TURF, a dance style born in Oakland, was set to take to the national stage Friday with a competition at Frank Ogawa Plaza.
TURF, which stands for "taking up room on the floor" through dance, features free-flowing movement that combines gliding and popping, and "bone breaking."
The competition will feature one-on-one battles of different dance styles; no planned choreography and no preselected music.
"What you expect to see with TURF dancing is a lot of grooves, a lot of authenticity, originality, a lot of storytelling, and just a lot of creativity," dancer Hector Acensio said.
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The crowd will decide who’s best at Friday's event, and the winner will advance to the national finals two weekends from now in New Orleans.
The competition starts at 6:30 p.m. Last-minute tickets are $20.