The independent owners and operators of McDonald’s New York Tri-State will present McDonald’s B-Boy Royale II, the city’s largest annual breakdance competition, on August 22 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Hosted by rapper MC Jin and former MTV VJ Grace Subervi, the event will feature eight award-winning East Coast dance crews battling it out for a grand prize of $5,000.
In addition to the main competition, McDonald’s B-Boy Royale II will celebrate the 40 year legacy of breaking with the inaugural presentation of special awards recognizing its pioneers and innovators. Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón, one of the original members and current president of Rock Steady Crew, will be honored with the McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in elevating breaking to an art form and introducing b-boying to a global audience.
From now until May 30, pre-sale tickets are available with the promo code ‘BREAK’ for $10 off General Admission at the Skirball Box Office. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of the New York Tri-State Area.
Check out the highlights from last year’s McDonald’s B-Boy Royale here.