• August 3 - 4, 2024
  • BMO Theatre Centre

    162 West 1st Avenue
    Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0H6
Ticket Price (CAD) Free Buy Tickets

VSDF (Vancouver Street Dance Festival) Preliminaries (Prelims) is where street dancers compete for a Top 4 Spot in their dance style at the free Main Day Festival on Monday, August 5, 2024.

The VSDF Preliminary battles are ticketed (free for kids & youth - 17 & under) and open to everyone to compete or spectate. Battlers compete in their respective categories: Breaking, Popping, Locking, Hip Hop, Waacking, House, Kids 12 & Under Open Styles, and Youth 13-17 Open Styles.

Mark your calendars for the Prelims, where the illest battlers will throw down and battle it out for the win! ✨



BMO THEATRE CENTRE —162 W 1st Ave #203, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6


Saturday, August 3rd (Kids & Youth, Popping, Waacking, Locking Prelims)

DOORS OPEN at 2:00 PM for Kids & Youth, 3:00 PM for other categories

Kids & Youth Prelims start at 3:00 PM

Popping, Waacking, & Locking Prelims start at 4:00 PM

Workshops running from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for hip hop, house & breaking

Sunday, August 4th (Hip Hop, House, Breaking Prelims)

DOORS OPEN at 2:00 PM, Prelims start at 3:00 PM

Workshops running from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM for locking, waacking, popping.



Early Bird: $37 for Single-Day Admission, $57 for Double-Day

Regular: $47 for Single-Day, $72 for Double-Day

Flat rate. Enter as many categories as you want

Free admission for Kids & Youth (17 and under)!

Workshops: $50 per workshop


We have a number of tickets set aside for those who are facing a financial barrier to spectate or battle on Aug 3-4. Please send us a DM on IG to request.


Main Festival Day (Monday, August 5)

FREE @ Robson Square

Workshops (Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4 before prelims)

1.5 hour workshops will run 11:00 - 14:00 on Saturday and Sunday before prelims

Saturday (House, Hip Hop, Breaking)

Sunday (Locking, Popping, Waacking)

Details/Schedule TBA


🌟 Judges:

Hip Hop: Kosi (Sour Patch Crew, Symbiotic Monsters | Tkaronto "Toronto, ON")

Popping: Slimboogie (Criminalz Crew, Los Angeles)

Waacking: Shahin (Les Pays-Waack, The Shady Siblings, House of Akuma, Waacking Evolution, Netherlands)

House: Brooklyn Terry (Elite Force, New York)

Breaking: Stripes (FlipsideKings, MainIngredients, Bgsk Fam, Florida)

Locking: Flockey (Bad Newz Crew, Germany)

Open Styles Kids & Youth Categories: Miss Funk (Versa-Style, LA)


🎛️ DJs:

@djritaspirit - Popping & House

@badonemec - Hip Hop

@icedmistoplease - Whacking/Waacking

@marsbtx - Locking

@trickytroublez - Breaking

@oscarmagor - Kids Open Styles

🎤 MCs:


Follow us at @VSDFestival_ and https://vsdf.ca/

Date & Time

Aug. 3 - 4, 2024

Venue Details

BMO Theatre Centre

162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 0H6 BMO Theatre Centre
Vancouver Street Dance Association

The mission of the Vancouver Street Dance Association (VSDA) is to provide opportunities for all people to learn, experience, and celebrate street dance culture while strengthening its communities.The Vancouver Street Dance Festival (VSDF) is our annual main event that celebrates and shares the city’s diverse street dance culture with the community, providing an opportunity for performers to engage with the general public.