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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Video: Meet ABDC6's Instant Noodles

Instant Noodles -- one of the crews chosen for ABDC6 -- created a promotion video for the group where the members introduce themselves, show the Instant Noodle hand signal, thank their supporters, and ask you to watch and vote. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi and JJVirus! From InstantNoodlescrew Youtube.

Video: Chi-Town Breakers' Spinderella sets headspin record

Bgirl Spinderella from Chi-Town Finest Breakers has made it into the Universal Record database for the longest conescutive headspin, spinning for 13 minutes and 53.34 seconds. Next goal: she wants to make it into the Guinness World Book of Records.

New Video and photos from the Chicago ABDC6 auditions from Just Dance Chicago

Just Dance Chicago, a dance radio station, covered the Chicago auditions for ABDC6 and has a video with interviews from the producers and judges who formed the judging team, as well as some interviews and performance snippets from the crews. Click here for their audition photos.

Friday, March 25, 2011

MWCxIME Collab - Family Feud

Posted on Brian Puspos' Youtube Channel: A collaboration between teacher and pupil before Chachi leaves for LA for ABDC6.

From the video description:
"Me and Chachi decided to do something that meant a lot to us before she left for the show. We coincidentally choreographed to the same song and section, so we decided to build the video around that. We definitely wanted to do something fun. Not only did we think it would be funny to play off the student vs. teacher concept, we also though it would be funny to play off the whole IAMME vs MOS WANTED ABDC 6 finals. The subject is a big joke to both sides of course. Especially from me, since I'm from Houston haha. I hope everyone doesn't actually take this video too seriously. Enjoy the dancing!"

Hometown Press coverage of ABDC6 crews: Phunk Phenomenon - getting 'the call' from Randy Jackson

The Daily Item (Lynn, MA newspaper) reports on hometown crew Phunk Phenomenon being chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6. Favorite quotes: 
  • "It was the big dog himself, Randy Jackson.. who called the crew to give them the good news.When asked how he broke the news, the four simultaneously pumped their fists and chanted "yo, you, yo,"..."Then Chris hung up on him"
  • Describing Kassandra, the female member of the group: She dances like a dude," DiNicola said. "She's very pretty so it's unexpected what she does. We're real high energy and raw and she matches us."
  • When Phunk Phenomenon first appear on ABDC, they will wear shirts that read "Hip Hop for Hope," which is an organization that crew's director (Reia Connor)  started to raise awareness and money for Sanfilippo syndrome.
Photo credit: Owen O'Rourke


Lil Mama's New Music Video: "Dough Boy"

Lil Mama's busy. She's back as one of the judges for the new season of ABDC. And, she's got a new music video -- "Dough Boy" featuring Mishon.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Video: Mos Wanted Crew "Call of the Ambulance"

Mos Wanted Crew will be performing in exhibition at World of Dance Los Angeles on April 2, 2011. This may be practice for part of their performance there. Thanks for the tip, Sebb and Voo!

Jungle Boogie signed on for three sponsorship deals

You'll be seeing more of ABDC5's Jungle Boogie soon, in that they've signed sponsorship deals with Lucratif Street Clothing, Shoeture (sporting the green clips), and Supra Sneakers (promoting the Skytop 11).  Way to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Video: "Shake it Up" episode featuring Poreotics

Here's the fragment of the latest episode of Disney's Shake it Up that featured ABDC5's Poreotics.

Video: 787 Crew after their ABDC6 audition

787 Crew from Puerto Rico auditioned in Chicago for America's Best Dance Crew and were chosen as one of the 10 crews to compete in Season 6. This short video shows them as they exited the audition room. From gopdance Youtube.  Thanks for the link, 787 Crew Fan!

Video: Ringmasters perform at Urban Street Jam

Ringmasters (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3) performed in exhibition at Urban Street Jam on March 5, 2011. From PacificRimVideoPress Youtube.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Video: Illmatik Phlow's ABDC6 audition routine

Illmatik Phlow danced at the FreshMasters Dance Expo showcase in Miami on January 29, 2011. According to the description on Kevikevz Youtube, the "routine was 90% of our ABDC season 6 audition piece."

Fanny Pak Mailbox: interview, DanceOn segment

ABDC Season 2's Fanny Pak hit my mailbox twice today: 
  • Fanny Pak leader Matt Cady is interviewed by  DanceLife: how he created Fanny Pak because of the America's Best Dance Crew opportunity, memorable work with international artists, choreographing for videos/TV vs. live events, and his advice for dancers.
  • DanceOn's latest report covers Fanny Pak's recent video with French artist Yelle, as well as segments on Glee and Laurieann Gibson (choreographer for Lady Gaga's "Born This Way")

Monday, March 21, 2011

ABDC6 Preview by Names are Overrated: What to expect from the crews

 Hi there BBDC readers! Names are overrated here, bringing you a little preview of the upcoming season of America’s Best Dance Crew. I’ve watched videos of each of the competing crews and formed my opinions on what their strengths are and what they need to work on in order to find success on the show. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comments below!

787 Crew-San Juan, Puerto Rico
Strengths-This season’s trick crew hails from Puerto Rico. 787 is insanely athletic. Their tricks are unique and exciting and they give us creative visuals. America has shown that they have loved tricks in the past, so combined with their Puerto Rican fan base, 787 has the potential to go far.
What they need to do if they want to go far-While their tricks and visuals are very entertaining, their choreography could be crisper and cleaner. Tighten up the choreo, and they’ll be golden.

Click here to read the rest, including analysis and video for Eclectic Gentlemen, FootworKINGz, IaMmE, ICONic Boyz, Instant Noodles, JAG6ED, Phunk Phenomenon, ReQuest, and Street Kingdom. 

Video: France's Dubstep

Something different and watch-worthy -- Dubstep in France. I don't have more information, so please leave a comment if you know more about this group. Thanks for the link,Maxxann!

Mailbox: ReQuest interview; Millennium Dance Experience SF; World of Dance LA; Dance Grind TV new videos

  • The New Zealand Herald interviews ReQuest about their audition process for ABDC6 and how they're preparing for the first show.
  • After a very successful debut in Los Angeles, Millennium Dance Experience travels to San Francisco. Click here for info on how to sign up for the April 2-3 event
  • World of Dance LA on April 2 will feature Hype 5-0 and Mos Wanted Crew. Click here for more details and tickets.
  • DanceGrind TV has two new videos: a profile of Jungle Boogie's Anthony Hart and a highlight dance reel that includes Jaja (IaMmE) and RNG. Thanks for the tip, DirtfaceX!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Contest: Predict the ABDC6 Top 4!

We will run two contests during America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 which will extend from now through the finale. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35.

The Top 4 contest: Submit the names of the top 4 crews -- in the order that they'll finish. For example, last season the winning entry would have read " FINAL 4: 1. Poreotix 2. Blueprint Cru 3. Hype 5-0 4. Jungle Boogie" Note: if you change your mind, you can enter again the next week, but we will only accept the FIRST entry from each commenter each week (PLEASE DO NOT USE MULTIPLE IDENTITIES!!!). The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined.

To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the final 4, specifying the final order. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Fridays (once I put up the new contest post) until 6pm ET the following Tuesday (before the next show is taped). You can enter Week 1 contest now -- deadline for the first entry: Midnight April 2, 2011.  UPDATE: THE WEEK 1 CONTEST is now closed and no more entries will be accepted for this week.

IMPORTANT:
  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS 'TOP 4' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
Good luck! During Season 4, we didn't get a correct entry until 1 week before the season ended, so keep entering if you change your mind!

ABDC6 ads: Poreotics , preview trailer

We posted these earlier this month, but here again (back by popular demand) are the two ads for ABDC6:

Shake it up: Poreotics on tonight; dance with Dtrix and Shorty (video)

Poreotics appear on Disney's Shake it Up tonight (March 20, 2011) at 8:30 ET/PT. Click here for the preview. In addition,Shake It Up stars have been on the talk show circuit to promote the show. On Good Morning America, Dtrix (Quest Crew) and Shorty (Beat Freaks) joined the dance demonstration. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!