The games and dance battles that will break out this weekend will make you feel as if you’re in a Step Up movie, minus Channing Tatum (whomp, whomp). On Saturday, Dancefx hosts a block party that serves as the kickoff to the Charleston Dance Festival held from Dec. 9 to 15. Of course there’ll be performances by dance companies from around Charleston, but duels, DJs, and a dance floor will also have you wanting to shake yo’ booty. Sara Bennett, who is in charge of 2013’s festival, says, “This year is especially exciting because we’ve been able to expand to the Northeast, and we have dance companies coming in from Virginia and New York. This provides a great opportunity for students to experience dancers from all different backgrounds.” Food trucks and drinks also will be available on site.