesday 25th of may from 7pm til Sunday 29th of may
  • FLYING TO CHARLEROI (Brussels south)
    Cheapest flights are mostly to this airport, especially if you fly from southern Europe (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, …) with Ryanair.

    •  From Charleroi airport to Ghent by train.
      There is no direct train to the Charleroi airport, the airport is only 20 minutes from Charleroi Sud station. It is possible to take a direct bus (line A) to the station.
      A “combined” train + bus ticket is available on the SNCB website:
      https://www.belgiantrain.be/Or you can buy separate tickets for the bus on the TEC website: https://www.letec.be/
      And then buy the train ticket on the website of the SNCBThe weekend of the European championships is a long weekend in Belgium, so return train tickets are at a 50% discount if you take the train between Wednesday 25th of may from 7pm til Sunday 29th of may.
    • From Charleroi airport to Ghent by shuttle bus
      The Flibco bus rides from Charleroi airport to Gent-sint-Pieters station. From there you can take a tram nr 1 into the city center.
      bustickets are 16.20 euro single on the Flibco website: https://www.flibco.com/
TRANSPORTATION BY BUS/TRAIN
  • BY BUS
    • With Flixbus you can travel to Ghent, you can book your ticket on:
      www.flixbus.com: the Flixbus stop is at Gent Dampoort.
      From station Gent Dampoort you can take bus 3,17, 18, 38 or 39 to the city center, or walk 20min.
    • BY TRAIN – If you travel to Belgium via the European high-speed train network, you can transfer to a train to Ghent at the station of Bruxelles-Midi, Antwerp or Lille (France).
      From those stations you can get tickets to stations Gent-sint-Pieters (if you come from Brussels of Lille) or Gent Dampoort (if you come from Antwerp)
      You can also get your ticket in advance on the website of the SNCB:
      https://www.belgiantrain.be/

OUR REGISTRATION FEE

25
DUO – Fee for each DUO dancer
  • Participation fee for each dancer for DUO’s
  • Water during the competition
  • Certificates for all dancers
  • International Judges.
30
CREW – Fee for each crew dancer
  • Participation fee for crew competition per dancer – Each dancer is paying for each division. If a dancer is participating in both Small Crew division and Mega Crew Division, then the dancer will be invoiced for both divisions. – Water during the competition – Certificates for all dancers – Medals for all Medalists
10
BATTLE – Fee for Battle
  • Participation fee for each Battle dancer
  • all dancers have to pay, also if competing in the Crew competitions
  • Prize Money and Medals for all Winner in Adult
  • International Judges.

MEET THE JUDGES

Obelixx - Portugal

International Judge

Musta - Denmark

Head Judge

Svatava - Czech Republic

International Judge

To be announced

International Judge

To be announced

International Judge

To be announced

International Judge

OUR FAQ

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 [email protected], 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 – see time table for more info.

Each crew will have the possibility to test the stage (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.

Do you give Prize money?

Yes, Prize Money is awarded in the Adult and Mega Crew Division for the Gold Medalists.

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

OUR PARTNERS

Thanks to all our partners & sponsors for their help. They are all fully dedicated to help you