Saturday, September 4, 2010

Video: University of the Philippines Streetdance Club performance at the Battleground Zero -

Maxxann shares a view-worthy video of the University of the Phillipines Streetdance Club, competing at Battleground Zero 2010. You can read more about the group on their website.

New Static Noyze Workshop Video: "In the Lake"

Static Noyze members(ABDC Season 5) continue to exhibit and teach innovative hip hop. The latest offering from StaticNoyze Youtube is a workshop taught by Peter Navarro and Alyza Delpan-Monley, using Emilie Simon's "In the Lake".

Beat Freaks announce last two winners in the DancePlug Spark Your Career Contest

The names of the last two winners in DancePlug's Spark Your Career contest were announced this week. Next week DancePlug will announce the Grand Prize winner (selected among the 8 winners), who will receive a special prize.

Beat Freak Maryss from Paris chose jazz dancer Ashley Mouw. Ashley B. chose hip hop dancer Suzan Natanael from Jakarta Indonesia. Here's a video of Suzan in action:

Friday, September 3, 2010

More Kaba Modern: Mike Song Dubstep Solo at Beat Down in Toronto

Kaba Modern (America's Best Dance Crew Season 1) has been on the road lately, and fans have been taping their best moves. A new one to share with you: Mike Song doing a dubstep solo, as part of an exhibition performance at Toronto's Beat Down 2010 competition. From xcaliver61 Youtube Channel.

Video: JabbaWockeeZ unmasked rehearsal

Beyond Access TV interviewed JabbaWockeeZ before they began their third MUS.I.C. run in Las Vegas this August. The footage was just released and includes the ABDC crew practicing without their masks and costumes. Thanks for the tip, JabbaJake!

Upcoming events: September 3, 2010 and beyond

9/3: Super Cr3w at Harrahs in Atlantic City, NJ
9/3: Super Cr3w in Toronto 
9/4: Super Cr3w at Canada's Wonderland Event in Toronto
9/3-5: BoogieZone University taught by members of Quest, Beat Freaks, Kaba Modern, L0st Kids, Fanny Pak, and many other crews, in Irvine, CAL
9/5: Poreotics, Quest Crew, and Jay Park among many performers at ISA in Los Angeles
9/6-7: Super Cr3w invade Washington D.C. - Meet&Greet/Cypher in Bethesda 9/6; 9/1:White House!  
9/8: Beat Freaks, Ringmasters and much more Freak the Bellz in Los Angeles
9/8: Eat and Greet with Hypeotics  at Yogurtland in Alhambra, CA. 
9/10-11: Hype 5-0 in Los Angeles area: performance at Rage Night Club in LA 9/10; Workshop at Stylz dance Studio in Fullerton on 9/12
9/11: EPIC Motion auditions in PMT Dance Studio in NY. Contact for more info 
9/11: Members of Supreme Soul/Academy of Villains, Mixd Elements, Rock Force Crew, and other groups teach workshops in Vallejo, CA to benefit Fighting Back Partnership
9/11: Strikers All-Stars teach master class in Oak Island, NC 
9/11: Beat Ya Feet Kings performing as part of Celebrate Mexico program at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. 
9/12: Beat Freaks teaching at Grove4Life in Nashville, TN
9/17-25: Hype 5-0 in NY: 9/17- Club performance at Skat Productions; 9/18-workshop and performance at Alvin Ailey Extension;  9/25- Steps on Broadway workshops. More details soon at
9/18: We are Heroes workshop at Stylz dance studio in Covina, CA 
9/18: Heavy Impact and Academy of Villains among the performers at Public Display IV in Sacramento
9/19: Poreotics workshop in San Diego 
9/25: Swagger Crew perform and judge at Filipino Pride Day in Jacksonville, FL
9/26: Hype 5-0 at I am Phresh Workshops in Philadelphia
9/27: Hype 5-0 at Boogiezone in Roselle Park, NJ
9/28: Quest Crew and Kaba Modern at Rutgers University in NJ. Note: you HAVE to go to an art exhibit the day before to receive the (free) ticket to see the show on the 28th. Details on this link.
 Leave a comment if you want to add to this calendar for this period or in the future. Thanks!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Video: Lando Wilkins Boxcuttuhz) with Sh*t Kings in amazing workshop performance

Lando Wilkins of Boxcuttuhz (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3) worked with Sh*t Kings at an Urban Dance Camp in Germany in August 2010. The clip is short but a must watch. From LandoWilkins Youtube Channel.

Video: Heavy Impact performance at CF Dance Academy

Heavy Impact (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) recently hit the stage at CF Dance Academy's Rock the Beat in Fullerton, CA. From theMijaeas2 Youtube Channel.

Congratulations to Studio One Young Beast Society and Fighting Gravity -- Finalists on America's Got Talent

Two dance groups made it through to the Finals on America's Got Talent: Studio One Young Beast Society (watch their semi-finals performance here) and Fighting Gravity (below). The finals air on September 14 and 15.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Special event alert: Poreotics and Boogaloo Shrimp collaboration at Summer Intensive Showcase September 2!

We wanted to make sure that people in the Anaheim area were aware of a pretty special event in the dance community tomorrow, September 2:  the Summer Intensive (SI7) Showcase. There will be a special group number from Poreotics along with Boogaloo Shrimp, whose performance in Breakin 1 and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo helped usher in the hip hop dance movement. Other featured performers include The CJ Edwards Project (from ABDC's Heavy Impact), Pauline Mata's Evolve, and Team Millennia. 

The event will be held at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim, CA. Doors open 7pm, with a special Meet-&-Greet with Poreotics and other headliners at 7:30 for VIP Section customers ($20 seats). General Seating: $15. You can purchase tickets at TM Productions (714) 773-1077

More on Super Cr3w performing at the White House -- We want to see Sasha Obama attend their Workshop!

Almost a month ago, we helped break the news that Super Cr3w would perform at the White House in September 2010. Here's the official update: First lady Michelle Obama invited a variety of performers to this Administration's first event celebrating dance. The White House Dance Series: A Tribute to Judith Jamison will honor Jamison for her long work as a American dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The event,  will be held in the White House's East Room on Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. Dancers will be invited from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Billy from Billy Elliot the Musical, The Washington Ballet, Super Cr3w, and New York City Ballet. 

Earlier in the day, the different dancers will hold workshops for dance students from around the United States. You know -- I read that Sasha Obama likes to dance hip hop. So, I'm hoping we'll see a video of her with the ABDC2 Champions!

Video: BluePrint Cru performance to Celebrate Canada Day

Blueprint Cru (runners up for America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) were featured performers at Canada Day on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2010. A professional-quality  video has just been released of their performance on Preeyak Youtube Channel and it's a stunner.

Videos: Beat Freaks and Team Millennia performances at OC Foodfest

Pacific Rim covered the OC Foodie Fest, including following around Beat Freaks as they sampled at the food booths and performances by the 2auce Project, BoogieZone's Breed, Team Millennia, and Beat Freaks.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Late notice (and watch here) -- vote TONIGHT to save Haspop and Studio One Young Beast Society on America's Got Talent

From Ninjaboi: "Just a reminder that America's Got Talent has Haspop and Studio One Young Beast Society on tonight and they need your votes.  Performance videos below. But they're going up against some of the favorites to win, including Jackie Levancho, fighting gravity, and the magicians.  They just need to be top 5 to go to the finales, and so they need all your votes." 
You can vote on-line here as of 11PM ET. 

Enter Week 8 of ABDC Master Mix Contest now!

We're at Week 8 of our 12-week ABDC Master Mix Contest, completely created by Dirtface X. In this variant on Name that Tune, our video contains a sample of an ABDC Master Mix, followed by a judge's comment about the routine. Your challenge: identify the tune AND the crew who performed it. You can use the tune name announced by Mario Lopez, instead of trying to identify the name of the exact song in the clip.. The mixes were prepared by (though only the Season 5 mixes are currently on their website). Full episodes of the programs can be found on Whoever can correctly identify the most routines (crew and song title) will be the winner.  Click here for all the rules. NEW RULE: I'm only accepting the first answer you send in (no changes) so take your time to get it right the first time!

For those of you who have trouble watching the videos, here's the judge's comment:  JC Chasez: "You guys got a prop...AND you made it your own."

Please send all entries to MAKE SURE YOU USE THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS EVERY TIME SO I CAN TRACK AND SCORE YOUR ENTRIES PROPERLY! All entries for Week 8 must be received by midnight on September 5. 

Video: New Kaba Modern Performance and Freestyle

Kaba Modern travelled to Australia last week. Here's their full routine and free-style, from the DearVDiary Youtube Channel.  Warning: turn down your sound -- deafening screaming on this video! Thanks for the link, Thachau!

Video: Hypeotics performance!

On August 28, America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 alums Poreotics and Hype 5-0 performed together in Hawaii. Their Hypeotics dances were captured (in varying length and quality) by RockMazingKrew808 and Seanaayz Youtube Channels. Thanks for the links, Draz!

Music Video: BBoyd's 'I'm Nice' featuring Status Quo's E-Knock

Rapper BBoyd just released his first music video called 'I'm Nice'. One highlight: E-Knock (from Status Quo on ABDC Season 1 and Legendary 7 on ABDC Season 5) choreographed the video and is the featured dancer.

Monday, August 30, 2010

ABDC Master Mix Week 7 answer: Boxcuttuhz dancing to 'Bonafied Lovin'

The Master Mix clip was down to 5 seconds this week, but it fooled nobody. All of the 92 submitted entries got the right answer: Boxcuttuhz dancing to 'Bonafied Lovin' during America's Best Dance Crew Season 3. We also accepted 'Music Sounds Better with You' and 'Night to Fall' which were heard in the 5 second clip.  FYI -- each week, we'll accept the song name that Mario Lopez announced on America's Best Dance Crew, so you don't HAVE to seek out the name of the song actually heard in the shorter clip!  Here's the clue again, followed by the full routine. This contest and its videos were conceived and created by Dirtface X -- Thanks!! And, come back tomorrow for the next installment.

World of Dance San Diego performances: We are Heroes, Mischief Makers, Competition, Battles

World of Dance hit San Diego on August 28, 2010. The InnovativeXCreative Youtube Channel posted many of the competition performances including SGBM, EMANON, iDK, and K Mot10n, as well as the exhibition performance of Mischief Makers (below). Glenn6one9 Youtube Channel has Culture Shock SD's routine. BBoyEranatik Youtube has the final 4 on 4 battle between The Calamities and Joyeux Loufock. And Jiantanedo's Youtube posted the performance by ABDC4 winners We are Heroes

Video: Quest Freestyle at International Secret Agents NY 2010

This past weekend was a bonanza for dance fans, and I'll try to find videos of many of the best. In New York, Quest Crew danced for a packed standing house. From HeyitsAngeLine Youtube Channel, here are their group and freestyle performances.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Video: Emmy Awards Opening Number with Randy Jackson, Jimmy Fallon, Glee cast members, Joel McHale, etc.

I'm so glad that Randy Jackson makes a cameo appearance in this -- it gives me an airtight reason to post the opening production number for the Emmy Awards, aired August 29, 2010. Probably my favorite awards show opening EVER.

Video trailer: Ninjaboi casts his ideal but realistic ABDC Season 6 -- what do you think?

Still no concrete news about America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 from MTV or the show's producers. So in the meantime, Ninjaboi is doing his part to fill the gap by creating a scenario and trailer for how he'd do it. Unlike Brandon's equally excellent job in imagining an ABDC All-Star season, Ninjaboi selected crews that haven't yet appeared on ABDC but could realistically expect to be cast. His picks: Instant Noodles, Elektrolytes, Sweet and Sour, Marvelous Motion, Xternal Technique, Second 2 None, Phunk Phenomenon, Ridonkulous, and Point Blank. As we've come to expect from Ninaboi, he has carefully thought out the picks, provided rationales for all and even prepared slogans to describe each  (Heaven help me -- I can even hear Mario saying these!):

"So some of you may question why I picked the crews I did for the lineup...First, I’m assuming that the producers will go ahead and continue the “Regions” division as they have been doing, simply because the West Coast is still dominating, so they want to make sure that that subplot story line is still going on.  Some may not like it, but I’m going for a more realistic lineup with crews that I know.  That means that crews that have said that they will not audition again (BreakEFX, Lost Kidz) are not considered.  Also, crews must fit regulations (minimum of 5 members), and historically crews that have members from previous seasons rarely get past auditions, so I’m not considering those crews either (i.e., Beast Mode)." 
 Click here to read the rest -- you'll be glad you did! And, thanks Ninjaboi!

Video: The ArchiTEKS First Video

The ArchiTEKS (a crew composed of many members of ABDC's SoReal Cru) held one of their first public appearances at Hip Hop International in July 2010. Here's the first video of them creating and practicing their "Action Packed" routine using Lil Wayne's 'On Fire', Drake's 'Over', Dwele's 'Open Your Eyes', Genuwine's 'Pony', and The Whitest Boy Alive's 'Courage'. Video from theArchiTEKS Youtube Channel.Thanks for the tip, Niko! UPDATE: a commenter asked the name of the dubstep song -- any answers?

BoogieZone University September 3-5: Major opportunity to learn from the best hip hop dancers and choreographers

From September 3rd to September 5th, Boogiezone will be hosting its second ever, three-day dance intensive: Boogiezone University.  Instructed by approximately 50 of the dance community’s favorites and some top industry giants, students can choose to take classes that range in style from Hip Hop (Old School and New School), Contemporary, Jazz Funk, and even Hip Hop’s History! Click here for the details. And go to to register.  
Among the instructors: Victor Kim (Quest); Rino Nakasone (Beat Freaks, Geminiz); choreographers Marty Kudelka, Chuck Maldonado, Chonique Sneed and Sonya Tayeh; Arnel Calvario (Kaba Modern), Ellen Kim and Kyle Hanagami (L0st Kids, Neverland); Ade Obayami (So You Think You Can Dance); Donyelle Jones (Artistry in Motion); Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Abu Black Ops), and Teresa Espinosa (Beat Freaks).