Red Bull BC One, a prestigious one-on-one breaking competition since 2001, recently announced that its USA 2021 season includes hosting U.S. qualifiers (“City Cyphers”) in four major cities beginning on July 24, 2021, concluding with the Orlando Red Bull BC One Camp and National Final @ Ace Cafe: Thursday-Sunday, August 20-22. This last event will include sixteen of the nation’s top B-Boys and B-Girls battling for a spot at the Red Bull BC One World Final and a chance to be crowned world champion. The four cities chosen to host the events are New York, the birthplace of hip hop and breaking (July 24); Los Angeles (July 31); Boston (August 7); and Houston (August 13-14).

Red Bull BC One All Star Neguin splits his time between New York and Brazil. In a recent statement, Neguin underscored how partially due to the more than 15 months of a pandemic this year’s event will definitely have a different energy. “Bringing Red Bull BC One back to New York City, the foundation of our culture, gives the community a chance to embrace the scene’s transformation while honoring the legacy of those who came before,” He said.

This year will feature a dedicated night for the final B-Girl battle, which audiences can watch live on Red Bull BC One YouTube, Facebook and Red Bull TV on August 21st.  “I’m excited that the increased female representation in breaking is reflected at every Red Bull BC One cypher in the US, all the way to the National Finals with a full 16 B-Girl bracket. It continues to affirm that B-Girls deserve to be highlighted in battles and can compete at a high-level just like B-Boys,” Said Logistx, the youngest member of the Red Bull BC One All Stars.

“Following regional cyphers, the legendary Red Bull BC One USA Camp will be hosted in Orlando commencing Friday, August 20th. Camp will feature three days of educational dance programming to provide a platform for the dance community to unite and celebrate. Breakers and dance enthusiasts alike are invited to take part in workshops, panels, and competitions led by world-class dancers as well as members of the elite Red Bull BC One All Stars: Logistx, Victor, RoxRite, Ronnie, Neguin, and more.”

“Camp will conclude with the Red Bull BC One National Final featuring a full day of B-Boy and B-Girl cyphers that will determine who will represent the U.S. at the World Final taking place in Gdańsk, Poland, on November 5 – 6.” – Red Bull BC One press release.


New York City Cypher @ 350 Grand Street: Saturday, July 24

Los Angeles City Cypher @ Avalon Hollywood: Saturday, July 31

Boston City Cypher @ Big Night Live: Saturday, August 7

Houston City Cypher @ Warehouse Live: Friday & Saturday, August 13-14

Orlando Red Bull BC One Camp and National Final @ Ace Cafe: Thursday-Sunday, August 20-22


For more information about individual cyphers, exhibitions, workshops, and tickets check out the Red Bull BC One website and be sure to follow @RedBullBCOne on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Due to the current landscape and to prioritize the health and safety of all involved, recommendations and requirements from state, county, local level government and health authorities will be enforced.

Tune in to the Red Bull BC One National Final as they are streamed live from Orlando with the B-Girl Final on August 21st and the B-Boy Final on the 22nd across the Red Bull BC One channels and Red Bull TV.

On Saturday, June 26th at 9AM PST fans can tune into the Red Bull BC One E-Battle Final, the virtual rendition of the world’s biggest breaking competition, for a taste of the competition’s energy HERE.

Watch the Red Bull BC One teaser video HERE.

Written and compiled by Jeff Slayton from the Red Bull BC One press release.

Featured image: Red Bull BC One – Photo courtesy of the organization.