Northwest Sweet 16 – 2018 – Recap

Thanks again to everyone who made this year’s Sweet 16 happen. As always, it was a crazy night with upsets, bracket busters, great dancing, funny moments, and incredible feats of athleticism. Our highlights included watching many new faces blow it up in the Sweet 16. SoFarin, Curt, Kulani, Motorman, and a bunch of other rookies made the event one for the books. Other highlights included Juse Boogie’s epic headslide in the mini comp, Boxcutta’s super crew taking the W in the b-boy crew competition, and Curt putting the hurt on everyone in the Sweet 16 bracket. Winners below, footage coming soon!

Credit David Cuerpo for photos.

Northwest Sweet 16 Invite Only Bracket:
1st: Curt – Stray Path Crew – Vancouver BC
2nd: Kulani – Solo – Seattle

5v5 B-boy/B-girl Crew Competition:
1st: 4 the Squad
2nd: Arena Valor

3v3 All Style Competition:
1st: Shadow Shifters
2nd: Gucci Gang

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Northwest Sweet 16 – 2018 – Brackets and Schedule

Brackets are up, and boy do they look exciting. Also, be sure to check the schedule below, if you’re entering the all style competition, be ready to go at 1pm (and don’t forget the workshops at 11am). If you’re a breaker, prelims start at 3pm on the dot. If you are a spectator, doors open at 6pm for the general public, and the finals start at 7pm. After party at Baltic Room.

Event page HERE.

After Brown Paper Tickets closes at midnight on the 23rd, tickets will be available at the door for $15 also. Kids under 10 for $10, and kids under 5 for free.

Schedule:
11am: All Style Workshops

—-Prelims – 1-6pm—-
All Style Prelims 1-3pm
B-boy Prelims 3-6pm

6pm DOORS OPEN FOR PUBLIC

—-Finals 7-11pm—-
-B-boy judges showcase
-The Sweet 16 round 1
-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Quarter Final
-Sweet 16 Quarter Finals

-All Styles 3v3 crew Quarter Final
-All Styles 3v3 crew Semi Final

-Sweet 16 Semi Final
-B-Boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Semi Final

-All Styles Judges Showcase
-All Styles 3v3 Final

-B-boy/B-girl 5v5 crew Finals
-Sweet 16 Finals
PARTY TIME – After party at Baltic room

All Style Sweet 16 at the ID Night Market – Sep. 9, 2017

We will once again be hosted the All Style Sweet 16 at the Chinatown/ID Night Market this year. It will be our third year hosting at this marvelous event and needless to say, we have an amazing lineup!!! Check out our event page HERE to see the lineup and details for the show.

The Northwest Sweet 16/Back to the Culture Weekend – June 27 & 28

The Northwest Sweet 16 2015 is almost upon us. June 27th and 28th, please be sure to add that to your schedule. Can’t believe it’s the 8th year. The last couple years have been incredibly awesome. 700+ people, b-boys from all over, cyphers, hype battles, and a vibe that’s full of love. Just the way a dope underground jam should be. This year will feature our first non Northwest b-boy, Neato, who won the Seattle open prelim, as well as returning champions. Please share with your friends!northwest-sweet-16-2015-poster

Peep the event page HERE! Join the Facebook page HERE!

Break in the Sound – January 31, 2015

Our first jam of the new year, we will be partnering with Evergreen State College. Details below:

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Breakdance battle with BEST of the NORTHWEST
Chance to see sumthin’ FRESH

DOORS OPEN AT 6
BATTLE STARTS AT 7

Brought to you by THE EVERGREEN STATE HIP HOP CONGRESS

OutShine Productions has a jam at Evergreen State College.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT- NO ALCOHOL, SUBSTANCES, OR NEGATIVITY PLEASE

The format of the jam will be Spoils of War with 8 invited crews of 2 and 8 qualifying crews of 2. When the event hits the top 16, the winning crew gets to pick one bboy from the losing team to join them.

DJ:
Battles – SoulRane
Cyphers – Thred AKA Bboy Shotgun

MC:
JirehSpoon

Judges:
1. Bob the Balance
2. Brendan “Boxcutta” Uomoto
3. Joe Ricci
4. Andrew “Tigerclaw” Oledan
5. Juan Reyes

Prizes:
1st – $500
2nd – $250

Invited Crews

1. Unleashed (Confirmed)
2. Misguided Steps (Confirmed)
3. Record Junkies (Confirmed)
4. Moon Patrol (Confirmed)
5. No Roots (Confirmed)
6. Formula Boogie (Confirmed)
7. Dance Broomz/Hoodz (Confirmed)
8. Dog Pound (Confirmed)

Sign up on our Facebook page: Coming soon.

We will be holding our third power king exhibition at Break in the Sound. The four contestants for this round are as follows:

1. Jose Antonio Nuñez Leon
2. Anton Boun
3. Steven Chhuon
4. Marshae Rufener

CID Outshine Invitational – September 13, 2014

CID Outshine Invitational is our invite only competition featuring the best b-boys from the Northwest. This year we have chosen the 8 best dancers from Seattle and Vancouver to go head to head against each-other in 4 different categories: footwork, power, overall, and crew. Click HERE to go to the event page for more details. cid-outshine-invitational---card---all

All Style Sweet 16 Recap

So the first All Style Sweet 16 was an interesting experiment. Turn out was relatively low, but we expected that for a first time Friday event. With that being said, the dancers were AMAZING!!!

First round included some hype battles. Ben Vo, one of our favorites had a clean first round, but was not chosen by the judges to advance. Instead they chose Nicholas, a wild card or sorts with a New Jack Swing style. Needless to say, he was so much fun to watch, and had one of the best rounds of his night in this initial battle. Darylle vs Jess2sick was the starting battle, and did not disappoint. Both girls represented with a hip hop style, Jess coming away with the edge. Other highlights for the first round included Chris Nauta’s krumping, Andy Tiger Claw, Maho the Speck dancing her heart out, K-Yool, Knowbody, and Maezing coming out strong.

Throughout the night, dancers who exhibited a diversity of styles tended to make it further, but also dancers who stuck to their guns, and adjusted to the music also did well. Maezing and Knowbody matched up in the finals, it was one of the best match ups of the battle. In the end, Maezing came away with the win, with Knowboy in second. Also notable, Kuni Groovy Boogie also showed a diversity of styles, and killed it with the funk styles, came away with 3rd place followed by Nicholas in 4th.

On a side note, our second power king exhibition included some raw talent. James Cha and Matt Wong represented the new school, and threw some amazing initial rounds, but faltered in the second half. Khang, the defending champion, showed some weakness and did not stay as clean as his championship run. In the end, Fumi stuck to his guns, stayed clean, and came away with the win.

Results:
1st – Maezing
2nd – Knowbody
3rd – Groovy Boogie
4th – Nicholas

Power King Champion
Fumi

Video Footage:

Final Battle:
Maezing vs Knowbody
3rd place battle:
Groovy Boogie vs Nicholas

Semi-Finals:
Maezing vs Groovy Boogie | Knowbody vs Nicholas

Quarter Finals:
Jess2sick vs Groovy Boogie | K-Yool vs Maezing
Nicholas vs Speck | Knowbody vs Ron

Round 1:
Darylle vs Jess2sick | Chris vs Groovy Boogie
K-Yool vs Tiger Claw | Maezing vs Eric
Speck vs Jin | Ben Vo vs Nicholas
Ron vs Gi | Horizon vs Knowbody

Power King Exhibition

Northwest Sweet 16 Recap

All right folks here we go.

First off, thank you to everyone who supported this weekend. It meant a lot to me and Andrew Oledan for you to be there. Shout out to Lars Soulrane Sverre for laying down the beats and simply killin it all night long. For the all styles, it really doesn’t get any better than Huy Pham Computer Fam. Playing some cuts, but also some challenge songs. “I’m gonna challenge you”, what a dork. Big thanks to all of our judges for making tough calls all night long. Hieu Pham, Marcus Sharpe, Alfredo Free, Byron Jay Donaldson, and Nolan for the b-boys, and Aj Heavyhittaz, Maezing Calinisan, Nathan Tic Tock Washington, Brandon Knowbody Greathouse, and Donna DonnaMation Oefinger.

For the results:

Sweet 16 Invite:
1st place: Thias Lopez Thesis
2nd place: Brendan Uomoto Boxcutta
3rd place: Serg Vela
4th place: Jose “Roc” Valdez

7v7 Crew:
1st place: Hoodz
2nd place: Unleashed

5v5 All Style:
1st place: Survival of the Freshest
2nd place: Boys and Girls Club

WIthout a doubt, this was the best Sweet 16 we have ever had. Almost every battle was hype or had some memorable moment. Mathieu Lost Child with the smooth style, his first battle against John Riddelz was a nice battle of unique get downs. Ash Cornette had some killer rounds, but when does he not? Serg vs Philip Kim round 1 was also another incredibly sick match up. Jalen Testerman Killed it in his first time at the Sweet 16, and Beany GerardoandBrooke Guzman definitely showed the NW how serious he was. Last but not least Boxcutta putting it down with incredibly intricate footwork sets all night long, and Thesis simply murdering the beats and putting down his usual crazy moves.

Video Footage

Sweet 16:
Final:
Thesis vs Boxcutta
3rd place battle:
Serg vs Roc

Semi Finals:
Roc vs BoxcuttaThesis vs Serg

Quarter Finals: (Posting 3/9)
Roc vs JstylesVital vs BoxcuttaSerg vs Lost ChildComplex vs Thesis

1st Round:
Thesis vs Moe | Complex vs Gan | Lost Child vs Riddlez | Serg vs Philip
Vital vs Buckshot | Boxcutta vs Jason | Jstyles vs Beany | Roc vs Thaiyo

7 v 7 Crew Battle
Final Battle:
Hoodz vs Unleashed
Semi Finals:
The Hoodz vs Dog Pound | Unleashed vs Flexible Flave
Quarter Finals:
Dog Pound vs Descendants of Soul | Kim Jong Skillz vs Unleashed
The Hoodz vs Battle Reflexes | Flexible Flave vs Shoryukent

5v5 All Style Competition
Final Battle:
Survival of the Freshest vs Boys and Girls Club
Semi Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs Flower Power | Insert Name vs Boys and Girls Club
Quarter Finals:
Survival of the Freshest vs | Flower Power vs Paul Walking Dead
Insert Name vs Chapter 1 | Boys and Girls Club vs