20.10.2023 - 21.10.2023

2 Days - Outstanding Battle Guests and Performers – 3 Categories

Culture Concept – All Style – Kids Battle – Culture Dance Night



Preselection: 21.10.2023 – 14:00 Uhr

Battles: 21.10.2023 – 15:30 Uhr

Prizes: Prize money of 1000€ for the winner, trophies and goodies

Registration fee: 5€

Music by: tba



Preselection: 21.10.2023 – 13:00 Uhr

Battles: 21.10.2023 – 15:30 Uhr

Prizes: Prize money of 400€ for the first place, trophies and goodies

Registration fee: 5€

Music by: tba



Preselection: 21.10.2023 – 12:30 Uhr

Battles: 21.10.2023 – 15:30

Prizes: Voucher, trophies and goodies

Registration fee: 5€

Music by: tba

Youths up to 16 years can enter


Since 2015 M.I.K. Family developed a unique battle concept, the „Cypher Concept“.

Since 2019 the royal discipline is now called the „Culture Concept“.

The Culture Concept is an All Style category, where six invited guest dancers plus four dancers that went through a preselection round get to show their art and skills in a Cypher. After each round the dancers themselves vote out the – in their opinion – weakest dancer in this round.

When two dancers are left, the three previously eliminated dancers will judge the final round, unless the dancers themselves decide about who won the Culture Concept.

Final Round 2021: Winner WILLIS (FRA)

Wrapping up eight incredible years, it’s time to say goodbye to the CDC Show Contest. From the merger of Top Up Camp and Cypher Dance Championship (who remembers?) to today’s CDC Festival, you’ve been on the journey with us! We say thank you to all the participants and champions of previous show contests! Your dedication, creativity, and joy have given so much to this format. 


As we step into the future, we are proudly introducing our new format: Culture Dance Night

on Friday, Oct 20th at 8:00pm!


We curated a series of performances for a unique night full of dance in many of its beautiful forms as well as poetry and music. While many performances are highlighting some of the great talents based in Berlin and Germany, we’ve also invited some international guests to our Culture Dance Night stage.

Join us on a beautiful journey through the “Riddim of Joy and Resistance” Culture Dance Night and get your tickets now!

CDC Performers

Get your CDC Full Festival Pass

*It includes 10 Open Level Classes, 2 Empowerment/Awareness Sessions, Jam Session, Conference, Performance Night & Culture Dance Clash entrance and the dance theatre “Afrikan Party” and is definitely worth it!*

Of course you can also register for single classes or day passes.

CDC Location

Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt, Bat-Yam-Platz 1, 12353 Berlin
Metro: U7 Lipschitzallee
Car: Navigation to Lipschitzallee 68, parking spot next to the car dealer
The venue is accessible barrier free.