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Hip Hop International keeps the world (head)spinning

Hip Hop International keeps the world (head)spinning

Hip-hop dance is not going global -- it's been global for years, and the evidence was once again presented at the recent Hip Hop International's USA and World Hip Hop Dance Championships and World Battles in Las Vegas.

The global reach was evident not only in the winners of the major world dance crew competitions (Japan in the Varsity division, Canada in the Adult division, Philippines in the Megacrew division), but also by the fact that a dominant team, New Zealand's the Royal Family, was so popular that it had a special performance Saturday night.

The Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa played host to the weeklong competition, and the Orleans Arena -- holding more than 5,700...