Breaking into the Youth Olympic Games

“Break-through” innovation has been redefined for the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, with the launch today of the online qualification system for breaking introduced by the World Dance Sport Federation, the first time in Olympic history that video submissions are part of a qualification system.

Picture by World Dance Sport Federation

Budding young b-boys and b-girls around the globe with a talent for breaking can now upload their own 45-second video and be one step closer to potentially qualifying for the Youth Olympic Games.

A group of expert judges, including some of the most renowned breakers on the international stage, will judge all the videos submitted and will provide individual feedback to each promising dancer, while top breaking DJs will provide the downloadable tracks to accompany the submissions.

The online qualification period opens today and will run until 31 July 2017.  For more information go to and get practising your headspins, windmills and jackhammers!

World Dance Sport Federation

The Youth Olympic Games will take place between 6 and 18 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina