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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Super Cr3w Photoshoot -- Resonating Art

Super Cr3w just participated in a professional photoshoot for Resonating Art. Here are 2 of the fantastic images of the winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2. The photographers managed to capture a rare beauty and fun in the crew's moves. Click here to see the full set at Supercr3w.com.

Fanny Pak's Glenda teaching 'Girls on the Dance Floor' at Funkanometry SF

Glenda Morales from Fanny Pak taught a workshop at Funkanometry SF on March 23, 2009. Here's video of the class dancing with her. If you're in the San Francisco area, you might want to try out their classes (details here). Thanks for the tip, RLY723!

Quest & Beat Freaks in NJ: Tickets now on sale!

As announced, Beat Freaks and Quest will be appearing in the Ritz Theater in Elizabeth, New Jersey on Saturday May 2. At this point Sass X7 are also confirmed, and other ABDC acts are expected to perform. The show starts at 5pm, and tickets cost $27.50-$77.5o, with a portion going to the Children's Chance Foundation. Click here to purchase tickets.

The America's Best Dance Crew groups will also participate in a workshop and a meet and greet on Sunday May 3. Details to follow soon!

Fan Favorite for Season 3: Boxucuttuhz Bonafied Lovin

Though Boxcuttuhz did not make our top 10 favorites for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3, their performance of Bonafied Lovin tied for #11 in our poll. They performed the dance in the Sudden Death challenge in Week 1. To watch the entire performance legally, click on the full episode from MTV, then go to 37:38.

Here's the legal clip from Fanscape Videos. There are bootleg versions out there that Viacom is trying to shut down -- find them on your own!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kaba Modern Interview Part I - How life has changed since ABDC

We interviewed Kaba Modern at a meet & greet at the Wuzzup Cafe in Bergenfield, NJ on April 5, 2009. Apologies for the sound quality -- the interview took place in a noisy restaurant. I am investing in a new camera system that will improve audio for future interviews.

In this first video, the Kaba Modern members (plus manager Arnel Calvario, minus Jia Huang) talk about how Kaba Modern started, their upcoming plans, and how life has changed for them since they appeared on America's Best Dance Crew. The interviewer for the first two questions Celina Joco, the fan who created the wonderful Kaba Modern poster.

Kaba Modern Legacy at SUNY Geneseo

Kaba Modern Legacy performed at SUNY Geneseo on April 4. Click here for the report from The Lamron (the SUNY Geneseo student newspaper). Nikkokin on Youtube has the videos -- despite the video's name, here's the first part.

Click here to see the second part of the performance.

Reader Favorite for ABDC Season 3: Team Millennia Me Against The Music

Though Team Millennia did not make our top 10 favorites for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3, their performance of Me Against the Music was a strong vote-getter in our poll. They performed the dance in the Britney Spears challenge in Week 3. To watch the entire performance legally, click on this link to the MTV episode, then go to 30:03.

Here's the clip from Fanscape Videos. There may be illegal copies available on Youtube and elsewhere -- find them yourself!


Next: Boxcuttuhz and Bonafied Lovin!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kaba Modern Meet & Greet Report Part I

Kaba Modern (the America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 favorites minus Jia Huang, who is on tour as a backup dancer for Britney Spears) showed up at the Wuzzup Cafe in Bergenfield New Jersey on April 5, to meet with fans too young to attend their nightclub show. Dozens showed up to meet the crew, talk to their favorites, and get some autographs. The crew members and their manager Arnel Calvario (also an awesome dancer and choreographer) good naturedly signed photos, posters, Tshirts, even the shirts on fan's backs. Afterwards, they sat down with us to answer some fan questions. Come back this weekend for the interview (having some technical difficulties -- sorry for the delay!).

Click here for more pictures from the meet and greet.

Kaba Modern NY Performance Video

Kaba Modern performed at Touch in New York City on April 5. Here's a fresh angle on their performance, from Jaylinga's Youtube channel.
FYI -- We attended the meet-and-greet for Kaba Modern before this performance, and will post our photos and the interview video shortly.

Classic older Quest Video - Dance Like Michael Jackson

For those of you needing a Thursday Quest fix now that America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 is gone: reader ABDC refers this Far*East movement video from 2008: Dance Like Michael Jackson.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Super Cr3w, Part V: Where will they be in 5 years?

We interviewed Super Cr3w on March 28, 2009 during their visit to New York City. In Part V (the last video of the interview, they talk about America's Best Dance Crew Season 3, what they'll be doing in 5 years, and give a number of shoutouts to friends, Beat Freaks, and us!

Here are the other parts of the interview:
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Beat Freaks perform at Warner Bros Billboard Reveal

On April 7, Beat Freaks were the guest performers as Warner Bros revealed a new animation billboard at their studios in Burbank, California. Our friends at Pacific Rim Video have the exclusive video of the performance by the Season 3 America's Best Dance Crew runners-up, as well as interviews, and footage of Beat Freaks at the ceremonies.

Mario Lopez gets wet with Beat Freaks, "his favorite crew of all time"

America's Best Dance Crew host Mario Lopez introduced the new Warner Bros animation billboard at a ceremony in Burbank, CA on April 7. Click here to watch Mario at the ceremony, courtesy of Pacific Rim Videos. And, for the double entendre of the day (also courtesy of Pacific Rim), watch as Mario gets wet with the Beat Freaks as he calls them "his favorite crew of all time."

Ken-ya Dance in San Jose, featuring MANY ABDC crews

San Jose will be the place to watch hip hop dancing on April 18. Super cr3w, Supreme Soul, Ringmasters, Fanny Pak, Boxcuttahz, LostKids, Projectem, and others will perform at the San Jose Performing Arts Center at Ken-Ya Dance. Tickets are $30 each. Purchase tickets here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Super Cr3w, Part IV -- What it means to be a global Citizen

Super Cr3w spoke with us on March 28, 2009 during their visit to New York City. In part IV of our interview, Season 2' America's Best Dance Crew talk about their international experience and what it means to them to be a global citizen. This question was asked in cooperation with Project Explorer, a not-for-profit organization that produces free educational programming and films for kindergarten through 12th grade, showcasing locations around the world. For more information, visit projectexplorer.org.

Quest on TMZ -- Flipping a Sit

I realize it looks like we're turning into the Quest blog, but they are ALL over the media right now. Here's a TMZ video of Steve doing his trademark flip from a sitting position.

World of Warcraft: Azeroth's Best Dance Crew

Here's a parody of America's Best Dance Crew from the gaming community. To quote Blizzardblogger.com:"The act of jubilant self-expression through dancing.. been taken to a whole new level with the new Dance Battle system...Combining elements of Arena competition with the dynamism and creativity of coordinated, player-controlled dance animations, Dance Battles offer a whole new kind of crew-versus-crew challenge."

Monday, April 6, 2009

Quest opens at Flo Rida CD Release Party

On April 5, Flo Rida appeared at the Roxy in Los Angeles for a CD Release Party. Among the performers: Flava Flav, Pleasure P, 7 year old BBoy Jalen and Quest. Here's MTV's report (interestingly, it does not mention and has no pictures of the Season 3 America's Best Dance Crew winners).
Update: here's the full performance video from Taejun's YoutubeChannel. Thanks for the tip Quest!!!

Lourds of the Ring -- flexing vs. turfing

Wiretap Magazine reports on the Lourds of the Ring competition held earlier this year in Oakland. The competition features East Coast flexing (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 Ringmaster's specialty) vs. West Coast turfing, as one of the few venues where the two styles mix and fight. The article presents the history and rivalry between the two styles, profiles dancers and runs a short video from the competition.

World of Dance Compilation, + interviews with Boxcuttuhz, Quest, Beat Freaks

Pacific Rim Video did their usual thorough job covering the World of Dance at Pomona on April 4. Visit their new Youtube channel while they're battling the problems at Youtube. Some of their videos to check out: a Ringmasters performance, interview with Lydia Paek from Boxcuttuhz and Quest where she sings and talks about Boxcuttuhz plans; multiple interviews with Beat Freaks members; and multiple crew members, including one where D-Trix makes fun of Hok.

Our personal favorite: the highlights reel with views of the interviews, booths, and a lot of dancing.

Team Millennia to judge & perform at Cal State Fullerton


Attention California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) students and nearby residents: April 20 is the date for CSUF's Best Dance Crew competition on April 20. Team Millennia from America's Best Dance Crew Seasons 2 and 3 will judge the competition, dance at the finale, hold a meet and greet, and sell product. Competing groups must consist of 3-6 dance members and at least one group memeber must be from CSUF. If you want to sign up, please email candi4912@csu.fullerton.edu. Deadline for registration: April 13.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Exclusive Interview with Super Cr3w, Part III: Do-Knock Sings!

Super Cr3w spoke with us on March 28, 2009 during their visit to New York City. In part III of our interview, Season 2' America's Best Dance Crew talk about what inspired them to become dancers and what keeps them motivated. And, in answer to the question about other talents: they treat us to an a capella performance, with Do-Knock as lead singer!

Quest Crew at Pomona World of Dance

From Kristofferic's Youtube Channel, here's Quest's performance at the World of Dance event in Pomona California on April 4, 2009.

Beat Freaks at World of Dance

World of Dance (WOD) in Pomona, California shaped up to be an America's Best Dance Crew studded event. We'll look for and post some of the best videos from the event, including the championship competition.

Here's the performance by Beat Freaks from kzet9's Youtube channel. The sound is rough, but they got a closeup view.

Antwerp's Best Dance Crew