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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Shane Sparks co-hosting Charity event on Sept.28

Shane Sparks will co-host the 7th annual "Stars, Stripes and Skates ICEtravaganza", honoring the memory of September 11 and benefitting the Heritage Foundation of 9/11. The show will take place on Sunday September 28 at 3pm at the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, CT. Click here to buy tickets.

The show will feature several of the world's most famous figures skaters, including 1994 Olympic Gold Medalist Oksana Baiul, three-time World Medalist Fumie Suguri, British ice Dance champions Sinead and John Kerr, and Bronze Medalist Ashley Wagner.


Click here to learn more about the Heritage Foundation of 9/11. And, if you can't go to the event, consider making a donation to this worthy cause supported by Sparks!

New Cities added for Season 3 Auditions

It has just been announced that 4 auditions cities have been added for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3, for a total of 8 cities. Click here for details. The new schedule is:
  • Atlanta GA - Oct. 11
  • Austin, TX - Oct 13
  • Miami FL - Oct. 14
  • St. Louis, MO - Oct 15
  • Washington, DC. - Oct 16
  • San Francisco, CA - Oct. 18
  • New York, NY - Oct. 18
  • Los Angeles, CA - Oct. 25
There will be 2 different groups handling the auditions, which is why San Francisco and NY are scheduled on the same day.

Yuri and Taeko Show - VMA Behind the Scenes and Before the ABDC Dance-off

The Yuri and Taeko show filmed Kaba Modern and Fanny Pak before the VMAs. Though this is old, it's cool because they take it into the dress rehearsal, dressing rooms, backlot, and other off-limits locations. Click here to watch.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rolling Stone Review of ABDC Live Tour

Rolling Stone reviewed the kick-off performance of the America's Best Dance Crew Live tour in Miami. You can read it here. Highlights of the review:
  • "the two-act show was a high-gloss, rapid-fire affair, full of flashing lights and screens."
  • there were a lot of empty seats and the crowd is described as shrieky tweens
  • Loudest cheers for JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, and Break Sk8
If you go to one of the shows, let us know what you think by emailing us at bloggingbestdancecrew@gmail.com. We'll try to post as many as we can

JabbaWockeeZ at Macy's Passport Show in San Francisco

This show was performed by the four members of the full JabbaWockeez crew who did not go on the ABDC Live tour, plus an unnamed new member of the crew.

Mailbox - Mario Lopez, Randy Jackson, Shane Sparks, Fanny Pak,and BreakDancing Ecards

JabbaWockeeZ video interview

During our interview with the Jabbawockeez at the ABDC rehearsals, one of the guys got a little personal with our interviewer Honey with Sole, resulting in a fun and quite irregular interchange. Check it out:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

More Ways to win tickets to ABDC Live tours!

You can still win tickets to the ABDC Live Tour. Click on each of these contests for details:
Good luck. Let us know if you win!

Video from ABDC Tour Rehearsals - JabbawockeeZ rehearsing and talking

Leah D'Emilio of Mahalo Daily taped JabbaWockeeZ rehearsing and goofing off at the ABDC Live Tour rehearsals. She also talked to the crew about the tour rehearsal process and their favorite moves. Keep watching as she interviews choreographer Tabitha Dumo who gives advice on learning how to dance and teaches Leah how to crank.

Mario Lopez Coverup!

According to People Magazine, Mario Lopez is going to keep his shirt on in order to be taken more seriously. Said Mario, "My shirtless photo-shoot days are behind me."

Luckily, you have at least one more chance to see the award-winning pecs. Lopez will reprise his role as Dr. Mike Hamoui on "Nip/Tuck" and rest assured, he will lose his shirt.

Photo credit:
Kadena Pix/ Bauer-Griffin

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

JabbaWockeeZ TV -- rehearsals and interview

JabbaWockeeZ MySpace page has video showing them rehearsing and talkiing about the America's Best Dance Crew Live tour. Watch it here now , check out our interviews with JabbawockeeZ and the other crews, and stay tuned for more coverage of the tour!
America's Best Dance Crew on Tour Interview: Jabbawockeez

Mailbox: Shane Sparks on Broadway, Boogie Bots in DC

Shane Sparks will be co-choreographing Dreamgirls for Broadway and a national tour. Auditions begin October 2. So, click here to read about your chance to perform on Broadway AND work with Shane Sparks!

Boogie Bots will appear in the ABDC Live tour, but only in Washington DC.

JabbaWockeeZ interview at the ABDC Live Tour Rehearsals


Donna of Honey with Sole concluded her series of interviews for Blogging America's Best Dance Crew (best field reporter ever!) by talking with the guys from JabbaWockeeZ. Though it's a long interview, listen to the whole thing -- she really got to know the men behind the mask. Not a whole lot of 'news' here (they have a LOT of contractual restraints on what they can say!) but you can get a good sense of the fun and comraderie here. Some of the intriguing bits from the tape and her interview:
  • They really liked touring Hawaii, Guam, Malaysia and... New Jersey
  • After the tour, they're taking their families on a cruise to Puerto Rico. No work, just fun
  • Like all the other crews, they got NO free tickets for the tour for their family or friends
  • At the time of the interview (only 7 days before the first show) they still didn't know what solo dance they'd be performing as their opening.
  • They 'seem' to have a move called the Soup Cooler. Mmm...
  • They like to play Frogger before rehearsals
Listen here: Click here for more JabbawockeeZ photos from the rehearsals.

JabbaWockeeZ videos- Life after ABDC

JBWZ bonus: video interview with JabbaWockeeZ member Rynan Paguio about life after America's Best Dance Crew, from Pacific Rim Photo Press.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

JabbaWockeeZ in Leona Lewis Video

Leona Lewis' new video "Forgive Me" featuring JabbaWockeeZ has finally been released. All the Youtube versions are being pulled for copyright issues; so far this website seems to be a reliable source of videos. If this doesn't work, try MTV!

America's Best Dance Crew -- more popular than Obama?

Curious factoid from the Wall Street Journal: when Barack Obama texted the message announcing Biden as vice-president, it went to a little less than 1 million cellphones in the campaign's database. In contrast, America's Best Dance Crew exchanged messages with about 1.5 million different individuals during Season 2. So, ABDC had 50% more active mobile fans than the Democratic nominee.

Super Cr3w Interview at ABDC Live Tour Rehearsals

Day 4 of the joint interview reporting between Blogging America's Best Dance Crew and Honey with Sole, covering the ABDC Live Tour rehearsals. Today, we've got the exclusive pictures of Super Cr3w. Check out the audio interview on Honey with Sole. Donna tells you what it was like to talk to Super Cr3w in rehearsal and posts the audio interview. Among the many revelations:
  • Rockadile was sick this week and missed some of the rehearsals, but will definitely be ready for the first show in Miami
  • For their tour intro, Super Cr3w will reprise (and improve) their dance to "Don't Touch Me" by Busta Rhymes, which they first performed in Week 6
  • Season 3 of America's Best Dance Crew will feature only 8 episodes, down from 10 in Season 2
  • Super Cr3w will go back on tour after ABDC Live Tour ends. Dates and places are still being negotiated, but include shows in Hawaii, Canada, and Guam.
  • Now that Super Cr3w is done with ABDC, Do Knock plans to keep the Super Cr3w name alive by setting aside time to talk with fans
Click here for more photos.
And, come back tomorrow for our interview with JabbaWockeeZ!

Monday, September 15, 2008

ABDC Tour News: Kaba Modern, Enigma, ICONic Added to Local Performances

Honey with Sole reports that crews have been added to the ABDC Live tour, but are only performing in limited cities:
  • Enigma Dance Crew -- Tampa 9/19
  • ICONic -- New York City 9/23
  • Kaba Modern -- Los Angeles and San Diego 10/16, 10/18

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fanny Pak Interview at ABDC Live Tour rehearsals

On Sept. 11., Donna from Honey With Sole talked with Fanny Pak before the crew started the day's rehearsals for the America's Best Dance Crew Live Tour. News: they're going to open the ABDC Live Tour with Bamboo Banga! In the interview, they also revealed why it's dangerous to be a Fanny Pak, which cities they can't wait to visit, and how the songs and choreography for the show are chosen and prepared. Visit Honey with Sole to see pictures from the interview, and listen to it right here:
Come back tomorrow for an interview with Super Cr3w!
Photo credit: MTV

Atlanta -- Win free tickets to ABDC Live tour!

Gotta Dance Atlanta is giving away free tickets to the ABDC Live tour. To win, answer three questions and send answers to info@got2dance.net by Sept. 18. Write "America's Best Dance Crew Tickets" in the subject line.
Click here for the questions and our hints (we want you to win!)

ASIID Interview at ABDC Live Tour Rehearsals

Today, Honey with Sole and BABDC are sharing an interview and pictures of ASIID, taken during the ABDC Live Tour rehearsals in Los Angeles. We've got the pictures, and Honey with Sole has the audio and some details. As you can see (and hear), the tour is both much hard work but fun for the crews. ASIID will revive some of their iconic moves (remember Walk the Dog?) but pull out a lot of new moves for the tour. They also talk about working with the other crews and performing near their hometown.

Click here for more photos of ASIID.
And, tune in tomorrow for an interview and photos with Fanny Pak!