Breakin’ to Spring registration open

Battle registration begins today.

Breakin’ to Spring FAQ

What is the competition format?

Breakin’ to Spring will be a single round-robin tournament.  Each duo will be assigned a number and will be paired off against another duo.  This will be done once registration has closed. After the first round, the duo that is assigned the number 1 will be fixed while all the others will rotate clockwise.  If there is an odd number of entries, one duo will be given a bye into the tournament. One entry will be automatically entered into the tournament via entries submitted to HOT103FM.

How will the tournament be judged?

Adjudication will be determined by a three-person panel – chosen for their knowledge of b-boy culture – for the preliminary rounds.  The panel will educate the audience on what they are looking for in terms of style, originality and showmanship.  With that knowledge, the final rounds will be decided by the audience.  Due to time constraints, ties will not be allowed. 

What will the prizes be?

Prizes – to be provided by Portage Place, Athlete’s World, Urban Planet and HMV – will be announced shortly.

How do you register?

To register for Breakin’ to Spring, submit your individual names (including the name of your 2-on-2 duo), contact info, crew affiliations and a hi-res (300 dpi) .jpg of your duo to battle@bundown.com.

How long do you have to register?

Entries will be accepted until 12:00 midnight, Friday, March 28.

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Spring breakin’

Breakin’ to Spring registration begins tomorrow.Breakin' to Spring 2-on-2 B-Boy Battle

We are happy to announce that you will be able to register for Breakin’ to Spring starting Friday, March 14 – the same day that we debut Charles’ Gallery!

Details will be announced tomorrow as well including format, adjudication process and registration requirements.  We are extremely excited to be doing another battle and unlike the Bundown Breakdown 1-on-1 battle series from 2006, this will take place in one day, so there will be no weeks of waiting for a winner.

Log on tomorrow to register! 

March Madness begins

Month of the mad initiated.

As we have teased for the past couple of weeks,  this month is going to be a bachannal of bottom-heavy beats, beats and more beats.  It begins with a series of virgins:

…our debut @ Blush Ultraclub for Posh Thursdays,

…the official debut of Classic, our first Friday residency @ Bar Italia,

…our first appearance @ Earl’s St. Vital for a three-week stand called Pop Culture Thursdays.

Our crates runneth over with excitement for the launch of our newest monthly residency, Charles’ Gallery, at The Lo Pub.  It will celebrate the roots of hip hop culture and will regularly feature special guest MCs, DJs, b-boys and the art of local graf writers.  To ring in the new residency, we will be joined by special guest John Smith and Charles’ Gallery resident b-boys, Dangerous Goods.

We will also be celebrating the birthdays of Barry St. Louis and Lesther “Troublez” Mabilangan!

March Madness dates: 

THU | MAR06 — Posh Thursdays, Blush Ultraclub 

FRI | MAR07 — Classic DEBUT, Bar Italia (Winnipeg) + CMW showcase, The Supermarket (Toronto)

SAT | MAR08 — KRS-One, The Opera House (Toronto) 

WED | MAR12 — Canadian Bash BBQSXSW,  Brush Square Park (Austin, TX)

THU | MAR13 — Pop Culture Thursdays, Earl’s St. Vital 

FRI | MAR14 — Charles’ Gallery DEBUT + The Lo Pub, Classic, Bar Italia

THU | MAR20 — Pop Culture Thursdays, Earl’s St. Vital 

FRI | MAR21 —  Classic, Bar Italia

THU | MAR27 — Pop Culture Thursdays, Earl’s St. Vital

FRI | MAR28 — The Franchise Party, Exchange Event Centre + Classic, Bar Italia 

SAT | MAR29 — b-boy battle, Portage Place mall + Red Carpet Massacre, The Academy FDM

*fyi: bday bookings are avail for Red Carpet Massacre and Charles’ Gallery; for deets: bundown@bundown.com