Saturday, July 24, 2010

Check it out Video: Reader Isaac's 'dance' tour of the West!

Isaac, a regular user on the site, has just returned from a road trip and he danced EVERYWHERE he went! Places include: Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and San Francisco among most landmarks from the West Coast! Subscribe to his new poppiniSiK Youtube channel where he will be uploading new dance vids weekly! 

Ringmasters video and update

News on Ringmasters (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3): You can keep up with them at FlexhouseHD.com, a dance conglomerate with the crew and others in the flex dance community. Here's a new video from their Maineventt Youtube Channel:

Video: New Hype 5-O Reel

Hype 5-0 (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) just created a new clip reel. It's on their Hype50TV Youtube channel. And while you're in the Hype mood, watch Duey's funny clip tape on the DueyNUTZ channel

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hip Hop International 2010 U.S. Adult Competitors: Who are your favorites?

Here's the tentative  line-up of US dance groups competing in the Adult Division at 2010 Hip Hop International. The list of participating crews will not be determined until Championship week in Las Vegas. US crews are allowed to register up to the day of competition, so there may be some additions.  I've included links to 2009-2010 performances when possible. What do you think -- any favorites or predictions?  

More Dtrix on SYTYCD: Performance with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

Quest's Dtrix (one of the So You Think You Can Dance All-stars) performed with Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull on the SYTYCD Results show on July 22, 2010. The night was dominated by outstanding performances by the non-competitors, including Dtrix's bboying. Thanks for the link, Adobostreak!

 

Mailbox: Dtrix to tour for SYTYCD: We are Heroes Freestyle at Kababayan Fest

  • Quest Crew's Dominic 'Dtrix' Sandoval (one of So You Think You Can Dance's Season 7 All-Stars) and krumper Russell Ferguson (SYTYCD Season 6 winner) are among the dancers on the SYTYCD US tour this fall. Click here for tour locations and dates.
  • After their performance at the Kababayan Fest on July 17, 2010, We Are Heroes (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4 winners) ladies did some freestyling including flips, trick, popping, tutting, booty shaking and more.From Pacific Rim Video Press

Upcoming Events: July 23-August 8, 2010

7/19-8/1: Lots of Static Noyze workshops!
7/22-24: Coastal Dance Rage Summer Intensive with Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Twitch, Beau Fournier (Fanny Pak) and others in Calgary 
7/23-25: Matt Cady (Fanny Pak) teaching at Intrigue Dance Intensive in Pittsburgh
 7/24: World of Dance in Seattle, featuring performances from Super Cr3w, Massive Monkees, Victor Kim (Quest), Bboy Jalen, and many other dancers
7/22-25: Supreme Soul's RJ and Slim teaching at Hypersquad Dance Company (Hype 5-0's home studio) in Oahu
7/24: Kollaboration Houston with performances by Wyldstyl and HomeGrown 
7/24: Glenda Morales (Fanny Pak), Brian Puspos and Pat Lam (SoReal Cru, the ArchiTEKS)  teaching at Stylz Dance Studio in Covina, CA
7/24-25: UFP DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS for NJ's newest dance team, situated in Matawan at FR3SH's old studio (AIM Dance Academy) in Matawan, NJ.. Registration starts at 12P. 
7/25-8/1: Hip Hop International in Las Vegas featuring the best dance groups from 35+ countries!
7/26-28: Coastal Dance Rage Summer Intensive with Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, Twitch, Beau Fournier (Fanny Pak) and others in Toronto 
7/27and 7:29: Rhythm City Summer Intensive workshops at Pearl Studios in NY
7/31: Hype 5-0 at U4ria Dance Studio in Coral Springs, FL
8/1: Battle Swagger featuring members of Super Cr3w, Knucklehead Zoo and Supreme Soul starts its tour in Las Vegas
8/6-7: Ultimate BBoy Championship, with JabbaWockeeZ at MGM Grand in Las Vegas
8/6-8: United Styles 6 World Bboy Cup competition with $50,000 in prizes in Jamaica Plains, MA
8/8: Battle Swagger Breaking Competition in Seattle
8/10: BreakEFX perform at Vail International Dance Festival

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hip Hip International 2010 International Lineup: Who are your favorites?

Here's the tentative  line-up of non-US dance groups competing in the Adult Division at 2010 Hip Hop International. The list of participating crews will not be determined until Championship week in Las Vegas. I've included links to 2009-2010 performances when possible. What do you think -- any favorites or predictions? I''ll post the listing (with video links) for the US crews in the next day or two.

August is Battle Swagger month - the 3-on-3 Bboy competition tour!

Forecast: The West Coast will be hot in August. One cause: the Battle Swagger tour that visits Las Vegas (August 1), Seattle (August 8), Sacramento (August 15), and Los Angeles (August 22). The hosts are Supreme Soul's Kool Raul and Super Cr3w's Rockadile. Judges vary by city but include members of Knucklehead Zoo, Flexible Flav, Groovaloos, and Zulu Kings. Click here for more info. Here's their promo video:

Shiekh x adidas Battle Swagger 2010 Promo Reel from Shiekh Team on Vimeo.

Videos from Last Night's SYTYCD: 2 Nappyabs hip hop routines, Tally (Strikers) helps teach stepping

So You Think You Can Dance seems to be showing more hip hop than usual this season, possibly because three of their All-stars are hip hop specialists. On the July 21 show, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo choreographed a hip Western showdown for Twitch and Lauren, as well as a lyrical hip hop piece for Adechike and Comfort. Also, Kent Boyd and Twitch did a stepping routine; Tallie Brinson of Strikers Allstars (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3) assisted choreographer Chuck Maldonado with the routine -- click here for this performance that unfortunately shows only a second of Tallie in the audience. Videos from Rickey.org.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Video: Wreckless Crew on America's Got Talent Quarter-Finals -- waddya think?

Wreckless Crew appeared on America's Got Talent on July 20, 2010 in the Quarter-Final round. The judges were less positive about their performance than in the auditions. What do you think?

Let's help Kid Bowser win the Step up 3D contest for $$ and a trip!

BloggingBestDanceCrew reader Kid Bowser is a finalist for the BFABB contest for Step Up 3D, under the name Esosa.  He's one of the top 8 and he needs to make it to the top 2 to go to the world premiere in LA for the movie and a chance to battle the other finalist on 106 and Park for $2000.

Let's help him out. Click on this link to the contest site on Facebook, go to the "BFABB Contest (Esosa)" and vote for him. You can vote up to 20 times by refreshing the page, and clicking on a submission and pressing "Vote." But, please don't refresh and vote over 20 times, or else they might throw out your votes!  

(By the way, Kid Bowser was too modest to send this to BBDC and ask for help from our readers -- all the more reason we should throw lots of votes to him!

Video: Kaba Modern's Mike Song shows comic freestyle at Kallusive party

Mike Song of Kaba Modern (America's Best Dance Crew Season 1) and violinist Jason Yang showed off their respective art at a Kallusive Party. From JasonYangViolin Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Niko!

Watch the LXD Episodes 4 & 5 here now: "The Uprising Begins" & "The Lettermakers"

This week's installments of The Legions of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD) go back in time to show the beginnings of the uprising. The plot is still vague, but we meet some of the early heroes (Spex, the Lettermakers) and a villain (Tendo). The dancing is as spectacular as usual, and the sets and music give the episodes a Hollywood feel. I especially love the office fight in "The Uprising Begins" -- wish that had happened at some of my former employers!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Enter Week 2 of the ABDC Master Mix Contest now!

Time for Week 2 of our competition called "The Master Mix Contest", completely created by Dirtface X. Think you know your ABDC dance music? Prove it. Listen to a sample of an ABDC Master Mix, followed by a judge's comment about the routine, and identify the crew who performed it. The mixes are all available at District78.com, but the clips will vary from 20 seconds in the first few weeks, down to 3 seconds in the last weeks. Full episodes of the programs can be found on MTV.com. Whoever can correctly identify the most routines (crew and song title) will be the winner.  In Rounds 1-4, you only need  to provide the crew name, for 2 points total. In Rounds 5-12, you will need to give BOTH the crew and the tune (1 point each). Click here for the rules. Please send all entries to ABDCContest@gmail.com. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS EVERY TIME SO I CAN TRACK AND SCORE YOUR ENTRIES PROPERLY!All entries for Week 2 must be received by midnight on July 25.

More Poreotics news: Sign up now to help lead their street team!

Poreotics will be starting a street team soon, probably by state, as well as international. They are looking for individuals to lead up each chapter. If you are interested, contact them at Facebook ASAP.

Video: Beejay Harris (Jungle Boogie) and his brother remix 'Drop the World'

Beejay Harris "The Dancing Monkey" from Jungle Boogie Crew and his younger brother Cloud "Barrzod" of Pluto Dance Team dance to a remix of Eminem's 'Drop the World'. From the BeejayDancingMonkey Youtube Channel.

Video: Best Crew Vs. Poreotics -- a little HHI preview?

Poreotics has a cameo in this new video from NigaHiga. Could this be a preview of some moves that might be in Poreotics's bid to win Hip Hop International this year? Thanks for the tip, Niko, Karen Chu, and Ninjaboi!

Monday, July 19, 2010

UPDATED INFO:: Amplified Hip Hop and other Filipino Dance Crews

It is widely reported that Philippine Allstars (the winners of 2008 Hip Hop International) won't compete at Hip Hop International later this month. One group that was thought might represent the Philippines this year is Amplified Hip Hop. Here are 2 videos of the Filipino group from late 2009, including one with Philippine Allstars. UPDATE: Ninjaboi and others reported (after this was posted) that Amplified won't be at HHI because of financial issues.  Too bad-- hope it works for them in 2111! Hip Hop International reported to me that the Adult division will have 2 Filipino Crews: Legit Status and Next Block.

Readers: If you know of other promising groups that WILL be competing at HHI 2010, email me a link to a recent performance or practice video (BloggingBestDanceCrew@gmail.com). Later this week, I'll share the lists of adult competitors with links to their earlier performances!
 

ABDC Master Mix Week 1 answer: Rhythm City dancing to Jai Ho -- watch now!

We received 220 entries for Week 1 of our ABDC Master Mix Contest. Most people correctly identified the crew as Rhythm City performing to Jai Ho. Here's the clue again, followed by the full routine. This contest and its videos were conceived and created by Dirtface X -- Thanks!!


We will post the Week 2 poser tomorrow. It will again be a 20-second clip. Enjoy them now while they're easy!!

Crazy new Poreotix compilation video

From TBGPRL Youtube Channel: a well-mixed compilation of Poreotix' work on America's Best Dance Crew and the Justin Bieber 'Somebody to Love' video

BoogieZone Video: Donyelle (Artistry in Motion) - Solo and Interview

Donyelle Jones, leader of Artistry in Motion (ABDC Season 4) has been teaching at BoogieZone. Click here to watch an interview with her where she contrasts her experience on So You Think You Can Dance vs. America's Best Dance Crew, as well as giving advice to crews who want to audition for ABDC and her plans. Here's a solo at the workshop. The BoogieZone Youtube Channel has MUCH more; look around!

Mailbox: Blueprint crew's tour of Montreal; Fantasy novel project based on Beat Freaks

  • Nightlife.CA profiles Blueprint Cru and shares their favorite places in Montreal.
  • There is a new group called "8 Valkyries" inspired by the Beat Freaks. It tells the tale of 8 battle-maiden goddesses reborn as humans and their journey to return to their homeland, the heaven of Asgard, and to save it from an unknown foe. Weekly updates will be posted. Click on their Facebook page to check it out and see prior installments. 
Photocredit: Alexandra Chabot, Nightlife.CA

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Enter the Step Up 3D Dance Dub Competition - show off your group's moves!

Step Up 3D is running a Dance Dub competition for groups. They have a video (below) with a few basic steps, and then are challenging groups to get creative with the choreography and post their results. Several groups across the U.S. have already posted their entries: Broadway Dance Center, Dance 411 studios (Atlanta) , Focal Point Dance Studio (Miami), and IDA Hollywood. Which do you like? Will you enter?

Coming 7/24: World of Dance Seattle featuring Super Cr3w, Jalen, and Victor's Kim's singing!

World of Dance descends on Seattle July 24, with a different program than in its earlier stops. Super Cr3w (winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2) will battle Seattle's best bboys and Quest's Victor Kim will sing. There's also major representation by younger talent: both Jalen and RNG (recently on America's Got Talent) perform in exhibition. And, some of the best local dance groups will compete! Only 1000 tickets will be sold for this WOD, so don't wait until the last minute. Click here for more details and to buy tickets!

BoogieZone Video: Strikers All Stars Workshop

Strikers All-Stars (ABDC Season 3) recently taught a workshop at BoogieZone. The BoogieZone Youtube Channel contains hundreds of worthy dance videos -- try it!