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Saturday, July 30, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Keone Madrid U-Turn"

Hej! This episode of KoopaTV takes us to Denmark, for the annual Hip Drop workshops. So many artists showed up to represent the US dance community. Click [Here] to visit the official website of The Hip Drop.

This latest upload of Keone Madrid (Choreo Cookies /Movement Lifestyle /Studio 429 Family) features a few of the amazing dancers, who came all the way to Denmark: Mariel Martin (Choreo Cookies), Ian Eastwood (Kub Skoutz), Bam Martin (Mos Wanted), Lyle Beniga (Movement Lifestyle).

If you like what you see, don't forget to subscribe to his official Youtube channel, K3on3!

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Video: Hip Hop International Lounge Cypher featuring members of IaMmE and Poreotics

One of the many charms of Hip Hop International is that dancing is going on everywhere -- the stages, the lobbies, the workout rooms, basically any place that provides enough room for movement. Here's a cypher that took place after the HHI USA Adult Championships on July 26 which includes Pacman from IaMmE (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 champions) and Dumbo from Poreotics (ABDC Season 5 champions). From Dancer21 Youtube. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!

Results for World Semi-finals at Hip Hop International; Congrats To The Royal Family - Mega Crew World Champions!

On July 29, 2011, Hip Hop International held the World Finals for the MegaCrew Division and the semi-finals for the Adult, Varsity, and Junior Divisions. The Finals will be held on July 31. Congratulations to the crews moving on. Thanks for the info, PerezOverride, Michael Calvin and others!

MegaCrew Division Finals placements and scores: 
1st Place (8.79) The Royal Family, New Zealand
2nd Place (7.99) Super Galactic Beat Manipulators (SGBM), USA
3rd Place (7.98) Praise Team, Canada

Adult Division semi-finals placements and scores: 
1. (7.88) Plague, UK 
2. (7.47) ReQuest, New Zealand
3. (7.37) P&T, Canada
4. (7.34) Philippine Allstars (PAS), Philippines
5. (7.33) Instant Noodles, USA
6. (7.26) Elektrolytes, USA
7. (7.21) 787 Crew, Puerto Rico
8. (7.20) The Crew, Philippines
9. (7.17) Rockets, Mexico

Click here to see the semi-final placements for the Varsity and Junior Divisions.

Friday, July 29, 2011

America's Best Dance Crew -- there WILL be a Season 7!

According to TVLine, "America’s Best Dance Crew has been renewed for a seventh season, MTV announced Friday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.The music cabler’s EVP of Scripted Development, David Janollari, boasted to a room full of journos that while it’s much too early to reveal any Season 7 secrets, the reality competition series will certainly aim to top last year’s game-changing outing."

Be sure to keep checking this site for more updates on ABDC7. If more news is released, you can rest assured that we'll post about it!

What do you want to see for Season 7?

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Holy Sh*t Kingz"

Hallo! We're back to Germany, and I must say... holy Sh*t Kingz!

The videos coming out of Urban Dance Camp 2011, are simply AMAZING! However, this set by Sh*t Kingz (which won them Bodyrock 2011, earlier this year) trumps everything else. These 4 Japanese dancers, in my opinion, are the most impressive small crew of choreographers that I've ever seen. I hope their journey of success doesn't end anytime soon!

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Video: Summary of HHI Day 4 with excerpts from Junior, Megacrew, and Adult Crews

HouseofCrews posted another summary of the action at Hip Hop International. This one features the scores and a few seconds of dance from each of the crews (Junior, Megacrew, and Adult), who qualified for the semi-finals:

Video: Poreotics @ UDC 2011

One of the many amazing acts to perform at this year's Urban Dance Camp (UDC) in Germany, was Poreotics. They re-worked many of their older pieces, with special additions for this particular performance.

Check it out:

Hip Hop International Prediction Contest: 2 hours left!

There are only 2 HOURS LEFT! If you didn't get the chance to place a submission, do so now! Remeber, please write your name with your submission, so that it will be counted.

Guidelines for the contest, right [Here].

Good luck!

Video: Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD) on SYTYCD Top 8 Results Show

The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD) were the dance highlight of the results show for the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 Results show. LXD Season 3 will debut on Hulu on August 11, 2011. Also: click here to watch the solo 'dance for his life' by hip-hop dancer Tadd; this peformance helped him make it through to the next week.

Video: Summary of HHI Day 3 with 3 seconds from the top 20 World Varsity Crews

HouseofCrews posted another daily summary of the action at Hip Hop International. This one features the scores and 3 seconds of dance from each of the 20 top Varsity crews in the World Preliminaries. There's also interview footage with HHI creator Howard Schwartz and MC Mookie.

Hip Hop International - Results for Adult, Megacrew & Junior divisions for International Prelims

Hip Hop International held the preliminary rounds for the International Competition's Adult, Megacrew, and Junior divisions on Thursday July 28, 2011. Here are the standings and the crews that will compete in the next rounds. Today (Friday July 29),  HHI holds the World Finals for megacrews, and the World Semi-finals for the Adult, Varsity, and Junior divisions.

Adults division - ReQuest (New Zealand) automatically moves to the finals since they won last year. Thirty other crews move to the semifinals: 1. Plague, UK, 2. Philippine All-stars (PAS), Phillipines, 3. Instant Noodles [ABDC Season 6], USA, 4. Rockets, Mexico, 5.Dziah 2.0, New Zealand, 6. Rockwell Family, Canada, 7. Fly Six B, Japan, 8. Smoothie, Japan, 9. Vogue, New Zealand, 10. Quality, Spain, 11. P and T, Canada, 12. 787 Crew [ABDC Season 6], Puerto Rico, 13. Mix'd Elements 2.0, USA, 14. Break Da Beat, Italy, 15. Untamed, South Africa, 16. Electrolytes, USA, 17. 9-1 Pact, France 18. The Crew, Phillipines, 19. Supremacy, Mexico, 20. Illest Vibe, Canada, 21.Juice Unit, Bahamas, 22. Runway, Australia, 23. Crazy Alliance, Belgium, 24. Touch Down, Netherlands, 25. Brooklyn, South Africa, 26. D Maniac, Thailand, 27. Zetton, Japan, 28. Katoon Network, Malaysia, 29. 2 Mad, Belgium, 30. Abzats, Russia 
Note: Plague won HHI in 2005.  Here's a more recent performance from the crew:
 

Junior division - Star Team (Japan) automatically moves to the finals since they won last year. Twelve other crews move to the semifinals: 1. Bubble Gum, New Zealand, 2. Rosbacher, Japan, 3. Lil Phunk, USA, 4. Onizawa Ikka, Japan, 5. Freshh 2.0, Canada,  6. Lil Saintz, New Zealand, 7. The Prodigy, USA,  8. AYDC, New Zealand,  9. Miniotics, USA, 10. Cookies n Cream, Canada 11. Lil Hustlers, Ireland 12. The Franchise, Canada.

MegaCrew Division - 6 crews move to the finals: 1. Royal Family, New Zealand,  2. Praise T.E.A.M., Canada, 3. Super Galactic Beat Manipulators (SBGM), USA, 4. Academy of Swag, USA, 5. Groovement, Canada, 6. Breakthrough, USA.
Thanks to Mike and others for information!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "WORLD ORDER @ WPC 2011"

Konnichiwa! Today's episode of KoopaTV doesn't actually take us to Japan, but brings the world-famous Japanese performance group, WORLD ORDER, to Los Angeles' Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).


The WPC is an annual gathering for the Microsoft partner community to learn about Microsoft's plans for the upcoming year. WORLD ORDER, led by ex-MMA fighter, aspiring singer & dancer, Genki Sudo, were given the distinct honor of representing Japan, performing in front of tens of thousands of Microsoft partners!

Subscribe to WORLD ORDER's official Youtube channel, Crnaviofficial. Skip to 1:58, for their live performance:
Thank you Youtube user, Ninjaboi333 (Ninjaboi) for this amazing video clip!

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Final Submissions for HHI Prediction Contest! Submit now!

The bonus point round, for the Hip Hop International prediction contest, is officially over. But, you can still give a final shot at the contest right here, until tomorrow, Friday July 29th, 12 noon PST (3pm EST). Submit your entries in the comment section, now!













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Good luck!

Videos: Red Bull BC One 2011 - Chicago Qualifiers

As promised, here is a post dedicated to the official videos, covering Red Bull BC One's qualifying battles in Chicago. The battles are being uploaded on StifeTV's official Youtube channel, Strifetv. So, subscribe to their channel to get all the battle footage, as soon as they post them.

As of now, there are 3 battles already uploaded on StrifeTV's channel. Even out of these 3 battles, it was hard to pick a 'favorite' to post! Here are the 2 battles that were most hyped:

Morris vs. Kareem:

Gravity vs. Vicious Victor:

Video: Rie Hata @ React 2011

Japanese, self-proclaimed "Queen of Swag", Rie Hata, was one of the amazing choreographers, including Moon (I.aM.mE), who performed at Spain's "React" Showcase, earlier this month.

Here's a video of Rie's class, uploaded by React's official Youtube channel, Reactspain. Now, THIS is what I call 'swag'. Too dope:

LXD Season 3 Trailer: Rise of the Drifts

Check out the newest trailer that just dropped for the upcoming season of the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. The new season drops August 11th, with plenty to look forward to. In addition to the backstory of the LXD (which has a circus feel to it with several OGs showing up), ABDC Season 6 Alumni I.aM.mE and Tight Eyez look like they're participating as well. Also, Bebo (Phunk Phenomenon) appearance at 0:10.

Video: Hiphop on SYTYCD's Top 8 show

Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (Nappytabs) and Marty Kudelka choreographed several hip hop routines for the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 show. My favorite (despite judge Lady Gaga's criticism of the props: Nappytab's choreography of P.Diddy's "Bad Boy for Life" danced by Marko and Ricky. Other hip hop routines for the night: Rihanna's "Take a Bow" danced by Jess and Lauren G., choreographed by Nappytabs (click to watch); Mario's "Let me love you" danced by Caitlynn and Ivan (click to watch), choreographed by Kudelka. Videolinks from trandrew.com

Video from HHI: Dance and interviews with ReQuest, ICONic Boyz members, Howard Schwartz

Las Vegas Blend (a local TV station) covers Hip Hop International, including an interview with HHI founder Howard Schwartz,  interviews and dance demonstrations by HHI champions (and ABDC6 competitors) ReQuest, and interviews and dance demonstration by ABDC6 competitors Mikey, Louis and Thomas from ICONic Boyz. Click here to watch

Video HHI Day 2 - interviews/clips with Parris (ReQuest), Pacman & Chachi (IaMmE), winning US crews

HouseofCrews Youtube posted their summary of Hip Hop International Day 2. It includes footage and short interviews from the Urban Moves workshops held by America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 alums Parris of ReQuest and PacMan & Chachi (IaMmE).  It also has very brief clips of the winners of the US Finals: Elektrolytes, Mix'd Elements 2.0, Instant Noodles, SGBM, Academy of Swag, Breakthrough, IDK, FBC What, Funk Beyond Control, The Prodigy, Miniotics, and Lil Phunk.

Hip Hop International - International preliminary results Varsity division: Congrats Freshest Nutz!

The first international event at Hip Hop International was the Varsity preliminaries. Here are the 25 crews that will advance to the Varsity semi-finals to be held on Friday:
1. Freshest Nutz, Singapore, 2. IDK, USA, 3. Disguise (DSKYZ), New Zealand, 4. Rough Diamond, UK, 5. Star Team, Japan, 6. Funk Beyond Control, USA, 7. The Pack Boys, Canada, 8. Legit Status, Philippines, 9. Sorority, NZ, 10. Emerge, NZ, 11. Typhoon, Japan, 12. Empire Kids, Guam, 13. Neutral Zone, Mexico, 14. Fresh, Canada, 15. Hataw, Philippines, 16. Fresh Impact, South Africa, 17. FBC What, USA, 18. Ghetto Fabulous, Ireland, 19. Time Out, Netherlands, 20. Fresh Flow, Philippines, 21. The Messengers, Germany, 22. Total Chaos, Netherlands, 23. Studio 7 Crew, France, 24. Potency, South Africa, 25. Spirit Dance, Mexico.
Here's a recent video of Freshest Nutz:

Today (Thursday July 28), HHI holds the preliminary rounds for the international megacrews, adults, and junior division. Thanks for the tips, Dizzy, Sassy and others!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tonight: New Contest for HHI Championships! Enter Now!

Hey everyone! Today, we're going to start a new contest. The winner of the contest will get a $20 gift card for iTunes!

Since the Hip Hop International World Championships are just starting up, we figured we'd hold a little competition of our own. You have to guess the Top 3 crews in all 4 competition divisions. For each correct 1st Place guess, you receive 3 points. For 2nd Place, you receive 2 points, and for 3rd Place, 1 point. You can have a possible total of up to 18 points. Simple enough, right?

But wait, there's more to it! You can re-submit your answer, up until the final deadline on Friday at 12 noon PST (3pm EST). However, if you should choose to stick to your prediction before 11pm PST (2am EST) tonight, you will receive an extra 2 points. If you submit before Thursday, 3pm PST (6pm EST), you receive a bonus of 1 point. It could make the difference!

To enter the contest, just leave a post with your name in the comment section below, formatted like this:
Koopa

Adult:
1. Ghetto Fabulous (Ireland)
2. ReQuest (New Zealand)
3. Philippine All Stars (Philippines)

Megacrew:
1. SGBM (USA)
2. Family Royale (New Zealand)
3. Breakthrough (USA)

Varsity:
1. IDK (USA)
2. Zero (Japan)
3. FBC What?! (USA)

Junior:
1. Star Team (Japan)
2. The Prodigy (USA)
3. Lil Phunk (USA)


So, hurry and enter now! This contest won't be open long. Final deadline for submissions are this Friday, 12 noon PST (3pm EST), July 29th!

Click for preliminary list of International Crews, or USA Crews. ---> ::Megacrew list, Here::

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Movement Lifestyle's SUPA8TOH"

Hallo! Today's episode of KoopaTV, take us to Germany for the Urban Dance Showcase 2011. And let me just say, the line-up was STACKED! Just to name a few artists: Poreotics, I.aM.mE, Quick Crew, U-min, Mike Song, Yoshie & Tatsuo, Mr. Wiggles, and many many more! Follow the post-show updates, and videos at the official website: www.urbandance.eu/show/

However, here is one of the first HD videos to emerge since the event, and it's none other than Movement Lifestyle. Featuring Lyle Beniga, Shaun Evaristo, Lando Wilkins, Sh*t Kingz, Keone Madrid, and Mariel Martin, this performance couldn't possibly disappoint!

The story line of this set is so playful, and light-hearted, but it still packs quite a punch! I love the Shaun vs. Lyle dynamic in this performance, and of course,
gotta love Shaun's shorts, lol:

UDS 2011 :: Movement Lifestyle from Urban Dance Showcase on Vimeo.


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Video: Kyle Hanagami - Dance (A$$)

Here we have former L0st Kidz/Neverland member, Kyle Hanagami (Movement Lifestyle) in the ML studio. Check out the rest of his work at his official Youtube channel, KyleHanagami.

Kyle switches it up on us from his last Adele piece, and choreographed to Big Sean - "Dance (A$$)" for a much more hard-hitting vibe. And btw, am I the only one (even though I love it), who still finds this song absolutely hilarious?

Preview: I.aM.mE's "Avengers of Xtreme Illusions"(II & III)

Courtesy of Shawn Welling's official Youtube channel, Shawnwellingdance, we now have a new trailer, for the 2nd & 3rd episodes of the AXI series.

Episode 2 will feature Moon (I.aM.mE) in "Professor M", as two young ladies will try to cure Moon's character, who falls prey to a venomous snake.

Episode 3 will feature both Emilio & 747 (I.aM.mE) in "The Switch". This story seems to have, somewhat of a secret agent theme. Stay tuned for the full episodes:

Video: Gigi Torres & April Rodriguez (Essence)

Today, we catch up with the ladies of Essence, who have been pretty busy lately. Gigi Torres recently uploaded a compilation of classes from her "Strength Campaign" over the past year, from all over the US and Canada. Also, April Rodriguez, only days ago, taught this new piece at the Debbie Reynolds Center in LA. Subscribe to their channels, at Gigitorres & Apreezee!

Gigi Torres:
April Rodriguez:

Video: Summary of HHI Day 1 with excerpts from winning crews' dances

HouseofCrews posted a Day One summary of Hip Hop International's US preliminary round. It contains very short videos of the routines from that day's winners (many of whom ended up winning the U.S. finals) including: Elektrolytes, IDK, Super Galactic Beat Manipulators (SGBM), Jungle Boogie, and Instant Noodles

*Stay tuned for HHI World Prelims, tonight!

Hip Hop International US Final Results -- congrats Elektrolytes, SGBM!

The United States Finals for Hip Hop 2011 were held on July 25 and followed closely on LiveStream. Here's the final results (thanks Sassy, Koopa, Whitney, and others!)
  • Junior:  1. The Prodigy, 2. Miniotics, 3. Lil Phunk  
  • Varsity:  1. IDK,2. FBC What, 3. Funk Beyond Control  
  • Megacrew: 1. SGBM,2. Academy of Swag,3. Breakthrough
  • Adult: 1. Electrolytes, 2. Mix'd Elements 2.0, 3. Instant Noodles

Video: Summerwind Skippers (with Saltare) in America's Got Talent Semi-finals

Summerwind Skippers -- a dance group that includes members of Saltare (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) -- competed for a spot in the America's Got Talent Semi-finals, with good reviews by the judges.  They learn tonight if they made it to the next round. Thanks for the link Brandon!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Endless Dance"

Bonjour! We're back to France with this latest episode of KoopaTV. And yes, while this video was posted a LITTLE over a week ago, it definitely deserves to be spotlighted.

Thanks to the "YLYK" segment on the Youtube channel, Yakfilms, I was able to find this amazing video of French bboy crew, Vagabonds, recording some of their most amazing moves, in super slo-motion, at the beach!

This video allows people to see exactly how intricate and and technical the most 'simplistic' bboy moves, truly are:

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Watch Hip Hop International US Finals tonight on :LiveStream

Hip Hop International will be broadcasting the finals for the four United States divisions. You can follow it at
http://www.livestream.com/hiphopinternational2011 starting at 10pm ET, 7pm PT. Click here for names of the dance groups that will be competing.

*DirtFaceX Edit: I'm watching it here: http://www.livestream.com/hiphopinternational2011

Video: Dtrix teaches how to plank

From theDOMINICshow Youtube -- a dance for the rest of us: The Plank (also featuring Quest's Victor Kim).

Legendary Moments: Philippine All-Stars 2008

In the spirit of Hip Hop International, (happening as we speak) what better 'Legendary Moment' to spotlight other than Philippine All-Stars' winning performance back in 2008 World Finals?

The All-Stars are back this year, to recreate the energy of this performance, and hopefully be the first crew in HHI history, to win the Adult Division THREE times!

Tensions are running high, as ReQuest (New Zealand), and Philippine All-Stars (Philippines) are back to fight for the 2011 HHI title:

All The Way Live Houston: 2 on 2 All Styles Finals


Recently I got the chance to get in touch with the All The Way Live Foundation and get news on their upcoming event in Houston. ATWL is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a positive outlet for the youth through the performing arts (such as dance and music). They're working on getting their website up and running right now, but the finals for their 2 on 2 all styles battle are less than 2 weeks away!

A few weeks ago they hosted Desperados of the West (their West Coast Qualifier), and you can watch all of the battles courtesy of funkduptv right HERE (click).

The finals in Houston will feature the winner of the West Coast comp, and there will be workshops throughout the week.Click here for the workshop information (featuring many different styles ranging from House to New Jack Swing).

All The Way Live Houston is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th. For more information contact them on facebook or twitter (@AllTheWayLiveWW). Hope to see some of you come out and support!

More Hip Hop International news & videos: Ustream of US Finals, offstage footage, interviews with Iconic Boyz & Elektrolytes

  • Hip Hop International will have a live UStream of the US Finals tonight (July 26) and the World Finals on July 31. We'll post the Ustream info later today as it becomes available.
  • Pacific Rim posted interviews with Electrolytes (the winners of the US adult preliminaries) and Iconic Boyz:

Results for USA Prelims at HHI Prelims - Congrats to top finishers Elektrolytes, Super Galactic Beat Manipulators

Hip Hop International held the preliminary rounds for the United States dance groups on July 25, 2011. Approximately half of the teams will move on to tonight's USA final round (6 Junior 12 Varsity 12 Adult 6 MegaCrews). Results so far:
  • Top adult groups (in order of placement at US preliminaries): Electrolytes, Mix'd Elements, Instant Noodles, Jungle Boogie, 5 Foot Thrillas. Funk Snap, Soul Fresh, CADC, Automatic Response, Surreal Crew, Enkore, Common Ground. Note:  Poreotics will be performing at the World Finals on July 31
  • Top mega crews (in order of placement at US preliminaries): Super Galactic Beat Manipulators,Breakthrough, IDK,Academy of Swag, Homegrown, LV,Full Force Dance Crew 
  • Top varsity crews: IDK, Funk Beyond Control,TM Juniors,FBC What, Phunk Allstars, Full Force Dance Crew, Tru-Definition, Another Phunk Creation, Goon Squad, Ratchet Team, Beat Killaz, Forever Being Creative, ICON Dollz
  • Top Junior crews: The Prodigy, Lilphunk, Miniotics, ICONic Boyz, Full Force Dance Crew, Primary Source 
Thanks to Yowsahful, thesoulgirl, Heko and others for HHI updates!

Monday, July 25, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Nick DeMoura - Next 2 You"

This episode of KoopaTV comes back to Los Angeles, for Nick DeMoura (Kub Skoutz /LXD /Movement Lifestyle) and his latest upload on his Youtube account, Demoura. Unlike the last post, this concept video focuses more much on the 'positive' aspects of a relationship.

Nick's style really matches the tempo of this song, as well as the vibe of this entire setting. Great work!

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Update: Phamish "Abstrak" Series

Hey guys, you might remember this dancer, Stephen "Phamish" Pham, from an earlier "Dance Clip of the Day". This time, he has started a new series called "Abstrak", which is well worth the time to check out. Here's the link to his official Youtube channel, s0PHAMISH.

Combining elements of story-telling, Load It Productions' direction, alongside Phamish's unique dance style, the Abstrak series is definitely something to look out for. I hope more is on it's way. Keep it up!
Episode One - Loss:
Episode Two - Alone:

Video: Can (Poreotics) does the wave (with greetings from members of IaMmE, Sh*t Kingz & more)

Can Nguyen (Poreotics) attended Urban Dance Camp in Germany. On the way, he taped greetings from Mr. Wiggles, Lando Wilkins (Mos Wanted, Boxcuttuhz), Emilio, Moon and Chachi (IaMmE), Mike Song (Kaba Modern), Poppin John, Sh*t Kingz, Shaun Evaristo, Keone Madrid, and others. Then the video gets down to a demonstration of the wave with help from Kotei. From PoreoticsHD Youtube.

Hip Hop International starts today -- if you go, tell us about it!

The 10th Hip Hop International starts today (July 25) with more countries, events, and dancers than ever. If you're attending the event, let us know about the highlights both onstage and off. Comment below to share any photos, videos, news, or stories. Thanks!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Silhouettes American Pride"

Ok... I'll be the first one to say, that I'm one of the LEAST 'patriotic' of my friends. But, this 'American Pride' themed performance by Silhouettes (which I completely missed the first time I scouted the newest America's Got Talent [Top 48] videos) edges out Steven Retchless for Performance of the Night!

The images this crew creates are remarkable, and their classical training is powerful! Good luck, kids! Check out AmericanBestTalent, to see all the other performances of the Top 48:

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Red Bull BC One 2011: USA Qualifier Results!

For the first year ever, Red Bull has decided to hold several qualifiers in various countries around the world, to help select the Top 16 bboys, who will compete in the International Finals: Red Bull BC One Russia 2011!

This video below, featuring Bboy Ronnie (Super Cr3w), explains some of the general details of the event, and what it means to a lot of bboys out there:

Yesterday, the USA qualifiers finally wrapped up in Chicago, and here are the bracket results:

First Round:
Keebz vs. Puzzles --- Keebz
Gravity vs. Vicious Victor --- Vicious
Morris vs. Kareem --- Kareem
MN Joe vs. Frankie --- MN Joe
ATN vs. Evol --- ATN
El Nino vs. Kid Glyde --- El Nino
Palmer vs. Toyz --- Toyz
Nasty Ray vs. Mijo --- Nasty Ray

Quarter Finals:
Keebz vs. Vicious Victor --- Vicious
Kareem vs. MN Joe --- Kareem
ATN vs. El Nino --- El Nino
Toyz vs. Nasty Ray --- Toyz

Semi-Finals:
Vicious Victor vs. Kareem --- Vicious Victor
El Nino vs. Toyz --- El Nino

Finals:
Vicious Victor vs. El Nino --- El Nino! (Boston)

Congrats, El Nino! Good luck in Russia, and rep hard for USA!! Full video post, coming soon.

Video: Vinh Nguyen Class in Norway

Here is a recent upload from the TheVibeBlog, Youtube channel. Vinh Nguyen (SGBM /Movement Lifestyle) taught this, Omarion - "What Do You Say" piece, in Norway. Also featured in the select group is Bam Martin (GRV /Mos Wanted).

Vinh Nguyen is competing in Hip Hop International's first ever "Megacrew" division, as the Director of his crew Super Galactic Beat Manipulators (SGBM). Keep a look out for his performance!

Videos from Kababayan Fest: Beat Freaks, Instant Noodles

Pacific Rim filmed performances from ABDC alums Beat Freaks and Instant Noodles at the Kababayan Fest Knotts Berry Farm 2011.

Congratulations Poreotics,Hok (Quest): Best Choreography nominations for MTV Video Music Awards

Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song,” choreographed by Bruno Mars and Poreotics (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 winners) are nominated for “Best Choreography” for the annual 28th MTV VideoMusic Awards.  “We actually choreographed with Bruno Mars and filmed all in one day,” recalls Poreotics member Jet Li. “It was an honor to be able to work with Bruno Mars and even more of an honor to be nominated. We’re all thankful that the whole world enjoyed it as well.”

Another ABDC winner was nominated for best choreography: LMFAO's “Party Rock Anthem” with choreography by Hokuto Konishi (Quest Crew).  The other nominees include Beyonce “Run the World (Girls)” choreographed by Frank Gatson, Britney Spears “Till the World Ends” choreographed by Brian Freedman, and Lady Gaga“Judas” with choreography by Laurieann Gibson.


The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Sunday, August 28 at 9 p.m ET/PT. Click here for  more information about the nominees for “Best Choreography. Which do you think should win? As a reminder, here's "The Lazy Song" and "Party Rock Anthem."