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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Videos: Quest in the Philippines - battlling other champions, TV interviews, and a lot of dancing

Quest Crew is in the Philippines this week and making the circuit on local TV shows. On Shoutout! they perform and talk about themselves and the tour. On Showtime (a dance competition show) the America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 winners battle XB Gensan (the Showtime Season 1 champions). Who won? Thanks for the links, Maxxann and akosiace! 

Video: Beat Freaks featuring new member Bonita perform at Dancers Alliance AFTRA party

Here's one of the first videos I've seen showing B-girl Bonita working with Beat Freaks, at the Dancers Alliance AFTRA party on November 11, 2010. Video from Pacific Rim. Thanks for the tip, JabbaJake!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Poster for America's Best Dance Crew Casting

No new information, but the artwork has me excited about the new ABDC season. As mentioned earlier, they want crews with 5-7 members, though they will consider larger groups. Click on the poster to enlarge it.

Video: Massive Monkees dance at Microsoft store opening

Microsoft opened its first retail store in the company's hometown, Bellevue, WA, on November 18, 2010. About 1,000 people lined up early, mostly to get free tickets to a Miley Cyrus concert.People started lining up Wednesday afternoon and waited in the parking garage overnight with sleeping bats and folding chairs. Microsoft hired Massive Monkees ABDC Season 4) entertain the people in line.

Upcoming events 12/3 onwards: Prelude EC, World of Dance Hawaii & more

  • 12/4: Some of the best East Coast crews (many of whom will audition for ABDC6) compete and Adrian Causing (Fr3sh founder) choreographs special dance for Prelude EC in Rahway, NJ.
  • 12/3-5: Quest Crew in the Philippines
  • 12/4: Poreotics at WinterFresh in Los Angeles
  • 12/11: Reunion dance of many America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 crews (Poreotics, Hype 5-0, Static Noyze, Swagger Crew, Heavy Impact), plus Future Funk and many competitors at World of Dance Hawaii
  • 12/11: Fanny Pak's Meg Lawson and Twitch at Premeditated Dance in Baton Rouge, LA
  • 12/18: Beat Freaks members Lady Jules and Bonita battle other B-girls and Beat Freaks perform at Rock City in Fullerton, CA
  • Ongoing: JabbaWockeeZ (with members of Super Cr3w) in MUS.I.C. in Las Vegas
Please leave a comment if you want us to add something to the calendar (or want to notify us about an upcoming event).

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ABDC Casting signup website -- all ages welcome!

No detail is available on the specific dates and times, but you can go to abdccasting.com to register, complete the application, and read the FAQs. Interesting development -- it says that they are looking for 'all ages' this time. Will we see some kid crews during Season 6?

Alternate endings to Agents of Secret Stuff, many featuring Dtrix at his best/worst

If you enjoyed NigaHiga's Agent of Secret Stuff (watch it here), you should also watch the alternate endings video on theDOMINICshow Youtube Channel. As you should surmise from the channel name, the alternatives prominently feature Quest's Dtrix (but still no dancing).

Video: Jungle Boogie show their style, talk about being ABDC underdogs

Rollingout.com interviewed Jungle Boogie recently. The video shows some of their characteristically energetic cranking, and also provides perspective for crews considering auditioning for America's Best Dance Crew. They talk about forming for the show, how this made them underdogs compared to other Southern crews, and how their hardest battle occurred after the show when they had to figure out how to keep the group together and performing.

Interview with ABDC Casting Director: audition schedule, what they haven't seen yet, the 'it' factor

LA Times interviewed Michelle McNulty, casting director for America's Best Dance Crew, and it's a must-read for crews that are considering auditioning for ABDC Season 6. Among the topics:
  • The auditions will be in late January/early February. New York and Los Angeles are definite, and two other cities will probably be added
  • "We've never really had a straight krumping crew ... A jerk crew, house crew. Turfing. There's definitely styles that I'd like to see get on and be represented." 
  • She talks about the importance of originality and the "it" factor, defined as the personality that winning crews like Super Cr3w and Poreotics show at the auditions and in the casting interviews

Mailbox: Swagger Crew sponsors Osiris Shoes; NY Subway crew; Keep it Live Cypher party

  • Congratulations to Swagger Crew (ABDC5) for landing a sponsorship deal with Osiris shoes!
  • AFP reports on a hip hop crew that performs on the New York subway system. Above picture shows crew member Marcus Walden and some typical subway riders
  • If you're in the Los Angeles area on December 4, you should check out a non-competitive cypher party held by Keep it Live. Click here for the details.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Video: The Art of Tutting, as shown by Hok (Quest) and Moon

Here's tutting taken to an entirely new level by Moon and Hok from the Marvelous Moon Youtube Channel. Thanks for the link, PerezOverride!

Video: Jungle Boogie members dance at the BET Soul Train awards with R Kelly and Jazmine Sullivan

Jungle Boogie members Raqi, Anthony, and Antwain danced back-up for R Kelly and Jazmine Sullivan on the Soul Train Awards show aired November 28, 2010.

Watch New Episode of The LXD: "Origins" -- the genesis of evil!

LXD is back and takes us back in time. We've seen how the good guys in the LXD got started. Now it's time to understand how people get to be evil. In "The Origins", you see the Dark Doctor as a cherubic but curious kid named Jasper with somewhat creepy toys who breaks into his brilliant but clueless father's secret military lab. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Poreotics to appear at ElecTRONica one more time -- December 1

Last minute notice for Poreotics fans -- they will appear at ElecTRONica at Disneyland Wednesday December 1, 2010. Here's the official video of their last show. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi!

New Contest - ABDC Trivia-thon: Enter Week 1 now!

It's not yet time for America's Best Dance Crew 6, but many of you still have detailed and vivid memories of past seasons. So, let's find out how much all of you remember!


Starting today, I'll post a trivia question for 10 weeks (though there may be a holiday break in the action). If you know the answer, email it to ABDCContest@gmail.com. The person who gets the most answers right and bgest deals with our tie-breaker round will win a T-shirt (of his/her choice) or iTunes certificate worth up to $25. This week, all answers must be received by midnight on December 5.

Question 1: Before their ABDC season kickoff, which crew had a member suffer a spider bite injury?

Videos World of Dance Chicago -- Congratulations to Homegrown (crew from SoReal Studios) + Royal Flush and Poreotics!

At World of Dance Chicago on November 27, 2010, the competition was won by Homegrown, a crew from Houston that originated in Soreal Studios and was directed by SoReal Crew members (America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 runners-up) Andrew Baterina and Jackie Lautchang as well as Jheru Alba. Second place went to Redefinition and third place to Design Dance. Congratulations to all and we hope you audition for ABDC6!  Thanks for the tip Wes! Here's the Homegrown performance as well as the exhibition performance by Royal Flush (and click here to see Poreotics in exhibition) , from the AlterEGOmn Youtube Channel.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Video: JabbaWockeeZ on Live with Regis and Kelly

JabbaWockeeZ were special guests on Live with Regis and Kelly when the show visited Las Vegas. Thanks for the tip, JabbaJake!

Cyber-Monday ABDC Style -- Sale on many crew-logo shirts and merchandise Threader

ThreaderStyle is currently the best source of merchandise for America's Best Dance Crew fans, with shirts for Poreotics, Fanny Pak, We are Heroes, Blueprint Cru, Jungle Boogie, and for Hip Hop International. There are bargains on much of their merchandise now, including many of the crew-logo shirts.

Dancing ABDC Judges Video Part II: Omarion dances Bangra

ABDC5 judge Omarion battled a group of Bhangra dancers in a promotional video for Desi Hits. Thanks for the tip, CSG!

Dancing ABDC Judges Video Part I: Shane Sparks teaches The Dougie

Former America's Best Dance Crew judge Shane Sparks teaches ESNews how to do the Dougie and gives his predictions on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao bout. I am not sure of the date this video was shot (it might be new, it might be over a year old) but I am glad to see Shane dancing at all!  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Video: Pacman and Moon battle at the boxing ring

A new video from Phillip Chbeeb (Pacman) and Moon, from the Pacman Youtube Channel. Thanks for the link, Draz!

Video highlights from Redbull BC One - congratulations Neguin!

Brazil's Neguin won the 2010 Redbull BC One, battling Netherland's Just Do It from in the finals. RedBull BC One has this highlights video as well as the final battle.

Video from France's Got Talent - Lil Unit

The [Your Nation Here's] Got Talent continues to showcase interesting hip hop dance groups. We've seen dancers from the U.S., Britain, Australia, Holland, and India. Now, here's Lil Unit which appeared on France's Got Talent. Click here to watch, from the Tibimac Youtube Channel. What do you think?