Since hip-hop was exposed outside of the United States due to 1980s films, the internet, and television shows, dance competitions and educational opportunities have helped sustained its presence worldwide. Europe is known to host several hip-hop competitions such as
and the UK B-Boy Championships. Japan hosts World Dance Colosseum which is a two on two competition. And Australia hosts World Supremacy Battlegrounds which is a team-based competition. Being that hip-hop is improvisational in nature is what distinguishes it from other forms of dance. Hip-hop dance crews engage often in freestyle dance competitions which are also referred to as battles. Hip-hop dance can be a hobby or a form of entertainment.