GET FREE Hip Hop Dance Festival
Presented in collaboration with Dance Mission Theater and the Oakland Museum of California
Classes * Battles * Showcases * Panels
Sunday, July 1st – Saturday, July 7th, 2018
GET FREE is a *free* Hip Hop Dance Festival and Intensive rooted in cultural preservation, tradition and community. Attendees will participate in classes, panels, battles and showcases to elevate their art as freestyle street dancers.
GET FREE Opening Showcase
Sunday, July 1st 7pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street (at Mission), SF * FREE
GET FREE kicks off OPENING SHOWCASE at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco!
Featuring performances by: Be Movement Collective, Dana Fitchett, Coflo, Tsunami, Toyin, Lesar Junior, d. Sabela Grimes, Fluidgurl, and Embodiment Project
GET FREE Dance Intensive
July 2-6: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 6PM, Friday 9AM – 4pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, San Francisco *FREE
Featuring classes with: d. Sabela Grimes, Coflo, Lesar Junior, Nicole Klaymoon, Toyin, Tsunami, Just Jamz, Shea, Wukong, Poko and more!
ALL dancers must apply in order to attend intensive classes. Dancers must be at least 17 years old.
GET FREE All Styles Dance Battle: 2v2
Friday, July 6, 6-9pm (sign-ups 5-6pm)
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607 *FREE
The All Styles Dance Battle is open to all. Contestants will dance to house tracks and music performed live by MoonCandy.
GET FREE Experimental Battle: 2v2
Saturday, July 7
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St, SF 94110 *FREE
As artists we are always meant to push boundaries within ourselves and within the art form. There’s no wrong way to do it and you never know where you might end up. Join us in a night of moving outside the box where an open mind, good vibes, and having fun are key!
The Final Round is open to audience members and begins at 8pm.
Interested in competing?
• Sign-ups open at 5pm
• Preliminary starts at 6:00pm (details below)
• Final Round starts at 8pm (open to audience)
PRELIMS: For this round each dancer will get to pick their own song to display their art to. This is an opportunity to select music that inspires you the most and display yourself in YOUR element. Each dancer will be given 90 seconds for the showcase.
Please address the “subject” line of the e-mail as “GET FREE” and submit selected songs with name of dancer, where to start and end in the song, and any other special requests to “[email protected]”.
**Dancers MUST submit their songs 24 hours prior to the event or song will be chosen for them.**
FINALS: Straight Round for Round Battle (different genre of music each round). This round starts at 8pm and is open to the public to watch!
• Just Jamz (SoulShifters)
• Fluidgirl (Follow The Trees / Sisterz of the Underground / Extra Credit Crew)
• Tsunami (Circle of Fire x Soulshifters)
DJ: Raul Rj KoolRaul Navalta (Beatz n Pieces / The Muthafunkers )
HOSTS: Wukong (Circle of Fire / SoulShifters / Hybrid Crew) / Nicole Klaymoon (Embodiment Project) / d. Sabela Grimes