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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Video: Kyle Hanagami - "Take Care"

Here's the newest upload from Kyle Hanagami's Youtube Channel. Subscribe and see his other amazing work! Check it out:

Today: Watch live-stream of Braun Battle of the Year finals

The Braun Battle of the Year will be live-streamed at BraunBattleofTheYear.com, starting at 10:30PM Eastern time/7:30 West coast time. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

787 Crew videos: Bieber send-up, airport dancing, "BoB-Strange Clouds" workshop

787 Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6) is active in workshops and onstage, and here's some recent activity, from GOPDance Youtube:
- Choreography by member Pedro Aviles to Lil Wayne's "BoB - Strange Clouds"
- Having some fun dancing to Justin Bieber's "Baby" at a stage performance
Solo dancing in the airport while waiting for their plane. Definitely beats most of the dancers I see while waiting for the subway!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Video: Mos Wanted Crew - "Set It Off"

Here's another World of Dance exclusive featuring Mos Wanted Crew for Monster Energy Drink, a proud sponsor of the World of Dance Tour.

Mos Wanted Crew:
Jun Quemado, Lando Wilkins, Brian Puspos, Ricky Cole, JP Goldstein, Jawn Ha and Myron Marten's BMW

Missing Members:
Bam Martin, Myron Marten, Aimee Lee Lucas (General Manager) and Wayman Tisdale

NAOTV Episode 2: Return of the Time Machine

Konnichiwa! You probably remember the first time you saw these guys on KoopaTV. After falling from the top spot in the last round of Dance@Hero, Time Machine definitely came back with a vengeance in the latest installment of the Japanese dance competition. Their signature robotic style definitely deserves the title of Dance Clip of the Week. Check it out for yourself:


Of course, that wasn't the only dope video from the past week. Check out the links below (or this playlist) and tell me what you think. What was your favorite video from this week?

---Other Dope Videos from This Week---

Anthony Lee-"Hold On"-So many different crews are represented in this video. Anthony Lee really captures the feel of this song beautifully in his choreography. Bonus points to anyone who can name all the ABDC alumni in this video.

Alan Truong-"Bananas"-This guy is bananas! (Sorry, couldn't resist) But seriously, Alan Truong is one of the best choreographers from Houston and he reps his city well.

Can Nguyen-"8-Bit Bounce"-What makes this piece special is the fact that Can created the music himself and then choreographed to it. I always appreciate pieces like this where all of the art comes from the choreographer.

Tony Czar n BIGZ-Back in the Studio Together Again!!!-Part of what made the Urban Empire Kidz so popular from the ABDC 6 auditions was their high energy choreography. Tony Czar's piece here shows just that as he performs it here with Lil BIGZ.

**If you have any submissions for NAOTV, please send them to my account here.**

That's it for this week's episode of NAOTV! Thanks for reading and watching! -NAO

Video: Choreo Cookies performance at WOD San Diego

WORLDOFDANCETOUR Youtube just released a video of the Choreo Cookies exhibition performance at World of Dance San Diego in October 2011. Too bad they have a long-standing policy of not auditioning for ABDC.

Redbull BC Onenews: watch on line - US competitors: Morris (Fallen Kingz), Roxrite (Renegades), El Nino (Floorlords)

On November 26 2011, 16 dancers from 10 nations will compete for the title of “Red Bull BC One World Champion” in Moscow.  Fans from all over the world will be able to watch the entire b-boy battle live at redbullusa.com beginning at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern.  For more about the event, visit www.redbullbcone.com.

Red Bull BC One has earned the reputation of being the most prestigious 1-on-1 b-boy battle in the world because of the highly skilled dancers who compete each year. This year’s battle is set to be a thrilling one.  Dancers hail from Korea (Hong 10 & Vero), Russia (Flying Buddha & Yan the Shrimp), Portugal (Lagaet), Japan (Taisuke), Venezuela (Lil G & Salo), Brazil (Neguin *2010 champion), Holland (Niek), France (Soso & Mounir) and Vietnam (3T). The U.S.A. will be represented by Roxrite, a member of the legendary “Renegades” crew from San Francisco; Morris from the “Fallen Kings” representing Sacramento, CA; and Boston b-boy, El Nino of the “Floorlords Crew.”

Known for his power moves, signature style and bravado, Morris is considered a favorite according to the b-boy forums. He recently won the UK B-Boy Championship solo battle; and is no stranger to Red Bull BC One, having made it to the semi-finals in 2009. Roxrite has a lifetime record of more than 60 first places, many of which were in 1-on-1 competitions. Despite injury he battled his way to third place in 2006 at Red Bull BC One in Brazil. In 2007, at the Red Bull BC One championship in South Africa, he made it all the way to the final round nabbing runner up.
El Nino secured championships at competitions in Holland and Belgium but it was his win this summer in Boston at the Red Bull BC One USA National Finals that earned him a spot on the dance floor in Moscow.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Teaching reel from Bionic (Supreme Soul, Rockforce, Machine Gone Funk)

We've seen Bionic in competitions -- solo and with his crews including ABDC2's Supreme Soul -- but I feel another side of his ability and personality with this teaching reel. The music is "Stay Strong" is a tribute to his first dance teacher, Skeeter Rabbit. From BionicSupreme Youtube.

Video: Flash Mob proposal with members of Pac Modern, Sick Step, Poreotics

From the description at artomagic Youtube: "This is the official video for my (Charles Collyer) proposal to Valerie Macalino. On November 14, 2011 I proposed to my girlfriend of 7 years. The idea came about after seeing the show "Mobbed" and they had a marriage proposal episode. That's when I knew what I wanted to do....

The pyramid at CSULB was the place where Pac Modern first started practicing and still does to this very day. We met when we were both dancing in the collegiate competition scene. I was on Sickstep and she was on Pac Modern. She was also a coord at one point while she was on the team so the location only seemed right. The "driver" (our friend Ashley) picked her up and her cousin (Stephanie) helped escort her to the pyramid at CSULB. And that's where this story ends and the video begins....."


Here's an alternate view of the action from JohnAgustin Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Jay!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UPCOMING DANCE EVENTS

ONGOING: JabbaWockeeZ MUS.I.C. Las Vegas
2/25-26/2012: Movement Lifestyle Tour, Orlando 
3/2-4/2012: Movement Lifestyle Tour, Chicago
3/2: Urban Street Jam, Anaheim, CA
3/9: ICONic Boyz on Tour with NRG Dance Project. Denver
3/10-11: JabbaWockeeZ fundraiser for Monsters on the Move.  Las Vegas
3/23-25/2012: Movement Lifestyle Tour, Los Angeles
4/7: World of Dance Tour, Los Angeles
4/28: World of Dance Tour, Dallas TX
5/20: World of Dance Tour, Toronto
5/26: World of Dance Tour, New York
6/15-17/2012: Connected Dance Convention, including ABDC alums as teachers. Bristol, VA 
8/11: World of Dance Tour, Montreal
8/18: World of Dance Tour, San Francisco 
9/8: World of Dance Tour, Seattle
9/29: World of Dance Tour, Vancouver
10/06: World of Dance Tour, San Diego
11/10: World of Dance Tour, Boston
11/17: World of Dance Tour, Chicago
12/08: World of Dance Tour, Hawaii


If you know of a dance event that you want us to publicize, please leave a comment here

Starting today: A calendar of upcoming dance events - please contribute!

We've had numerous requests (and complaints) to restart our weekly upcoming events calendar, which had been discontinued due to the large time commitments involved to research all past ABDC crews and their activities.. So, we're starting up the calendar again that will stay at the top of this home page. New policies:
  • If you know of an event, leave a comment on this post or email us at BloggingABDC@gmail.com. I will add it IF there is info on date, location, and how to learn more. If you give a link, I'll incorporate it
  • I will only publicize events that are related to America's Best Dance crews or other hip hop dance people -- that's the point of this site.
  • Due to space limitations, event posters will not included, but I'll include info on the performers, as well as links to posters
  • The more advance notice the better, though I'll try to include even info for that day. I'll also try to post on-going events
So send me info, and the page will start up later today.

Readers: Please watch and support Instant Noodle's Stanley Project

Chris Kuo of Instant Noodles (ABDC Season 6) posted this where he describes the personal tragedy of his brother Stanley's impending death from osteosarcoma. He wants to make something good come from this tragedy by starting the Stanley Project. Please watch and follow the Stanley Project -- details will be forthcoming at InstantNoodlescrew.com.

Videos: J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Festival

From KCETOnline Youtube channel: "Deeply affected by a recent visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan, producer-dancer and choreographer Emiko Sugiyama conceived an event presented by J.U.i.C.E. (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) that celebrates world peace through hip-hop and dance".  There are 4 videos in the channel -- my favorite is "Villaination"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video: Zack Vinegas and Dejan Tubic "Drummer Boy"

Lil Bigz (Empire Kidz) uploaded some raw footage of her performing a piece to Justin Bieber's "Drummer Boy". The choreography was the result of a collaboration between Zack Vinegas and Dejan Tubic. Dancing alongside Lil Bigz were Zack Vinegas, Justin Blincoe, Richard "Lil Swagg" Curtis, and Miguelina Manriques.


Enter Return of the ABDC Blowups Week 6 now!

Back for week 6 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 November 19,  2011.

Here's this week's image and a clue with VERY DELIBERATELY chosen words: "No boyz allowed"

Video: Dubzgang Team- "Battleism"

Another watch-worthy international crew: Dubzgang is a group of poppers from Vietnam. This "Battleism" video from BoogalooJB Youtube. Thanks for the link, TiCool!

Video: Smart Mark (Phresh Select) open class - "Rich & Flexin'

I Am Phresh Studios holds weekly classes in Philadelphia. From SmartMarkPS Youtube Channel, here's footage from a session taught by Smart Mark (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 2's Phresh Select).

Monday, November 14, 2011

Amazing breaking video: Lil Crabe

A viral video with some of the most stunning breaking I've seen in a long time: Lil Crabe, dancing to "Sail", from lilcrabe Youtube. Thanks for the link, Willie!

Solution to ABDC Blowup Contest Week 5: Street Kingdom

Thanks to everyone who entered Week 5 of our ABDC Blowup Contest. Street Kingdom was our mystery crew.  Here is the blowup:
 The clue ("On a recent America's Best Dance Crew, they gave some mighty praise") alludes to krump, which is an acronym for Kingdom Radically Uplifted Mighty Praise. Here is the original photo, from the Rihanna Challenge:

We had many more entries this week, with almost all of them correct. While there is still a three-way tie - Jai, JabbaJake, and PerezOverride -- several other people are just a little behind. Week 6 of the contest will be posted tomorrow.   Click here for the contest rules.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Video: Congratulations Lil Buck - winner of Madonna's & Smirnoff's Global Dance Search's tour

At the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project's Global Dance Search on November 12, 2011, Madonna chose the winner of a global dance contest awarding one lucky dancer the opportunity to join her official dance crew. Eleven finalists battled it out in front of over one thousand guests. Beating hundreds of online hopefuls and then competing against finalists live at the event, Lil' Buck from Memphis, TN was the announced winner. Here's his submission for the dance search:

Video: Poreotics dance at Stanford University

Poreotics (minus Jet Li) performed at Lambda Phi Epsilon at Stanford University on November 11, 2011. The ABDC5 winners brought both familiar and new elements to their dance that night. From Stanfordlambdas Youtube.  Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Funny Video: S**t Kingz wedding performance

S**t Kingz were recently hired to perform at a wedding reception. They performed their prize-winning Body Rock 2011 performance (click here to watch the original), but with some modifications -- including one member in a wedding dress. Thanks for the tip Andrew!