07 Mar 2019 06:40
The announcement of the 2019 WDSF World Breaking Championship has created positive vibes within our National Member Bodies (NMB) as national qualifiers have been organised and many more are expected to be held in March.
As reported earlier, our Russian National Member body, the FDSARR, has put together the Russian National Breaking Championship last weekend in Kazan. The Russian National Breaking Team for Nanjing will be nominated based on the results of the qualifiying event, and the team will also represent Russian Federation in other WDSF’s international Breaking events.
Other National Member Bodies, which have scheduled their qualifiers for the 2019 WDSF World Breaking Championships include for example: Colombia, Germany and Austria. The German Breaking Championship will be organised on March 24th in Aalen, qualifying the winners and the runners-up from Germany to participate in the World Championship.
And, that is not all, there are some National Member Bodies who have already selected their representatives and are about to send the entry forms to the Chinese DanceSport Federation way ahead of the deadline.
We can only wish the best of luck to all B-girls and B-boys who still have the qualifiers ahead. And congratulations for all who have already qualified!
21 Feb 2019 11:04
The World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) warmly welcomes today’s announcement from Paris that Breaking has been proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.In addition to Breaking, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing were also shortlisted by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for possible inclusion at the XXXIII Olympiad. The package of four sports will now be considered by the IOC Executive Board (EB) in March. Should the EB approve the package, the sports will then be submitted to the IOC Session for final approval during meetings in Lausanne, Switzerland from 24-26 June.
18 Feb 2019 15:22
Almost two years have gone since Breaking was recognized by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation as a sport discipline of DanceSport. It was a turning point for Breaking to become a sport developed and promoted by the All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll (FDSARR) alongside with Standard, Latin and Rock’n’Roll.
Breaking is one of the very spectacular disciplines of DanceSport with many successful Russian B-boys, B-girls and crews, and with a huge fan base in all regions of the Russian Federation. B-boy Bumblebee (Sergey Chernyshov) became the first ever gold medalist in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG) opening a new page in the history of DanceSport; while B-girl Matina (Kristina Yashina), who is featured in the latest issue of Olympic Review Magazine, won the silver medal at the 2018 WDSF World Youth Breaking Championship in Kawasaki (JPN).
The first international Breaking competition hosted by the FDSARR – the Russian Open Breaking Championship 2018 (ROBC) – was a great success featuring incredible battles amongst the world’s top breakers. More than 250 kids took part in the ROBC Kids and Kids Show groups, and about 600 B-boys and B-girls representing 11 countries joined the event for three days in Moscow. The event included workshops led by B-boy Junior (FRA), B-boy Dyzee (CAN), B-boy Reveal (USA), B-Boy The End (KOR) and B-boy Thesis (USA).
2018 was a year of new prospects opened for Breaking, and the FDSARR is developing a strategy aimed at attracting new athletes into the federation by giving them an opportunity to take part in high-level international sports competitions. Thus, the Russian National Breaking Championships will be held this year for the first time from 28th February to 1st March in the city of Kazan. The Russian National Breaking Team will be nominated based on the results of this National Championship and will take part in all WDSF’s international Breaking events. The first one being the 2019 WDSF World Breaking Championship in Nanjing (CHN) on the 23rd of June.
The FDSARR will also organize the Sochi Open 2019 (June 23-30), a global DanceSport event which will unite Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll, Standard, Latin and Breaking into one big and friendly family on the Black Sea side. The Sochi Open will feature international competitions in all these disciplines culminating with the FDSARR Cup on June 30th, 2019.
Following the success of 2018, the Russian Open Breaking Championship 2019 (ROBC), will be held again on October 18-20, 2019 in Moscow.
Today, Breaking is gaining more and more fans and making the Olympic prospects for our sport closer to its ultimate goal.
The All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll (FDSARR) invites all WDSF National Member Bodies to the FDSARR Breaking events to be held in the Russian Federation this year.
23 Jan 2019 17:03
Following fantastic and exciting Hip Hop and Breaking competitions in the 2013 World DanceSport Games in Kaohsiung (TPE), further to the 2018 World Youth Breaking Championship in Tokyo (JPN), and after making its successful Olympic debut at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG), the World DanceSport Federation continues to promote Breaking alongside with the other disciplines in the worldwide DanceSport family by announcing the WDSF World Breaking Championship to be organised in Nanjing (CHN) on June 23rd, 2019. The Championship will be held as one of the qualifier events for the first GAISF World Urban Games in Los Angeles (USA) in September 2019.
At the press conference held in Nanjing Hengda Conference and Exhibition Centre on January 18th, 2019, Mr. Ken Swift, one of the legends in Breaking, was present to answer the questions with his wide expertise pertaining to Breaking. The press conference was attended by many newspapers, TV channels and magazine publishers, and it was also streamed live.
The 2019 WDSF World Breaking Championship is granted by the World DanceSport Federation, Social Sports Guidance Centre of the General Administration of Sport of China, and Chinese Dance Sport Federation. The local organisers are Social Sports Administration Centre of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing Sports Bureau, and Lishui District People’s Government of Nanjing City.
06 Nov 2018 18:06
Russian Open DanceSport Championships has grown to not only a huge but also a multi-disciplined event. Russian Open Breaking Championships, a three days fest of head-spinning Breaking and world top B-boys and B-girls, took place on October 19-21 in Moscow under the aegis of the All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll, and started the ROC-week with a bang! The pioneer WDSF Open Breaking B-boys and WDSF Open Breaking B-girls were held in frames of the ROBC-2018.
On Friday, ROBC opened with workshops, which gathered more than 60 young B-boys and B-girls who got the opportunity to train with real Breaking legends.
On Saturday, selection rounds were held in seven groups: B-boys and B-girls Pro, 5vs5 Crews, B-boys Youth, B-girls Youth, Kids and Kids Show. More than 250 kids took part in the ROBC Kids and Kids Show nominations, about 600 B-boys and B-girls representing 11 countries: Japan, Republic of Korea, France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
TOP 8 in each group were selected to continue performances at the ROBC decisive stages. World top B-boys and B-girls were invited to take part in the main events together with TOP 8 selected on Saturday. The first ever Breaking Olympic champion B-boy Bumblebee and YOG participant B-girl Matina who arrived from Buenos Aires on Saturday took part in the Russian Open Breaking Championships on Sunday.
The first ROBC champions and prizewinners:
WDSF Open Breaking B-boys
1 B-boy Jamal/Russian Federation
2 B-boy Khalil /France
3 B-boy Killa-Kolya/Kazakhstan
4 B-boy Alkolil/Russian Federation
WDSF Open Breaking B-girls
1 B-girl Ayumi/Japan
2 B-girl Narumi/Japan
3 B-girl Kastet/Russian Federation
4 B-girl Maxime/Belgium
1 Illusion of Exist/Russian Federation
2 Gamblerz/Republic of Korea
3 Original Breakers Crew (OBC)/Russian Federation
ROBC B-boys Youth
1 DopeDog/Russian Federation
2 Dyak/Russian Federatio
3 Saffa/Russian Federation
4 D-Way/Russian Federation
ROBC B-girls Youth
1 Uzelok/Russian Federation
2 Belka/Russian Federation
3 Lizzy/Russian Federation
4 Lisa/Russian Federation
ROBC 1vs1 Kids
1 Grom/Russian Federation
3 Pauk/Russian Federation
4 Angry Boy/Russian Federation
ROBC Kids show
1 Kill Joy/ Breakoniers/Russian Federation
3 Dominant/Russian Federation
4 Staff Original/Russian Federation
The first international Breaking competitions hosted by the All Russian Federation of DanceSport and Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll – the Russian Open Breaking Championships – appeared to be a great success. WDSF Presidium member Lena Arvidsson attended the ROBC as a special guest and took part in the opening and awards ceremonies of the final competition day.