Waackxxxy finds out that she won Red Bull Dance Your Style
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Waackxxxy is the 2023 Red Bull Dance Your Style world champion

South Korean waacking star Waackxxxy prevailed at Red Bull Dance Your Style 2023 – find out what went down in Frankfurt, Germany, and get news about next year’s event.
By FraGue Moser-Kindler
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Waackxxxy is the first woman to win Red Bull Dance Your Style.
This South Korean dancer took the win after defeating Gio from the Netherlands in a showstopping final in Frankfurt, Germany. The trophy was presented by last year's champion, THE D Soraki, who won Red Bull Dance Your Style in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2022.
Waackxxxy dances on the world final stage

Waackxxxy showed the world why she is the queen

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More than 6,000 spectators celebrated a gigantic party with the 16 top dancers in Frankfurt’s sold-out Festhalle venue. They also experienced the live world premiere of Komm mit, the new song by Badmómzjay, choreographed by Red Bull Dance Your Style Germany champion, Luwam Russom.

The best pictures from Frankfurt


Who competed in the 2023 Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final?

The path to the World Final took the national champions through two pre-finals - here are the winners who faced the eight wildcards.
From Pre-Final 1: Verb (South Africa), Jedras (Poland), Nahiel (Spain) and Lil Syd (Austria)
Lil Syd of Austria, Jedras of Poland, Nahiel of Spain and Verb of South Africa are the 4 winners of the pre final 1 at the 2023 Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final, Germany on November 1st, 2023.

Lil Syd, Jedras, Nahiel and Verb

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From Pre-Final 2: Da Vinci (Nigeria), Jazzy (Norway), The Crown (USA) and Gio (Netherlands). See you in the World Final!
Jazzy, The Crown, King Davinci and Gio winning the pre final 2 prior to the Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final at Union Hall in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 2nd, 2023.

Jazzy, The Crown, King Davinci and Gio advanced through pre-final 2

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Big respect to all the other national champions who took part: Ryu, Akim, Neha, Dimas, Almas, Leonidou, Black Joker, Odour, Phex, Andre DB, Adamson, Sean Lew, Mostafa, J XYB, Tevin Not Kevin, Skitta Star, Viegas, Luwam, Volkan Arici, Hector, BJ Miah, Uub, Goshawty, Jun, Bobby, Salleh Bellagon, Adam, Jessie, Kabady, Caine, Wavee, Kliment, Nepo, Jiggy Jaya, Malik, Xelyna, Cléry, Nubi, Usher, Happyfeet and Rhino.

What is Red Bull Dance Your Style?

Red Bull Dance Your Style is an international street dance competition in which the world's most creative dancers compete against each other in a knockout system. The highlight: there is no jury.
Only the audience decides who advances from round to round - and the dancers don't know in advance which song they will be dancing to. Everything revolves around creativity, spontaneity and entertainment. It's all about winning over the crowd and taking the title.
A variety of street dance styles are allowed. Hip-hop, popping, locking, voguing, house, krumping – and if none of those words mean anything to you, click here to learn. There is one exception, though: there is no breaking - better known as breakdance - as we have another competition for that in the form of Red Bull BC One.
Come back here soon as this story is primed for an update with quotes from the competitors…

Next up: Mumbai, India, in 2024

After Germany was at the centre of the street dance world in 2023, the journey continues next year, as the 2024 Red Bull Dance Your Style World Final takes place on November 9 in Mumbai, India. Tickets are available here.

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