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"BATTLEGROUND" STREET DANCE PRELIMINARY BATTLE! @ Sunway Pyramid

The theme, “No Boundaries, No Limit”, is befitting for Season 3 of “Battleground” Street Dance Competition as for the first time, the competition will be open to everyone aged 15 and above, residing in Malaysia disregard of their nationalities or races. Ultimately, the formation of a universal culture in dance and music is anticipated.

Debuted in 2007, “Battleground” is a street dancing arena specially designed for dancers to compete, from Break Dance, Popping, Locking, New Jack Swing to New School Hip Hop. This year, the competition intensifies as participants from previous seasons are welcomed to make a comeback!

The dance-in audition was held successfully on 6 September 2009 at Sunway Pyramid and the audition saw a turnout of a variety of dancers from mix of past contestants, professional dancers, new faces and combinations of multi-racial teams, clearly reflecting the theme this year of “No Boundaries, No Limit”. The grueling dance audition saw a total of 16 teams qualifying to the preliminary rounds.

The preliminary dance battle will be held in two rounds with date and venue details as below,
Preliminary 1 and 2
Date : 27 September 2009, Sunday
Time : 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue : Sunway Pyramid Main Entrance

Preliminary 3 and 4
Date : 29 September 2009, Tuesday
Time : 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue : Sunway Pyramid Main Entrance

Members of the public are welcomed to support and cheer on the competing teams during the preliminaries. The 16 teams competing in the preliminaries are; Street WreckerZ, Elecoldxhot, MOVE, Max Identity, Shadow Emotion, La Bella Trio, FOX, D-Black Gang, Katoon Network, Dancologist, M.J.C., FREE, Haru Haru, Famous Strike, Twister XF, Wakaka Fever.

Street WreckerZ features Becky and Shake (also champion dancers of Battleground 2007)
Street WreckerZ features Becky and Shake (also champion dancers of Battleground 2007)

Elecoldxhot features Dennis (one of the champion dancers of Battleground 2007) and ECX (champion of Battleground 2008)
Elecoldxhot features Dennis (one of the champion dancers of Battleground 2007) and ECX (champion of Battleground 2008)

Wakaka Fever led by Popular dancer and reality star Alam
Wakaka Fever led by Popular dancer and reality star Alam

The competition heats up as past winners and prolific professional dancers raised the standards for this season. Dennis (one of the champion dancers of Battleground 2007) and ECX (champion of Battleground 2008) form a dance crew – Elecoldxhot while Becky and Shake (also champion dancers of Battleground 2007) form a group – Street WreckerZ. Popular dancer and reality star Alam, brings in his crew Wakaka Fever to the competition.

Rambo, a well-known choreographer from Taiwan returns as one of the judges – from auditions right up to the finals. Rambo who has previously work with numerous stars well-known for their outstanding choreography such as Wilber Pan, Show Lo, Vanness Wu, Jolin Tsai and Tata Young (to name a few) will also be part of the trainers for the qualified semi-finalists.

Another returning judge is Marcus Tucker, a renowned choreographer from The US. Marcus has previously worked with numerous stars well-known for their outstanding choreography such as Nick Cannon, John Legend, Marques Houston, Nas, and Ciara.

Exclusively produced by Astro Ben Di Quan (Local Belt), this widely-watched dancing competition is mainly sponsored by Gatsby with MY FM being the official radio station. Winners of the competition will stand a chance to win a total of RM50,000 worth of cash prize sponsored by Gatsby.

“Battleground” season 3 premieres on Astro Wah Lai Toi 24 October 2009 at 7 PM every Saturday,

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  1. What a chirography it was. Its very good dance.
    You are right, Rambo is the God of dance. He is the master. He is well Known choreographer. Marcus Tucker, Astro Ben Di Quan are also in same category. They all are the dance Father.

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