• JOAT Festival international de street dance

    Battle Breaking

    Battle Hip Hop

    Battle Popping

    31 Aug, 1. 3 Sep 2023

JOAT Festival 2023

  • Montreal
  • JOAT Festival international de street dance

    Battle Breaking

  • Battle Hip Hop

  • Battle Popping

In partnership with
Length – 90 minutes Venue – Club Soda
31 August 2023 - 20 h 30
1 September 2023 - 20 h 30
3 September 2023 - 20 h 30

Details of all activities

Place des Arts

From August 29 to September 4, come celebrate street dance in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles! From the streets to the stage, artists of many different backgrounds dance, compete, and share their passion with all the generosity and intensity that drive them. Electrifying and festive.

Spearheaded by Handy “HYA” Yacinthe, a pioneer of today’s popping dance community in Quebec and a major influencer on the Canadian and international street dance scene, the Festival celebrates street dance culture as a cultural and social factor.This week of programming and activities featuring more than 150 artists who will immerse you in the world of street dance: high-level battles, breaking, popping, hiphop, krump, beatmakers, Kidz Battle, masterclasses, exhibition! An opportunity to discover some of the Afro-American community dances that have become popular around the world. For the whole family!

Co-produced by Danse Danse

Battles at Club Soda


Street dancers meet in a supercharged atmosphere of exchange, confrontation and adrenaline. Hosted by an MC, powered by a DJ, and adjudicated by a jury, the battle consists of a series of competitions of solo dance, improvised according to strict guidelines.



Check out all the program details on joatfestival.com


NEW Montréal Loves Hip Hop | Exhibition of objects and archival material on the history of hip hop in Montréal

NEW MONCELL DURDEN / Intangible Roots | Educational lecture on the cultural context of Black dance forms

C'est quoi les DAW's | battle of Hip Hop music composers

SPOT Session | Free practice space for street dance artists

JOAT Prelims | pre-selection battle for JOAT Battle at Club Soda

Glass House | Dance performances in the Windows of Building 2-22

NEW Le Patin Libre | Remarkable inline skating performance

NEW Voyage Funktastique | Musical performances hosted by various DJs

NEW Montréal Loves Dilla | DJ Ambiance in tribute to J Dilla

Initiation activities | Hip hop, popping, krump, hustle, rap, beatmaking etc.

NEW Hip Hop & Pop Corn | Series of documentaries on the history of hip hop

NEW Loop Session | research and creation session in beatmaking

NEW MKA Session | Krump Battles-Performances

THE SHED | Hip Hop music concert

JOAT Kidz Battle | Dance battle of all styles for children/pre-teens

NEW JOAT Vocal cyper / Initiation | Open level workshop on the basics of freestyle rap and improvised singing technique

NEW JOAT Vocal cyper / Performance | Improvised live rap performances

NEW DJ SHASH'U & Friends | Musical performances hosted by DJ Shash'U and other guest artists

JOAT Masterclasses | Classes for professional dancers given by JOAT Battles masters

JOAT Parties | Dance parties to celebrate in the street dance way

Also | Art fair, barber shop, DJs, food/refreshments... and more surprises to come!


Thanks to our partners




$40 per battle 
$100 for the 3 battles Package

Tickets start at $40.00

  • JOAT Festival international de street dance

    JOAT Festival international de street dance is an annual event that offers a week of festivities, activities and performances in Montreal - at Place des Arts and in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. On the program: high level battles, breaking, popping, Hip Hop, Krump, beatmakers, battle for young people, street dance initiation workshops, master classes, exhibition! An opportunity for the public of all horizons to ...

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