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Arts Centre Melbourne and Cypher Culture present

City Sessions

A celebration of Melbourne street dance


17 April, 2021 | 6pm
Gates open: 5.30pm

FREE: Ticket reservations required

City Sessions

City Sessions is back! After celebrating street dance in Melbourne’s public spaces for over nine years, this iconic freestyle dance battle event will be adapted for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Set times
6pm - 6:15pm: Performance & Acknowledgement of Country: Brothers in Arms
6:15pm - 6:30pm: Performance: L2R Dance
6:30pm - 7pm: Top 4 (Hip Hop) w DJ Mero
7pm - 7:15pm: Performance: Burn City Waack
7:15pm - 7:45pm: Top 4 (House) w DJ Motherfunk
7:45pm - 8pm: Performance: Jungle City
8pm - 8:30pm: Top 4 (Funk) w Cookin’ on 3 Burners
8:30pm - 8:45pm: Performance: House of Dévine
8:45pm - 9pm: Final (Hip Hop) w DJ Mero
9pm - 9:15pm: Final (House) w Motherfunk
9:15pm - 9:30pm: Final (Funk) w Cookin’ On 3 Burners
9:30pm - 9:45pm: Winner Announcements & Wrap Up
9:45pm - 10pm: Finale w Cookin' On 3 Burners

Witness Australia’s best go head to head in a 2vs2 style battle in the genres of Hip Hop, House and Funk!

To keep the music vibe going in the Bowl, this iteration will be in close collaboration with the ever-growing local music scene in Melbourne, with DJs for the battles including Mero and Mothafunk.

Also, to celebrate the diverse range of communities in street dance, we will be showcasing forms in collaboration with music artists. Acts include House of Dévine, Jungle City, Burn City Waack and L2R Dance.

City Sessions is presented by Cypher Culture, a community-focused street/club dance initiative which fosters experiences that create spaces for social, cultural and community dances to be celebrated.

Supported by the City of Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne and SIGNAL.


Join the crowd from the comfort of your couch! City Sessions will be available to stream online in full. Head to our Facebook and Youtube pages from 6pm on April 17 to watch.

Price range

All tickets to City Sessions are FREE.

There are 2 ticketing categories for this event at Live at the Bowl - Lawn General Admission and Stalls Tables General Admission.

The Lawn and Stalls General Admission tickets may be reserved individually and will allow guests to select their own deck or table and roam about their section of the venue freely.

Ticket categories

So how does it work? Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. Find out more information about each of the ticket options available.


Age restriction: This event is all ages, however guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Babies under 24 months do not need a ticket.

Warning: Strong language

Running time: 4 hours

Participate: If you are a dancer wanting to participate in the battles, please complete the online registration form. Preliminary rounds (non-ticketed) will run from 10am - 3:30pm, those who proceed to the Final Rounds will perform 5:30pm - 10pm in front of an audience.

COVIDSafe Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. For more information visit our Staying Safe page →


For detailed access information for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, please visit our Accessibility page →

This performance has been made possible by supporters of the Arts Centre Melbourne Recovery Fund. With thanks to our generous supporters this fund is helping kick-start a creative revival after COVID-19.
If you’d like to be part of the cultural recovery, donate here →

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