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Saturday, October 8, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Remote Kontrol"

Hey! Today we're headed over to Georgia! This episode brings us to an amazing short film, featuring the amazing Remote Kontrol Crew: iGlide, Chibi, and Nonstop.

These 3 dancers have made quite the impact on the dance scene. First blowing up, with their performance on So You Think You Can Dance, and then putting out one of the most viral dance videos ever, with Nonstop's "Pumped Up Kicks" video.

Congrats on what I assume will become another viral video:
Thanks JabbaJake and Ninjaboi for this amazing clip!

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Video: Bam Martin & S**t Kingz - The Hip Drop

Today we're lucky enough to get TWO pieces by Bam Martin. Here are the clips of his class this summer at The Hip Drop:

First Piece: Clap It Up - Audio Push
Second Piece: Ice Cream Paint Job (Remix) - Lil Wayne

Video: J Blaze - "Make It Rain"

The Kub Skoutz are at it again! This time, we have Johnny "J Blaze" Erasme, joined by Lyle Beniga, Amanda Grind, and Katie Kabili. Check out J Blaze's amazing work at his Youtube Channel!

ICONic Boyz invite fans to celebrate their new website via "Be ICONic" video contest

An official website for ICONic Boyz  dance crew just launched - iconicboyz.com. The site features profiles of the 14 crew members, the story of the group's  origin, a gallery of photos and videos, and testimonials from world-renowned  dance-world players. It also offers an ICONic Boyz fan zone; the only place online where where visitors can personally chat with different members of The ICONic Boyz. A tour announcement between the ICONic Boyz and NRG Dance Project can be found on the  home page along with several ways to unite with the crew.

GEO and the Boyz are inviting fans to get in on the launch  celebration with an interactive "Be ICONic" video contest. Fans are encouraged  to get creative with the "Be ICONic" theme and in one minute or less, they can  submit videos that showcase what the "Be ICONic" motto means to them. Entries  are being submitted via YouTube links emailed to contest@iconicboyz.com.  The winning video will be judged by "most inspiring" message and will be added  to the ICONic Boyz website when announced. Deadline for contest submissions is October 28, 2011.

Vote for your favorite KoopaTV Dance Videos of the Week!

Every day, Koopa posts fresh video of some of the freshest dances found on the web. Now, it's your chance to rate those videos and let us know what you think is the best. Each week, we'll post links to that week's KoopaTV.  Watch (or rewatch them) if you want (just click on the video's title), then pick the TWO that you think are the standouts. Voting closes on Monday at midnight. This week's choices:
- Saturday: "Poppin' John at UDC"
- Sunday:  Laura Edwards - "Gotta Have It"
- Monday: Nick Demoura - "Marvin's Room"
- Tuesday: Poreotics - "Dubstep at UDC"
- Wednesday: Quick Crew - "Despicable"
- Thursday: "The Artifex"
- Friday:  Phillip Chbeeb - "Panlong the Water Dragon"
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Video: Plague dancing around London

HHI 2011 Adult Champs Plague are featured in HouseOfCrew's latest dance video. They are seen here dancing in various locations around London to the song "Electrik Rock" by Emjae.

Friday, October 7, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Panlong - The Water Dragon"

Hey! Today we're going down to Florida! While we have seen stuff from I.aM.mE post-season, they noticabley have been short one member. Philip "Pacman" Chbeeb has been in Miami along with several other dancers filming Step Up 4. However, he has found time to create a concept video that matches his element of water: Embodying Panlong, the Chinese water dragons.

The style he displays in this video almost strikes me as a cross between contortion breakin & popping illusions. See more of Pacman's inspiring work at his Youtube Channel.

According to his video: "I attempted with both the music and movement to embody the entanglement, fluidity, and strength of this specific type of dragon."

Thank you Ninjaboi, for the write up! UPDATE: Thanks to MercerMZ who also tipped me off about this amazing video!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Tucker Barkley - "N****s In Paris"

Here we have another new upload from Tucker Barkley's Youtube channel, [Snocap]. The choreo was shot in the one and only Movement Lifestyle studio! Check it out:

Video: Feng (Quest) - "Throw It Up"

Feng has been busy lately. Here's his newly uploaded choreography to Busta Rhymes' "Throw It Up", filmed in West Covina. I dig.

Video: Request "ReMember"

ReQuest (ABDC 6) recently uploaded a new video. Give it a look!


European Buck Session Promo

Street Kingdom recently uploaded a video for the 2011 European Buck Session.

"Planet B-Boy" now available for free on Hulu!

The 2007 documentary "Planet B-Boy is now available on Hulu for free. It covers the international Battle of the Year contest, showing some of the best b-boys from 19 countries. Don't miss it -- here's the link. Thanks for the tip, Greg S!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Ultimate Showdown of ABDC Superiority Final Results!

After many rounds of voting we finally reached the end of the road. Here are your results

1. Quest Crew- Week 7: Hip Hop Decathlon

2. Request- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
3. I.aM.mE- Week 5: Rihanna, "S&M"
4. We are Heroes- Week 7: Last Chance, "Ichiban" District 78
5. Fanny Pak- Week 7: Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On"
6.
Jabbawockeez- Week 7: Evolution of Street Dance
7. Blueprint Cru- Week 3: Lady GaGa, "Bad Romance"
8. Instant Noodles- Week 6: Justin Bieber, "Runaway Love"
9. Beat Freaks- Week 5: Illusion, "Freeze" by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown
10. Phunk Phenomenon- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "Don't Stop the Party"

Thank you all to everyone that voted. Final Vote tally is in the comments thread. I look forward to seeing you again on my next project.

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "The Artifex"

Zdravo! Today we're going to Slovenia! This episode of KoopaTV takes us to a local crew by the name of The Artifex.

These 7 dancers appeared on "Slovenia Got Talent", and even though they made it to the finals, could not advance to the Top 2. However, that setback has not killed their determination or creativity! Subscribe to [The7Artifex] to see more of their work and follow their journey!
Thanks, Del, for the dope submission!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Chachi Gonzales "Chachi Love"

WORLDOFDANCETOUR uploaded a video of Chachi (I.aM.mE/ArchiTEKS) dancing in Toronto to "Rocket Love" by Frank Ocean.

Video: Chris Martin (BreakEFX) - "Gotta Have It"

Another video of Chris Martin, this time courtesy of SoundBox Studios Youtube Channel. It's nice to see great dancers getting exposure around the country:

Video: Pharside Demo

Pharside (Supreme Soul/Academy of Villains) uploaded a demo video onto his YouTube channel. The video was put together by his editor and showcases his abilities as a popper and a choreographer.

Video: Amanda Grind - "Jigga What?"

Here we have Amanda Grind's latest upload, from within the mL studio. Performing the piece with Amanda are none other than the Kub Skoutz, Ian Eastwood & Johnny "J Blaze" Erasme. Subscribe for more Amanda Grind [Here]:

Video: Super Crew's Bboy Ronnie in 2011

There's a new highlights reel of Ronnie from Super Cr3w (ABDC Season 2 champions) from bboyeboiii Youtube Channel

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Quick Crew - Despicable"

Hei! Today we're going back to Norway! This episode of KoopaTV takes us back to the QuickStyle Studio is Oslo, where world-famous Quick Crew filmed a new piece.

A lot of Quick's choreography is handled by Suleman Malik, but this piece is actually a solo choreography done by Nasir Sirikhan. Dope work! Subscribe to their channel, [Here]:

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Instant Cancer Awareness

If you guys remember the crew packages from each week from Season 6, Instant Noodles Member Chuck Maa's mother was battling breast cancer. With the support of a great crew, he was able to do well on the show despite this tragedy. However, they never forgot.

PinkGloveDance.com is a movement encouraging breast cancer awareness through dance. Instant Noodles has risen to the call and submitted an entry. Now is the time to vote, to help them get a donation in their name to a breast cancer charity of their choice.


Click through here to help vote for their entry - just like their video on this page with your facebook account!

Ulimate Showdown of ABDC Superiority Final Round

This is what it has all come down to!

ReQuest vs Quest
I.aM.mE vs We are Heroes
Fanny Pak vs JabbaWockeeZ
Blueprint Cru vs Instant Noodle
Phunk Phenomenon vs Beat Freaks


Please follow the links provided and watch each performance. Afterwords,vote for which one you feel was the better routine.

--Only one vote per match up.
--You must vote for both match ups.
--One entry per day, per user.
--In the event of a tie I will cast the tie breaking vote.
--Voting ends at 6 pm est 10/6/2011.
--Updated Bracket can be found here.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THESE RESULTS -- MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN THE NEXT ROUNDS FOR YOUR OTHER FAVORITES AND GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE TOO
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ROUND SIX VOTE NOW!!


Round Six: Finale

For First and Second Place


Quest Crew- Week 7: Hip Hop Decathlon

VS
Request- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "The Time (Dirty Bit)"

For Third and Fourth Place

I.aM.mE- Week 5: Rihanna, "S&M"
VS

We are Heroes- Week 7: Last Chance, "Ichiban" District 78

For Fifth and Sixth Place

Fanny Pak- Week 7: Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On"
VS
Jabbawockeez- Week 7: Evolution of Street Dance

For Seventh and Eighth Place


Blueprint Cru- Week 3: Lady GaGa, "Bad Romance"
VS
Instant Noodles- Week 6: Justin Bieber, "Runaway Love"

For Ninth and Tenth Place

Beat Freaks- Week 5: Illusion, "Freeze" by T-Pain featuring Chris Brown
VS
Phunk Phenomenom- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "Don't Stop the Party"

Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil

For anyone who likes dance, Cirque du Soleil has premiered a new show based on the life, music, and moves of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  The tour began on October 2nd in Montreal, Quebec, and will go through a tour around North America until July 2012.  Reviews have been through the roof, so this is something you definitely want to check out.  If you won't be able to get to the tour before it ends, you can still come visit the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas starting in 2013 to view it.
Click here for more information, including tour stops and dates, and to reserve tickets.


Evolution 6: Major B-boy event in New York, Oct. 7-9

Evolution 6 hits New York with weekend, October 7-9 with over 100 international groups competing in 3x3 and crew battles.  BboyWorld has all the details on the crews, the venues, and how to get tickets. Here's the teaser, showing the action from last year's event:.

Evolution 6 - Brooklyn Teaser from navator.com on Vimeo.

Video: the full Poreotics Tic Tic II Tour show in Brisbane

Poreotics was on tour in Australia last week and many people videotaped the Brisbane show. I recommend two channels to watch it: Hardstyler49 has great close-ups in three videos. And here's the full performance, albeit from further back in the audience, from JLBUSA85 . Thanks for the tip, Greg S!

Survey Results: "Marry You" is this week's most popular KoopaTV Video

According to our survey, the favorite KoopaTV video last week was "Marry You" with 28% of the vote. Click here to see the full results. In case you missed it, here's the winning video:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Dubstep at UDC"

Hallo! We're back to Germany for MORE Urban Dance Camp! Today we catch Poreotics at their workshop.

You may recognize this piece from the Miniotics HHI Performance. It's always great to see the choreography done by the choreographer. Check it out:

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***Submissions can be no older than TWO WEEKS!***

KoopaTV, signing off.

ReQuest to Visit Manila

For all our readers from the Philippines, get ready, because between November 11th to the 21st, the mistresses of Poly-Swag are leading a Royal takeover, teaching workshops over those 10 days.  It makes you want to scream, doesn't it?


Video: Chris Martin (BreakEFX) - "Nasty Girl"

Chris Martin recently uploaded this new piece to his Youtube Channel, [PikaCheerio]. Really digging his groove & flow in this piece. Here's the clip:

Ulimate Showdown of ABDC Superiority Round Five

After this just one more round to go. Today's match-ups help determine who is going for what place.

In what many would have hoped would have been the final match-up for season six never got to happen. However, it is happening here. Who will the fans rally behind more, I.aM.mE or ReQuest?

It is no surprise that both champions from the middle seasons would be here but can We are Heroes gather enough support to stop the juggernaut that is Quest?

Two crews that many folks feel should have won face off in a Fanny Pak versus Blueprint showdown.

The alpha and omega seasons meet with two of the most exciting crews to grace the show throw-down, but who will be left standing? JabbaWockeeZ or Instant Noodles?

Please follow the links provided and watch each performance. Afterwords,vote for which one you feel was the better routine.

--Only one vote per match up.
--You must vote for both match ups.
--One entry per day, per user.
--In the event of a tie I will cast the tie breaking vote.
--Voting ends at 12:01 pm est 10/5/2011.
--Updated Bracket can be found here.

PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS: It was no surprise that the ultimate clutch performance given by Quest managed to sweep Jabba under the rug. Again not much of a surprise that Season Six champs, I.aM.me easily took out Canadian dance legends Blueprint Cru. It was surprising how close that We are Heroes were able to just edge out Instant Noodles. However, the big shocker was that frontrunners, Fanny Pak fell to the world class skills of ReQuest.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THESE RESULTS -- MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN THE NEXT ROUNDS FOR YOUR OTHER FAVORITES AND GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE TOO
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ROUND FIVE VOTE NOW!!


Round Five: Locking it Down

I.aM.mE- Week 5: Rihanna, "S&M"
VS
Request- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
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We are Heroes- Week 7: Last Chance, "Ichiban" District 78
VS
Quest Crew- Week 7: Hip Hop Decathlon
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Fanny Pak- Week 7: Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On"
VS
Blueprint Cru- Week 3: Lady GaGa, "Bad Romance"
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Instant Noodles- Week 6: Justin Bieber, "Runaway Love"
VS
Jabbawockeez- Week 7: Evolution of Street Dance

Video: Jason Rillera (The Company) "Buzzin"

Moon ain't the only one that feels like money! In this video, Jason Rillera performs his piece to Mann's "Buzzin" with members of The Company. Check it out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Nick DeMoura - Marvin's Room"

Hey! We're staying in Cali! Today's episode of KoopaTV comes back to Nick DeMoura for his latest combo to Marvin's Room.

Also, you can spot dancers, Amie Ottie, Melissa Locke, Yves Cueni, and Rodney Chonia. Subscribe to Nick's Youtube Channel to see more of his work.

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***Submissions can be no older than TWO WEEKS!***

Also, be sure to check out last week's KoopaTV poll and vote for your favorite DOTD's!

KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: 747 "Beamer, Benz or Bentley"

Brandon "747" Harrell (I.aM.mE) released footage of a class he taught in Seattle. He is seen dancing to "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" with a young dancer named Trinity. Subscribe to his channel if you like his style, especially since he's dropping a series of video starting 10/7.


Thanks for the tip JabbaJake!

Ulimate Showdown of ABDC Superiority Round Four

Today is where the top eight jockey for position. From this point on no crew will be eliminated. Crews either advance to the top four or fight to receive their rank.
The two crews that were brought back into the contest will final round when we determine ranks one through ten.

First up is I.aM.me facing off against Blueprint Cru. Both are known for their amazing visual styles but which one will win the fan's favor?

Fanny Pak and ReQuest are both fabulous but in an all out battle of flair whose flag flies higher?

We are Heroes finds a worthy foe in Instant Noodles. Though which flavor of Asian dance style will the voters prefer?

In what looks to be a legendary showdown of beloved champs who will come out on top? Original champs JabbawockeeZ or Quest?


Please follow the links provided and watch each performance. Afterwords,vote for which one you feel was the better routine.

--Only one vote per match up.
--You must vote for both match ups.
--One entry per day, per user.
--In the event of a tie I will cast the tie breaking vote.
--Voting ends at 12:01 pm est 10/4/2011.
--Updated Bracket can be found here.

PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS: It was a hard fought battle for the eight crews eliminated in round three to get a chance to come back. One by one they fell and slowly Phunk Phenomenon was granted a place in the top ten. With that Beat Freaks and Fly Khicks fought a fierce battle for the last spot. With the timer running out, Beat Freaks edged out the Fly Khicks to move on leaving them behind.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THESE RESULTS -- MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN THE NEXT ROUNDS FOR YOUR OTHER FAVORITES AND GET YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE TOO
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ROUND FOUR VOTE NOW!!


Round Four: Jockeying for Position

I.aM.mE- Week 5: Rihanna, "S&M"
VS
Blueprint Cru- Week 3: Lady GaGa, "Bad Romance"
____
Request- Week 3: The Black Eyed Peas, "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
VS
Fanny Pak- Week 7: Missy Elliott, "Get Ur Freak On"
____
Instant Noodles- Week 6: Justin Bieber, "Runaway Love"
VS
We are Heroes- Week 7: Last Chance, "Ichiban" District 78
____
Jabbawockeez- Week 7: Evolution of Street Dance
VS
Quest Crew- Week 7: Hip Hop Decathlon

Video: BreakEFX 2011 Promo Reel

Here is a newly uploaded Promo Reel from BreakEFX's Youtube Channel. Check out their other video, too!

Videos from UDO Street Championships: Unit DC, Da Rebels

The UDO World Street Championships were held in August 2011, and UnitedDancersOnline posted videos of many of of the best groups. For your viewing pleasure: Da Rebels- winners of the Over 18 advanced group, and Unit DC, winners of the Over 18 intermediates.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Laura Edwards - Gotta Have It"

Hey! We're back in Cali! This episode of KoopaTV takes us back to Debbie Reynolds Dance Center for an intense new piece by Laura Edwards.

The routine featured dancers like Amanda Grind, Candace Brown, Tony Czar, and more. But, despite all the talent in the room, no one killed it more than Laura herself! Girl went OFF! Subscribe to her Youtube channel, right [Here]. Tight work!
Thanks Del for this dope submission!

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***Submissions can be no older than TWO WEEKS!***

Also, be sure to check out last week's KoopaTV poll and vote for your favorite DOTD's!

KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Can (Poreotics) in new JustKiddingFilms - "Cuz I'm Asian"

Here is the newest video from the JustKiddingFilms Youtube Channel. In this latest skit, Can (Poreotics) plays the 'talented' asian dancer:

Dance@Hero - Japanese Dance Show

So Koopa's DOTD video last Thursday got me interested in the show that was being featured, so I went and did some research. It's a fairly interesting show that you guys might like. Apologies for any information that may be inaccurate - I got it from reading translated versions of the website found here: [danceahero.jp/]

Basically, Dance@Hero is a street dance show inspired by ABDC. The basic format is that ten crews compete over three rounds, and are numerically judged by their three judges on a variety of factors, including technical and artistic factors. The top five ranked crews per round receive 100, 80, 60, 40, and 20 "Hero Points" per round. In addition, the routines will be posted to Youtube, Facebook, and a Japanese version of Youtube called Nico Nico Douga. The top videos and the top fan pages for each crew will get 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 "eb Points" added to their Hero Points, for a possible total of 300 HP and 150WP, or 450 Points total.

The crews had their first round of competition end on the 17th. The next two rounds will be on October 22nd and November 18th. As of right now, the rankings are as follows (click through on each link to the video)

100 points: Time Machine (featuring U-Min)
80 points: Twiggz Family (Japanese Branch of ABDC6 crew Street Kingdom)
60 points: Vigorous Ladies
40 points: Beat Buddy Boi
20 points: Melange
0 points: Area Rock Styler; Knuckle Bear; Saturday Player; Team Black Starz; Victoria

This looks like some legitimate talent that could definitely give crews on ABDC a run for their money. Let us know what you think about them in the comments below! You can subscribe to get updated to each round of videos at the Youtube channel (and help your favorite crew win) at [DANCEHEROjp]

Videos: Bam Martin, Keone Madrid, & Mariel Martin - More UDC!

And they just keep on coming! Today, we have Bam Martin's piece to "Money" (as seen in GRV's Body Rock 2011 performance) and Keone Madrid and Mariel Martin's piece to "Bring It Back". Enjoy and subscribe to the UrbanDanceCamp YouTube channel for more footage from UDC.

Bam Martin:


Keone Madrid & Mariel Martin:


Video: Joel 'Knucklehead' Turman (Street Kingdom) wins Coke Zero Dance contest with "Toe Tappy"

According to All Street Dance, the winner of the Coke Zero Dance Contest is Joel 'Knucklehead' Turman, a member of Strret Kingdom (ABDC Season 6). The contest asked dancers to create a catchy new dance; Turman's entry is called "The Toe Tappy". 

According to the article, dance movie director John Chu (who worked with Coke to create and judge the contest) stated: "We saw so many amazing moves and enjoyed crowd-sourcing the dance so much that we're raising the stakes to see how people will put their unique spin on the 'Toe Tappy' to take it to the next level.' So, Coke Zero will follow up the first contest with another, asking people to submit videos of their interpretation of the Toe Tappy. For more information, visit CokeZero.com/MakeitPossible

Quest - Horizon

Here's a new perspective on dancing.. literally. Steve, Feng, and Ryan from ABDC3 Champtions Quest have an interesting concept video to let you see the way they dance from another angle.