Dance crews from across U.S. flock to UCF for Battle Knights III
Video: Battle Knights III. Video by Veronica Brezina, Central Florida Future Video by Veronica Brezina, Central Florida Future
Twenty-six dance crews from across the state all met at the UCF Education Complex gym Friday night to battle each other with their freshest moves.
The third annual Battle Knights, hosted by UCF's Elements of Hip Hop, had tournament-style, one-on-one battles and three-person crew battles.
Students were head spinning, back flipping and popping their way on the floor toward victory to win a trophy and a VIP pass for the Red Bull BC One: North America Final, a dance competition where the nation's best dance crews battle it out. Winners of the North America Final earn a spot in the World Final competition.
The competition's intensity grew as more than 400 people cheered for each crew until there were two left standing: Age Insight Sted and Street Outlaw Funk. At 1 a.m. the judges announced that AIS won.
The individual winners included b-girl Ragdoll and a male dancer named Raygunz.
Veronica Brezina is a Senior Staff Writer for the Central Florida Future.