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Saturday, July 9, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Finger Food"

Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us back to New York, and introduces another new style to this series: Flexing (Bone Breaking). I won't hesitate to say that I was personally never a huge fan of this element of dance. But, this video, courtesy of Yakfilms, displays this strange and often misunderstood art, in a very entrancing light.

Personally, my favorite part is DEFINITELY the section in the second half of the video. Enjoy!

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances --Street Kingdom's "E.T."

Several weeks ago, we surveyed our readers on their favorite performances from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6. We've already posted clips from the top 10 favorite performances of the season; now we're featuring the other notable performances, including the favorite performance for each crew (if it wasn't already in the Top 10) and the favorite group performance.  

The favorite performance from Street Kingdom: their dance to Katy Perry's "E.T." Here's the official MTV clip; click here to watch the full performance starting at 29:45. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.

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A Perfect World B-boy Association


This videos gives an amazing snapshot, of where the bboy community currently stands, and what he believes needs to be done, for the culture to evolve.

World renowned, Bboy Dyzee (Supernaturalz Crew), has recently uploaded this video to his main youtube account, DyzeeSupernaturalzzz.

In this video, Dyzee speaks about implementing grand-scale renovations to the bboy community. Many might laugh, and consider this as a joke. HOWEVER, Bboy Dyzee, previously created a similar system for more structured judging in battles. That system is now used in huge International Bboy Championships, such as R-16 Korea.

He raises many great points, but do you believe his method is the 'correct' way of going about this? Is the integrity of the community compromised at all, when put in this sort of organized system? Please share your thoughts.

Everyday We're Shuffling... National Dance Day on July 31st

It's time to start stretching as America gets ready for National Dance Day! I remember last year's success- TONS of videos on YouTube and people of all ages gettin' down everywhere! If you missed out (like me), now's your chance at redemption... Let's make this year's National Dance Day bigger than ever! On July 30th, official Dance Day events will be held at various Six Flags theme parks, but even if you can't make it- you can still get involved by posting your videos on YouTube. Brought to us by the Dizzy Feet Foundation and Dance 4 Your Life!, there are three tutorials (beginner, intermediate, and master) teaching us how to boogie:
-- Mary Murphy's routine to "Mas Que Nada" by Sergio Mendes feat The Black Eyed Peas
-- Robin Antin's routine to "One Club at a Time" by Midnight Red


So what are you waitin' for??? Get up and start dancing!

Video: Andrew Baterina's "Live Free"


Although the season 2 crew, SoReal Cru, may no longer function as a whole, that has definitely not stopped Andrew Baterina's determination to be recognized in the dance world, as an individual.

Here is his latest concept video, from his official Youtube channel, AndrewBaterina:

Friday, July 8, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Mos Wanted Solos"

Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us back to Cali, once again! In this episode, Jun Quemado, Brian Puspos, JP Goldstein, Ricky Cole, Bam Martin, Jawn Ha, and Lando Wilkins, show us exactly what each member of Mos Wanted Crew is made of.

Each member showcases a piece of his own choreography, displaying the collective range & flexibility of their choreography's style. Remember to subscribe to their official Youtube channel, MosWantedCrewTV, if you like what you see!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- ICONic Boyz' "Your Love is My Drug"

Several weeks ago, we had a survey on our readers' favorite performances from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6. We've already posted clips from the top 10 favorite performances of the season; now we're featuring the other notable performances, including the favorite performance for each crew (if it wasn't already in the Top 10) and the favorite group performance.  

There was a tie for the favorite performance by ICOnic Boyz. Here's the official clip of their performance of Ke$ha's "Your Love is My Drug".  Click here to watch the full performance starting at 19:25. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.

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Tony! Tony! Tony!

...and Tony. A heap of new videos from Tony Tran of Kaba Modern (season 1) via his TonyTransformer YouTube Channel. All I can say is- sit back, relax, and enjoy the splendor. Props to Koopa for this entire post.

-- Tony Tran dancing to "Paris (Aeroplane Remix)" by Friendly Fire (workshop)
-- Tony Tran dancing to "The Fire Man" by VibeSquaD



Thursday, July 7, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Amazing Musicality!"

Wow! Coming all the way from Chicago, King Charles & Prince Jron (FootworKINGz) display some of the most amazing musicality I have EVER seen! The craziest part of their freestyle is not even the complex footwork patterns. The reason, why this is so amazing, is their claim to NEVER hearing the song before recording this video!

Please check them out in this video. Make sure to subscribe to their official Youtube channel, FootworKINGz TV, if you like what you see:
Thanks to DirtFaceX for the heads up on this amazing video link!

ATTENTION! New channel for submissions:
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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- ICONic Boyz' "Check it Out"

Several weeks ago, we had a survey on our readers' favorite performances from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6. We've already posted clips from the top 10 favorite performances of the season; now we're featuring the other notable performances, including the favorite performance for each crew (if it wasn't already in the Top 10) and the favorite group performance.  

There was a tie for the favorite performance by ICOnic Boyz. Here's the official clip of their performance of Nicki Minaj's "Check It Out". Click here to watch the full performance starting at 14:43.  Thanks to Mike C for all the links.

Tags: MTV Shows

Boyz Will Be Boyz

My apologies for not sending out a TiVo alert, but yesterday season 6 finalists, The ICONic Boyz, made an appearance on Fox's Good Day New York. As you'll see, the ICONiacz came out in full force support- some waiting since 5am to see them! Thanks to MsCastromara's YouTube Channel.

--Part 1 of The ICONic Boyz on Good Day New York
--Part 2 of The ICONic Boyz on Good Day New York


The House of Crews covered their appearance and produced this fantastic video of the Boyz:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Steven Retchless Returns!"

If you're new to this series, you may have missed a previous episode, when male pole dancer, Steven Retchless, made it through to the Vegas round, on America's Got Talent! This new episode finds Steven in a face-off with the only other pole dancer on this season of America's Got Talent, Soleil Rousseau.

I must say, Steve is an amazing dancer, pole or not:
Thank you, Youtuber user Gamike (Michael Calvin), for this great video link!

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Instant Noodle's "My Humps"

Instant Noodle's performance to Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" was cited by our survey respondents as one of their favorite performances, receiving 24% of the vote. Here's the official MTV clip. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 26:58. Thanks to Mike C for all the links!

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Shaun Evaristo on "So You Think You Can Dance" Tonight!

I understand many readers do not know, who Shaun Evaristo is. But I'm BEGGING you to tune in to "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX, tonight at 8pm/7pm Central!

Shaun Evaristo is the founder of Movement Lifestyle, creator of The Company, leader of Gen2, and international choreographer for Korean artists, Taeyang, Big Bang, and 2NE1.



















So tune in tonight, to watch this man's TV appearance!

Additional video of Shaun, right here.

Thy Kingdom Krump, Thy Will Be Buck...

We got two videos featuring the season 6 krumpers, Street Kingdom. First is a collaboration with KingdomKrump that features a solo routine from TightEyez. Thanks Koopa for the link.



Next is a video from THArealstreetkingdom YouTube Channel where the crew addresses all beef:

Breaking News: Poreotics TicTicTour NY Has Been Postponed

According to all official Poreotic sources, the TicTicTour NY has been postponed until further notice. Here's what they say:

We regret to inform you that Tic Tic Tour: New York has been postponed indefinitely. We have run into a major conflict with the venue, and are unable to hold the show at that location any longer. Please accept our humble apologies.

All purchased tickets and ticket packages will be refunded within the next few days. We are sorry for the inconvenience will and make it up to all of you.

Please email sales@tmdance.org if you have any questions/concerns.

Aww shucks. And I was getting pretty hyped for the event after learning some of the other acts on the bill. We'll keep you informed as news develops- club appearances? workshops?... What am I supposed to do this weekend now? Thanks to perezoverride for the news tip.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Cannon vs. Notepad"

This episode of KoopaTV takes us back to California, for our first feature on Krump. One of the bigger LA krump crews, I.M.P.A.C.T., held a battle last week between two of their youngest members: Cannon, and 15 year-old prodigy, Notepad (formerly known as Baby Tight Eyez). Check out more videos from I.M.P.A.C.T. right here, at their youtube channel.

I have to say, the vibe in this video is intense. Who do you think took the win?

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Instant Noodle's "Hard"

Instant Noodle's performance to Rihanna's "Hard" was cited by our survey respondents as one of their favorite performances, receiving 26% of the vote. Here's the official MTV clip; click here to watch the full performance starting at 4:38. Thanks to Mike C for all the links!

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In Case U Missed It: The Amigo Animals Music Video

This blog has been strung out on K-Pop lately, so why not overdose... Check out this wacky music video from 2009 by a crew known as The Amigo Animals. It features the Geminiz: Rino & Maryss (Beat Freaks), Lockadelic, Lee-J (Rino's husband and manager for the Jabbawockeez), and Aja George (LXD) dancing to "A.Mi.Go" by Korean pop sensation, SHINee. Silly-ness all around! And these pajamas are dope.

Video: MYX TV K-Pop Takeover

Several weeks ago, season 5 champions- Poreotics -and Movement Lifestyle collaborated in a two day workshop event followed by special performances by the teachers and students. This video is courtesy of MYX TV:



And don't forget! Poreotics will be in New York City all this weekend on their TicTicTour in club appearances, workshops, and live performances! Get tickets now!

Monday, July 4, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "R16 Korea"


Finally, we have our first episode coming all the way from Korea! This past weekend was the annual R-16 World Bboy Championships. Out of all the international crews from China, Japan, Russia, France, and USA, Jinjo Crew (Korea) took 1st Place, for the second year in a row! Click, here to visit R16KOREA's official Youtube page for all videos of showcases, crew battles, and 1v1 battles.

Out of all-star bboys, including Thesis (USA), Pocket (Korea), Lil G (Venezuela), Lil Amok (Germany) and more, Bboy Taisuke (Japan) won the 1v1 R-16 Championships. Big ups!

Here is the showcase of two-time champions, Jinjo Crew (Korea). Check out all the other videos, too!
Thanks to Youtube user, DirtfaceX (aka Blogger, DirtFaceX) for the video link!

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Phunk Phenomenon's "Don't Stop The Party"

 Phunk Phenomenon's performance to Black Eyed Peas' "Don't Stop the Party" was cited by our survey respondents as one of their favorite performances, receiving 26% of the vote. Here's the official MTV clip. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 9:05.  Thanks to Mike C for all the links!

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Video: Super Cr3w Celebrates 11th Anniversary

Happy 4th of July everybody! And while you may not even be from this country, we can all still celebrate with one of America's Best Dance Crews. Season 2 champions, Super Cr3w, celebrated their 11th Year Anniversary at the Hard Rock Cafe: Las Vegas back in April. This epic event featured exhibition battles including this gem right here:



And check out other videos from the Braun YouTube Channel covering this event:
-- Semi-Finals Part 1 & Part 2

-- Finals

-- Braun cruZer TV commercial featuring Ronnie

Sunday, July 3, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Future Funk"


Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to New York City, where Miles "Baby Boogaloo" Brown, and Bailey "Bailrok" Munoz (Future Funk), were tearing up the streets. Thanks to WorldOfDanceTour, youtube channel.

They're only 5 and 9 years old! Check them out!

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- ReQuest's "The Time (Dirty Bit)"

ReQuest's performance of Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" was one of  the top vote-getters in our survey on favorite performances of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6, with 28% of voters citing it as one of their favorites. Here's the official clip. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 33:40.  Thanks to MikeC for all the links!

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I.aM.Snapping

Season 6 champion, Brandon aka 747, of I.aM.mE put together this very entertaining video featuring behind the scenes footage of ABDC, JaJa learning how to drive for the first time, Moon singing, and a dance piece to "I Gotta Feeling".