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The vibe of Bangers & Mashups is insane. Super street, super cool. These guys look unreal.

James, "Your Time Is Gonna Come"

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Bangers & Mashups International Hip-Hop Extravaganza is the most prestigious hip-hop competition in the world. It is held in London, England. The Next Step Dance Studio, from Canada, win this.

History

Bangers & Mashups International Hip-Hop Extravaganza is introduced in "London Calling" when West and James watch a video on a USB drive that West got sent from London, England. West is invited to attend, and picks James and Eldon to accompany him.[1]

Competitors are recruited via video message which is send in the mail on a USB key. If you are are invited, it means that you are one of the best hip-hop dancers in the world and, if not, it means that you aren't.[1]

Challenges

One v. One Battles

These are head-to-head battles with one competitor from two different teams. The team of the person who wins more rounds moves on while the opposing team goes home.[2] This challenge takes place in "Your Time Is Gonna Come."

Rounds

  1. House: The dancers are meant to perform moves that are bouncy and the music is repetitive.[2]
  2. Moves and Grooves: The competitors are supposed to "sit in the pocket" of their groove and really feel the music.[2]
  3. Waterflow: The dancer isolate throughout their body like that of a water.[2]

Known Qualifying Teams

Two v. Two Battles

These are head to head-to-head battles, except with two people from each team going one at a time. If the first dancer from a team loses their round, they are eliminated and the second person is to compete. If both individuals are eliminated, the team loses the battle.[3] This battle takes place in "Rumour Has It" and "Tainted Love."

Rounds

  1. Breaking[3]
  2. Tricking[3]
  3. Hard Hits and Dimes[3]

Known Qualifying Teams

  • Fuego Fuego Hip-Hop Academy
  • The Next Step Dance Studio

Finals

In the finals, all three dancers are to be ready to compete. A team wins by process of elimination; a dancer performs until they are beaten, then there next dancer performs until they are beaten, and so on.[4] Although, the third round consists of three extra dance offs; the team of first dancer to win three rounds is the winner of the competition.[4] The finals take place in "Bold As Love."

Rounds

  1. Moves and grooves: The dancer must perform pure hip-hop, sans tricking gymnastics or acro.[4]
  2. Bouncing: The dancer must perform the bouncy street-style.[4]
  3. Breaking[4]
  4. Any style[4]

Winner

The Next Step Dance Studio wins the competition.

Competitors

Known

Gallery

Kathy Riley season 3 episode 13 "Look at that painting!"

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "London Calling." Wikia. Retrieved on December 7, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Your Time Is Gonna Come." Wikia. Retrieved on December 7, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Tainted Love." Wikia. Retrieved on December 7, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Bold As Love." Wikia. Retrieved on April 7, 2017.