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Saturday, July 16, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Grove St."

And just, as quickly as we left, we're back to Norway! This time, Lando Wilkins (Mos Wanted Crew) joins Quick at their very own, QuickStyle Studio. You gotta love the "Waka Flocka" humor at the beginning of the video. But before you know it, the 4 dancers enter a high-speed choreo frenzy!

If you haven't already, I strongly urge you to subscribe to Lando Wilkins official Youtube channel, LandoWilkins. Check it out!:

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Video: Ellen Kim & Aye Hasegawa

Ellen Kim (L0st Kidz) and Aye Hasegawa (Boxcuttuhz) recently put out this cute & fierce collab, to 'Muny' - Nicki Minaj, which they recorded in the new Movement Lifestyle studio.

If you loved this piece, check out the rest of Ellen's work at, ellenkimCHEEE, or Aye's work at, AyeHasegawa. Enjoy:

Pacman (I.aM.mE) in "The Eye of the Beholder"

The Avengers of Xtreme Illusions (AXI), have finally arrived! In their debut episode, "The Eye of the Beholder", Pacman (I.aM.mE) introduces us to his demonic & possessed character. Also featured in this video is Katrina Hansen of Planet Funk Academy.

*Stay tuned for the next episode of AXI, which will be a duel story of both Brandon "747" & Emilio "Millie" Dosal. Subscribe to ShawnWellingDance to keep up to date with future videos:

Video: Street Kingdom - Tha Movement 5


DAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNGGG!!!!!!

I'm sorry, but that was my first reaction, when watching this opening session at Street Kingdom's "Tha Movement" 5th anniversary! This video features the members, who appeared on America's Best Dance Crew: Season 6. Thanks for the link, BSG!

Church will never be the same...

Courtesy of the THArealstreetkingdom YouTube channel, here are Parts 1-3 of the battles:
-- Street Kingdom Battles @ Tha Movement 5 Part 1

-- Street Kingdom Battles @ Tha Movement 5 Part 2

-- Street Kingdom Battles @ Tha Movement 5 Part 3

Video: I.aM.mE's Brandon "747" & Emilio "Millie" on Planet Funk

Here are two new videos of 747 and Millie (I.aM.mE), teaching their choreography at the Planet Funk Workshop. Videos and camera work, courtesy of Shawn Welling at his Youtube channel, ShawnWellingDance:

Friday, July 15, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Mos Wanted - NY Reppin"

Today's episode of KoopaTV, takes us back to New York City, yet again. This time, we visit the streets of New York at night, where Jawn Ha, Ricky Cole, Bam Martin, and JP Goldstein (Mos Wanted Crew) throw down some crazy-buck freestyles!

This video, courtesy of WorldofDanceTour Youtube channel, is also an announcement of the new Mos Wanted Crew Shop, which will be officially located at: http://www.worldofdancetour.com/shop/

Get it, while you can!
Session: Bam Martin, Jawn Ha, JP Goldstein & Ricky Cole
Sleeping: Brian Puspos, Jun Quemado & Lando Wilkins

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Video: Chachi's (I.aM.mE) Solo to "Power"

In LA's famous, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Chachi Gonzales (I.aM.mE) performed Rob Rich's choreography to "Power" - Kanye West.

Remember, if you enjoyed the choreography, please subscribe to Rob's Youtube channel, MightyOracle.

Spotlight: Opportunity Core Dance Crew - Kababayan Fest

The Opportunity Workshops, which featured several high profile crews in the past, such as Kaba Modern, L0st Kids, and Choreo Cookies, has now paved the way for this new dance crew:

"The Opportunity Core Dance fam aka OCD, is a dance family that is branched off the Opportunity Workshop Organization. They're an up and coming dance team that continues to strive for growth, passion, & to show their heart and determination.
Each member brings their own style of dance to the table and is united with the same love for the art. They are here to truly show their love for dance as to express and not to impress"

Show some love & support!

VIdeo: Quest Crew & Poreotics Collab (with a side of Humor)

Popular Youtube Vlogger, Geo Antoinette, recently posted a new video, featuring appearances from Steve Terada & Ryan Conferido (Quest Crew), and Charles Nguyen & Can Nguyen (Poreotics).

*If you skip straight to 3:25, you can see an amazing spontaneous performance, where Ryan is on the piano and Charles is matching the melodies, with his popping. Thanks again for the link, adob0streak!

Who Run The World?

This post is all about females gettin' down all across the world! First up, season 3 finalists- The Beat Freaks -recently traveled overseas, where they taught and performed for their fans in Singapore. Check out their performance (broken up into 5 parts) featuring Teresa, Bonita, Keeley, Rino, & Maryss:

-- Beat Freaks in Singapore Part 2

-- Beat Freaks in Singapore Part 3

-- Beat Freaks in Singapore Part 4

-- Beat Freaks in Singapore Part 5


Earlier this week, it was was reported that Tight Eyez took part in Street Dance Kemp (SDK) in Europe, but also at the event was champion, JaJa (I.aM.mE). Check out this video of her rippin' it up in the Popping Competition:



And finally, Matt Cady of Fanny Pak (season 2) recently traveled to the High Level Dance Festival in Moscow. Check out this video- courtesy of the FannyPak YouTube channel -of Matt and two 7-year old girls dancing to Britney Spears' "Till' The World Ends":

Thursday, July 14, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Love Crimes"

Shaun Evaristo pushes his boundaries once again, in this episode of KoopaTV. While some might argue this isn't truly a 'dance' concept video, the elements of movement, thoughtfully planned throughout the video, are nothing short of visionary.

Just, what exactly does Shaun want to become? This is truly a side of him, none of us, have ever seen before:

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Group Performance - "6 Foot 7 Foot"

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 group performance for the season occurred the first week when IaMmE, Phunk Phenomenon, ReQuest, Street Kingdom, and Eclectic Gentlemen danced to Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot". Here the official MTV video. Click here to watch the full performance. Thanks to  Mike C for all the links.

I.aM.mE: Avengers of Xtreme Illusions (AXI)

Last week, Shawn Welling, released a video about his upcoming project: Avengers of Xtreme Illusion. This series will highlight each member of Season 6 Champions, I.aM.mE., in dramatic and vivid stories, told through dance.

Some say it reminds them of LXD, others say it reminds them of Movement Lifestyle. However, Shawn Welling promises to deliver a high production product, unlike any of it's predecessors. Keep an eye out for this.

Here's a video of Pacman, describing the new project:

Can I Have My Fries Seasoned?

A lot happening from the season 5 family- seasoned Fries. First up is a performance from the beasts down south- Jungle Boogie :::YULE!!!::: They performed to a new medley of songs at a local ATL dance competition as they get ready for HHI:

-- Jungle Boogie Performs at Chit Chats Dance Competition

Speaking of... Jungle Boogie will also be making an appearance at the annual Hypersquad Dance Co. show along with guests such as Glenda from FannyPak, Goose from Static Noyze, and Pharside & Kool Raul of Supreme Soul. It will be the first concert presented by new company directors, Hazmat & KCKay (Hype 5-0). Check out this trailer promoting the event called Realm of Fate: Heroes vs. Villians. Go to Hype5-0.com for more details.

-- Realm of Fate: Heroes vs. Villians Promo

Heavy Impact members- Stephan "Isi" Tuifua & "CooLeon" Henderson are teaching all summer at the CF Dance Academy. Here's a sample of what you can expect:

-- Stephan "Isi" Tuifua teaches to Frank Ocean - "Dust" at CF Dance Academy

And finally, the House Of Crews recently met up with the Boston wonders, Static Noyze 6 (minus 'Juan'-- get it?) in these fantastic series of videos:


-- SN6 routine to "New Moon" by Eric Liniger

-- SN6 freestyle to "M.I.A. Club" by Eric Liniger

::BURP!!:: Yum, those seasoned fries were good...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Quick - The Drill"

Today's episode of KoopaTV brings us all the way out to Norway, where the world famous dance crew, Quick, made a very special tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. They incorporate one of the most famous routines performed by the King of Pop, himself: The Drill.

Here's a link to Quick's official Youtube channel, TheQuickStyle. They are easily, one of the most amazing group of dancers I have ever seen.

I always find myself comparing them to a Norwegian version of Sh*tKingz:

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Video: Tight Eyez Freestyle at SDK

Last week, Tight Eyez (Street Kingdom), taught at SDK in Europe. Here are two videos of his amazing freestyle, just after the workshop ended:

Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Jag6ed's "Sleazy"

 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.

Unfortunately for us, we only got to see Jag6ed perform one week. Here's the official MTV clip of their dance to Ke$ha's "Sleazy".  Click here to watch the full performance starting at 25:18. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.


We Are The Champions, My Friend

Check out the latest from a couple of our ABDC champions. First, our season 5 winners- Poreotics- was recently interviewed by Jack Froot.com and talk about all sorts of topics including their influences in dance and favorite childhood cartoons.

-- JackFroot's Exclusive Interview w/ Poreotics

Also check out this video from the PoreoticsHD YouTube channel. It's Dumbo and Charles messin' around with special camera effects as they freestyle to Martin Solveig's "C'est La Vie":




Next, check out the latest from HoK (Quest Crew) and Moon (I.aM.machinE) as these champions dance to LMFAO's "Sorry For Party Rocking". Courtesy of the hokutokonishi YouTube Channel:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Jerome Esplana"

Today, we go all the way to Vancouver, Canada. If you haven't heard of Jerome Esplana, I strongly urge you to check the additional links at the bottom. This young, rising choreographer has already worked with popular choreographers, such as, Andrew Baterina, Rie Hata, Kolanie Marks, Brian Puspos, and Julio Fuentes. Subscribe to his official Youtube account, JeromeEsplana.

Here is his latest choreography to Audio Push's "Squad Step". Keep your eye on this kid:
Collaboration Links:
Piece with - Rie Hata
Piece with - Julio Fuentes
Piece with - Andrew Baterina
Piece with - Kolanie Marks
Piece with - Brian Puspos

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- Eclectic Gentlemen's "Fireman"

 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. 

Unfortunately for us, we only saw one performance from Eclectic Gentlemen: their dance to Lil Wayne's "Fireman". Here's the official MTV clip. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 26:19. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.


Tags: MTV Shows

Video: I.aM.mE's Moment of Truth


Some readers may not know this, but the Finale of ABDC was actually pre-recorded. Both crews had to go through the motions of 'winning' and performing a victory celebration. Here is the real footage of I.aM.mE Crew, back home in Texas (Chachi's house), anxiously waiting to see if they had truly won ABDC or not.

Thanks JabbaJake for the link!

In Case U Missed It: Jabbawockeez & Art of Teknique

Ariah (Babywockee) hasn't been the only new, child addition to the Jabbawockeez. A few months ago, three young boys, known as Art of Teknique, became official members of the JBWKZ Family. Thanks, Youtube user and BBDC frequenter, adob0streak, for the links!

Here is the official freestyle that they recorded together. Check it out:

Video: PacRim Interviews Howard Schwartz

Our friends on the westcoast - PacificRimVideo - recently sat down and had a chat with Hip-Hop International founder and co-creator of ABDC, Howard Schwartz. He talks about the beginnings of HHI, creating ABDC, and his take on the evolution of hip-hop/street dance:

Monday, July 11, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Planking w/ Lil Demon"

In this episode, we're off to Hawaii! Most people celebrate 4th of July with fireworks and cookouts, but 9-year-old dancing celebrity, Bboy Lil Demon (The Hype/ LXD/ Panic Zone/ Skill Methodz), had something.. 'else' in mind.

Check out this little boy-wonder doing some planking WHILE bboying! Remember to check out his official Youtube channel, Anjelolildemon, if you like what you see:

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances -- FootworKINGz' "Tik Tok"

 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 FootworKINGz: their dance to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok."  Here's the official MTV clip. Click here to watch the full performance starting at 7:00. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.


Tags: MTV Shows

Video: Molasses Gang back at it again!


Y'all thought it was over... but, this chapter has just begun!

Today, two members of Molasses Gang, BSG and Maxxann, show us a collaboration piece to Beyonce's "End of Time". New Jersey to the Philippines, MG reps worldwide!

Video: BabyWockee (Ariah) and Kevin Brewer Showcase

Little Ariah, who is only 5 years old, performed with Kevin Brewer (Jabbawockeez), at the Vegas Shakedown 12 competition. From her popping to her bgirl skills, this girl is amazingly talented! She definitely has a bright future ahead of her.
Here's the link to her official Youtube channel, Ariah555.

Victor's Quest: A Champion's Journey

Last time we saw him, he was dancing in onesie... but since then, our season 3 champ- Victor Kim of Quest Crew has been keeping busy. Yet he still finds the time sit down and chat with his fans in these two in-depth interviews. The first coming from our homies, Chris Trondsen and PacificRimVideo where he talks about his background with BoogieZone, teaching, and the messages he delivers to his students:


This next video comes from the man himself- victorvictorkim. This one gets a little personal as he talks about his passions in life, experiencing love, and where he's headed in the future- including a hint on an 'undisclosed project':

Thanks Koopa for the vid!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Ambiguous"


This episode of KoopaTV bounces right back to the west coast, where Pat Cruz (The Company/ Gen2/ Movement Lifestyle) recorded this smooth Big Sean & Mike Posner song. Here's a link to Pat's official youtube, ImPatCruz.

The "round of applause" part, always gets me:

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Video: Favorite ABDC6 performances --787 Crew's "Hot and Cold"

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 787 Crew: their dance to Katy Perry's "Hot and Cold".  Here's the official MTV clip; click here to watch the full performance beginning at 13:40. Thanks to Mike C for all the links.

Tags: MTV Shows

Last Minute Notice: Help Bboy Steelo

Hey guys,
I know not everyone is a bboy, but here's a great cause that I felt the need to just pass along. 
Bboy Steelo of the Groovaloos, LXD, and Killa4nia, one of the most respected names in bboying recently underwent surgery for a ruptured brain aneurysm.  Thankfully he is in recovery, but he currently can't work to support his family.  The bboy community has come together and has a massive outpouring of support for him, ranging from Jinjo crew donating 10% of their R16 winnings to his family, to the Groovaloos hosting a Groove night in support of his family. (Video by Pacrim of the event here)  
Now the BboySpot.com is donating 100% of their webstore sales TODAY to his family. So go buy something from their store, be it a dope shirt, hat, headspin beanie, or whatever, to support this cause. 
Click through for more details how to donate to the cause

So please, I urge you, if you haven't already, to support not only a great bboy, but a father and his family as well as they go through tough times.  
-Ninjaboi

Video Mailbox: Kisses Gets Brolic, 787 TV Ad, Poreotic Activity

The queen of Street Kingdom (season 6)- kiSSES - recently up'd this devastating video here. Don't let the good looks fool you... she gets BUCK:


Here's a TV commercial for Recarga featuring our favorite season 6 Boriqua stuntmen- 787 Crew. Whatever this ad is trying to sell, I'm buying it!... haha


And finally, our security systems have picked up strange robotic activity coming from all over the world! Here are two videos featuring our season 5 champions, Poreotics:

-- Law's Routine to "Out Of My Head" by Lupe Fiasco feat Trey Songz