The UDEF | Urban Dance & Educational Foundation is a non-profit corporation and 501(c) public charity formed in late 2013. UDEF serves as the membership organization for competitors and as the sanctioning body for events.

As the sanctioning body for competitions on the Pro Breaking Tour, the Silverback Series and other breaking competitions, UDEF sets event competition standards, judging criteria, and other criteria to ensure uniform standards.

UDEF members who register as Competitors are eligible to compete in UDEF-sanctioned events. UDEF membership is free. UDEF does not itself currently sponsor or run any Tour events or other competitions.

UDEF is a non-profit corporation, with a board comprised of professional breakers, event organizers and others from the breaking community, as well as executives from the business world and lawyers with domain expertise in various areas, including corporate law, intellectual property matters, and labor law.