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Will you be footloose and fancy free on the 5-6 November? Things look set to heat up in Manchester as the city plays host to the best of Europe’s breaking (also known as breakingdancing) at the 2022 World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) European Breaking Championships.

Hundreds of B-Girls and B-Boys from across Europe will show off their explosive moves and dynamic skills to battle it out for glory over two thrilling days of competition at the Belle Vue Sports Village.

With breaking making its debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics, there is more than victory at stake on the dancefloor with this event being many breakers’ first step on their Olympic qualification journey.

Day one will be buzzing with exhibition rounds and dance battles taking place across multiple floors as breakers try to impress the judges and secure a place in the Top 16. With only 16 B-Girls and 16 B-Boys making it through to day two, they’ll need to bring a unique vibe and raw talent to the head-to-head round robin stage to reach the finals.

The finals will see the top 8 B-Girls and B-Boys battle it out in the knock-out stages until only two remain. Expect the impossible to become possible with athletic moves, intricate footwork, mind blowing power moves and insane freezes set to epic DJ sets as they battle for glory.

See explosive performances from some of the biggest names in breaking with Great Britain’s Sunni, Karam and Roxy taking on the best breakers from the Netherlands, France, Germany and the rest of Europe. Expect mind-blowing moves, fresh beats and an experience you will never forget.

Oliver ‘Hooch’ Whittle, President of Breaking GB, said: “The Olympic Sports Program in recent years reflects the changing nature of sports activities globally, ensuring that this iconic event stays culturally relevant.

“Even if you know nothing about breaking you’ll see some explosive performances that will take your breath away and leave you asking, ‘How did they do that?'”

Breaking GB, the sport’s governing body in this country, won the bid to host this year’s event with support from Manchester City Council and the UK Sport National Lottery investment.

This event is hosted in partnership with UK Sport, Breaking GB, Dance Sport England and Manchester City Council.

Tickets are on sale on the Breaking GB website starting from £12 for adult tickets and £7.50 for child and concession tickets.

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

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