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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hip Hop International: USA Championship Preliminary List

Hip Hop International Recently posted a list of crews participating in the preliminaries of the USA Competition.  ABDC Alumni and associated crews include
Junior Crews: Lil Phunk Boyz (ABDC6 Phunk Phenomenon junior crew), ICONic Boyz (ABDC6), ICONic Girlz (ABDC6 sister crew), Miniotics (ABDC5 Poreotix junior crew)
Varsity Crews: Phunk All Stars (ABDC6 Phunk Phenomenon varisty crew), ICONic Boyz (ABDC6), ICONic Girlz (ABDC6 sister crew)
Adult Crews: Phunk Phenomenon (ABDC6), Instant Noodles (ABDC6), Jungle Boogie (ABDC5)


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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- IaMmE's "Moment 4 Life"

IaMmE's performance of Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life" was one of  the top vote-getters in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 32% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Here's the official MTV clip; click here to watch the full performance beginning at 7:46. Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

Tags: MTV Shows

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Male Cheer Leader"

I honestly don't know much about this video, or where this is even taking place.... but I think this man edges out Steven Retchless, in "Fiercest Man Alive".... just by a bit.

Thanks you, Alana Kang for this crazy video!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Get Yer Club On!

Coming up with this^ headline reminded me of this song... I remember I used to bump this waay back in highschool- thinking I was the -ishhh ::sigh:: ANYWHO! Like the song says, "We Be Clubbin', We Be Clubbin', We Be Clubbin'!"

Instant Noodles rip it up ::Oh My!:: as the season 6 b-boys serve it up here in this Hollywood nightclub:



And we also have our brain-bangin' champions, I.aM.mE, tearing it up in their first ever 'post-ABDC' performance. Thanks CrazedBeats!

BABDC Fam Dance Reels, 808 Edition

Some of our BABDC community dancers haven't been sitting on their behinds since Season 6 ended. They've been up at at 'em cranking out new choreo and freestyles.

-BABDC regular Isik dances with his friend to promote HiE clothing, to "808" by Traxamillion. Check out Emphonen on his channel.


-Editor Koopa has this shoutout to his 808 friends, including Josh "Hazmat" Ulep from Hype5-0 (ABDC5), to "The 808 Track" by Bassnectar.

Friday, July 1, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Wet The Bed"

Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew/ ArchiTEKS) is at it again. This time, with his first project shot by Movement Lifestyle, in their very own studio! This smooth piece features is fellow ArchiTEKS dancers, Alan Truong, Pat Lam, Brian Fucanan, & Mark Fucanan. Also, short cameo by Jawn Ha (Mos Wanted Crew/ GRV) near the end.

Thanks again, to Richard and Qui of Kanauru Productions, for this amazing project!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- IaMmE's Kanye West Medley

IaMmE's performance to a medley of Kanye West hits  was one of  the top vote-getters in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 35% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Click here to watch the full performance. Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

In Case U Missed It: Poreotics Dubstep Routine

Slow news day... so I figure I hit you guys up with a SECOND In Case U Missed It. This one isn't terribly old, but wasn't posted on here for some reason. It's Poreotics members, Dumbo & Law, killin' it to some filthy dubstep. Props to Koopa for the link.



And don't forget to check out tictictour.com to purchase tickets for their upcoming New York show!

In Case U Missed It: Kid Rainen Joins Full Force Crew

From January 2009, here's a video of Kid Rainen officially becoming a part of the Las Vegas b-boy crew, Full Force. As you'll see, Full Force consists of members from ABDC champs- The Jabbawockeez and Super Cr3w. This video was shot from the 14th Anniversary Party of Full Force.



Check out more Full Force videos from their Full Force Crew Reality Blog.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Motivation"


Today's post (and every following post on Tuesday/ Thursday/ Sunday) will be early. This episode of KoopaTV takes us back to the Debbie Reynolds Dance Center in LA. This sexy piece is by Movement Lifestyle's very own, Andye J.

Also spotted in this video, are Brandon Dumlao (So You Think You Can Dance), and Amanda Suk (Pac Rim). This piece is hot!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Instant Noodle's "Runaway Love"

Instant Noodle's performance of Justin Bieber's "Runaway Love"was one of the vote-getters in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 36% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Here's the official clip from that performance; click here to watch the full performance starting at 25:33.  Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

Tags: MTV Shows

Tickets for the Tic Tic Tour on sale NOW


Tickets for the upcoming Tic Tic Tour (featuring Poreotics) actually went on sale Tuesday, but it's never too late to get some for the event! The day before the show there will also be members from Poreotics teaching master classes. Check out the flyer (above) and link (below) for more info.

Check out tictictour.com for further info on ticket information and the master classes.

....Five - Six - Seven - Eight!

We got some workshop activity from ABDC alumni. First up, Frost of Supreme Soul (season 2) killin' it to Kelly Rowland's "Motivation (Remix)". Thanks to GroveAgainsTheMachin.


Up next is our robot champion friend, Chad of Poreotics (season 5 champ) cookin' it up with Chiddy Bang's - "Guinness Flow". Thanks to
boogiezone.


*EDIT* And our latest champions, ChaChi & Moon (Fire & Machine) of I.aM.mE (season 6 champs) jamming out to "Buzzin" by Mann from the Quest Learning Center featuring Feng of Quest Crew (season 3 champ). Thanks Koopa!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "UK 関東予選 2011"

Today is our first post from Japan! This episode will also serve to help people understand a rising bboy style, in the modern era: Contortion. Much like the "Flexing" style of Popping, Contortion infuses unique and jaw-dropping flexibility into Breaking.

This battle, in Japan, was the UK B-boy Championships qualifying semifinals between the 'Contortion' specialized, Aerstixside Crew, and world famous, All Area Crew, featuring Red Bull BC One All-Star, Bboy Taisuke.
Thanks to Youtube user, bgirlNOZOMI aka bgirlNOZOMI (Valkyrie Gals + 少女A), for the link and description!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Attention: Calling All Community Dancers!


I stumbled upon a very interesting project. The main challenge is "If you could send a message to the entire dance community, what would it say?" The article then goes on to discuss the details. Click, here to view the full post.


























I think this is a wonderful and ambitious project. So what are you waiting for? Respond to this article, and spread the message! This is a task that requires unity!

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- IaMmE's "Peacock"

IaMmE's performance of Katy Perry's "Peacock"was one of the top vote-getters in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 41% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Here's the authorized clip from that performance. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 8:40. Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

Tags: MTV Shows

In Case U Missed It: Beat Freak Dance Lessons On Staying (and Looking) Cool

Now that we're in the off-season of ABDC, and news is kind of slow... it's time we bring back the In Case U Missed It column. For those who don't know, it's sort of like the opposite of KoopaTV. Every once and awhile, I come across an old video that didn't get posted here b/c it wasn't ABDC related at the original time of post or perhaps some other reason...

Today's post is all about staying and looking cool on these hot summer days. It comes from season 3 finalists, The Beat Freaks- Lady Jules and Teresa Espinosa. These two fine looking ladies give us a couple pointers on dance moves around a swimming pool:



Please e-mail us if you have any In Case U Missed It videos you want posted..... or any other news for that matter- it's kind of slow!

Mailbox Videos: ICONic Boyz Recognized, 787 Crew Live Tonite, Beat Freak Cameo, DoKnock Thrills in Battle

-- Season 6 finalists, The ICONic Boyz, recently received a proclamation of recognition from the town of Manalpan, NJ for their accomplishments on ABDC. Click here for the full write-up and video of Geo and the Boyz accepting the award.

-- Tonight at 7pm, chat with season 6 stuntmen, 787 Crew, on their Twitter page via TwitCam.


-- Beat Freaks', Rino Nakasone (season 3), recently made a cameo in a documentary about KPop and its rising popularity. While the entire movie is in Korean, Rino's cameo is in English and can be viewed at the 9:00 minute mark here.

-- This past weekend was the two year anniversary passing of The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and fans celebrated all over the world in his honor. Here's a clip of DoKnock from Super Cr3W (season 2 champs) in a MJ Themed battle:

Video: MIT dancing Flash mob, including Ridonkulous

Back in April 2011, 150 MIT students and others staged a flash mob dance in commemoration of the Institute's 150th birthday. Ridonkulous (ABDC auditioners) are among the performances. Thanks for the link, Ray!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Kyle Hanagami"

Today's episode takes us back to California, as well as Contemporary. In Movement Lifestyle's newest video, Kyle Hanagami's choreography to Adele's "Someone Like You", captures some of the very real and painful emotions within "love":

Kyle Hanagami stretches his imagination beyond choreography in order to capture emotion in film with his first concept video.
This piece combines elements of contemporary with jazz, funk, and hip-hop. A real work of art.

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- IaMmE's "S&M"

IaMmE's performance of Rihanna's "S&M"was one of  the two top vote-getter in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 52% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Here's the official clip; click here to watch the full performance starting at 17:04. Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

Tags: MTV Shows

The Robots Are Cloning!!!!

Our season 5 champions, Poreotix, are up to some EXTREMELY shady activity as of late.... partying and working hard in lab for their upcoming creations! Their latest? ROBOT CLONES!!!! ::Oh my!:: Here's a video of Dumbo battling himself from the PoreoticsHD YouTube Channel:



And a message from his teammates Can, Jar, Bottle, & Can2 about their upcoming visit to NY for the Tic Tic Tour



Watch out NY! The robots are coming your way!!!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Red Bull 'Beat It' Dance Battle"

Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us back to France, courtesy of Yakfilms. This footage is the coverage of Red Bull's "Beat It" Dance Battle, which held regional tournaments in locations all over Paris, this past week. The event featured many famous dancers, including Bboy Lilou, Skorpion (R.A.F. Crew), Bgirl Sarah Bee, and recent Youtube dancing-sensation, Blondy. Click the following links to watch the finals of each regional event: Opera / Saint-Michel / Trocadero.

"Street Dance" battles at such a high level, always seem to create a positive vibe. Enjoy the video!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Trailer for MTV's remake of "Footloose"

MTV is remaking "Footloose", to be released in October 2011. Here's the trailer for it. What do you think -- is it a worthy update, or just too many degrees removed from Kevin Bacon? Thanks for the link, Mike!

Mailbox: IaMmE workshops; Charles (Poreotics) Interview; ASIID & Fanny Pak members join 4C the Power to help kids

  •  SamaritanMag covers how Glenda Morales (Fanny Pak) and Meme and Della (ASIID) have worked with 4C The Power, along with Far East Movement and other artists. The group provides professional arts training to kids in order to raise high school graduation rates.  
  • Chris Trondsen interviews Charles Nguyen of Poreotics at the MYX TV KPOP takeover. Favorite parts: Charles talks about favorite songs for specific occasions, regrets (including getting too drunk), and biggest dance influences. Click here to watch.
  • IaMmE members are conducting workshops at Planet Funk in Houston. Here's a sample of Moon's workshop; he'll have another one on July 9. Go to PlanetFunkAcademy.com for details

Legen...(wait for it)...dary Hip Hop | Flashdance and Rock Steady

For the inaugural post of this series, it is appropriate that it be regarding the legendary clip that helped bring bboying and hip hop dance to the mainstream.
In the 1983 dance film Flashdance featured a short, yet powerful scene that would change hip hop dance worldwide forever.  Featuring the legendary Rock Steady Crew, this scene inspired dancers around the world to start bboying. There are some reports of people paying to see the whole movie multiple times. Not for the story, but for these few crucial scenes to get a better sense of where to start.

If you have a suggestion for a Legen...(wait for it)...dary hip hop (or other dance) video, please email them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com!  (No guarantees... after all we need to keep things legendary)
-Ninjaboi

Sunday, June 26, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Claude Debussy"

Every once in awhile, Classical themes combine with Hip-Hop culture to create poetry. On this update of KoopaTV, I'm proud to share one of these moments. Our newest episode takes us to Minnesota, where the amazing folks at StrifeTV filmed this beautiful, HD collage of several bboys.

Featuring world-renowned dancers such as Bboys Thesis, MN Joe, Tyquan, and child powermove-prodigy, Bboy One, this classy cover of Claude Debussy's "Reverie" is a beautiful display of the evolution of art.

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Hip-Hop International: MegaCrew Line-Up

Wow, I'm surprised at how many big Cali crews are actually showing up for this event. Some of my favorites, include but aren't limited to SGBM (BodyRock 2011 3rd), GRV (BodyRock 2010 3rd), Kaba Modern, Pac Modern, Project D, and IDK. Click here, for the full list.























Thoughts? Early predictions?

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances: IaMmE's Ill-emental

IaMmE's Last Chance Challenge called Ill-Emental was the tied as the top vote-getter in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 52% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

Tags: MTV Shows

Video: Jaja Vankova (IaMmE) dances to "Feed Me"

Jaja Vankova, a member for IaMmE, demonstrated her latest choreography in this performance to "Feed Me". I must say, the entire approach and execution of this video was extremely artistic. Enjoy her latest creation, and don't forget to check out the rest of her channel -- Well done, Jaja!

More dance auditions: Join Rhythm City for their second China tour!

Rhythm City (ABDC4) is having auditions for their 2nd annual China Tour. They are looking for 10 dancers to come along to share the experience of a lifetime! This trip will be for a 3 month time span. If you are chosen then you will join the rest of the Rhythm City Members in August to October 2011. They will be traveling to several different cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore, etc... This is a full 2 hour show of Rhythm City Entertainment with Artist Dominique as an opening act. They are looking for all styles. Dancers must be 18+.

This is a paid job. The chosen dancers will be given a salary, food, travel and accomodations. Auditions will be held in the next few weeks. If you're interested, email them at rhythmcityent@gmail.com.  You can also get more information on Facebook or by following them on Twitter @rhythmcity.


Here's some footage from their last China tour:

Video: Static Noyze Workshop

ronylove311 Youtube has action from a recent Static Noyze workshop, where participants danced to "Fresh" by Mikayla