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July 12, 2011 10:47 ET

The Aragon Ballroom Will Host Red Bull BC One USA Qualifier

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) -

WHAT: On July 23 in Chicago, 16 top b-boys will be competing at the Red Bull BC One USA Qualifier at the Aragon Ballroom. Going back to the 1970s, b-boy competitions centered around 1-on-1 battles. In the last 15 years, however, crew competitions have become more popular. Red Bull BC One takes breaking back to its roots by keeping the focus on 1-on-1 contests. Admission is $10 for GA, $20 for balcony (18+) and doors will open at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.aragon.com.

Since its inception in 2004, Red Bull BC One has become a world renown b-boy competition. Up to now, the competition has been centred on hand-selected dancers. This year, Red Bull BC One is dedicated to bringing fresh blood into the competition. By hosting cyphers (pre-qualifier battles) around the world, previously unknown dancers have been given a chance to win the most prestigious global 1-on-1 battle. Winners from the cyphers have advanced to compete against hand-selected dancers in one of this year's five Red Bull BC One National Qualifiers held in Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey, Spain and the United States, here in Chicago.

Check out their journey and learn more at www.redbullbcone.com.

WHO: 16 b-boys from the U.S. and Canada:

ATN (Las Vegas) Keebz (Orlando) Nasty Ray (San Jose)
El Nino (Boston) Kid Glyde (NYC) Palmer (Houston)
Evol (Chicago) Mijo (Milwaukee) Puzzles (Toronto)
Frankie (NYC) MN Joe (Minneapolis) Toyz aRe Us (D.C.)
Gravity (NYC) Morris (Sacramento) Vicious Vic (Texas)
Kareem (LA)
Judges: Ronnie, Roxrite, Lego, Moy and Wicked / DJ: Skeme Richards (DJ Rock Steady Crew)

WHERE: The Aragon Ballroom - 1106 West Lawrence Avenue - Chicago, IL

WHEN: Saturday, July 23, Doors at 8

ADMISSION: 18+ / GA: $10 /Balcony: $20 at Aragon.com or the Aragon Box Office

MEDIA/INFO: Media Contact: Kelli Shives - kelli.shives@us.redbull.com or 310-913-4788

Info: www.redbullbcone.com www.redbullusa.com/bcone-chicago

Mobile: Red Bull BC One App for iPhone, iTouch & iPad: http://win.gs/bconegame
Twitter: @redbullbcone @redbullCHI #RBBC1 Facebook: facebook.com/redbullBCone

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