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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dumbo (Poreotix) workshop at Boogiezone NJ - report (with video) from Chris Bata

Chris Bata attended  Poreotix member Dumbo's workshop at Boogiezone on May 28, and sent this report:
Dumbo's Boogiezone class had a HUGE turnout, more than they really expected. And it was unfortunate that we were placed in the SMALLER ballroom for that class. The intense heat that accumulated in the room couldn't stop the students in the class. Their energy was absolutely amazing. Nothing compared to Law and Dumbo though. Great teachers by the way. They taught a rather fast and fun routine to the song Bulletproof by LaRoux. You could tell how focused they were, yet at the same time, they let the students know they were having fun in a way that made us do the same. To anyone on formspring.me who claims they were intimidated by Law and Dumbo (due to the seriousness of their answers), DON'T BE. We had the chance to meet them afterwards. We posed for pictures with them. And even got the chance to chat a little bit with them. Guys, I strongly encourage you to take a class with them, even just once. I hope to take classes with them again in the future. There was no word on who will be the next Boogiezone NJ class instructor, though, so sorry, I have no spoilers there. Until next time!  

Here's the video from his christ0ph3rB Youtube Channel. Click here to see his photos. Thanks Chris!

Quest performance at LA Lakers Game

Quest Crew came out during half-time at the Lakers vs. Suns game on May 26, 2010, dancing both solo and as a crew. Video from MikeBuzzSaw Youtube Channel.

Videos: Top dancers on European TV competitions: Robot Boys (Denmark), Twisted Feet (Sweden), Tobias Mead (UK)

While America's Best Dance Crew is on hiatus, let's catch up on non-U.S. TV dance shows that featured major hip hop talent. Three examples sent to us by Robban: Robot Boys' 2008 appearance on Talent 2008 Denmark, Twisted Feet on Sweden's Got Talent 2010 (who will appear at Hip Hop International 2010 in Las Vegas this summer), and Tobias Mead in the current season of Britain's Got Talent. Leave a comment if you want to share outstanding performances from other non-US TV dance/talent competitions. And thanks, Robban!

Here's Robot Boys. Click here to watch Twisted Feet and Tobias Mead.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Video: Lando Wilkins (Boxcuttuhz) workshop in Germany doing 'OMG'

Boxcuttuhz member Lando Wilkins recently taught workshops in Hannover Germany. From LandoWilkins Youtube channel, Here's an excerpt that also features Lyle Beniga and Boxcuttuhz Bam Martin. Thanks for the link, Kid Bowser!

Exclusive Interview with Rhythm City at Main Event 2

Here's our interview of  Rhythm City backstage before the Main Event show in April 2010, talking about how they chose which members would appear on America's Best Dance Crew, the West Coast's continued dominance of ABDC, new members, performance plans and more. We're looking forward to seeing them again this weekend at World of Dance NY.

Video: Dtrix (Quest) and tWitch dancing on the Ellen Show with SYTYCD Allstars

To promote the newest season of So You Think You Can Dance that will feature 10 returning SYTYCD alums, The Ellen Show featured a dance number with 6 of the 'all-stars'. Included in the group: Dominic (Dtrix) Sandoval of Quest and Steven (tWitch) Boss.

Upcoming Events - Week of May 28


  • 5/21-5/30: LXD performing in the Glee tour in California, Illinois, and NY. Good luck trying to get tickets!
  • 5:28: Dumbo of Poreotix teaching a workshop in Roselle Park, NJ
  • 5/28-29: Massive Monkees Weekend in Seattle
  • 5/29: Welcome home bash for Hype 5-0 in Honolulu
  • 5/29: Poreotix,  Blueprint, Static Noyze, Jungle Boogie, Rhythm City, BeatYaFeet Kings, Southern Movement, Vogue Evolution, FR3SH!and dozens of other crews in exhibition and competition at World of Dance NY in Brooklyn
  • 5/29: Super Cr3w performing at Sun Tzu Sound in Seattle
  • 5/30: Members of Blueprint Cru, Static Noyze and Heavy Impact teach workshops at Pearl Studios in NY
  • 5/30: Poreotix workshop at Pearl Studios in NY
  • 5/30: Poreotix performance at Amnesia nightclub in NY 
  • 5/31 - 6/3: GOP Boot Camp and tryouts in Puerto Rico 
  • 6/5: Poreotix performing at Soundbox in Houston
Leave a comment if there are other events you'd like to include in our list.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Party Room is open for pleasure!

The ABDC5 Memorial Day Weekend Party Room is now open!  Celebrate and mourn Thursday without ABDC. Join others to talk about Americas Best Dance Crew (is it coming back or not?? Discuss amongst yourselves), dance, and topics too unpredictable 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!

Video: We are Heroes at the Nike Delicious Training

We are Heroes performed at Delicious Training on Universal CityWalk in LA on May 22, 2010, hosted by Glee's Jane Lynch. Click here to watch; you can watch them at the beginning of this Ustream and at 47:00. 

ABDC Workshop weekend in NY - Poreotix, Blueprint, Static Noyze & Heavy Impact

For East Coast dancers: THIS is the weekend to visit NY and take workshops with the best of America's Best Dance Crew. Because many ABDC crews are in town for World of Dance NY on May 29 (a must see event for fans of ABDC and hip hop dancing), there are some prominent dance workshops:

 -- May 28: Dumbo from Poreotix will teach for BoogieZone NJ at Paragon Ballroom in Roselle Park, NJ from 6-8pm. Click here for details
-- May 30: 3 Poreotix workshops at Pearl Studios in NY with a meet and greet at 6pm. Click here For details. Thanks for the tip, Chris Bata!
-- May 30:  Lorena Liebman (Blueprint Cru), Leon Henderson (Heavy Impact), and Suzette Sagisi (Static Noyze) will teach different workshops for Streetz Dance NY at Pearl Studios in NYC. Click on the poster for details, or email streetzdancecompany@gmail.com or call Alex Gomez at 347-425-3507.Let us know if you attend -- we'd love to share your reports, photos or videos!

It's Thursday, so there's gonna be a open party post tonight!

There is still a group that wants to meet here on Thursday nights for their own fun and games. So, there's gonna be an open party post tonight! 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: Ryan (Quest) chatting and dancing on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Ryan Conferido of Quest Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 winners) appeared on the Tonight Show on May 26, 2010. He was 'picked' from the audience to talk to Jay, share a clip of his stunt bowling video, and show off his bboy skills. Thanks for the tip, Adobostreak!

Happy Birthday, Nancy!

Have you noticed what a beautiful day it is today? Know why it's so beautiful? Well, it's Thursday, May 27, 2010, and that means it's Nancy's Birthday!!!! This is Sarah, by the way. It's not Nancy talking in the third person. Anyway, you should all know by now how hard Nancy works on this blog and how much she cares about dancing, so let's all feel extra grateful today, on this great day.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate Nancy's birthday on your own:
-Watch a Bollywood movie, particularly one with Aamir Khan in it.
-Pay attention to animals, especially anteaters, because she loves animals.
-Use your brain for once. I'm not implying anything about your intelligence, but just think about it. And don't be so rude. Rude people suck.
-Pay attention to dance stuff (although you probably already do that).
-Just wish her a happy birthday because she's great.

Happy birthday, Nancy! I hope you have a lot of fun! Food is power.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ABDC Blowup Contest Week 5 -- Enter now!

Time for Week 5 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. For 10 weeks, we're showing highlights of America's Best Dance Crew -- very SMALL highlights. This contest is created by  "The 4th ABDC Judge". He's blown up parts of photos from ABDC Seasons 1-5. We starting out easy and are trying to get progressively harder (though we are still getting a lot of correct entries). 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 31.


Here's this week's image and a clue: "Diese gruppe gut getan!"

New Hype Youtube Channel, with a sneak preview

Hype 5-0 just started Hype50TV Youtube Channel. They inaugurated it with a teaser of what's to come. Thanks for the tip, Kid Bowser and Devin!

Discount tickets to World of Dance NY for BloggingBestDanceCrew.com readers


You can get a $5 discount on advance tickets to World of Dance NY, to be held Saturday May 29 in Brooklyn. Just go to WorldofDanceTour.com for information or click here to Buy Tickets and use the coupon code BLOGGING. The coupon expires Friday March 28. Thanks to World of Dance, and I urge East Coasters to join me there -- it's an incredible line up  of talent (click here to read more).

Mailbox: Hype 5-0, Hip Hop International news, Fanny Pak/Heavy Impact battle, Momz-N-Da Hood

 
  • Inspire Creativity posted many pictures of Hype 5-0 and their fans at a recent meet and greet.
  • Hip Hop International news: they are moving the finals to a larger arena in Las Vegas due to the event's major popularity. Over 35 countries will be competing this year. HHI 2010 runs from July 26-August 1. Go to HiphopInternational.com for details on attending all the events.
  • Svedka Vodka has more videos of the robot battles between Fanny Pak and Heavy Impact (called Expressive Doubt here)
  • Momz-N-Da Hood were profiled by British TV this week. They auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 and are planning to attend HHI. Here's the report, from MOMZNDAHOOD Youtube Channel:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Poreotix Tic-Tic-Tic shirts now on sale -- Act Fast!

Threaderstyle.com is now selling Poreotix shirts, but they will sell out fast. Click here to purchase your Poreotix T-shirt!

Video: Funk SF class taught by Pharside (Supreme Soul) and Krystal Meraz (L0st Kids)

Classes at Funkanometry SF are always noteworthy, but especially when they feature guest choreographers and teachers like Pharside (from Academy of Villains and ABDC Season 2's Supreme Soul) and Krystal Meraz, (who has worked with Funkanometry SF, L0st Kids, Neverland, and Academy of Villains.). This video from FunkanometrySF Youtube Channel, which has hundreds of other great dance videos.

World of Dance NY May 29: All-star line-up for exhibition, industry showcase AND competition!

World of Dance New York returns on Saturday May 29. They booked a larger venue and MANY more acts. The cool thing that distinguishes WOD from other similar events is that it celebrates dance instead of just focusing on the competition. You'll see a raft of different styles and levels of expertise It gives many crews a chance to show their latest moves and many fans a chance to see their old favorites and find some new ones. Click here for information and tickets.
 
The industry showcase features America's Best Dance Crew veterans including Poreotix, Blueprint Cru, Jungle Boogie, Static Noyze6, Beat Ya Feet Kings, Southern Movement, Vogue Evolution, and Rhythm City. 

Exhibition crews (not competing) include: Culture Shock DC, Formality, Fr3sh Dance Company, Future Shock, Kick Rock Crew, GnC, Mass Appeal, Mighty Shock, Project Nailz, Side Project and the Professionals.

There are  25 competitors including many familiar to people who follow the ABDC auditions and other competitions. These include: EPIC Motion, Fr3sh Juniors, Full Force, Part Time Models, Project D, Rhythmology, Static Noyze, World Class, and WyldStyl. And there will be a lot of vendors with new merchandise. I'll be there; I strongly recommend East Coast dance fans to join me.

ABDC Blowup Contest Week 4 answer -- Fysh N Chicks!

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 4 of our ABDC Blowup contest.  Here's the blowup that we posted with the clue "They got even more energy when they split!"
The crew: Fysh N Chicks from America's Best Dance Crew Season 1; the clue is a pun on their crew name.Here's the full photo of the crew, from MTV.com:


The Week 5 challenge will be posted tomorrow afternoon.

Watch all 3 winning Body Rock Performances: Sh*t Kingz, Choreo Cookies, GRV + Boxcuttuhz, KM

BodyRockSD Youtube posted videos of many of the exhibition and competing crews. Because of the high quality of all 3 winners, we wanted to share all the winning performances, plus Boxcuttuhz and Kaba Modern's routines. Thanks for the links, Kid Bowser.


Here's Choreo Cookies' Second Place dance. Click here to watch the Body Rock performances by Sh*t Kingz, GRV, Boxcuttuhz, and KM.

Monday, May 24, 2010

'Street Dance 3D' tops the weekend British Box office - watch trailer here

According to the UK Telegraph, 'Street Dance 3D' earned 1.8 milliion pounds during its opening weekend in the UK, beating out Prince of Persia and Robin Hood in earnings. The film features Britain's Got Talent veterans George Sampson (who won BGT in 2008) and dance crews Diversity (which won BGT over Susan Boyle) and Flawless in a story about a dance crew forced to work with ballet dancers at the Royal Dance School in exchange for practice space.

To quote the review in EntertainmentWise:"A so-so plot and script is reprieved by the fact that ‘StreetDance 3D’ looks amazing, sounds great and is exactly what lovers of the American alternatives are looking for- a fun and funky film." The Telegraph comments, "it’s hard to resist any film incorporating both the insult “tutu tits” and a food fight in leotards. As branded as it all feels, being a baldly strategic merger of various London cultural initiatives, the choreographed routines and editing have such dizzy energy they carry it aloft."
 

Reminder: Week 4 Blowup contest closes at midnight!

If you haven't emailed us yet with your Week 4 ABDC Blowup contest entry -- get moving. Entries close at midnight tonight. Click here for the picture and rules. Email your guess/entry to ABDCContest@Gmail.com. The contest will go on for 10 weeks, with a first prize of merchandise worth up to $35.

Congratulations Sh*t Kingz - 1st place at Body Rock (& watch earlier performance of winning dance)

Body Rock competition results: Sh*t Kingz in first, Choreo Cookies take 2nd, and GRV is 3rd. When Sh*t Kingz appeared at Ultimate Brawl in May 2010, they performed the same routine as at Body Rock, shown here in a video from Pacific Rim. 

Videos: Fanny Pak (Team Kourtney) wins Svedka Vodka Battle of the Bots

Congratulations to Fanny Pak for winning the Svedka Vodka Battle of the Bots. Mario Lopez was on hand to help with the announcements. Upper Republic reported on and photographed the event and have two videos on their Youtube Channel: the announcement of the winner, along with appearances by the Kardashians, Fanny Pak, and Heavy Impact (called Expressive Doubt), and a grainy taping of dances at the event. Thanks for the tip, mathwhiz!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Video: Massive Monkees Freestyle at Green River Community College

Massive Monkees performed at Green River Community College in Seattle on May 14, 2010. Upperleftlove captured their freestyle:

Video: Poreotix at Myx Mash with mix featuring ABDC judge quotes

Poreotix appeared at Myx Mash in San Francisco on May 22, 2010 along with T-Pain, Brown Eyed Girls, and Bruno Mars. Jonas Approved has a review along with some great photos (like the one above). Froiboimon Youtube Channel has a video of Poreotix group performance with a sound mix that incorporated quotes from America's Best Dance Crew judges JC Chasez, Omarion, and Lil Mama, with some Kanye West thrown in.

Beat Freak Rino Nakasone joins the Pussycat Dolls


Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin announced the PussyCat Dolls lineup on Twitter. The only original member still with the group is Nicole Scherzinger. New members include Rino Nakasone-Razalan of the Beat Freaks, Kherrington Payne (who appeared in Fame and as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance), Vanessa Curry (an ex-LA Lakers dancer), Jenny Robinson (appeared in 2 'Bring it On' movies and on Glee), and Jamie Lee Ruiz (ex Miami Heat dancer). Thanks for the tip, Cherry, Katalicious Def, Silentninjasnake, and NWOFU.