World Hip Hop Dance Championship at the Orleans Arena, 8/10
The highest-ranking crews will command the stage for the World Championship event that has been referred to as "the Olympics of Hip Hop Dance." Last year, the Rockwell Family from Canada took home the top prize.
In addition, various performers are set to entertain the audience in between competition rounds. Special guest and "America's Best Dance Crew" judge Lil Mama is set to perform. Along with a crew of dancers, the actress and rapper will deliver a high energy excerpt of her "Foundation's Brick Nation" project, sampling the visual elements of Janet Jackson's iconic "Rhythm Nation" to promote fitness and good health through dance, music and the arts.
"America's Best Dance Crew" champions The Jabbawockeez will perform choreography from their new live show "PRiSM." Members include Ben "B-Tek" Chung, Joe "Punkee" Larot, Chris "Cristyle" Gatdula, Kevin "KB" Brewer, Rynan "Kid Rainen" Paguio, Jeff "Phi" Nguyen, Phil "Swagger Boy" Tayag, Tony "Transformer" Tran.
American Olympic luger Kate Hansen will be presenting the medals to the championship winners. A self-proclaimed hip hop lover, Hansen made headlines for her high energy hip hop warm up routine to Beyoncé tracks during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Hansen won the USA Luge National Championship in October 2013 and came in 10th place in Sochi.
Showtime is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available from $25 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena box office at 702-284-7777 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation's leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include concerts by top artists such as Carrie Underwood, family shows such as Disney Live and the Shrine Circus, and other unique events such as motorsports and mixed martial arts. The arena also hosts two NCAA basketball tournaments and is home to the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference basketball championships. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).