Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mailbox: Blogger tours with Poreotics on Tic Tic Tour; changes at Static Noyze; Shaun Everisto video

--- MyChonny was a judge in Poreotics' Tic Tic Tour in Australia and provides commentary and behind-the-scenes photos.

--- Peter Veth (Baby Gaga) of Static Noyze (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) is taking a leave from the group to pursue his fashion career. The official new member to complete SN6 is Eunji Hong of Fr3sh (ABDC Season 4). 

--- Movement Lifestyle has a video of Shaun Evaristo working with Kpop star Taeyang of Big Bang. In addition to some great dancing in the video, Shaun talks about what it's like choreographing in Asia, and deals with criticism that he isn't "making it big in America." Thanks for the link, Chocobo Pie!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video: Sh*t Kingz 'Spread'

From the MovementLifestyle Youtube Channel, the latest from Sh*t Kingz. Thanks for the tip, Chocobo Pie!

Job opportunity: Unpaid Part-time internship with JabbaWockeeZ

EntertainmentCareers.Net posted a job opportunity to help out JabbaWockeeZ (ABDC Season 1 winners and stars of the Las Vegas show MUS.I.C): "We're looking for interns to come in 3-4 days a week. Duties include: online research, tracking coverage, cold calling, light clerical work, researching organizing contact lists, and office maintenance etc. Must be a current student or recent graduate with related major or interest in having a career in entertainment. Qualities: strong communication skills, hard worker, self-starter, outgoing, works independently but can also be a team player, and takes direction well. Click here for the details and to respond.

Upcoming Events: October 15 and beyond

10/15- whenever: MUS.I.C. starring JabbaWockeez, with Super Cr3w appearing also, opens an extended run in Las Vegas at the Monte Carlo
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: Members of Quest, Static Noyze, Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, and Fr3sh are judges at Dans Danza competition in Long Island City
10/16: Swagger Crew performing at International Culture Festival in the Bahamas
10/16: Screening of for 'BGirl, the Movie' at LA Femme Film Festival.  Ticket-holders can attend an after-party at La Vida in LA, but you have to rsvp ahead of time to
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 
10/23: Adrian Causing (Fr3sh) and Derrick Caldwell (Boxcuttuhz) at Static Noyze workshop in Allston, MA
10/26-31: We Are Heroes Dance Clinic in Hot Springs, AK 
10/30: Blueprint's TL teaches at F1rst Select in North Virginia 
10/30: Fanny Pak and Far East Movement among the entertainers at Nightmare on Van Ness in San Francisco

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

Thursday, October 14, 2010

This is it: ABDC Master Mix Tie-breaker featuring Remy D (Part Time Models)!

Since so many of you have devoted major time on our ABDC Master Mix contest for the last several months, we thought we'd end it with major style. Remy D of Part Time Models (a crew that auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 and competed at Kollaboration and Elements X ) tie-breaks for our tie-breaker. You gotta watch this one even if you're not in it to win it.
1. Only the 14 people who have perfect scores are finalists and eligible to win. Click here to see the list.
2. DirtfaceX (the creator of this contest and all these videos) collects ABDC crew shirts. He has a LOT of them. In the second part of this video, Remy dances with ALL the shirts on.
3. The challenge: guess how many Tshirts DirtfaceX has in his collection. The person who comes closest to the answer without going over wins either their own Tshirt (we're not depleting DirtfaceX's collection!) or an Itunes gift certificate (hopefully to buy some District78 but it's up to you)
4. Email your answer to I've enabled comments so you can compliment Remy D, but please don't leave your numeric guesses in the comments field.
5. If there are 2 answers that are tied for closest guess, I'll award 2 prizes. If there are more than 2 tied for closest guess, the winner will be the one with the email time-stamp closest to a time that I've already randomly chosen (between 00:01 and 12:59)
6. Deadline: Sunday October 17 at midnight
Thanks again to District 78 for creating all the America's Best Dance Crew mixes we've enjoyed during the contest and to DirtfaceX for his creative work on this contest.

Open Casting calls for Live To Dance today (10/14) in New York City

CBS announced the host and panel of experts for its new reality competition series Live To Dance. Paula Abdul as executive producer, lead expert and mentor will be joined by host Andrew Gunsberg who recently was host of Australian Idol and the nationally syndicated radio countdown show, Take 40 Australia. The panel of experts will consist of Travis Payne and Kimberly Wyatt.

The first open casting call is happening today in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center followed by a second open casting call in Los Angeles on October 28. Interested dancers should visit before attending open casting calls to obtain registration information. Thanks for the tip,!

Video: Geek Chic's ABDC5 audition routine available at last!

Before America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 began, we tried to find videos of the different crews. We came up short for Boston's Geek Chic. Well, there are no announced auditions for a new ABDC season, but here's what Geek Chic offered up earlier this year. From TWOPhrozeN04 Youtube Channel.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ABDC Master Mix Sudden Death results: 14 people with perfect scores!

DirtfaceX and I were hoping to have a winner this week after the ABDC Sudden Death Round featuring 30 3-second clips. Most of the people with 22-24 points in the Master Mix contest sent in entries, and 16 of them got all 30 points! One perfect answer was received within 2 hours of the contest posting; another was received at the last hour. Of those, 14 people had cumulative perfect scores of 54, so they will be eligible to compete in our tie-breaker tomorrow. The rest of you will also want to watch the tie-breaker video, which will feature no music clips but some great breakdancing!

Here are the Sudden Death answers. Click here to see the list of people eligible for tomorrow's tie-breaker.  Congratulations to all of you! And, I have a question for you (and for others who undertook the Sudden Death Challenge): how did you approach the Sudden Death challenge? Did you do it by yourself or with the help of friends? Did any of you use music recognition software? Your answers will not penalize you -- we're just curious!

Thanks again to District 78 for creating all these mixes and to DirtfaceX for the amazing videos (including tomorrow's tour de force!)

Video: Harry Shum, Jr. dances AND sings on Glee!

On most episodes of Glee, Mike (played by The LXD's Harry Shum, Jr.) doesn't even get to talk. On the October 12 episode called "Duets" he even got to sing! Here, Mike and Tina (played by Jenna Ushkowitz) go for the laugh with "Sing" from A Chorus Line.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Video: Kyle Hanagami choreographs 'Falling"

Kyle Hanagami (Neverland) choreographed and performed Mike Posner's "Falling" for a recent Debbie Reynolds Studio showcase in Los Angeles. Video from his kylehanagami Youtube Channel.

Video: Royal Flush promo video

The individual talents of the members of Royal Flush (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) are showcased in this promotional video shot at the Savannah College of Art and Design. From the RoyalFlushCrewAtl Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The LXD Season 2 Trailer: Meet the Villains

The LXD returns for a new season on Wednesday October 27, 2010 with a new episode called "Secrets of the Ra". New episodes will be released each Wednesday through Fall 2010.  Here's the Season 2 trailer -- featuring the villains -- to whet your appetite. Are you going to follow the new season of The LXD?

Urban Jungle Trailer featuring Pacman, Hok, and Moon

The Urban Jungle video featuring Hok (Quest Crew), Pacman (aka Phillip Chbeeb from So You Think You Can Dance) and Moon (aka Di Zhang) will be released on October 15, 2010 on the MarvelousMoon Youtube Channel. Judging by this teaser, it will be amazing.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Video: Keone Madrid, Mari Martin and Vinh Nguyen

Movement Lifestyle posted several dance videos featuring Keone Madrid, Mari Martin and Vinh Nguyen dancing together and with larger groups. Thanks for the tip, Rhyan Holla!

World of Dance Pomona Video Recap

If you want to know why you should attend the World of Dance events, just watch this video recap of WOD Pomona to get a feel for the excitement and extraordinary dancing. World of Dance visits San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago next. Click here for the details.