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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Video: Beat Freaks on Tom Green's House Tonight

Tom Green featured Beat Freaks on his latest show. They talk about their America's Best Dance Crew experience, why #2 is the new #1, lead the dance party and teach Tom to dance.

New and original JabbaWockeeZ merchandise!

Get your new JabbaWockeeZ Tshirts. The designs are fresh and original -- my personal favorite is the pop comics. Pre-order now -- they will probably sell out quickly. You can order them here at Krewkings.com

Win a spot in a music video with JabbaWockeeZ

You can win an exclusive track with the Bangerz and a spot in their next music video that will feature JabbaWockeeZ. All you have to do is upload their free track, create your own dance video using the track, and send it to them. Details here.

Sorry I'm coming to this story a little late. And thanks for the tip umongo!

MTV Dance Crew - dance to Bollywood's Singh is Kinng

Back by popular demand: MTV India Dance Crew videos. One reason we held off on posting these: we hadn't been able to find Day One of their Bollywood lesson. But, it's briefly reviewed in this lesson in the first segment, so watch carefully as they teach a dance from Bollywood movie Singh is Kinng (pictured above).
  • Part I has a recap and demonstration of the Day One steps
  • Part II includes moves like the bedsheet spread and football flick
  • Part III briefly profiles choreographer Farah Khan (whose work is familiar even to Americans who have seen Shakira's Hips Don't Lie video) and demonstrates an Around the World Move
  • Part IV shows a little of the Singh is Kinng video and teaches the Washing step
  • Part V has a tricky football step and breaks down Shahid Kapur's cool move from Aye Papi
We'll post the last part of MTV India's Dance Crew - Bollywood lessons in a day or two. Promise.

SoReal Cru TV -- some new videos with Brian Puspos, Andrew Baterina and Phillip Chbeeb

SoReal Cru's Youtube Channel is updated frequently with interview and performances. Here are two recent performance videos from the America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 runners-up that we especially like: Brian Puspos teaching a workshop to Jim Jones - Pop Champagne:

A collaboration between SoReal Cru's Andrew Baterina and Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb (who appeared on So You Think You Can Dance).

Friday, April 3, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Super Cr3w, Part II -- Where did the Prize Money go?

We interviewed Super Cr3w on March 28, 2009 during their visit to New York City. In Part II of our interview, they talk about their recent performances and how they're spending the $100,000 prize they won on America's Best Dance Crew Season 2.



Next up: Super Cr3w sings!

Reader Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Ringmasters' Circus

Ringmasters did not make our top 10 favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3. However, the crew gained in popularity each week as people saw that they were not a one-trick pony. Our readers voted Circus as their favorite Ringmasters Performance. It aired Week 3 during the Britney Spears Challenge. Click here to watch the entire performance on MTV.

Here's a legal clip from Fanscape Videos. Note: Viacom and Youtube is really cracking down on pirated videos (or videos that their automated bot thinks are pirated).

Up next: Team Millennia doing Me against the Music.

Mailbox: Layla Kayleigh's dogs, Mario Lopez & Season 4, JabbaWockeeZ

--In the latest issue of K9 News, America's Best Dance Crew hostess Layla Kayleigh talks about her dogs Munkey and Max. And, we are curious about that Dangerous Dogs story too. The story is not online, but you can buy a copy by clicking here.

--Vivo por Tivo spoke with Mario Lopez in an article called "Don't call me the Mexican Ryan Seacrest. When asked if he plans to host the next season of America's Best Dance Crew, he responded: "Why?
Am I being fired?...I've done it for three seasons and will keep doing it...those kids keep me young and hip."

--In a review of the New Kids on the Block show, Syracuse.com describes JabbaWockeeZ as "a techno-pop version of the Blue Man Group."

Thursday, April 2, 2009

East Coast and ABDC Part II: Quest and Beat Freaks in NJ May 2!

Quest and Beat Freaks are confirmed performers at a fundraiser for Childrens' Chance Foundation at the Ritz Theater on May 2. Tickets are not yet on sale, but will be shortly. This show is open to all ages. This is a rare chance to see the top two crews from America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 in action, and for a good cause. For more information, see this poster or go to Scat Productions.

East Coast and ABDC Part I: Kaba Modern performing in NY on April 5

The East Coast is finally getting some America's Best Dance Crew action. Kaba Modern will perform at TOUCH in NY on April 5. Minimum age: 18. Detail on the poster or go to Scat Productions.

If you're too young to go to TOUCH, you can attend a meet-and-greet with Kaba Modern on April 5 at Wuzz Up Cafe Cafe in Bergenfield New Jersey from 5pm to 7pm. Limited seating!! For the Wuzz up details, call (201) 384-8888.

Boogie Bots at Culture Shock Dance Showcase April 4

Boogie Bots returns to its roots with Culture Shock this weekend when they perform at the First Annual Dance Showcase. Mike Arellano, Miguel Almario, and Bryan East all performed with Culture Shock before they appeared on America's Best Dance Crew, along with Josh Gilmore (another Boogie Bots member who didn't appear on ABDC). See the poster for details.

Super Cr3w Perform at the NBA half-time show

We'll post Part II of our interview with Super Cr3w tomorrow. In the meantime ...on March 26, 2009 Super Cr3w performed with the BlazerDancers, Portland's Moon Patrol Crew, and Vancouver's Groove Nation at the halftime show during the Blazers/Suns game at the Rose Garden on March 26th, 2009. This is part of the Red Bull BC One tour for the winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2. Here's the frenetic show, courtesy of AKC6997 on Youtube:

BreakSk8 performance on Bonnie Hunt Show

America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 alums Breaksk8 appeared on the Bonnie Hunt show on April 1. Click here to watch.

Reader Favorite - Dynamic Edition's Achy Breaky Heart

Though Dynamic Edition did not make it into our top 10 Reader favorite poll for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 with a solo performance (they did make the list with the group performance with Quest and Strikers), many readers loved their unique take on the ABDC challenges, particularly in the Week 1 Sudden Death Challenge (where they clogged to My Humps) and the Week 4 Whack Track Challenge (where they took on Achy Breaky Heart). Unfortunately, to watch either one legally, you have to watch the whole performance on MTV. So, for Achy Breaky Heart, click here and go to 22:54.

Fanscape's Youtube Channel has a legal clip of the dance:


Coming up: Ringmasters' finest minute on ABDC!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Super Cr3w in New York - Photo and Part I of interview

Four members of Super Cr3w -- Do-Knock, Ben, Ronnie Boy, and RJ -- made a rare appearance in New York. On March 27, Jon Jon got to meet the America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 winners at the Prime Club, and sent the above photo.

The next day, we were able to interview them between their rehearsal and their appearance at the Blender Theater. The total interview is about 20 minutes long, so we've broken it into five videos and will run one for the next five days.(Apologies for the sound -- the heating system was very loud in the room). In Part I, they talk about what they've been up to since the end of Season 2.

Come back tomorrow for Part II, where they talk about their recent work and discuss how they've used the $100,000 prize money.

Glenda (Fanny Pak) and Della (ASIID) = Rebel Yell

Here's a fun video taken after a Glenda Morales (Fanny Pak) class at Ohlone College in Freemont College, where she works it with Della Hamby (ASIID). It's great seeing the America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 alums working together on and off stage like this.

Reader Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Strikers' Move if You Wanna

Although no Strikers All-Stars solo performance made the top 10 in our reader poll on Favorite Performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 (their performance with Quest and Dynamic Edition placed at #), their moves were favorites for many of our readers. In particular, Move if You Wanna (by Mims) tied for #11. Strikers danced to this during Week 2, the Fit Test Challenge, where they had to incorporate monkey rolls into their routine. To watch the entire performance, click on this video of the entire episode and to go 13:35.

Here's a legal clip from Fanscape Videos; all other Youtube versions are bootleg and liable to be banned by Viacom any time now.
Up next: Dynamic Edition clogging to Achy Breaky Heart.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quest on Dogg after Dark -- Video!

MTV's show Dogg After Dark will feature Quest tonight. The show airs at 8:30 ET/PT time. Thanks for the tip, Leah!

UPDATE: Quest appeared in the first 2 minutes and the end of the show. Here's a clip of America's Best Dance Crew Season 3, performing to Sensual Seduction

BreakSk8 on Bonnie Hunt Show April 1

BreakSk8 (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 and the America's Best Dance Crew Live tour) will perform on the Bonnie Hunt show on Wednesday April 1.

For times, check your local listings or visit
www.bonniehunt.com.

And, if the official website posts any photos or videos, we'll share them on April 2.


Photocredit: MTV.

Highlight Reel of Jia Huang on Tour with Britney Spears

Michael Tran assembled a video of some of the best clips he could find of Jia Huang (Kaba Modern alum) in performance with Britney Spears on the Circus Tour. Laura Edwards (Fysh N Chicks) can also be seen in this. Thanks for sharing, Michael!

Reader Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Fly Khicks Pon de Replay

Fly Khicks did not make the top 10 in our reader poll of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 -- the poll was dominated by Quest and Beat Freaks. Of their performances, the reader favorite was Pon De Replay by Rihanna, which was performed during the Battle of the Sexes challenge in Week 6. Click here to watch the entire performance on MTV in case this video is no longer available here.

Next up in our rundown of ABDC Season 3 crew favorite performances: Strikers performing Move if You Wanna.

Monday, March 30, 2009

New Dates added for JabbaWockeeZ & NKOTB Tour this summer

New Kids on the Block is launching the Full Service Tour, with JabbaWockeeZ as their opening act. It kicks off May 28 in Atlanta. Starting April 3, tickets and VIP packages – which will include backstage BBQs with the guys – will be available at Ticketmaster.com. (Special $10 lawn seats will also be available for a limited time.) There are also still a limited number of cabins available for their cruise, which sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas on May 15. For more information, check out nkotb.com.

Dates for NKOTB's Full Service Tour:
May 28: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheatre)
May 29: Birmingham, Ala. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
May 30: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheater)
May 31: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheater)
June 2: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
June 3: Raleigh, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion )
June 5: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
June 6: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
June 7: Washington, D.C. (Nissan Pavilion)
June 10: Scranton, Pa. (Toyota Pavilion)
June 11: Pittsburgh (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
June 12: Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
June 13: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 14: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
June 16: Saratoga, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
June 18: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
June 19: Boston (Comcast Center)
June 21: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 23: Cleveland (Blossom Music Center)
June 25: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Center)
June 26: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheater)
June 27: Cincinnati ( Riverbend Music Center)
June 28: Seattle (Verizon Amphitheater)
July 1: St. Louis (Verizon Wireless)
July 2: Memphis, Tenn. (Mud Island Ampitheater)
July 3: Wichita, Kans. (Hartman Arena)
July 7: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)
July 9: San Francisco (Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord)
July 10: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Ampitheater)
July 11: Las Vegas (The Pearl)
July 12: Phoenix (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)
July 15: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
July 17: Dallas (Superpages.com Center)
July 18: Houston (Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion)

Beat Freaks to perform at Warner Brothers Animation Celebration Event

On April 7, Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank California (the place where America's Best Dance Crew is taped) is hosting a celebration of almost 80 years of classic animation. The event will feature prizes and entertainment, including a performance by ABDC Season 3 favorites Beat Freaks. Click here for the details.

JabbaWockeeZ at Penn State

JabbaWockeeZ made a surprise appearance at Penn State on March 24, 2009. Besides performing as openers for New Kids on the Block (covered in a photospread by Penn State Live that includes the above image), the America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 champions made a surprise appearance at a Penn State Lionettes dance team practice and a hip hop dance course on campus. Here they are at with the Lionettes, courtesy of OnwardState.com (which also describes the visit).
There are several videos of the Penn State performance by JabbaWockeeZ. My favorite is the one from Matboy123.

#10 Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Quest's You Got It

Today: a tie for #10 in our survey of the our readers' 10 favorite America's Best Dance Crew performances for Season 3. We started with the most popular and are posting them throughout the next few weeks.

Reminder: respondents were allowed to pick more than one performance as their favorites. 22 % of our survey respondents identified Quest's You Got It (the Right Stuff) as one of their favorite performances. It aired in the Whack Track Challenge Show in Week 4. You can watch the full version on MTV by clicking here.

Here's the Fanscape clip of the performance. Fanscape has the only legal versions of ABDC performances on Youtube, and are the only ones guaranteed not to be removed for copyright violations.



We're presented the top 10, but they didn't include many of the best performances by crews other than Quest and Beat Freaks. So, in the next few days, we will also post your favorite performance by each of the other crews, in the reverse order of their elimination. Up next: Fly Khicks dancing to Pon De Replay.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

#10 Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Beat Freaks' Womanizer

Today: a tie for #10 in our survey of the our readers' 10 favorite America's Best Dance Crew performances for Season 3. We're starting with the most popular and are posting them throughout the next few weeks.

Reminder: respondents were allowed to pick more than one performance as their favorites. 22 % of our survey respondents identified Beat Freak's Womanizer as one of their favorite performances. It aired in the Britney Spears Challenge Show in Week 3. You can watch the full version on MTV by clicking here.

Here's the Fanscape clip of the performance. Fanscape has the only legal versions of ABDC performances on Youtube, and are the only ones guaranteed not to be removed for copyright violations.


Next: In a tie for 10th place - Quest's You Got It.