Monday, December 31, 2012

Check out year-End dance awards (with videos) from StepXStep: Steelo, Academy of Villains, Tight Eyez & many more

Step X Step Dance has announced their awards for 2012 dance achievements, with videos of each of the winners: 
Female Dancer of the Year: Ladia Yates
Bboy of the Year: DOMkey
Popper of the Year: Boogie Frantick
Krumper of the Year: Tight Eyez
Choreographer of the Year: Keone and Mari Madrid
Locker of the Year: Hurrikane
Hip Hop (Stand Up) of the Year: Les Twins
Crew of the Year: Academy of Villains
House Dancer of the Year: Laura aka Nala
Organization of the Year: Freestyle Session and Cros1
Community Leader of the Year : Lil Cesar (HHSOA)
Event of the Year: Hip Hop International 2012
Media of the Year: Ocke Films
Dancer of the Year: Richard “Steelo” Vaquez
Video of the Year: With A Piece of Chalk by JuBa Films
Pioneer Award: Mr. Wiggles


Video: 747 and Emilio (IaMmE) battle Animated Mindz members

747 and Emilio (IAMME) battled Dr.Robotnic and Katoe (ANIMATED MINDZ) at the 2012 YA Winterjam. From AnimatedMindz Youtube. Thanks for the link LT!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Videos: Best of Texas 4 | Congrats to SoReal PAC

Check out the highlights at the Best of Texas 4 competition from a few weeks ago.  In the semi-pro division, first place went to Recess.  And first place in the Pro division went to The Sandlot (feat. Swaack).  Congratulations to the SoReal Performing Arts Center.  Also, be sure to check out this showcase performance from GX.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Trailer for new AXI episode starring IaMmE's Jaja and Pacman

The next episod of AXI will be released on January 1 on ShawnWellingDance Youtube. To whet your appetite, here's the trailer, featuring Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Jaja Vankova (members of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE). Thanks Greg!

Video: Mix'd Elements - "Lost"

Mix'd Elements (ABDC Season 7) choreograph and dance to Frank Ocean's "Lost"

Friday, December 28, 2012

Video: JP Goldstein (Mos Wanted Crew) - solo

StepxStep Dance has a short video of JP Goldstein (member of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Crew) soloing at a Jukebox studio workshop.

Video: Rino Nakasone - "Supergirl" by Elva

It's well known that Rino Nakasone (Beat Freaks, ABDC3) is the main choreographer for many popular KPOP artists. Here's the official routine she came up with for Elva's "Supergirl" with her playing the part of Elva. From loveelva0824.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Video: When it Counts - Finale

Tonight is the night of the big show - Winter Hypernation! Let's see the fallout after Matt (Philip Wang) dumped Tammy (Yuri Tag) at the last minute to dance with Anna (Aimee Lee Lucas).  How does Tammy respond? And what about Mike Song?!?!? This episode also features performances from many faces you might recognize. From WongFuProductions.

Video: Willdabeast (Eclectic Gentlemen) fresh choreography - "Let Me Love You"

Willdabeast (member of ABDC Season 6's Eclectic Gentlemen) is working on becoming a choreographer, and his latest video is worth your watch. From beast9688 Youtube.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Videos: Christmas with The Academy of Hype

As I was taking down my stocking this morning, I noticed that I had two extra gifts I hadn't opened yet.  Both are from our friends at The Academy of Hype.  The first video is Josh, AJ, & Mikey's routine to Justin Bieber's "Christmas Eve".  Then check out the rest of the gang in this yuletide production of "A Joyful Christmas".


Jabbawockeez dance at Las Vegas Santa Run

Jabbawockeez are between shows in Las Vegas (their new one starts at the Luxor in Spring 2013), so they went to the street to perform in the Las Vegas Santa Run. From Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Video: The Christmas Ninja

Happy holidays to everyone! Didn't find any totally relevant dance videos for the day, but The Christmas Ninja has some dance and a message.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Video: Ian Eastwood and Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew) dance to Bieber's "Christmas Eve"

Ian Eastwood and Brian Puspos (members of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Crew) posted a new dance video with the message: "After another year of friendship, brotherhood, hardship, traveling the world together, winning some, & losing some... we knew we had one last gift to share with the world this year.
Merry Christmas -PusWood" From PusWoodFILMS Youtube.

Video: Megan Lawson (Fanny Pak) - "Spare Change"

Megan Lawson (member of Fanny Pak in ABDC Season 2 and 5) presents a beautiful solo on her meganguwre Youtube  Channel

DJ Earworm's 2012 Mashup

As always, DJ Earworm avoids the cliches, for a rousing send-off of 2012. Not much dancing, but one cannot live on dance alone.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Video: members of Blueprint Cru and Irratik perform in Celine Dion Special

Lorena and TL From ABDC Season 5'sBlueprint Cru, as well as Janick and Chandni from ABDC Season 7's Irratik perform with Kristina Maria in Paris for a Celine Dion Special. Thanks for the tip Tafari!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Video: Jaja (IaMmE) - "I Care 4 U"

Another very sexy solo from Jaja Vankovic, taped at a Planet Funk workshop. From shawnwellingdance Youtube. Thanks for the link Greg!

Video: Charles (Poreotics) - "The Way You Do"

This new freestyle video from Charles Nguyen (member of ABDC Season 5's Poreotics) serves both as a primer on tracing and a teaser for an upcoming video. From Charlesporeotics Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Video: Chachi (IaMmE) - World Promo for Chachimomma

Chachi Gonzales (member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) created a promo video for Chachimomma clothing featuring her dancing, along with many of her fans. From OriginalChachimomma Youtube.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Video: Emilio (IaMmE) choreo w. Brandon (IaMmE) & Lorena (Funkdation) - "Invented Sex"

The latest video from Emilio Dosal (member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) features Brandon (also IaMmE), Lorena Martinez (ABDC Season 7's Funkdation) and Anja Pesic. FromIaMEmilioDosal Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vote! What are the Best Dance Videos of the year (inc. work by members of IaMmE, Mos Wanted, ICONic Boyz 8 Flavahz)?

DanceOn is giving out awards for the Best Dance Videos of the Year and they want your votes. ABDC alums are represented, including 8 Flavahz, Pacman (IaMmE), Vinny (ICONic Boyz), Dumbo (Poreotics) and Mike Song inmultiple categories(including dancing with his mother).
The categories are (so far):
Best Dance Video: 

Best Dance in a Music Video:


Best Dance in a commercial:


Funniest Dance Video

Video: Feng (Quest Crew) with Chad (Poreotics) - "Locked Out of Heaven"

Ryan Feng (member of ABDC Season 5's Quest Crew) choreographed this dance to Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven". Dancers and appearances from Poreotics' Chad and Charles, as well as Mike Fallorina. From QUESTxFENG Youtube.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Video: Mashup of 8 Flavahz highlights

Choudejess Youtube created a nifty mashup of video dance highlights of 8 Flavahz. A must for Flavahz fans.

Poreotics react to cancellation of America's Best Dance Crew

Chris Trondsen interviewed Poreotics (winners of ABDC Season 5) on the red carpet for KoreAM's Unforgettable 2012 gala. Among the topics: their memories of America's Best Dance Crew and reactions to its cancellation.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Video: Ciara Performance at VH1 2012 Divas | 8 Flavahz & Codie Wiggins (Jungle Boogie)

Ciara paid tribute to dance and the king of pop at last night's VH1 Divas with this performance to "Billie Jean", followed by her latest single, "Got Me Good" accompanied by Codie Wiggins (Jungle Boogie ABDC5) and 8Flavahz (ABDC7).



Video: Vincent-Olivier (Blueprint Cru) backup dancer for Alicia Keys on X Factor

Vincent-Olivier Noiseux (member of ABDC Season 5's Blueprint Cru) was one of the backup dancers for Alicia Keys' performance of "Girl on Fire" performed on The X Factor. Thanks for the tip Caio!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Video: Superwockeez at RedBull BC One

Superwockeez (members of ABDC winners Jabbawockeez and Super Cr3w) performed at the 2012 Redbull BC One. Thanks for the link Jon!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

TiVo Alert: 8Flavahz Perform w. Ciara on VH1 Divas tomorrow night

Along with performances by Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, and Keri Hilson, Ciara will be performing with the girls of 8 Flavahz (ABDC 7) on VH1 Divas tomorrow night at 9pm/8pm central.  Meanwhile, check out this performance from this year's World of Dance Hawaii by "Flavahz and Frenz".

Video: Dumbo (Poreotics) and Lizzy Wicks - "Trap Overload"

Dumbo (from ABDC Season 5's Poreotics) dances with Australian choreographer Lizzy Wicks. Original moves and some great street art. From PoreoticsHD Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Intense and Crazy new video from Academy of Villains: "World War III"

From the brain of Chris 'Pharside' Jennings, and intense concept video by Academy of Villains, danced to "World War III". On Pharside Youtube.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Video: "Blaze Luciano (Collizion) & Xclusive (Dragon House) - "Gang Bang"

Vincent "Blaze Luciano" Hill (member of ABDC Season 7's Collizion Crew) and Xclusive (Dragon House) solo in this dance to "Gang Bang" on Collizion Youtube

Video: Glenda Morales (Fanny Pak) dances on Glee's Christmas Episode

Glenda Morales (member of Fanny Pak in both seasons 2 and 7) was one of the dancers in Glee's "Jingle Bell Rock", aired December 13, 2012.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Videos: Latest from Urban Dance Camp | Brian Puspos & Vinh Nguyen

Check out the latest from the Urban Dance Camp YouTube channel.  First, we have Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew & ArchiTEKS) in his emotional piece to Chris Brown's "Stuck on Stupid".  And recently posted, Vinh Nguyen's routine to "Slow Down" by Clyde Carson.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video: Kaili (ReQuest Crew), Shaun Evaristo, Nick Demoura & other Bieber dancers - dancing in the airport

Nick Demoura filmed members of Justin Bieber's tour dancers having fun and dancing at the Atlanta airport after their flight was cancelled. Among those filmed: Shaun Evaristo and Kaili Bright (member of ABDC Season 6's ReQuest Crew). Thanks again Greg! From NickDemoura Youtube.

Di 'Moon' Zhang (IaMmE): new choreography - "Behind the Wall" & new website

Di 'Moon' Zhang (member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) choreographed "Behind the Wall" danced by IaMmE's Emilion Dosal, Anze Skrube, and Kai McMinn, as part of his new website DiMoonZhang.com. Thanks Greg!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video: Kid dances with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Although I don't watch sports at all (unless you count wrestling), but other than the Pacquiao knockout :::sigh:::, this video here is receiving a lot of attention and has gone viral.  It's a young Buc dancing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders at a halftime show.  In front of such a large crowd, this kid nails it with the choreo.

World of Dance Hawaii videos: Chachi, Mos Wanted Crew, 8 Flavahz; Congrats Rascalz/Bandits!

World of Dance Hawaii was held December 8, 2012. Among the exhibition performances (click on names for the video links): solos from Chachi Gonzales (IaMmE), Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew), Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew), and full group performances from ABDC alums Mos Wanted Crew and 8 Flavahz. The competition winner: Rascalz/Bandits -- congratulations!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Video: Mike Song and BeatBoxer KRNFX

A fun collaboration between Mike Song (ABDC's Kaba Modern, Kinjaz) and beatboxer KRNFX, who was a finalist on Canada's Got Talent. Thanks Greg!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Video: Best action from RedBull BC One

RedBull BC One just released a video of some of the best moves seen in the 2012 competition.

Videos from The Bridge Dance Competition 2012: GRV (1st place), Kaba Modern, Team Millennia, CADC

The 2012 Bridge Dance Competition was held earlier this month in California. Highlightsavailable on Youtube now include the performance from Kaba Modern, Team Millennia , CADC, and 1st place winners GRV (below) -- the last two pieces are from Mos Wanted Crew's Jawn Ha and Bam Martin. Thanks for the link, E51Omv!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Watch Redbull BC One finals livestream here - starting 2pm PT/5 PM ET

Today's main event: The Redbull BC One finals. The annual event will feature four of 16 dancers who will represent the U.S, including: Returning champion Roxrite who will defend his title, DOMKey (Philadelphia), Kid David (San Francisco) and Vicious Victor (Orlando). All the info is available at RedbullBCone.com.

You can watch the live feed here, which is scheduled to start at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT. 

New contest: win Jabbawockeez instructional videos & merchandise

PopSugarTVFit Youtube is running a contest with Jabbawockeez.   Five lucky winners will each get the Jabbawockeez School of Dance complete DVD set, the Jabbawockeez original soundtrack and Jabbawockeez merchandise including, a set of playing cards, a t-shirt, water bottle, and bandana.

Entering is extremely easy, all you have to do is:
1) Subscribe to FitSugarTV
2) Leave a comment on this video letting us know how you stay in shape around the holidays
You can comment once a day for the next two weeks, but each answer must be unique. The giveaway runs through December 19, 2012, and is open to U.S. residents only.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Join us tomorrow for livestream of RedBull BC One finals (and watch this video to for a preview)

The B-Boy elite will come together in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to battle for the world's most coveted individual prize -- the Red Bull BC One Championship belt!  The annual event will feature four of 16 dancers who will represent the U.S, including: Returning champion Roxrite who will defend his title, DOMKey (Philadelphia), Kid David (San Francisco) and Vicious Victor (Orlando). All the info is available at RedbullBCone.com.

BloggingBestDanceCrew will have the live-stream here for you to watch tomorrow, December 8. The action begins at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT. Join us!

Video: 8 Flavahz - "Bad Girls" (Switch Remix)

Check out the girls of 8Flavahz 'Do[ing] it in Vlado', dancing to "Bad Girls" (Switch Remix) by M.I.A feat. Missy Elliot & Rye Rye.  From Vlado Footwear YouTube and VladoFootwear.com

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Video: Scarlett and the rest of Funkation - dance trailer

Here's one almost guaranteed to make you smile and want to get up to dance: Scarlett Nabil (Funkdation) solos and assembles high-flying highlights from older Funkdation performances. From skarnabil87 Youtube.

Video: Dumbo and Law (Poreotics) - "Silhouettes"

PoreoticsHD has a sweet duet choreographed by Dumbo and featuring Law, called "Silhouettes". Thanks Greg!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Video: Freestyling from members of Mos Wanted Crew, Academy of Villains, Headbangerz

World of Dance taped freestyling from Lando Wikins, JP Goldstein, Ricky Cole, and Chris 'Pharside' Jennings (members of Mos Wanted Crew, Headbangerz, and Academy of Villains crews). Thanks Greg!.

"When It Counts" Episode 2

Last week, we posted the first episode to Wong Fu Productions' "When It Counts" - a web series starring many dancers who you definitely recognize.  And in case you missed it, here's Tammy's vlog response to the question, "Do nice guys finish last?".  Personally, I love this show.  I'm at the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next.  After pouring his heart and being rejected by Anna, how will Matt react to their upcoming dance duet showcase?  Check out the recently posted episode 2:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Latest from Kyle Hanagami - "Pretty Lil Heart"

Kyle Hanagami is promising to drop a lot of videos soon. Here's one of the first, from kylehanagami Youtube.

Video: IaMmE and Les Twins Freestyles

IaMmE (minus Chachi and Brandon) freestyle with Les Twins in Sicily after a class that they co-taught. From jajavankovatv Youtube. Thanks for the link Greg!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Video: Pharside teaches dance (and its importance) at SoReal Studio

Chris 'Pharside' Jennings (member of ABDC Season 2's Supreme Soul, Founder of Academy of Villains) teaches a class at SoReal Studio. He talks to the participants about the importance of dance (and keeping it real) and the value in watching some of its pioneers and teachers, then does a solo demonstration. From SorealStudioTV Youtube.

Video: Poreotics members at UIUC Fall Urbanite Show

Half of Poreotics (ABDC Season 5 winners) performed at the 2012 UIUC Fall Urbanite Show. From Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Video: 8 Count Company (Blueprint Cru, Irratik & others) - "Clique"

Members of the 8 Count Family -- including members of ABDC's Blueprint Cru and Irratik) participate in this concept video to Kanye West's "Clique". From 8CountDance Youtube. Thanks for the tip Tafari!

Video: Pacman (IaMmE) - "REDi"

Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb releases an unusual and creative solo on his birthday, as a thanks to his fans. From pacman Youtube.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Video: Hok (Quest Crew) freestyles to accordion music

Goofy and endearing: a Hok (Quest Crew) freestyle inspired by an accordion player in Switzerland. On Hokuto konishi Youtube. Thanks as always for the links Greg!

Video: Chachi Gonzales & Ian Eastwood pose for photoshoot on "Dancers Among us"

DS2DIO filmed Chachi Gonzales (IaMmE) and Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew) as they posed for still shots in a photoessay called "Dancers Among Us". Some beautiful images compensate for the lack of actual dancing.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Facebook 'must-join group' for hip hop dance fans: HipHop Dance Event Postings

There's a new source for postings about upcoming hiphop events -- Step X Step Dance created a group for Hip Hop Dance Events. Their goal is "to get dancers out in the community and give the community options to get involved around the world in street dance (Hip-Hop) events." This is a service much needed to keep the dance community connected and vibrant.

I urge all dance lovers to join the group, read it, post your own news, and share the links with your friends! 

Video: Funkdation at Carnival

The latest from Funkdation (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) is a performance at Carnival, from FunkdationCrewTV Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nappytabs +1: The Nappytabs Love Story | "Our story is a bit of a fairytale"

Check out the story of dance's power couple, Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo, on their latest web series, Nappytabs+1.  The show gives us an in-depth look into the birth of the latest addition to their family, London. And in the latest episode, they talk about how they first met nearly 20 years ago, the tearjerking story of how Napoleon proposed, and footage from their wedding. Produced by 3V.


Click here to check out previous episodes. And be sure to check out the new season of "MOBBED" coming this January on FOX.

Watch here: Nick Mara (ICONic Boyz) dancing for Mariah Carey - "All I want for Christmas"

Nick Mara (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6's ICONic Boyz) was one of the backup dancers for Mariah Carey, when she performed "All I Want for Christmas" at the 2102 lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Watch it here:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two new videos from Pharside - "Crowd Control" and World of Dance Chicago

Chris "Pharside" Jennings (from ABDC2's Supreme Soul and founder of Academy of Villains) is back with both a concept video showing 'the evil things' in his head called "Crowd Control" (on pharside Youtube) as well as his performance at the November 2012 World of Dance Chicago (from WORLDOFDANCETOUR Youtube). 

Video: Chris (Jabbawockeez) - "Breakin Badd"

A solo from Chris "Christyle" Gatdula of Jabbawockeez (America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 winners), showing his many styles and moves. From thewockeez Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"When it Counts Ep.1" video w/ Pacman, Yuri Tag, Mike Song, Anthony Lee, Ellen Kim ++

"When it Counts" is a new Youtube mini-series that explores the relationships between 4 friends on a college hip hop team from Wong Fu Productions. The first episode features Yuri Tag (from ABDC Season 1's Kaba Modern), Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb (ABDC Season 6's IaMmE), Mike Song (Kaba Modern and Kinjaz), Anthony Lee (Kinjaz), Ellen Kim, Philip Wang, and Aimee Lee Lucas. Episode 2 will be out on December 3.

Video: Jaja and Emilio (IaMmE) battle Funny Bones Crew

Here's another battle with Jaja Vankova and Emilio Dosal  of IaMmE (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 winners). This time, they face Funny Bones Crew. Thanks for the link Greg!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Videos from World of Dance Chicago: The Puzzle League (1st Place winners) Mos Wanted Crew

I suspect that in the next few days there will be more highlights from the 2012 World of Dance Chicago event. To kick off the videofest, here's the performance from Puzzle League, who won 1st place in the competition, and the closing performance by Mos Wanted Crew.

Video: Di "Moon" Zhang (IaMmE) - FREE your soul STYLE your motion

Season 6 champion, Di "Moon" Zhang of I.aM.mE begins a new series entitled, "FREE your soul STYLE your motion".  Here's the first installment to "Keep on Dancing" by Legend Da Beatslaya feat Chalice Serrano. From Di Moon Zhang YouTube.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dancer Spotlight: Camren "Cam Cam" Bicondova


Camren Bicondova | DanceMedia, LLC
Dance Spirit magazine recently met up with Camren Bicondova of 8 Flavahz (ABDC7).  In this article, Cam Cam discusses how she uses dance to overcome major medical issues and her rise to success at such a young age. Click here or the picture above to read it.  Also, check out Cam helping out her buddy, KK, at this Long Island workshop dancing to Nicki Minaj's "Whip It". From Kaelynn Harris YouTube.

Interview with Mario Lopez: ABDC might "resurface somewhere else"

Chris Trondsen interviewed Mario Lopez at the X Factor taping, for Pacific Rim. His last question as about America's Best Dance Crew. Mario's money quote: "who knows? You know it might resurface somewhere else. We'll see".

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Video: Sal Banuelos - "Beautiful"

Here's ABDC7 Champion, Sal Banuelos of the Elektrolytes dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Beautiful".  I really hope George is okay from the end of this video.  My prayers go out to him and his family :)

Friday, November 23, 2012

iLuminate Presents 'Artist of Light' in NYC


If you find yourself in the NYC area from now until January, be sure to check out iLuminate (America's Got Talent Finalists) in their own production entitled 'Artist of Light' at The Duke Theater on 42nd St.  The show opens tonight (which I will be attending) and ends January 5, 2013.  Check out iLuminate.com for tickets and more info.

Video: Microsoft's ad with Cloud & Madd Chadd -- now with extended kid dance sequence

I love this ad for Microsoft Surface starring Daniel 'Cloud' Campos whenever I see it, but here's an improvement edited by Jay Fry-- the dance section featuring the kids is extended and amazing. Click here to watch.  As a reminder, the original ad directed by John Chu is shown here:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Video: Kyle Hanagami - "Locked out of Heaven"

On his kylehanagami Youtube Channel, Kyle Hanagami announces that he is about the release a lot of new videos. For now, we have his choreography to Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven", with Brandon Dumlao (So You think You Can Dance) as one of his dancers.

Poreotics & Anthony Lee video #2 of the day: "Let Me Love You"

Second take of the day on Poreotics members Charles, Chad and Lawrence, with Anthony Lee. Charles choreographs to NeYo's "Let me Love You." From charlesporeotics Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Video: Anthony Lee, Mike Song & Poreotics members - "Cry Me a River"

Anthony Lee (member of Kinjaz) gathers together dancer friends including Mike Song (member of ABDC Season 1's Kaba Modern as well as Kinjaz) and Can, Law and Chad from Poreotics (ABDC Season 5 winners) in this cover of DrDr's "Cry Me a River". From anflowny Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Video: Parris Goebel (ReQuest) & Royal Family on Dancing with the Stars

Parris Goebel (leader of ABDC Season 6's ReQuest Crew) was featured on Dancing with the Stars episode that aired on November 20, 2012. She was the AT&T Spotlight Dancer,  along with members of The Royal Family (the larger dance company that includes members of ReQuest). They performing to "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys. Thanks for the tip Tafari!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

America's Best Dance Crew marriage in the works! Congratulations Yuri (Kaba Modern) & Ben (Jabbawockeez)

Yet another great thing that's come out of America's Best Dance Crew: Ben Chung (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 1's Jabbawockeez) and Yuri Tag (from ABDC Season 1's Kaba Modern) have announced their engagement. Congratulations!
Photocredit: SthanLee Mirador

Video: SoReal Studio TV - "Rated R"

Now that Houston's SoReal Performing Arts Center is open, it's also time for an all new season of SoReal Studio TV.  Check out the latest choreo from Trenton Tabak - accompanied by Rian Beriones, Andrew Baterina, Jheru Alba, & Jackie Lautchang - to Jeremih's "Rated R".  Then watch a teaser of what to expect this season.  Be sure to check out www.sorealpac.com for more info and events.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Video: Jabbawockeez on OTRC

The original ABDC Champions, the Jabbawockeez, were recently visited by magazine talk-show - OTRC - promoting their latest instructional DVD (which you can get here) and their upcoming move from the Monte Carlo to the Luxor Hotel in 2013.

Video: Fallen Kingz on Shake It Up | D-Trix, BBoyMorris, BBoyKareem

Check out the latest appearance of ABDC Alumni on Disney's Shake It Up by D-Trix (Season 3 Champion and Judge), BBoy Morris, and BBoy Kareem of the Fallen Kingz (3-on-3 HHI BBoy Battle Champions).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Video: Congratulations to Vagabondz -- winners of 2012 Braun Battle of the Year

In Montpellier France, 19 of the world's best b-boy crews faced-off on November 17, 2012 in the world championship of breakdancing, the Braun Battle of the Year (BOTY).

After an epic night of b-boy action French crew Vagabonds were crowned the 2012 Braun Battle of the Year champions for the second year in a row after an electric battle against Flooriorz of Japan. Vagabonds secured their victory with another signature display of incredible power moves, fast and furious footwork and choreographed routines that left the crowd whooping in delight.  Judge Niek Traa, said afterwards: "It's well deserved. You could see the difference in the quality of their show. It really stood out. And they didn't make any mistakes in the final battle."

 

Videos of Jaja Vankova (IaMmE) from REACT 2012

These videos of Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC6's IaMmE) were taped several months ago, but didn't get the attention from us (or others!) deserved. Click here for her dance to Aaliyah's "I Care For You"; below is a dance to "Oh Go".  Thanks for the links, Greg!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Elektrolytes Perform at The Latin Grammys

ABDC 7 Champions, The Elektrolytes, recently accompanied Latino artist, 3BALL MTY and Sky Blu of LMFAO at this year's Latin Grammys with a cameo from Shuffle Bot. Great job, guys! Como se dice "Elektro-zzzzzzzzt!-Lytes!" en espanol?

Video: The Royal Family - "9th Inning"

Check out Parris Goebel and the Royal Family's (2x HHI Gold Medalists) production to Missy Eliott and Timbaland's "9th Inning". I can't tell if this was done in one take (without cuts) or not? Regardless, this video is fire.  From BGPOPA YouTube.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Video Highlights from World of Dance Boston: The Family, U4ria, Rhythm City, Mos Wanted Crew

World of Dance posted videos for many of the competitors and exhibition teams that appeared at the 2012 World of Dance event held in Boston. Congratulations to The Family which won first place, best theme and crowd favorite; watch their performance below. And click here to watch U4ria, the second place competitor.


Among the exhibition crews: Mos Wanted Crew from ABDC Season 7 (click here to watch) and Rhythm City (from ABDC Season 4):

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Exclusive interviews with Camren & Kaelynn (8 Flavahz): fan questions, memories of Iconic Boyz, Mos Wanted Crew, IaMmE & other crews

DirtfaceX attended a workshop taught by Camren 'Cam Cam' Bicondova and Kaelynn 'Kay Kay' Harris of 8 Flavahz (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, and interviewed the girls afterwards. Thanks, DirtfaceX for the great interviews!

In Part I they talk about how their lives have changed since ABDC (including dancing with Ciara), their favorite cities for the tour, what they liked and learned in their trip to China, who else they'd like to dance for, and favorite Summer memories.


In Part II, they talk about their impressions and memories of other crews including Electrolytes, Mos Wanted Crew (including Brian's fear of ketchup!), Fanny Pak (including a special dance), IaMmE, Iconic Boyz, learning from We are Heroes, Beat Freaks. And they talk about their next tour, including the NRG tour in 2013, shoutout to fans, and how to keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Favorite ABDC-related twitter & Facebook post of the day -- D-trix!

Dominic 'D-trix' Sandoval (one time member of ABDC Season 3's Quest Crew, ABDC judge, and Youtuber extraordinaire) posted yesterday on Facebook and Twitter: "ABDC got cancelled. Hmmmm. I wonder if Mcdonalds is hiring". 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watch & vote in Hip Hop Experience - Victor Kim (Quest) vs IaMmE

The HipHop Dance Experience was just released for Wii and X-Box 360 -- buy it here. To promote the game, Ubisoft has a voting contest where you choose between Victor Kim (member of ABDC Season 3's Quest Crew) and IaMmE (winners of ABDC Season 6).
Here's the Facebook voting page, with all the info on rules and prizes. And, here are the videos:
Victor Kim:


IaMmE (and click here for extra battle footage of Jaja, Moon & Chachi and Emilio). Thanks for the links Greg!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Video: Collizion Crew ft. Dragon House's Payrio - "Bands A Make Her Dance"

NSFW on so many levels, but still entertaining -- Collizion Crew's (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) with Payrio from Dragon House dancing to "Bands A Make Her Dance"

New Contest: Poreotics team up with MetroPCS -- win phones, free phone service!

Poreotics (winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) has partnered with MetroPCS and created a new dance video to launch a contest called, “How Do You Move to Metro?”.  Beginning today through November 30, dance fans can check out the Poreotics’ new dance (below) and submit their own versions to MetroPCS on Facebook to win one of two Samsung Galaxy S III devices and a year of unlimited 4G LTE service from MetroPCS. There will be two winners – one chosen by MetroPCS Facebook fans and the other chosen by the Poreotics themselves.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New video from Beat Freaks: "The Clique"

Feels like ages since we've seen new work from Beat Freaks (ABDC Season 3 runners up).  The video is mostly solo dance snippets from all the members except Shorty. But we'll take what we can get! From BeatFreaksTV Youtube.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

MTV has cancelled America's Best Dance Crew

It's official. Variety reports that MTV will not renew America's Best Dance Crew again. MTV said: "We are grateful to Randy Jackson and Warner Horizon for having brought our audience seven amazing seasons of dance with 'ABDC,' and look forward to more successful and dynamic entertaining collaborations in the future."

This website will continue covering ABDC alums for awhile, for their fans who admire their continued work and to provide the dancing fix that many of us came to expect and await each week. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Video: Elektrolytes routine from their Flash Mob Tour show

Elektrolytes (winners of ABDC Season 7) are currently in England with the Flash Mob Tour show. This video (made to promote Vlados shoes) shows some of the dancing from the show. From ElektrolytesHD Youtube.

Video: Jaja (IaMmE) - 100% Freestyle

JajaVankovaTV has a short and very sweet freestyle from Jaja (member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE). Thanks for the link Greg!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Video: 747, Pacman, Emilio (IaMmE) - "Over"

Brandon '747' Harrell (member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 winners IaMmE) choreographed a routine to Drake's "Over" back in 2010, and created a new video of it danced by him and his IaMmE crewmates Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Emilio Dosal. From showoff747 Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Oluponle!

Video: Neyon (Royal Flush) choreographs to Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me"

Lamont 'Neyon' Foster choreographs this emotional concept video routine to Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me". From ROASTBEAST4 Youtube.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Video: Ian Eastwood w/ Lyle Beniga and Pat Cruz - "Make it Nasty"

From Urban Dance Camp: Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew) working with Lyle Beniga and Pat Cruz at a workshop, with a routine to  Tyga's "Make It Nasty"

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

News from/about our readers Part 2: Koopa's new video - "Take Care"

Koopa had been a long-term member of the Blogging Best Dance Crew community, in addition to having one of the toughest work/school/dance schedules of anyone I know. Here's his latest dance, to Joseph Somo's "Take Care" on KoopaOviasu Youtube. Thanks for the link Greg and ArtePoetica!

News from our readers Pt. 1: PerezOverride on U. of Florida's Def Talent Jam & AAE Festival (with Kinjaz video)

Long-time reader PerezOverride sent videos from two recent notable events at University of Florida Gainesville:
1. The Def Talent Jam held on October 27, 2012. Here's video of the winner ATL:


2. The Asian Arts and Entertainment Festival closing ceremony which featured Kinjaz and Apocalypse Dance Crew. Click here to watch the Apocalypse Crew performance; and here to watch Part 2 of Kinjaz. Thanks for the links PerezOverride!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The NO Project & HIP HOP Against Slavery

Parris Goebel and the girls of ReQuest (ABDC6 & HHI Gold Medalists)- along with many other dancers from all over- have joined the fight against Human Trafficking.  It's a worldwide issue that needs to be made more aware of.  For more information on the campaign and to see other dance crews involvement - including Legit Status (Philippines) & Street Kingdom (ABDC6) - check out http://thenoproject.org/english/dance-art/hip-hop-against-slavery/

NO HUMAN TRAFFICKING from Earnang Gaelic on Vimeo.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christine's report (with video links) on Movement Lifestyle theTour in New Jersey

Christine is a Princeton student and dance fan -- many of our readers followed her recaps of the America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 shows. On her blog, she talks about Movement Lifestyle's recent visit to New Jersey. Read it here. She's got links to most of the performances, including this one from Lyle Beniga

Jabbawockeez go Gangnam style!

Okay, it's official -- everyone's gone gangnam style now. Here's Jabbawockeez taking on the fad:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Video: Brandon (IaMmE) - "High Notes"

Brandon '747' Harrell (member of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) made this video as his first 'sexy' choreography.  From Showoff747 Youtube. Thanks again Greg!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Video: Phunk Phenomenon freestyling

Some great moves from Phunk Phenomenon at the Mixery KO Battle. From jajaphunk Youtube.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Today's must-see Video from Headbangerz: Lando (also in Mos Wanted Crew), Pharside (also AOV), Ruin - "Wish" -

Okay, for you people who came here because you admire Lando Wilkins' work in Mos Wanted Crew: seriously, you should follow the videos and performances of his group Headbangerz. In this video, Lando 'Dangbang' Wilkins, Megan 'Ruin' Batoon, and Chris 'Pharside' Jennings show some hard-to-believe moves. From LandoWilkins Youtube.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video: Funkdation crew - "Ball So Hard"

World of Dance has a new routine from Funkdation Crew (ABDC Season 7) - "Ball so Hard". Thanks for the tip Greg!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Video: Static Noyze performs at So You Think BU Can Dance

Static Noyze Dance Company (including members from America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) were featured performers at the 2012 So You Think BU Can Dance event at Boston University Campus. From Youtube.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Videos: Super Cr3w vs Skill Methodz; 2 on 2 Final battle at Super Cr3w 12 anniversary event

Super Cr3w (winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2) celebrated their twelfth anniversary with battles. Here's the final 2 on 2:
And here are battles between Super Cr3w and Skill Methodz. Part I. Click here to watch Part II. 
From  SuperCR3W11 Youtube.


 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Video: Jaja & Emilio (IaMmE) battle Lillie & Scarlett (Funkdation)

Few details are given for this wonderful battle between IaMmE members Jaja Vankova and Emilio Dosal vs. Funkdation members Lillie Martinez and Scarlett Guzman. Who do you think won the battle? From FunkDationCrewTV Youtube. Thanks for the link Greg!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Video: Jaja (IaMmE) - "Murda Bizness"

Another insane performance from Jaja Vankova (of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE): "Murda Bizness". Thanks for the tip Greg!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

This is the last week for Jabbawockeez MUS.I.C show in Las Vegas & here are some great deals for the last shows!

All good things must end -- Jabbawockeez' MUS.I.C show at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas has its last show on October 30. Don't panic -- they'll have a new show at the Luxor Hotel in Spring 2013. But, here are some last minute deals for MUS.I.C, and info on getting the last tickets:

1. Buy one ticket, get one free. Just go to www.jbwkz.com/bogo or call 877-386-8224 and use the promo code JabbaBOGO
2. Win an original David Garibaldi performance painting. Just buy a ticket and you're entered in the drawings to be held nightly from now until the show's closing.

Friday, October 26, 2012

8 Flavahz in Ciara's new music video: "Got Me Good"

Check out 8 Flavahz backing up Ciara in this new music video "Got Me Good". Thanks for the link, Tafari and Courtez! And, remember to send us your questions for 8 Flavahz -- we will be interviewing KK and Cam at a workshop!

Video: Poppin' John & Lil' Baby Wockee - "Universal Language"

Check out Poppin' John (LXD) and the "Lil' Baby Wockee," Ariah, in this brilliant short film by Benjamin Mcpherson.  I love the message of this video.  From poppinjohnfof Youtube.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Congratulations to Pharside and Krystal Meraz!

It's been quite a year so far for that CJ "Pharside" Jennings - Academy of Villains have been taking the dance world by storm (from HHI to AGT), he's been dropping sick concept videos on his Youtube channel, and to top it all of, he is now officially engaged to AOV co-director, and equally talented dancer Krystal Meraz! From all of us here at the Blogging Best Dance Crew Community, congratulations to the both of you! We're looking forward to seeing even greater things from the pair of you!

To celebrate, here are just a few videos of these two dancing together

Must-watch of the morning Video: Poreotics - "Gangbang style"

Poreotics (winners of America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) have their own take on Gangnam style, of course. FromPoreoticsHD Youtube.

Video: Mike Song - "Mercy" | The Adventures of M.S. Doom

Back in the beginning of the year, Mike Song (Kaba Modern, KINJAZ) began a series entitled "The Adventures of M.S. Doom".  If you missed the first two chapters, here they are... PART 1 | PART 2.  Here's the third installment to Kanye West - "Mercy" (@RLGrime & Salva Remix). From mikeosong Youtube.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Send us your questions for 8Flavahz!

Later this week, I'll be dropping by KK and Cam's workshop on Long Island.  Afterwards, I'll be interviewing them and we want to hear from you!  Got a question for the girls?  Ask them anything... doesn't have to be about dance.  Need advice on fashion? travel? dining? relationships?  Then 8Flavahz got you covered! You can also tweet us your questions @BloggingABDC. #8Flavahz.


IaMmE soloist post of the day #2: Chachi workshop - "Like a Boy"

Just goes to show how popular Chachi Gonzales (IaMmE) is -- sat on this video of hers for 2 days and it's already up to 273,000 hits! Here's her workshop teaching steps to "Like a Boy"

Video: Jaja Vankova - Instruments

Here's a recent post from I.aM.mE's Jaja Vankova (ABDC 6).  It's a piece she recorded when we went back to visit her family in the Czech Republic.  Check out the dino-treat at the very end. From jajavankovatv.
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Video: Jun Quemado (Mos Wanted Crew) choreography - "Scream"

Jun Quemado is one of many superb choreographer/dancers in Mos Wanted Crew (ABDC Season 7), but seems to get less press and attention than the others. Time to rectify that oversight -- watch this routine choreographed by Jun to Usher's "Scream". On MrJunQuemado Youtube.

New crew to watch for: Brat Pack (from 8 Count family)- "Switch Lanes"

8 Count Dance Company in Canada has produced several superb dance groups including Blueprint Cru (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 runners-up) and Irratik (ABDC Season 7). Brat Pack is their group of teen boys, and I love this latest video from them -- "Switch Lanes". From ErAdila18 Youtube.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Video: Pharside (Headbangerz, Academy of Villains) - "Hammer"

An intense routine to start off your week: Chris 'Pharside' Jennings (founder of Academy of Villains, and member of Headbangerz, ABDC Season 2's Supreme Supreme Soul, MOPTOP, Machine Gone Funk, Renegade Rockers) takes it underground in this routine to "Hammer". From Pharside Youtube.

Monday Flavah

We got mad Flavah for you to start your week with the girls of 8Flavahz (ABDC 7).  

- First up, we have Cam Cam smashing the choreo from Rudi Smit to The Crookers - "Dushi".  


- Also, CLICK HERE to check out Cameron going hard to David Moore's routine to "Clique".

- Kaelynn "Kay Kay" Harris recently made local news after teaching at Edge Studio of Dance in Canton, MA.  Click here for the article [with videos].
Troupe from MTV show teaches dancers in Canton
 - And if you crave even more flavah, check out this video of both girls teaching at Elevate Dance Studios in California.  It gives you a good look into what it's like to take a class taught by them.

- If you're interested in taking an 8 Flavahz workshop, Kay Kay and Cam Cam will both be on the eastcoast this week teaching in New Jersey, Long Island, New York, and Atlanta.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CraneTV video on Elektrolytes and their place in pop culture history

Crane TV -- a video magazine on contemporary culture -- shows America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 champions Elektrolytes while the narrator talks about the evolution of hip hop and its place in pop culture. A bit arch, but still fun to watch.

Video: Lando (Mos Wanted Crew), Funkdation - "We In da Club"

Lando Wilkins (America's Best Dance Crew Season 2 Boxcuttuhz, ABDC Season 7 Mos Wanted Crew, and other crews) choreographs and leads dancers, (featuring members of ABDC7's Funkdation) in this routine to "We in Da Club", as a promo for the upcoming Movement Lifestyle tours in Chicago and Los Angeles. More information on The Tour here. Thanks for the link Greg!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Videos: The LXD Television Cameos

Earlier this week, The LXD accompanied Christina Grimmie on Dancing with the Stars to this beautiful and touching performance to "Titanium". Also, if you haven't seen it already, John M Chu directed this commercial for the Microsoft "Movement" tablet. How many LXD dancers can you spot? Both videos were choreographed by Christopher Scott.

Video: Hype 5-0 "Hide and Seek"

Hazmat, Headache and Mikey of Hype 5-0 (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) take on Imogene Heap's "Hide and Seek" -- sort of like interpretive hip hop! From Youtube.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Video: Anthony Lee choreographs Miniotics - "The Mini-Symphony"

A double pleasure to start your weekend: choreography from Anthony Lee, dancing from Miniotics (the kid group affiliated with ABDC Season 5 Champion Poreotics). From Youtube. Thanks for the link Greg!

Fanny Pak's Preston Mui & Cara Horibe in Nicki Minaj's new video - watch it here!

Nicki Minaj has a new video called "The Boys", with backup dancers including Cara Horibe (Fanny Pak from America's Best Dance Crew Seasons 2 and 7) and Preston Mui (ABDC Season 7). It's classic Minaj, so enjoy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Videos: The latest from Hype 5-0

Check out the latest two videos from Hawaii.  First, Hype50TV brings us Hazmat, Mikey, and Headache dancing to Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek".  The next video is from Marc Duey and his piece to Musiq Soulchild's "Dowehaveto" from dueynutz.

Video: ReQuest Crew - "Proudly Odd"

Parris Goebel leads of ABDC6's ReQuest Crew in this routine to Santigold's "Proudly Odd", starting as a solo and picking up the group around 2:30. From BGPOPA Youtube.  
Proudly Odd 
 *DirtFaceX Edit: We realize this is a re-post, but this video is just too dope. Check out this creepy animated gif I created from the video.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mario Lopez to host The X Factor

This doesn't have anything to do with dance, but it was just announced that the host of America's Best Dance Crew, Mario Lopez, along with Khloe Kardashian Odom will host the second season of The X Factor which airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8pm.  The show starts next month.  Congrats Mario!

Redbull BC One Finalists -- with slo-mo video of Roxrite's 'melting halo' move

Red Bull announced the finalists for the Red Bull BC One World Finals that will take place on December 8th in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil! The line up includes four bboys from the United States including reigning world champion Roxrite (San Diego, CA) as he returns to defend his title, North American regional qualifier champion DomKey (Philadelphia), ViciousVictor (Orlando, FL) and Kid David (San Francisco, CA). Other finalists include Lil Zoo (Morocco),Mounir (France),Junior (France), Shorty Force (South Korea),Slav (Bulgaria),Arex (Colombia), Sunni (UK),Alkolil (Russia), Differ (South Korea),Issei (Japan), and Hill (Mexico). 

The finals will be held in Rio de Janeiro on December 8, 2012. The live broadcast will be viewable on redbullbcone.com.
Here's Roxrite performing his signature move "Melting Halo" in slow-motion and discussing his experience as a BBoy
BBoy Roxrite

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Must-watch video: Collizion Crew - "Scream" (Usher's new single)

This latest video from Collizion Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) danced to Usher's "Scream" is some of the best work I've ever seen from the crew members.

Video: Fanny Pak performs at Models of Pride event

Fanny Pak (America's Best Dance Crew seasons 2 and 7) were featured performers at the 20th Anniversary of the Models of Pride.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Elektrolytes appear on Disney's Shake it Up - here's the video

America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 winners Elektrolytes appeared on the Disney Channel's Shake it Up on October 14, 2012:

Latest Step-by-Step video: Mike Song teaches "Lights" routine

Step X Step's Episode 6 shows Mike Song (America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 Kaba Modern) teaching a routine to Elie Goulding's "Lights". This one looks tougher than many other on-line tutorials, so if you master it -- upload yours and we'll share it! Thanks for the link, Greg!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Video: The Royal Family & ReQuest on NZ's 20/20

Once again, New Zealand's 20/20 caught up with Parris Goebel and the rest of the Royal Family in this in-depth interview.  The first part discusses their experience at this year's Hip-Hop International.  And the second part talks about the success of Parris- working with J.Lo and bringing her ReQuest girls to Las Vegas for the upcoming Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show. Crowns Up!

Dancing to the Top (Part I)

Dancing to the Top (Part II)

Major new chance for East Coast dancers: Funkanometry NY auditions October 21

Funkanometry is expanding past its West Coast roots.  On October 21, they are holding auditions to create a new company in New York, to be directed by Fr3sh's Leslie Hubilla and Michael Estaban.

They are looking for talented dancers, but they're also looking for "for more than just that — we’re looking for leaders, mentors, and teachers that want to help build something exciting and innovative for our scene…for our dance.e’re looking for people who believe in this collective vision, who believe in Funkanometry, and who want to serve our community and our youth."

This is a rare opportunity. Here's the details (make sure you scroll down to get to the section on the New York auditions). Good luck!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Video: Feng (Quest) and Stepboys - "Bay Adventures"

World of Dance filmed Stepboys (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) and Feng from Quest (ABDC Season 3) having fun and dancing out on the bay. Wish I was there!

Video: Funkdation girls steam it up - "Fallin"

Scarlett Nabil choreographs and dances with fellow Funkdation Crew members Lorena Valenzuela, and Lily Frias (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) in this dance dramatization to Alicia Key's "Falling" on FunkDationCrewTV Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Video: Headbangerz PROM - Pharside (AOV), Lando (Mos Wanted Crew), Emilio (IaMmE), Morris & more -

Headbangerz is composed of some insanely talented dancers including Pharside (ABDC Season 2's Supreme Soul, Academy of Villains), Lando Wilkens (ABDC Season 2's Boxcuttuhz, ABDC Season 6's Mos Wanted Crew), Emilio Dosal (ABDC Season 6's IaMmE), tWitch (So You Think You Can Dance), Bboy Morris, Bboy Kareem, Outrage and Twitch. And it sounds like there will be even more members soon. Check it out, from Pharside Youtube.

Video: Ricky Cole (Mos Wanted Crew) - "Secret Place"

From the  boyricrawk Youtube description by Ricky Cole (member of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Crew): "I decided to film a piece that i never Filmed and a piece my Friends and Students Keep asking me to reteach. :)"

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Video: SB (with Jabbawockeez backup dancing)- "We Just Made it"

SB of Jabbawockeez just released the "We Just Made it" music video, backed up by the ABDC Season 1 champions. Watch it now and buy the song on iTunes.

Video: Fanny Pak | "Mushrooms and Roses"

Performed two years ago, FannyPakTV recently posted this piece to Janelle Monae's "Mushrooms and Roses".  This vintage performance was, of course, choreographed by Matt Cady.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Video: Elektrolytes in London

America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 winners Elektrolytes are on the road, and sharing the cities with their fans. First up: London. From ElektrolytesHD Youtube.

Video: Brian Puspos gets emotional with "Fumble"

The latest video from Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew, Architeks) is an simple very expressive piece to Trey Songz's "Fumble". From BrianPuspos Youtube.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Video: Solo dances from Mos Wanted Crew's Ian Eastwood, Jawn Ha, Brian Puspos, Ricky Cole, JP Goldstein

World of Dance just posted a video with solos by Mos Wanted Crew ABDC Season 7 members Ian Eastwood, Jawn Ha, Ricky Cole, Brian Puspos, and JP Goldstein, taken at World of Dance San Diego. 

In Case U Missed It: Polyswagg and The Royal Family

Back in March of this year, New Zealand's 20/20 aired a full story on Parris Goebell and the Royal Family.  It's an in-depth of interview with Parris' as she discusses her beginnings of a dancer at an early age, the creation of ReQuest, their success at Hip Hop International, the future and more.  It also documents the audition process for this year's HHI.
NZ Hip Hop Success in LA (19:11)
And from Thepalacedancestudio, here's the first part of an 8 day video diary of the Royal Family's journey at this year's Hip Hop International.

 
Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Day 6 - Day 7 (1) - Day 7 (2) - Finals

For our New Zealand readers, 20/20 will be airing another story on the Royal Family this Thursday at 9:35pm.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Videos: More from I.aM.mE

This is the third story this week regarding the ABDC6 champs.  This crew loves to work... and we love watching.  The first video comes from the IaMmECrew YouTube channel. It's a short production for Vlado Footwear.  The second video comes from 747, and it's a MJ freestyle session of Brandon and Chachi from their time in Russia.

Rhythm City's video audition for Missy Elliot's "Ninth Inning" music video

Missy Elliott will soon be filming a music video for her song "Ninth Inning" and held video auditions for backup dancers. Rhythm City (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) have an intense entry for the contest. Good luck Rhythm City!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Video: Chachi (IaMmE) & Baiba Klints at Urban Dance Camp

It's hard to believe how young Chachi Gonzales (ABDC Season 6's IaMmE) is, given the volume and quality of her recent work. Latest case in point: her work with Baiba Klints at Urban Dance Camp.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Videos of the day: Pacman and Moon (IaMmE) freestyle - "Going Down"

Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Di 'Moon' Zhang are in Australia, performing in the I aM Mos Wanted tour. In their spare time, they shot these crazy freestyle videos

Video: Chuck (Instant Noodles) battles Angel B (Pink Lady Crew)

Always good to see ABDC crew members opening up and showing some wild moves. Chuck Maa (ABDC6's Instant Noodles) battled Angel B (Pink Lady Crew) at JustRoc in Los Angeles. From Justroc Youtube.