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Saturday, October 29, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Halloween Dubstep"

Hey! We're coming back to Cali for this episode of KoopaTV! Today we're joining Madd Chadd, and the legendary Machine Gone Funk, for this holiday release.

Featuring Bionic, Kid Boogie, Jsmooth, and Nikodemus, the skill level of popping in this short film goes without question. Check out Jsmooth's Youtube Channel for more amazing content! [Here]

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Video: David Truong "Strange Clouds"

Alan's not the only talented Truong from Houston! Here, we have David Truong performing his choreography to "Strange Clouds" by B.o.B. alongside Graham Duncan and Alex Fierro at Soundbox Studios.

Videos: Poreotics and Stylize Crew at 2011 Culture Shock Choreographers Showcase

CultureshockLADance Youtube has many outstanding videos from the 2011 Culture Shock Choreographers Showcase including Mix'd Elements 2.0, and Culture Shock branches from Los Angeles, DC, and San Diego. Two of the best: Poreotics (winners of ABDC5). Bonus - click here to watch the rehearsal for this routine.Thanks for the links PerezOverride!

And, I strongly recommend that you watch the performance from Stylize Crew.

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: Lyle Beniga, "Murder to Excellence"
- Sunday: Ian Westwood & Kenzo Alvares, "The Zone"
- Monday: Bboy Alcolil
- Tuesday: Johnny Erasme, "Tupac Back"
- Wednesday: World Order, "2012"
- Thursday: Nick DeMoura, "I am not a Human Being"
- Friday: Daniel Jerome, "His Mistakes"

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Friday, October 28, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "His Mistakes"

Hey! We're coming back to Seattle! Today we visit good friend of Andrew Baterina (Homegrown), Daniel Jerome, as he performs this new piece.

The subtleties of the piece are amazing, and you can really feel the pain and emotion behind the choreography. Subscribe to Daniel's Youtube Channel, [Here]. He has a lot of great material that you should check out!

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Video: In Depth With Victor Kim

Pacific Rim recently interviewed Victor Kim (Quest/Fallen Kings), about his story as a dancer, and his transition into music. Here is the video, featuring him playing piano as well.

Learn We are Heroes' moves with Sony video workshops

Sony is partnering with We Are Heroes (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4 winners). The women are promoting Sony Bloggie MP4 cameras by creating video to showcase their competition-winning moves. For the next several Wednesdays, Sonybloggie Youtube channel will feature on of their videos.   

First week: Riquel shows the routine that We are Heroes performed during the first week of America’s Best Dance Crew. Each step is demonstrated so that viewers can learn and do the moves.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Nick DeMoura - I Am Not A Human Being"

Ola! We're headed down to somewhere in South America, today. This episode of KoopaTV catches Nick DeMoura, while he was on tour.

Nick decided to film an older piece of his, but decided to give us this well polished work of art! Subscribe to his channel, [Here]:

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Video: Sexy Boy Special @ WOD SD 2011

One of the highlights of World of Dance San Diego from earlier this month was definitely this performance by Sexy Boy Special. Winners of the Crowd Favorite Award, Best Costume, and Best Theme, these guys were a crowd-pleaser with their humorous choreography. This video is a must watch. Check it out:

Video: Anthony Lee & Charles Nguyen (Poreotics) - Freestyle

Here's another new upload from Anthony Lee's Youtube Channel, featuring Charles Nguyen (Poreotics). The boys start off with some joking around, but quickly step into some dope freestyles:

Randy Jackson's Top 5 Most Memorable Performances

Today on his blog, Randy Jackson listed what he feels are the five most memorable performances from the past six seasons.

1. Jabbawockeez -Thriller Challenge, Season 1, Episode 4
2. Fanny Pak -Missy Elliott Challenge, Season 2, Episode 7
3. Beat Freaks-Magic Ball Performance, Season 3, Episode 5
4. Poreotics-Hip Hop Nation Challenge, Season 5, Episode 7
5.
We Are Heroes -Who Run the World, Season 6, Episode 10

Tell us what you think of this. Was he spot on or was he way off?

Video: IaMmE's Plans for the Future

The defending ABDC Champs are back! With crew leader Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb returning from filming Step Up 4Ever in Miami, the crew is ready to start a number of new projects including solo videos, choreography, their signature "Brain Banging", and even an album! Check out the video for more details and a dancing pumpkin thingy.

Video: Rhythm City - Catching Up

RhythmAddictsTV conducted an interview with ABDC 4's Rhythm City. The crew recently returned from a tour in China and talk about their experiences there and more. Stay tuned for more footage from the interview and Alonzo's class!

Dance@Hero (aka Japan's Best Dance Crew): Round 2 results and videos

Ant M is following Dance@Hero (aka Japan's Best Dance Crew, and filed a report:
I gotta be honest, Dance@Hero is the next best thing to waiting on ABDC 7.They had week 2 this past Saturday, and to be honest the scores kinda went topsy-turvy, some of the powerhouse last week fell kinda hard (Mainly Twiggz Fam and Melange) and some crews came up big (Mainly Beat Buddy Boi and surprisingly Victoria.). Anyways I believe they just released the scores for Week 2 and it went sorta like this...

Week 2 Scores (and videos):
100 Points: Beat Buddy Boi
80 Points: Time Machine
60 Points: Vigorous Ladies
40 Points: Victoria
20 Points: Twiggz Fam
0 Points: Area Rock Styler, Bear Knuckle, Melange, Saturday Players (Who I still think had a way better week), and of course everyone's favorite jabronis Team Black Star.

Overall Standings:
1st: Time Machine: 180 Points
2nd: Beat Buddy Boi: 140 Points
3rd: Vigorous Ladies: 120 Points

Thanks Ant M! Readers -- you too can subscribe to get updated to each round of videos at the Youtube channel (and help your favorite crew win) at [DANCEHEROjp]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "2012"

Konnichiwa! Today's episode takes a little bit of Japan, and brings it out to Mexico! This episode of KoopaTV focuses on acclaimed Japanese performance group, World Order.

Wow... just wow. This is beautiful. The cinematography, the mind-bending concepts, and scenery all compliment each other so well. If you can spare the 4 minutes to watch video, please do. This is a MUST watch!

Please subscribe to World Order's Youtube Channel to see more of their, and Genki Sudo's creations:

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Survey Results: Quick Crew this week's most popular KoopaTV Video

Readers voted Quick Crew's Second UDC performance their favorite KoopaTV video for the week. Click here for the detailed results. In case you missed it, here's the video:

Upcoming Events: World Of Dance - Boston!

World Of Dance: Boston is right around the corner! This November 5th, at the Chevalier Theatre, one of the biggest events of the year is going down.

Featuring:
Chachi Gonzales
Mos Wanted Crew
Phunk Phenomenon
and many more!


For detailed information about the event and to purchase tickets, just click [Here]. I'm probably going to be there for awhile, so I hope to see you guys there!

Video: Jason Magsuci - "Pretty Wings"

Here's a recent upload of Jason Magsuci, dancer with Press Play. This piece has a lot of emotion and soul in it, hope you can feel the vibe:

Hype 5-0 to visit Philippines

Brittnie Aguilar and Ian "Kid Robot" Navasca will be visiting the Philippines in November, and teaching classes! If you're in Manila, definitely make sure to check it out. The poster below has the details. Enjoy!


Steelo fundraiser: Upcoming dance event with JabbaWockeeZ, LXD, Beat Freaks and much more

On December 6, 2011, members of the dance community are holding a major fundraiser to help fellow dancer Richard 'Steelo' Vazquez. Among the performers: JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Beat Freaks, The LXD, the Groovaloos, Twitch (So You Think You Can Dance), Flomaster of Footwork Fanatix, and Killafornia. Tickets go on sale November 4; full information at Steelo444.com. (Thanks for the tip, Greg).

From the website: Steelo Vazquez has been a major part of the L.A. dance community -- a member of Killafornia, Footwork Fanatix, and The Groovaloos and a lead character on The LXD. He regularly gave back to the community through dance at benefits and fundraisers and has mentored  youth at weekly Groove Nights hosted by The Groovaloos. In addition, he worked with Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani.

On June 19, 2011, Steelo suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and had to undergo emergency surgery. During the operation he suffered a 2nd rupture. By the end of numerous surgeries, Steelo had suffered four ruptures and lost his ability to walk and speak. Today, Steelo remains in an extensive rehabilitation program where doctors are helping him relearn basic functions.

The goal of the fundraiser is to raise enough funds that will allow Penelope to assist Steelo with his recovery, focus on raising their little boy, Elijah and help her with the increasing medical costs. Any excess of donations beyond their needs will go into a trust account to help another family in need in our dance community. So -- buy tickets!! I cannot be there but will definitely contribute.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Tupac Back"

Hey! We're going back to Cali! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to a new concept video starring Johnny "JBlaze" Erasme.

Featuring the talent of Laura Edwards & Amanda Grind, this piece goes as hard as any choreo I've seen in awhile. Make sure to subscribe to JBlaze's Youtube Channel, [J2ThaBlaze]. Dope moves!

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Free Bieber Campaign: Say No To S.978!

S.978, a new bill in Congress, makes it a felony to post videos that contain copyright-infringing music, with up to FIVE YEARS in prison for violators. This affects Youtube singers, musicians, vloggers, and gaming/movie channels.

However, this new bill would especially hurt DANCERS. Dancers, who post videos of choreography to any official single from an artist, would immediately be in violation of this law. The growth of Youtube artists would be severely stunted. Please help stop this ridiculous oppression of artists and sign this petition against the bill, [Here]

*This campaign name was inspired by the clever folks at Fight for the Future, who noticed that this law would have put Justin Bieber in jail, since he launched his career by posting videos of himself singing R&B tunes, in violation of copyright.

Return of the ABDC Blowup Week 3: Enter now!

Back for week 3 of our RETURN OF THE ABDC Blowups.  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 29, 2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words: "Best dance crew? Maybe, maybe not, but America says they got talent"

Video: Miniotics Culture Shock Showcase

Miniotics performed at the 2011 Culture Shock Youth Showcase. The crew of young dancers aged 16 and under are directed by Dumbo (Poreotics).

Video: Emilio "Millie" Dosal (IaMmE) - "White Satin"

Here's a new freestyle clip uploaded by Shawn Welling, of Emilio (IaMmE). This guy's control is crazy. He's definitely one of the most slept on dancers in IaMmE:

Monday, October 24, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Bboy Alcolil"

Привет! We're off to Russia! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to an empty complex somewhere in Moscow, where Bboy Alcolil featured in this amazing solo reel.

Alcolil is, hands down, one of the most promising newschool bboys, emerging in the mainstream scene, today. He's very well rounded, and his explosiveness and creativity has made him quite the topic for discussion. You might want to keep your eyes on this guy.

Big thanks to Bboyworld for sharing this!

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The answer to Return of the ABDC Blowup Week 2: Artistry in Motion

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 2 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. Almost everyone of the 20 people who entered had it right this time -- Artistry in Motion was our mystery crew.
Here is the blowup:
 Here is the original photo from America's Best Dance Crew Season 4's Beyonce Challenge:
 Week 3 of the contest will be posted tomorrow. We aim to make the contest progressively more difficult, starting out relatively easy and getting trickier toward the end. So make sure you enter during the early weeks! Click here for the contest rules.

Video: April Rodriquez and Lil Bigz-The Other Duck Workshop

April Rodriguez recently taught at The Other Duck Workshop at In The Groove Studios. In this video, she performs her piece to Skream's "Make Me" with Lil Bigz from Empire Kidz.

Video: Paul Ross - "Start It Up"

Another Vybedance throwback video for you all to enjoy. This time, Paul Ross steps up with some dope choreo:

In Case U Missed It: Jaja (IaMmE) - "Chucky"

Jaja recently taught her "Chucky" piece at the Planet Funk Academy. Also in the video, you can spot Emilio "Millie" Dosal. Here's the clip:

Video: Geo (Instant Noodles) workshop choreography "To The Moon"

Geo "Geotoofeal" Lee from Instant Noodles (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6) created dance steps "To the Moon" for Jayvee Dance Center's 7th Anniversary workshops.From instantnoodlescrew Youtube.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

KoopaTV | Dance Clip of the Day: "Ian Eastwood & Kenzo Alvares - The Zone"

Hoi! We're off to the Netherlands! Today's episode of KoopaTV takes us to the Touchee Dance Company in Utrecht, where a collabo between Ian Eastwood & Kenzo Alvares.

What starts off as footage of an ordinary class solo, quickly transforms into this amazing yet simple concept video. Much respect to the Kulture Kids, they are amazing! Subscribe to their channel to see their other amazing videos, [Here]:

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Video: United Movement Dance Workshops (featuring Keone Madrid & Mariel Martin)

Keone Madrid & Mariel Martin recently traveled out to Slovakia for the United Movement Dance workshops. Click to see Mariel's choreo: Video One & Two

Here's the recap:

In Case U Missed It: Brian Puspos - "Foreplay"

Here's another throwback piece from the Vybedance Channel. This is a good way to watch his older pieces:

Video: Hok (Quest) on the LMFAO tour

Hokuto 'Hok' Konishi created a travelogue of his travels with Quest crew (ABDC3 Champions) on the LMFAO tour. He has some candid footage in San Francisco, Vail, Singapore, Paris, and many other cities, as well as footage from stage and TV appearances during the tour. Highlights for me: tutting on the beach, dance-rolling in Singapore, getting clear-wrapped in an airport, and of course, the dancing. From hokutokonishi Youtube. Thanks for the link, PerezOverride!

Video: ReQuest interview with House of Crews

HouseOfCrews recently held an interview with ReQuest Dance Crew over Skype. In this video, the lovely ladies from New Zealand talk about rugby and Street Kingdom.