UDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURN TO BLACKPOOL FOR BIGGEST COMPETITION YET
This years competition will be hosted at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool from the 22nd of August until the 25th of August. The world's largest street dance organisation will host its biggest event to date, inviting dancers as young as three years old to compete for the title.
The championship will see over 10,000 visitors, with 400 teams in attendance from 30 different countries. The monumental event will see the return of solo, duo, quad, team competitions.
New for the 2019 competition is the Ultimate Advanced team category, which invites crews of all age groups to join the over 18 advanced division in the opportunity to win the grand prize of £15,000. This allows teams of all ages the opportunity to compete against the best crews for the overall title of Ultimate Advanced.
Additionally, SuperCrews are now invited to compete, meaning groups with 16 - 40 members can take to the stage.
On top of the competitions, dancers are treated to workshops and demos led by celebrity MC’s and
judges, the opportunity to meet the best dancers from all over the world, and incredibleparties. This year X Factor winners Rak-Su are headlining the closing ceremony!
UDOIT Dance Foundation hosts workshops for local children.
On Wednesday 20th August, UDOIT Dance Foundation will be hosting a workshop with UDO Judge
Gemma Hoddy at the UDO World Championships for the local satellite club participants. Giving local
young people the opportunity to experience a workshop with an industry professional, see the World
Championship venue and have an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the championships.
"UDOIT Dance Foundation aim to inspire, engage and empower children and young people using street
dance opportunities. Targeting areas of deprivation, ensuring that every young person has the chance to
experience street dance. Our work is funded by Sport England and Sport Wales to increase these
opportunities and make street dance accessible for all. We set up satellite clubs in areas of deprivation
where there is no street dance delivery and engage with the local schools to give young people free / low costing street dance classes."