Saturday, December 10, 2011

DirtfaceX's review on Steelo 444 Fundraiser, w/ red carpet interview video of dozens of hiphop dance stars!

On December 6, 2011, the friends and family of Richard “Steelo” Vazquez held a historical fundraiser in support for their loved one in need. Steelo had suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm back in June, and miraculously endured a total of three hemorrhages. This unprecedented night brought together some of the biggest names in dance featuring performances by The SUPERwockeez, The Beat Freaks, Team iLuminate, The LXD, B-boy Cloud, Twitch, and many others. All proceeds from the show went to the Vazquez family to aid in their medical bills. I was fortunate enough to attend this amazing show, and I must say... it was truly a once in a lifetime event. CLICK HERE to read more about my experiences at the show including some of great talents I met, and reviews of the performances. 

This video has clips of red carpet interviews with dozens of dancers (including many from ABDC) who came out to perform or attend the fundraiser, including JabbaWockeeZ, Super Cr3w, Beat Freaks, the LXD, Team iLuminate, Instant Noodles, Nigel Lithgoe, John Chu, and Affion Crockett.

If you want to learn more about Steelo and keep updated on his condition- including a soon to be released documentary shot during the event- visit

Video: Pacman and Moon (IaMmE) tut-battle it out

Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Di 'Moon' Zhang (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 winners IaMmE) are back with another brain-banger - "Trigger Fingers". From Pacman Youtube.

Friday, December 9, 2011

NAOTV Episode 5-Meet The Bootz Crew

What up y'all? This week's episode features The Bootz Crew, which is composed of Sarah Margozzi, Danielle Carreon, Ysabelle "Lil Bigz" Capitule, Natalie Krikland, and Miguelina Manriquez. The group will be one of many auditioners for the seventh season of ABDC. Here is their submission for mL's theTOUR Video Contest, choreographed by Nicole Kirkland.

To see more dope videos from this week, check out the playlist here (in case you missed them, since they have been posted on the site already.)

**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

Vote in our Blowup Tie-breaker: favorite ABDC alum video from BEFORE their ABDC Season

Three people -- Jai, JabbaJake, and PerezOverride -- tied for first place in our ABDC Blowup contest. To break the tie, we threw down the following challenge to them:  send your favorite video of an ABDC crew member (dancing alone or with any group) from BEFORE their ABDC season. 

Now it's your turn to decide: Vote in this survey for your favorite of the three (shown just below the survey). The survey closes at midnight Monday December 12.
Here are the choices (shown in chronological order):
Option A: Kevin Brewer (JabbaWockeez member) Freestyle from November 2005
Option B: Poreotics Night at the Apollo, from April 2008

Option C: ReQuest "Haters" from November 2010

Recent videos from The Rockwell Family

The Rockwell Family (winners of 2011 World of Dance New York) are a crew to watch for, and I hope they're auditioning for the next ABDC season. Here's two recent videos of 2011 performances that show their skill and range.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New video from Beat Ya Feet Kings

Not a lot of information available about this video, but I think it shows the full Beat Ya Feet Kings family in a workshop. They still have the energy and originality that got them a spot on ABDC. From joseafootz Youtube.

Video: Trenton Tabak choreography out of SoReal Studios (with a SoReal alum)

Trenton Tabak is a 17-year old dancer and choreographer out of SoReal Studios and a director for Homegrown, a crew out of that Studio. This video shows some of his choreography and includes Jackie Lautchang, an alum of ABDC2's SoReal Cru.  I continue to be impressed by some of the talent emerging from the Houston studio and hope Tabak and others audition for next season's show! From Youtube.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Video: Chris Brown and Bboy battle in Hollywood

From TMZ: Chris Brown and his dance crew took the stage at Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood in December 2011, staging an impromptu battle.
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Video: Mark (Architeks) & Kyle (Riot Squad) - "Lingerie"

From Soundbox Studio in Houston, Mark Fucanan of Architeks choreographed these smooth moves, danced with Kyle Buenconsejo of Riot Squad. Hoping to see more major talent come out of the Houston auditions for ABDC next month! FromCatchmeiFuCanan Youtube.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Videos: The Bridge Competition 2011 - Instant Noodles, Choreo Cookies & some winners

At the 2011 Bridge Competition held on December 3, the winners were: 1st place - GRV; 2nd place - Barkada Modern; 3rd place - Common Ground.  We haven't found video yet for GRV, but here's the Instant Noodles performance. Click here to watch the work from Choreo Cookies, Barkada Modern, and Common Ground (no video found yet for GRV's performance here). 

Video: IaMmE members dancing on the Queen Mary

We're on a boat -- specifically the Queen Mary -- with Moon, Emilio, Jaja and 747 (ABDC6 winners). From WORLDOFDANCETOUR Youtube

Monday, December 5, 2011

Video: Vinh Nguyen - "Lotus Flower Bomb"

Here's the newest video from the Youtube Channel of Vinh Nguyen, director of SGBM and cast member of Jabbawockeez' Mus.I.C. show. Check it out:

Answer to ABDC Blowup Week 8 and a challenge tie-breaker announcement

Thanks to all of you who entered our last week of the Return of the ABDC Blowup Contest. The mystery crew was Jungle Boogie. The clue: "Crank that Soulja Boy" alluded to cranking, their signature dance style. Here's the original blowup:
Here's the full photo, from the Lil Wayne Challenge:

Three people -- Jai, JabbaJake, and PerezOverride -- are tied for first place. Their tie-breaker: send your favorite video of an ABDC crew member (dancing alone or with any group) from BEFORE their ABDC season. Please send it by midnight December 8. I'll post all three on December 9, and let people vote for their favorites. The top vote getter wins the prize.

More Prelude EC videos:The winning crews - Concept Artists, Midas Touch, UFP

The three top crews competing at Prelude EC on December 3, 2011 were: Winners - Concept Artists; 2nd place - Midas Touch; 3rd place - UFP. I hope all these crews are auditioning for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 -- we need the East Coast represented! Videos from RhythmAddictsTV Youtube. Click here to watch the winning performances from Midas Touch and UFP.

Prelude EC videos: Exhibition performances by Static Noyze, Phunk Phenomenon, ICONic Boyz & Girls

Prelude EC was held on December 3, 2011 in New Jersey. Some of the exhibition highlights -- a performance by Static Noyze (including members of  the ABDC crew) and a collabo between members of ABDC6's Phunk Phenomenon and ICONic Boyz along with ICONic Girlsz). Thanks for the links Emo!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

More on ABDC7 auditions: crew size, crew member ages, audition routine specs

We received many questions on the America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 auditions. As posted earlier, there auditions will be held in January 2012 in Houston, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles (specific locations to be announced soon) and you can sign up at Some info from the FAQs on that site:
  • ALL ages are invited to audition -- no minimum age
  • Crews should have 5-7 members. If you want to audition with more,contact 1-855-777-ABDC or
  • Audition routines should be no longer than 1:30
  • You can dance to any type of music
  • If you are picked for a call-back, you may be given a challenge or need to come up with a new routine on short notice

Video: Nikodemus (Machine Gone Funk) popping

Nikodemus (member of Machine Gone Funk) goes solo in this video, demonstrating both classic and original popping with an admirable clean style. From Nikodemus Youtube

Video: RNG & CollectiveUTH Seattle - "Butterflies"

Some of our readers have been very excited by RNG and rooting for them to be chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7. Here's a RNG collaboration with CollectiveUth Seattle. What do you think? You can see more of their work at RNGDancers Youtube.