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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Video: Poreotix Workshop at TM Studios

Pacific Rim covered the workshop taught by Poreotix at TM Studios. Here's a montage of the dancing, interviews by Chris Trondsen, and other action. Much more is available on the PacificRim Youtube Channel.

Rhythm City to perform at Shanghai World Expo 2010

Rhythm City (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) is one of the featured performers at Shanghai World Expo 2010 which opened May 1, 2010. Click here to read more about the largest Worlds Fair in History. Here's what we're missing (pictured above) by not attending and visiting the US Pavilion: 
"Herbie Hancock, the Waterford Chamber Orchestra and New York Rhythm City Hip Hop are on the docket for the U.S. pavilion. A structure with extended wings evoking the shape of an American eagle, it houses exhibits meant to convey the nation’s "personal" side. Walking in, visitors see Kobe Bryant and other celebrities on film greeting them in fractured attempts to pronounce "Welcome to the USA pavilion" in the Mandarin language. An urban fairy tale, the story of a young girl who inspires her community to reinvent itself, is projected on five screens in a "4-D" process with moving seats that lets the audience "feel" the effects of wind and rain. Sponsor exhibits with a mall selling KFC, Mister Donuts and other typical foods round out the presentation."

Bid on boots signed by Lil Mama to meet Lil Mama on the ABDC set & help support DoSomething.org

Show your Lil Mama and/or America's Best Dance Crew love, get some stylish boots and support important causes -- simultaneously! Lil’ Mama has signed a pair of Australia Luxe boots and they will be on auction from May 6, 7 pm PST until May 16, 7 pm PST on Auctioncause.com .  You will  have the chance to bid on her signed pair of boots and win the chance to meet Lil’ Mama on the set of America’s Best Dance Crew. 

Also, ABDC fans can help Lil Mama raise money by purchasing a pair of Australia Luxe boots at www.australialuxeco.com and picking to support Lil’ Mama at check out.  Australia Luxe will donate 5% of every total purchase supporting Lil’ Mama to dosomething.org and supporters can also use the promocode: luxemothers,  to get a $100 gift towards any pair of boots $250 or more while helping out dosomething.org.  Everyone has the chance to be fashionable and cause worthy at the same time!

DoSomething.org is a charity that helps fund and publicize efforts by teenagers and young adults who want to improve their communities. They have the largest database of volunteer opportunities for teens, and over 850,000 teens have participated in their programs. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

ABDC5 Favorites from the 9 National Crews: Swagger Crew's Regional Audition

We've posted your top 11 favorite performances for  America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5. We also wanted to show your favorite for each of the 4 crews who were not represented in the favorite performances, as well as your favorite group dance. Today: Swagger Crew's Regional Audition.  Here it is. Thanks for the links, Teldon!

Photos from the 'Seasoned Fries' Wrap party, including group shot of all the crews!

Hype 5-0 has new photos on their website of the wrap party after America's Best Dance Crew 5's Finale. Click here to see the full photo set including (above) probably the last photo together of members of Poreotix, Blueprint, Hype 5-0, Swagger Crew, Royal Flush, Heavy Impact, Saltare, Jungle Boogie and Static Noyze.

Upcoming Events: May 7-22, 2010

  • 5/7-26: JabbaWockeeZ MUS.I.C show in Las Vegas, with Super Cr3w as featured performers
  • 5/8: Hype 5-0 meet and greet at Pearlridge Mall in Oahu, HI
  • 5/21: Poreotix, Tripl3 Threat, and DeLa Femme at Pulse Lounge in San Francisco
  • 5/22: Body Rock in San Diego, with Boxcuttuhz, KM Legacy, SH!kingz and many more crews in exhibition and competition. Click here for details
Leave a comment if there are other events you'd like to include in our list.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

3rd Post-ABDC Party Room now open -- join us!

The Third ABDC5 Memorial Party Room is now open!  Celebrate (or mourn) Thursday without ABDC. Join others to talk about Americas Best Dance Crew, dance, and topics too odd to predict. IMPORTANT: If you want to write a long comment, write in in NotePad or Word and then paste it into the comments field. Otherwise, all your work may disappear if someone posts something new while you're in the middle of writing.

This is your party -- snark, humor, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!

Buy a great new Hype 5-0 Tshirt and help them rebuild their studio!

Hype 5-0 is holding a few fundraisers to rebuild their studio, which was burgled in April 2010. To help the effort, Kallusive designed a limited edition shirt. All proceeds will go to the studio, and it is one great looking shirt! Click here for the info and to place your order.

ABDC5 Favorites from the 9 National Crews: Royal Flush's 'Evacuate the Dance Floor'

We've run through your top 11 favorite performances for  America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5. we also wanted to show your favorite for each of the 4 crews who were not represented in the favorite performances, as well as your favorite group dance. Today: Royal Flush's Music Video Challenge performance of "Evacuate the Dance Floor".  Here it is. Thanks for the links, Teldon!

Another post-ABDC Party Room tonight!

We keep getting requests for an open thread/party room tonight, so that loyal ABDC fans can continue to meet and party post Season 5. So, why not! The party room will open at 9:30, as usual, and run until it stops. And, as usual you are free to talk about anything as long as it is not obscene or libelous. See you soon!

Video: Team Millennia's winning performance at 10th Annual Ultimate Brawl

Team Millennia was the winner at the 10th Annual Ultimate Brawl, held in Riverside CA on May 2, 2010 and sponsored by 909 Hip Hop. Thanks for the link, Cool! From Pacific Rim Video, here's the performance:

Video: Blueprint Cru's new dance moves and hints about their secret plans!

Blueprint Cru performed onstage at the Ugg Fall 2010 Collection show in Toronto. MuchMusic (the Canadian network that airs America's Best Dance Crew) filmed parts of the performance and interviewed the crew members. They talk briefly about their ABDC experience and hint about plans for tours, music videos, and product sponsorships.  Click here to watch the video.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

See JabbaWockeeZ on opening night!

JabbaWockeeZ announced that a limited number of tickets have been made available to the general public for opening night of the MUS.I.C. show -- Friday May 7 at 9:30pm. So click here if you want to be one of the first, or if you just want to buy your tickets to this spectacle.

Video: Beat Freaks Karaoke!

Beat Freaks Rino, Lindsey B and Maryss sang Michael Jackson for an upcoming Mac commercial. Thanks to TheBeatFreaks.com for all the updates! From the IrenesFilmWork Youtube Channel:

Week 2 of ABDC Blowup Contest -- Enter now!

Time for Week 2 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. We're bringing back some of our favorite images -- but you'll have to look CLOSELY! This contest is created by  "The 4th ABDC Judge". He's blown up parts of photos from ABDC Seasons 1-5. We're starting out easy and getting progressively harder. All images can be found somewhere on MTV.com. Your task: Name that crew and email your answer to ABDCContest@gmail.com. This week's entries must be received by midnight on Monday May 10.


Here's this week's image and a clue: 'this crew is HUGE!' Happy hunting!

ABDC5 Favorites from the final 9 crews: Heavy Impact's Regional audition

We've run through your top 11 favorite performances for  America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5. We also wanted to show your favorite for each of the 4 crews who were not represented in the favorite performances, as well as your favorite group dance. Today: Heavy Impact's regional audition.  Here it is. Thanks for the links, Teldon!

Prelude New England: Congratulations NIA! + video of Phunk Phenomenon's performance

Prelude New England was held on May 1 in Boston. The results: 
- 1st Place - NIA Dance Troupe (Boston, MA)
- 2nd Place- Thee Slap Bracelets (Boston, MA)
- 3rd Place - The Family (Montreal, Canada)


No video available of NIA's winning performance is available online. Here's the dance from hosts Phunk Phenomenon, from DaveShi's Youtube Channel:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Video: Swagger Crew Master Class at UNC Chapel Hill

Swagger Crew members Ajaye and Kentrell taught a master class at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Here's a taste of the event, from HipHopfl05's Youtube Channel:

ABDC5 Favorites from the 9 national Crews: Jungle Boogie's Chart Topper Performance

We've run through your top 11 favorite performances for  America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5. we also wanted to show your favorite for each of the 4 crews who were not represented in the favorite performances, as well as your favorite group dance. Today: Jungle Boogie's Chart Topper performance of "How Low".  Here it is. Thanks for the links, Teldon!

Answer for ABDC Blow-up Contest Week 1 - Boxcuttuhz!

Thanks to everyone who entered our ABDC Blow-up contest last week. Most people got the right answer: Boxcuttuhz. Here's the Week 1 puzzle photograph:
Here's the complete picture. 
 Week 2 of the contest will be posted tomorrow. We aim to make the contest progressively more difficult, starting out relatively easy and getting downright evil toward the end. So make sure you enter during the early weeks! Click here for the contest rules.

Los Angeles auditions for dancers interested in joining a crew to audition for ABDC6

This was posted on Craigs List.  IMPORTANT NOTE: this group is NOT affiliated with the production for America's Best Dance Crew in any form whatsoever! 
West Coast Dance Productions  is putting together a fresh NEW dance crew for Season 6 of America's Best Dance Crew. All types of dancers are more than welcomed to audition (Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Pop-locking, Break Dancing, etc.), however, we are looking for dancers able to adapt to different genres of dance and are especially QUICK LEARNERS!!! Good luck and hope to see you all soon!!! IF ANY QUESTIONS, please contact us at our Cast Production Office (323) 980-0939 (lines may be busy so please try calling back until you get through). 

REQUIREMENTS: 18 years of age and up... Must be able to attend dance crew practices (Tues. and Fri)... Must be able to adapt to different genres of dance... Must have knowledge of dance... Must have a "certain level" of great skill in dance... Must have some prior knowledge to past seasons of ABDC 

Audition Info and Location: Friday, May 7, from 7-9:30p. Los Angeles Dance Complex 342 Ford Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90022 Dance Resume and/or head shots preferred 

Video: Beat Freaks at Disney Grad Nights

Beat Freaks (runners up on America's Best Dance Crew Season 3) entertained at Disney Grad Nights in Orlando, FL on April 30 and May 1, 2010. From HebrewHamm3r's Youtube Channel, here's one of their performances on the main stage:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Video: Phillip Chbeeb shows off his repertoire

Phillip Chbeeb (in Marvelous Motion Crew and on So You Think You Can Dance) does solo moves at a judges' showcase in Canada. From his Pacman Youtube Channel:

ABDC Favorites: Poreotix in Week 7's Last Chance Challenge

Last in our recap of America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5  Top 11 favorite individual performances: Poreotix' Last Chance Challenge (aka 'Tetreotix') in Nationals Week 7 was voted by our survey respondents as one of the best for the ABDC5 Season.   Here it is. Thanks for the links, Teldon!



Video: Beat Freak Shorty featured dancer on Demi Lovato's 'Can't Back Down' Video

The first video from the Camp Rock 2 movie is 'Can't Back Down', with Beat Freak Shorty as a featured dancer:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Videos: Behind the scenes (with dancing!) with Poreotix' Champs for Charity performance at Everybody Dance Now!

At the America's Best Dance Crew Champions for Charity show, Poreotix performed to benefit Everybody Dance Now (EDN). Kennamtor Youtube Channel posted two behind-the-scenes videos from the pre-show meeting and performance at EDN. Here's their first meeting (including a few impromptu dance moves) and an unedited and closeup view of the  crew's performance at EDN:

ABDC5 Favorites: Poreotix Hip Hop Nation In Week 7

Next to last in our recap of America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5 Top 11 performances: Poreotix' Hip Hop Nation performance in Nationals Week 7 was voted by our survey respondents as one of the best for the ABDC5 Season.You can watch the entire episode here -- Poreotix' Hip Hop Nation performance is at 13:10.

Indie Film 'The Mikado Project' with KM's Yuri Tag & choreography by JabbaWockeeZ - LA Premiere May 1

'The Mikado Project', a feature film directed by Chil Kong (SCREENING PARTY) premiered premiering May 1 at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. It is a musical comedy of a struggling Asian American theater company that, in a desperate publicity stunt to save their company, decides to produce a modern reconstruction of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado to stir controversy and jolt ticket sales. It incorporates  new 'hip-hopera' versions of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s original compositions and dance numbers choreographed by members of JabbaWockeeZ and Kaba Modern. Kaba Modern's Yuri Tag is one of the stars. Go to TheMikadoProject.com for more information. Here's the very funny trailer: