Release date6 October 2012 (2012-10-06) (Festival of Rio)
11 October 2013 (2013-10-11) (Brazil)
A Batalha do Passinho (Portuguese: "Passinho Battle", lit. "The Battle of Passinho"; English release title Passinho Dance-Off) is a 2012 Brazilian documentary film directed by Emílio Domingos. The film follows a dance known as "passinho", which emerged from the funk carioca scene, and became a viral internet sensation after a video was posted on YouTube.
The style of dancing which developed in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and is known as passinho evolved out of the funk carioca scene. After a video of a group of friends at a barbecue, Passinho Foda, received four million hits on YouTube, dancers from other communities began to upload their own home-made clips, and the dance quickly spread across Rio de Janeiro. The documentary shows the dancers and the phenomenon expanding beyond the bailes, slums and DJs.