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Saturday, October 15, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Bike Shop Lock"

Hey! We're actually staying in New York for today's Clip of the Day! Today we join professional lockers Firelock and Hurrikane, as they get down and funky at the Atslopes shop in downtown Manhattan.

I believe this is the first time I've posted a locking video on KoopaTV, and this video really captures the fun and goofy spirit behind the dance. Thanks to Yakfilms for another great upload! Check it out:

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Video: AXI Episode II

The second installment of AXI is finally here, starring Di "Moon" Zhang and Jordan "Sifu" Kolar. Subscribe to shawnwellingdance for more AXI and other dance videos.

Video: Hollowback Tutorial by Victor Kim (Quest)

Victor Kim (Quest/Fallen Kings) made a video with b-boy Vincanity teaching viewers how to do a basic hollowback freeze. Anyone interested in learning bboying should check this video out (Disclaimer: This move is very difficult so don't be discouraged if you don't get it and please don't hurt yourself.)

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: Remote Kontrol Crew
- Sunday:  "N****s and Parris"
- Monday: D-Blast, "Shake That"
- Tuesday: Universal Alchemy
- Wednesday: Brian Puspos, "Trust Issues"
- Thursday: Alan Truong, "One Night Stand"
- Friday:  "Stilhed"
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Friday, October 14, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Stilhed"

Hey! This episode of KoopaTV takes us back to New York! Today we're visiting the Broadway Dance Center to watch this inspiring piece by Dana Foglia.

To be perfectly honest, I don't know much more about this clip, other than it's location and choreographer. However, this is a true work of art! Check it out:
Thanks Nancy, for this amazing submission!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

In case you missed it: 787 Crew star in Recarga PR ad

Recarga PR sponsored the trip to 2011 Hip Hop International for 787 Crew (ABDC Season 6). Here's the commercial they made for Recarrga with G.O.P. Girls

Audition opportunity: join Avengers of Xtreme Illusions (AXI)

Dancer/Director Shawn Welling is looking for dance and technical talent for his AXI (Avengers of Xtreme Illusions) video series. If you're interested, email a current routine and concept with a Youtube link. Video quality is not a requirement unless you are auditioning as a videographer or director of photography. Email to ShawnWelling1@me.com and then follow the director on Twitter: @ShawnWellingAXI. As a reminder, here's the Season trailer for AXI:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Alan Truong - One Night Stand"

Hey! We're staying in Houston! Today's episode of KoopaTV is once again at Soundbox Studios, but this time we join a different member of the ArchiTEKS, Alan Truong.

Here's his latest piece to Keri Hilson's "One Night Stand":

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Video: Parris Goebel (ReQuest) - "Man Down"

Here's yet another upload from Parris' Youtube Channel. Subscribe to see more of this gifted dancer!

Video: Chachi (IaMmE) - "How To Love"

The folks of World Of Dance Tour have recently released this new video of Chachi performing to Lil Wayne's "How To Love". Check it out:

Vote for Instant Noodles in on-line Pink Gloves Dance Competition

Instant Noodles (ABDC Season 6) has one of the top videos in the Pink Gloves Dance competition to aid breast cancer research. Vote for them and help them win! Here are the details and where to vote for them. Voting ends October 21, 201l.

Video: Paul Ross - "Fat Raps"

Another clip of Paul Ross' trip to Philippines for the Vibe Concept series has surfaced. Check it out:

Coming next summer: Step Up 4Ever 3D!

Summit Entertainment has released a new plot synopsis of Step Up 4 (aka Step Up 4 Ever): “STEP UP 4 is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer, but soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs. The crew, called the MOB, strives to win a contest for a major sponsorship opportunity, but soon Emily’s father threatens to develop the MOB’s historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people. Emily must band together with Sean and the MOB to turn their performance mobs into protest mobs, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.” The release date of Step Up 4 is set for August 10, 2012. Thanks for the info, PerezOverride!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Trust Issues"

Hey! We're headed down to Houston! Today's episode of KoopaTV brings us back to SoundBox Studios, where Brian Puspos filmed his latest concept video.

He brings the emotion and energy behind the song to life. Portraying himself as the "lonely drunk", he enters a spontaneous frenzy of dance, where no feelings are held back, and nothing is not said. He is very proud of this piece.

Subscribe to this artist, at his Youtube Channel, to see more of his inspiring creations!

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Video: Moon (IaMmE) - "Strange Clouds"

Here is the latest upload to Moon's Youtube Channel. This clip was filmed at Plant Funk Academy. Shout out to Shawn Welling. Dope stuff:

Crew Spotlight: ILL-Abilities Crew

ILL-Abilities Crew is made up of b-boys with disabilities from different parts of the world. Their mission is to spread their message of "No excuses, no limits" around the world.

First up, we have a short documentary from the BBOYCHAMPIONSHIPS YouTube channel, with crew founder LazyLegs talking about what they d as a crew.



Next up, we have a promo found on the crew's YouTube channel.




Finally, here's a video showcasing the highlights of their NO LIMITS II Tour.



In Case U Missed It: Shaun Evaristo - Throwback Series

So Shaun Evaristo (Gen2 /Movement Lifestyle Founder /The Company) has recently stumbled upon a bunch of his older videos, and decided to share them with us! Subscribe to his channel, [ShaunEvaristo], to see all the videos as they're uploaded. Check these out:

Maroon 5 (feat. The Cool Kids) - Harder To Breathe:

Alicia Keys - Unthinkable:

Survey Results: Pacman's "Panlong the Water Dragon" this week's most popular KoopaTV Video

According to our survey, the favorite KoopaTV video last week was Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb's "Panlong the Water Dragon" with 52% of the vote. Click here to see the full results. In case you missed it, here's the winning video:

Video: The Hype - Behind the Scenes (Realm of Fate)

Earlier this year, Hypersquad put on an amazing showcase, Realm Of Fate. Now they've given us a special behind the scenes peek at their rehearsal. Subscribe to their channel, [Here]. Choreography by Allen Pascual & Cierra 'CiciTag' Tagura:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Universal Alchemy"

Hey! Today's episode is taking us back to New York! This episode of KoopaTV focuses on one of the most amazing group of dancers that I've ever had the pleasure of knowing: Universal Alchemy.

This crew of bboys, including Bboys Chem, Fantum, Ken Fury, Omen, Frankie and Napalm, are some of the most talented dancers in the game right now. At Evolution 6, this past weekend, they just won the USA qualifiers for Hip Obsession 2012, February 11th in Nantes, France.

I look forward to hearing a lot more about this crew. Congrats!

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New Contest starting today: RETURN OF THE BLOWUPS!

Want to see more of America's Best Dance Crew? We're bringing back some of our favorite images -- but you'll have to look CLOSELY! In this contest, we've blown up parts of photos from ABDC Seasons 1-6. All images can be found somewhere on MTV.com. Your task: Name that crew.

Rules: This contest will go on for several weeks, and the person with the highest cumulative number of answers will win a Tshirt, iTunes certificate or other merchandise of his/her choice, worth up to $30. If there is a tie, we will randomly choose the winner. To make it a little harder, we are disabling the comments for the contest posts. Send your answer to abdccontest@gmail.com; we will NOT confirm whether you have the right answer. Please do not post your answer in on this site or elsewhere -- we want to keep this fair. If I find that you've posted the answer online, you are permanently disqualified from the contest and banned from all comments. Answers for this week's puzzle must be received by midnight October 15, 2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words: '3 minutes or less".  Happy hunting!

Videos: Mike Song & Ian Eastwood @ UDC

The Urban Dance Camp videos refuse to stop. Here are two more videos of Ian Eastwood (Kub Skoutz) and Mike Song (KM Legacy):

Mike Song:

Ian Eastwood:

Video: Poreotics, Victor Kim, Anthony Lee, & Lawrence Kao - JustKiddingFilms

Here's a fun new video from JustKiddingFilms, featuring some of the biggest Youtube names, as well as some high profile dancers:

Upcoming Event: UK B-Boy Championships

This weekend, October 15th and 16th, the 2011 UK B-Boy Championships will take place in London. This is one of the biggest events of the year in the bboy community, and it will feature some of the world's best bboys, poppers, and bboy crews. Click here to check out the lineups for this weekend. Among the highlights are defending R16 and Battle of the Year champions Jinjo Crew, ABDC alumnus Bionic from Supreme Soul, and an exhibition performance by defending HHI champions Plague.

Here's the official promo for the event:

Poreotics fan of the month challenge: Prank someone!

Poreotics.com runs a monthly contest to name their fan of the month, naming fun challenges for contenders to accomplish and upload. This month's challenge -- scare or prank someone while wearing a Poreotics Tshirt! This month's submissions are due by October 21.  Read the full details here and happy haunting!

Monday, October 10, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "D-Blast - Shake That"

Konnichiwa! We're off to Japan! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to a little place known as Studio S.W.A.G., where Dee "D-Blast" taught this dope combo.

Now, let me just say that I can't stand the obsession with the word 'swag', but if it EVER had to be used, it would definitely be with these dances, especially the LOL K!DS. Those kids killed it!

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KoopaTV, signing off.

Video: Street Kingdom Freeway Battle

WORLDOFDANCETOUR uploaded a video of Street Kingdom's J Tight and Street Noize battle each other on the side of a freeway in the middle of nowhere. According to the video, they started arguing about something and decided to krump it out on the spot to settle their differences.

Video: Jekajane (feat. ArchiTEKS & The Company) - I Didn't See It Coming

Here's one of Jeka's latest video uploads from her Youtube Channel, featuring Brian Puspos, Pat Lam, Pat Cruz, and Mike Fal. Check it out:

Video: Paul Ross - "One Kiss"

Here is Paul Ross' class footage from his experience at the Vibe Concept in the Philippines. Check it out:

Video: Phunk Phenomenon Free-style

MoveLikeZay filmed Phunk Phenomenon (ABDC Season 6) doing free-style at Liberty Mutual.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "N****s and Parris"

Kia Ora! Today, we're off to New Zealand! This episode of KoopaTV takes us to the one and only Palace Dance Studio, home of ReQuest, Sorority, Misfits, and Bubblegum. We come here to feature the brilliant Parris Goebel.

With Lance Savali & Laurence Kaiwai at her sides, Parris performed this intense combo to Kanye & Jay-Z's "N****s In Paris". Subscribe to Parris' Youtube channel right, [Here]. This is definitely the dopest combo that I've seen to this song, yet. Shot Royal Family!

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In Case U Missed It: Lando Wilkins "Divine"

Lando Wilkins (Boxcuttuhz/Movement Lifestyle/Mos Wanted Crew) uploaded this piece to his channel. If it looks familiar to you, that's because it's the closing piece to Boxcuttuhz' Urban Dance Showcase performance: orCUTTstra. He also taught the piece in a class at Urban Dance Camp.If you haven't seen it yet, you should definitely watch this video.

Talk Amongst Yourselves: ABDC Format

With a new season it's way (SOON!!), let's take a minute to look back at the past six seasons and see what went right and what went wrong. Whether it was the number of crews in the season. If they had auditions or not. It can even be about what regions were allowed in that particular season.

Please read the following write up and tell us how you would set up or improve the format of ABDC 7.PLEASE NOTE THIS IS IN NO WAY CONNECTED TO ABDC OR MTV THIS IS FOR FUN ONLY!!

Here is a quick break-down of each season.

Season One
-Nine crews with 12 crews total auditioning.
-Nine episodes total with an audition round and live finale with all nine crews.
-Four regions having at least two representatives.
-Only had adults competing.

Season Two
-10 crews with 14 total auditioning.
-11 episodes total with an audition round, live finale with all 10 crew and top two showdown.
-Four regions all having at least two representatives. East and West having three.
-Only had adults competing.

Season Three
-Nine crews total.
-8 episodes total with a live finale with all nine crews. No audition round.
-Three regions with the West having four representatives, the South having three, -The east having one and for the first time a Caribbean crew. This is the first season where the Mid-west was not represented.
-Only had adults competing.

Season Four
-Nine crews total.
-8 episodes total with a live finale with all nine crews. No audition round.
-Three regions represented. The south only having one, the east and west both had four each. First time in show's history the top three was all West coast.
-Only had adults competing.

Season Five
-9 crews total, with 15 auditioning.
-12 episodes with 3 audition rounds, 7 standard episodes, a live finale with all nine crews and a reunion episode with all five champions.
-Three regions represented. Each region, South, East and West had an audition round with three crews from each advancing.
-First season to have an international crew.
-First season to allow minors to compete.
-First season to allow crews to have more the seven members.

Season Six
-10 crews total.
-10 episodes with a top two showdown though it had no audition or live finale. The finale instead was the final two and all five champions returning.
-Six regions represented. The west had four representatives, the east had two and the south one. The mid-west and Caribbean regions were both brought back with one representative each.
In addition, the second international crew represented the Pacific region. This season had the most regions to date.
-Second season to allow minors to compete.
-Second season to allow crews with more then seven members to compete.
-First season to have a legacy crew make the show.
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After going through all this, what did you like? What worked really well and what did not? Also for the love of god no bringing back crews. They have said crews that have appeared on the show will not come back.

Video: 747 "Brand New"

Brandon "747" Harrel (I.aM.mE) recently uploaded his choreography to "Brand New" by Drake. He performs the piece with fellow crew members Jaja and Millie.

Crew Spotlight: Remote Kontrol

Remember a few seasons back of SYTYCD, when Bryan "Chibi" Gaynor from Remote Kontrol blew us away with his bottin' to Fireflies? And how he and his crew Remote Kontrol performed on TV? Well, they've been busy since then.

-First, we had that viral video featured on KoopaTV a while back with crew member Nonstop dancing to dubstep. Well, he caught the attention of a famous friend of dance, Ellen DeGeneres. He was recently featured on her show. Check the clip by clicking here!
-He hasn't been the only member of the crew putting out new videos to dubstep though. Bryan Ganyor, aka Chibi, also has a clip of his own.

-When did he do this? Oh, only in between sessions with Madd Chadd (LXD). Does this mean we may see Mr. Gaynor in the upcoming movie Step Up 4?

TiVo Alert: Instant Noodles on Disney "Shake It Up." tonight

Hey Disney/ABDC fans. Set your TiVo up for 8:30 PM tonight (10/9/11) to the Disney Channel. Our favorite Taiwanese bboys, are going to be showcased in the Halloween special of Disney's "Shake It Up," seemingly decked out in spooky skeleton costumes. Here's a preview of the episode -- skip ahead to 4:09 for Instant Noodles' dance. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!