Saturday, October 9, 2010

Video: BreakEFX open for JabbaWockeeZ

BreakEFX (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) opened a JabbaWockeeZ (ABDC Season 1 winners) show in Denver on September 25, 2010. Great to see the crews supporting each other! From the aaamylou Youtube Channel.

Mailbox: Blueprint Cru in upcoming Saschali video; the Bangerz talk about working with JabbaWockeeZ

  • Blueprint Cru will appear in Saschali Kon's debut music video "Addicted to the Beat" to be released later this year. Saschali is Akon's protege, so this should receive some big-time play. The video was choreographed by Steve Bolton and Blueprint Cru and features a flashmob with dancers from 8 Count, Blueprint's sister group. 
  • 8Asians interviewed the Bangerz, who collaborated with JabbaWockeeZ on Robot Remains

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fan-made mashup of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2-5 promo videos

Supaman20012 Youtube Channel created a video mashup of MTV's prior promo videos for America's Best Dance Crew. No Poreotix in the mix but this video effectively reminds me of the excitement leading up to new seasons.

Video: Saltare members jumping for Xerox Corporate Event

Billy Jackson, Lee Reisig, Brittany Fortier, and Lisa Brown of Saltare (ABDC Season 5) were flown out to Chicago to perform 7 different sets for the two days for a corporate event hosted by Xerox. They filmed two of the sets and show some new tricks. Saltare was also hired for an event in Los Angeles this coming weekend. Glad to hear they are still performing together and gaining appreciation for their considerable talents. And thanks for the tip Brandon! Click here to watch.

Upcoming Events: October 8 and beyond

10/8- whenever: MUS.I.C. starring JabbaWockeez, with Super Cr3w appearing also, opens an extended run in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo
10/8: Static Noyze, Phunk Phenomenon, and Iconic Movement at Regent Theater in Arlington, MA
10/9: Static Noyze, Swagger Crew and Fr3sh workshop in Brookline, MA
10/9: Fanny Pak's Matt Cady teaching workshop in Littleton, CO 
10/13: Blueprint Cru performing at Releves en Folies in Montreal 
10/15-17: Bboy Evolution 5 competition in Brooklyn, NY
10/16: Beat Freaks, Kinjaz (formerly known as Anbu Black Ops), Choreo Cookies, and many other dancers on tap for Enkore Dance Competition in Long Beach, CA 
10/16:  World of Dance San Francisco
10/16-17: Fanny Pak's Matt Cady teaching workshop in West Palm Beach, FL
10/16-17: Blueprint Cru teaching and performing at Candance in Toronto 
10/26-31: We Are Heroes Dance Clinic in Hot Springs, AK

 Leave a comment if you want to add to this calendar for this period or in the future. Thanks!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Video: Fanny Pak's Cara in video and on tour with Auburn

Fanny Pak member Cara Horibe is on tour with Auburn and Jason Derulo in October 2010. She also appears in Auburn's music video "La, La, La"

Exclusive Video: Quest Crew and Kaba Modern on-stage and interviews at B Here

DirtfaceX attended the B Here performance benefit at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also talked to Quest Crew, Yuri Tag of Kaba Modern, and others about their experiences on the tour, their impressions of New Jersey and why awareness about Hepatitis B is a critical health issue for Asian Americans. Thanks DirtfaceX. Visit for information on their upcoming events at UC San Diego and UCLA and to learn more about their work to fight Hepatitis B. Thanks for the terrific video DirtfaceX!

Beat Freaks perform at West Ranch High School

Beat Freaks members Alison Faulk, Teresa Espinosa, Lindsey B, and Lady Jules danced at West Ranch High School in California on October 1, 2010. From the Samgarong Youtube Channel.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ABDC Master Mix Contest Sudden Death is up -- Play IF YOU DARE!

Time to see who REALLY knows their America's Best Dance Crew music! DirtfaceX created an awesome Sudden Death Round with 30 3-second clips, using  District 78's ABDC Master Mixes. All the clips can be viewed at MTV.Com.  As mentioned earlier, I will only score the answers received from the 47 people who had 22-24 points in the previous rounds of the game. 

1. Identify as many master mixes you can by crew(s) and song title
2 The song announced by Mario Lopez will be the only acceptable answer.
3. There is no partial credit.  All crews who performed in the routine must be given.  And BOTH crew(s) and song title must be identified for full credit.

4. List the answers IN ORDER, starting with the mix number. So if you identified the first mix in this round your answer would look like 1. Crew Name(s), "SONG"
5. I will ONLY accept your first email, and not any subsequent additions or changes. So, only send me your answer sheet when you feel you've identified everything you can. No exceptions!
6. Each answer is worth 1 point, for a perfect total of 30 points. That will be added to your previous score in the Master Mix game to determine the winner. If there is still a tie, we have some tie-breaker questions to be announced later.
7. There's only going to be one winner, so please don't share your answers with other Sudden Death participants!
7. All answers MUST be received by midnight on Tuesday October 12, 2010. Answers should be sent to

Video: Pat Garrett (Ghost Crew) class at Soundbox Studios

Pat Garrett from Ghost Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) teaches every Friday at Soundbox Studios in Houston. Here's recent footage of him and Brette dancing to Nicki Minaj's "Right Through Me" from the HoustonGhostCrew Youtube Channel. Thanks for the link, Xerpent!

Video: Swagger Crew perform at Filipino Pride Day

Swagger Crew were featured performers at Filipino Pride Day in Jacksonville, FL on September 25, 2010. Here's their dance, from the ArvinChavez Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Are YOU among the 47 people eligible to compete in our ABDC Master Mix Sudden Death Round? - check our list!

After 12 weeks of our ABDC Master Mix contest, there are still 35 people with perfect scores of 24 and 12 more with 22. People with scores of 22-24 are eligible to compete in our Sudden Death Round to determine the winner of this contest. Other people can enter, but I am only going to calculate the scores for those 47 since there are 30 answers in this Sudden Death playoff! 

Click here to see if your name is on the list. The names listed are either the ones given on the emails or the first part of the email address (in cases where there were multiple people with the same name or no name was given). If your name is NOT on the list but you think that you do have 22-24 points, here's what you can do:

  1. IN THE NEXT 4 DAYS -- send an email to telling me what score you think you deserve. If I don't receive the email by Saturday October 9 at midnight you're out of luck!
  2. I will email you back telling you which weeks you did not receive points and the reason (no entry received, wrong answer)
  3. If you can forward to me the ORIGINAL emails sent to the contest for those weeks, I'll count it and allow you to compete in Sudden Death -- IF YOU DARE!
The Sudden Death Round will be posted tomorrow and will be open until midnight October 12.

The ArchiTEKS video series: spotlighting the group's individual talents

The ArchiTEKS is a new group with many members of SoReal Cru (America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 runners-up). Their TheArchiTEKS Youtube Channel has been featuring profiles and solos from its members, showing why this group is worth watching. Click to watch Duy Nguyen and Alan Truong. Here's  Brian Fucanan's video.

Trailer - ENKORE: The Dance Competition with Beat Freaks, Kinjaz, Kaba Modern + many more

ENKORE is shaping up to be a must-see event for dance fans in the Los Angeles area.The concept behind ENKORE is to present an experience, not just for the audience, but for performers, judges and guests as well. . Exhibition will include Lil Demon, Beat Freaks,  Kinjaz (formerly known as Anbu Black Ops), and Unity LA.  The current list of competitors include Choreo Cookies, Kaba Modern,  Common Ground and NSU Modern. And the current list of battles includes: Devious (from The LXD) vs Pacman (SYTYCD) and Toybox (Kinjaz) vs. Ritchie Ramirez (CSLA). Musical guest: Jason Yang.

The event will be held in Long Beach, CA on October 16, 2010. Click here for tickets or go to Here's the trailer that highlights Kinjaz:

Monday, October 4, 2010

ABDC Master Mix Week 12 answer: Team Millennia dancing to 'Disturbia'

The main event for our ABDC Master Mix contest is over! The answer for the Week 12 challenge: Team Millennia  dancing to Rihanna's 'Disturbia' for America's Best Dance Crew Season 3's Fit Test Challenge. The master mix was created by, and this contest was completely created by reader DirtfaceX. Here's the song clip again, along with the original routine

There are still 35 people with perfect scores of 24 and  12 more with 22 points. So, we've devised a process to try to get down to 1 winner:
  1. Tomorrow I will post the names of the 47 people who have 22+ points. If you're on that list, you are eligible to compete in our Sudden Death Round. If your name is not on the list, you will need to email me ASAP so that we can resolve any scoring disputes.
  2. On Wednesday October 6, I will post the Sudden Death video that contains 30 3-second clips with no judges' comments, each worth 1 point. You'll have one week to send me your answers. The scoring will be cumulative with the prior round, so that a perfect score for the contest will be worth 54 points
  3. If we STILL have a tie, DirtfaceX and I have come up with some tie-breaker ideas.

Ningin interview with Quest Crew and Kaba Modern - some facts you probably don't know

Ningin interviewed Quest Crew and Yuri Tag of Kaba Modern the week before their participation at B Here. Click here for the full interview. A few things I did not know (and you probably didn't either):
  • Quest Crew will be appearing on the Disney series 'Shake it up; and in the movie 'Honey 2;
  • According to Yuri, America's Best Dance Crew dancers were paid in all seasons except Season 1 (but she doesn't say how much they others were paid)

More videos from the Tic Tic Tour in Melbourne: More Poreotics plus Justice Crew, Hollabak, and other dancers

XaznshufflerX Youtube Channel documented the entire Tic Tic Tour from Melbourne in September 2010. I urge you to check out more than just the Poreotics videos since Justice Crew (the winners of Australia's Got Talent 2010), Hollabak, and many of the other competing dance crews are definitely worth your attention.
Here's the second set that Poreotics performed that night. Thanks for the links Draz!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Best TV hip hop dance this week: Jeff and Troy do 'The Puppet' on Community

On NBC's 'Community' this week, they celebrated Pop And Locktoberfest. The dance highlight of the episode: Jeff Winger (played by Joel McHale) and Troy (played by Donald Glover) do The Puppet.  

Videos: Poreotics Tic Tic Tour in Adelaide

Poreotics are in Australia this week on their Tic Tic Tour. Tipsaay Youtube Channel captures much of their performance in these two videos.

Mailbox: Beat Freaks at PETA Gala; Royal Flush members set for BET awards

- Beat Freaks walked the red carpet at the PETA gala on September 25, 2010 and performed at the after-party. Photo from Nikki Nelson/WENN.

- Royal Flush members Neyon (aka Black Naruto) and Jared (aka JFlip) will dance with Soulja Boy at the BET Hip Hop Awards show on October 12 8PM ET/PT. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi!