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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Quest Workshop Part II: stunts and Choreography

At the Quest Crew workshop on May 3, the America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 winners taught both 'tricks' and choreography to the dozens of attendees. They did a superb job of breaking down the routine's performance so that most of the crowd was able to follow and look almost as good as the pros. Here's the choreo part of their workshop. It shows the progression of the lesson, with the full routine at the end.

Click here to watch the stunt lessons from Dtrix.

Mailbox: Fly Khicks, Beat Freaks, Super Cr3w, SoReal Cru

  • Fly Khicks danced at Club Bed in Miami in April, and here are the photos to prove it.
  • Beat Freaks danced on Kovas' Wax On Wax Off video. So, they want you to help keep it in the top 10 at 106th and Park by voting for the video online. There's no limit to how often you can vote, so start clicking!
  • Super Cr3w members Ronnie Boy and Ben will be judges at the Art of Wore dance competition in Las Vegas on May 15.
  • SoReal Cru's Jackie Lautchang will be teaching a Master class at the Marvelous Motion studio in Houston on May 16. Details on the poster above.

ABDC Season 4 Audition Schedule - new and improved

As posted earlier this week, the New York auditions for America's Best Dance Crew Season 4 have been moved to Sunday June 14 so that the show producers can attend World of Dance NY. This flyer contains the amended information.

Friday, May 8, 2009

JabbaWockeeZ on the Today Show

JabbaWockeeZ and New Kids on the Block appeared on the Today Show on May 8, performing and talking about their collaboration. MTV has the story and the video:

JabbaWockeeZ and NKOTB Interview

MTV spoke to JabbaWockeeZ and New Kids on the Block about their tour. The video also shows a rehearsal snippet. The written article and video have some classic lines and quotes:
  • New Kid Joey McIntyre about JabbaWockeeZ: "He thinks that working with a group of guys who are so green to fame and celebrity has made them understand how awesome it must be to be out there making girls scream"
  • Also from Joey: "You can't get more team than wearing masks"

Team Millennia Summer Intensive Dance Day tomorrow!

Team Millennia hosts a dance camp every year in Fullerton, California. As a prelude, they are holding a Summer Intensive Dance Day on May 9 with workshops from your favorite TM members all day long. Signup information is on the poster.

Vote on your favorite Super Cr3w tattoo!

Super Cr3w will be producing washable tattoos for their fans to purchase at performances, and they want you to vote for your favorite. See them all and vote at SuperCr3w.com.
Voting runs until May 16.

JabbaWockeeZ, Fanny Pak workshops in NY area this weekend

Several dance studios in the New York/New Jersey area are presenting dance workshops with America's Best Dance Crew members as teachers:
  • ICONic is working with other America's Best Dance Crew alums this weekend, presenting them in workshops at their ICONic Dance Complex in Englishtown NJ. JabbaWockeeZ are scheduled for Friday May 8 at 9pm. On Saturday May 9 at 9pm, Phil Collins of Fanny Pak will teach.Visit the ICONic website for details on the location.
  • BoogieZone is presenting workshops with Fanny Pak's Phil and Beau on May 8 at 2 locations in New York City.Click here for full information.
  • Fr3sh has 2 workshops on Sunday May 10 featuring Beau, Cara, Matt, and Megan. This will be followed by a meet-and-greet. These will start at 4:30pm at Arts in Motion in Matawan, NJ. Fanny Pak's website has the most complete info.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quest Workshop Part I: Warmups and demonstrations

Quest and Beat Freaks conducted dance workshops in New Jersey on May 3, 2009. As might be expected, Quest's sessions had their non-serious moments. Today's videos spotlight Dtrix's warm-up, workshop rules, and a dance demonstration. Here's the warm-up:
Click here to watch the 'rules', and Dtrix's masked dance. You'll be glad you did!

JabbawockeeZ performance for Hennessy Black

JabbaWockeeZ performed at a party celebrating the launch of Hennessy Black Cognac. Nitrolicious.com reports on the party and posts this video:

New Performances from Dynamic Edition

13white13 posted three recent Dynamic Edition performances. Here's my favorite:

Thanks for the tip ABDC!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

UPDATE: NY auditions for ABDC resheduled for June 14

This just in: America's Best Dance Crew is rescheduling its New York Season 4 auditions for Sunday June 14. This change is made to accommodate the dance crews competing in World of Dance New York on June 13, so that there can be full participation for BOTH dance events.

Video: Beat Freaks Workshop in New Jersey

On May 3, Beat Freaks and Quest taught workshops in New Jersey. Over 50 people attended, both to meet their favorite America's Best Dance Crews and to learn from the pros. The crews were excellent teachers, methodically breaking down the tricky steps until the students mastered them. Afterwards, the students and crews had an impromptu freestyle session, followed by photo session and autograph signing.

Today, we're showing the Beat Freaks second session. The video is sequential, showing how they taught many of the moves and culminating in the full routine.

Tomorrow, we'll post half of our Quest workshop videos (they did a lot more than just teaching!)

Boogie Bots Performance at University of Miami

Joesar posted this video of Boogie Bots performing on an outdoor stage on a beautiful sunny day in Miami. Wish I'd been there!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Quest Rehearsal and Sound Check videos

We watched Quest rehearse for their performance on May 2. While these rehearsals didn't include all the stunts that were used in the final performance, they gave a good sense on how Quest blocks the dance, works and plays together. And, we did get some close-up to view some major moves!

Click here to watch the rehearsal for their 'Toxic' routine.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Beat Freaks Rehearsal and Sound Check

We hung out at the Ritz Theater most of the afternoon of May 2, in order to interview Beat Freaks and Quest and watch the performances. We were able to tape their rehearsals and sound checks. What these performances lack in crowd uproar and flashy costumes, they more than make up for in watching the crew working together. AND, we were upclose for Shorty's AMAZING headspin!

Tips for dating a Quest Crew member!

Asiance Magazine attended the Quest and Beat Freaks show in New Jersey on May 2, and interviewed Quest. They had the nerve to do something that I haven't done (but many of you have asked for) -- they asked each member of the America's Best Dance Crew what types of girls they like. Here's the scoop.

I've got videos of Quest and Beat Freaks answering questions submitted by Blogging Best Dance Crew readers. Unfortunately, my editing software crashed this morning mid-edit, so you'll have to wait a few days.

SoReal Cru "24/7"

SoReal Cru is still quite active and SoRealcruTV has been posting strong choreo videos, in addition to some of their videoblog entries. Here's their "24/7" rehearsal video.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

First report from the East Coast Beat Freaks and Quest performance

Last night's show with Beat Freaks and Quest in New Jersey was amazing. Besides the America's Best Dance Crew stars, the show featured Fr3sh, VEN15, Point Blank, and Project D. I promise to provide full coverage over the next week, including rehearsal videos and extended interviews with Beat Freaks and Quest. But, I'm off to the workshops, so it'll have to wait a few days. If you went, please comment and let us know what you thought.

In the meantime, here's the video of Beat Freaks' show, from Triciaaaxd's Youtube channel:

Britains got dancing talent too!

With all the attention bestowed upon Susan Boyle, it's unlikely that other acts will win on Britain's Got Talent. But some dance crews are giving stellar performances on the show as well. Simon Cowell called Flawless 'one of the best things he had ever seen in his life'; watch their video here.

Another Britain's Got Talent Crew worth watching is Diversity.

Boogie Bots Workshop videos

One of the great things about the America's Best Dance Crews is that they are teaching skills at workshops to anyone who is interested in getting better. I don't see a lot of other reality-TV (except for So You Think You Can Dance) people getting involved with their fans like that. Example: Boogie Bots taught a workshop hosted by Fusion dance crew, and the results are pretty compelling.