Red Bull BC One

The Story of Red Bull BC One


Red Bull BC One is the biggest one-on- one B-Boy competition in the world. Every year, thousands of dancers across the globe vie for a chance to represent at the World Final. Sixteen B-Boys earn the right to enter into an all-out battle on the Red Bull BC One stage, but only one will be crowned the champion.

B-Boying, or breakdance as it's referred to by the media, but rather breaking within the scene, is a style of dance that originated on the streets of NYC in the late 1970s. It's one of the four pillars of the Hip Hop culture along with DJing, MCing and Graffiti Art. Over the years, B-Boying has grown into a rich and vibrant scene, with active communities stretching across every corner of the globe. Each year, top dancers and crews continue to push the limits of breaking, evolving it into an art form unlike any other.


Red Bull BC One started in 2004 in Biel, Switzerland, and the World Final since has travelled to Berlin, Germany (2005), São Paulo, Brazil (2006), Johannesburg, South Africa (2007), Paris, France (2008), New York City, USA (2009), Tokyo, Japan (2010), Moscow, Russia (2011), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012), Seoul, South Korea (2013), Paris, France (2014), Rome, Italy (2015), Nagoya, Japan (2016), and Amsterdam, Holland (2017). The 2018 edition will be held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Competition Format

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