Friday, May 18, 2012

Dance Hero JP Season 3, Episode 1 Recap

In furthering my love of things from Japan, I bring to you readers Japan's own version of ABDC, DanceHeroJP!

DanceHeroJP is on it's third season, and has some key differences from ABDC. First, no crews are eliminated. They simply receive points from the judges (who are actual dancers in the Japanese dance community) over 3 weeks, as well as points from who has the most views on various social media websites. Further, they also have longer routines (about 2 minutes each), and have no challenges, or limitations regarding music. Insert debate here of whether ABDC should adopt this format.
In any case, after 2 seasons with Time Machine and Beat Buddy Boi taking the crown, the performances from the first episode of Season 3 are up on the [DANCEHEROjp] Youtube Channel, along with all the routines from the first 2 seasons.

Click here to read the reviews and watch the videos. After you've watched these routines, let us know what you think of the show. Is there space for something like this format here in the States? Could ABDC benefit from a format change? How do you think these crews would do on the ABDC stage?