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Saturday, February 25, 2012

District 78 - Audition Callback Mixes

For those of you following the ABDC auditions, here are the mastermixes used in the callbacks at auditions this season. 
-West - Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
-South - Rain Me Over - Pitbull
-Midwest - N*ggas in Paris - Kanye ft. Jay-Z
-East - T.H.E. - will.i.am & Jennifer Lopez

Check them at District 78's site by clicking here
As a bonus, for you K-pop fans out there, District 78 also has a Girls Generation remix of their song "The Boys." Maybe we'll see a K-pop week this season? Check out this mix by clicking here.

Yeah, but can dance crews sing? -- here's American Idol's Top 24 dancing (video)!

I'm not sure why American Idol has a recent tradition of forcing their top singers to show how they dance, but it makes for interesting videos. Here's the latest: the boys look particularly uncomfortable but there's one girl (Haley Johnson) who might be able to cross over to ABDC judging by her flip. Anyone here you'd like to follow for their singing (or dancing) career?

Video: Ricky Cole (Kinjas, MWC) - "LotusFlowerBomb"

Ricky Cole - dancer with Kinjas and Mos Wanted Crew -- created this smooth dance for Soul Fresh Clothing.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

NAOTV Episode 16: Brian Puspos "Acura Integurl"

What is up BBDC? This week's episode features the newest upload to Brian Puspos' YouTube channel. In this video, Brian performs a moving tribute to his late grandfather. The beauty of this choreography really shows us why he won choreographer of the year at the World of Dance Industry Awards.

Tomorrow (2/25): Kaba Modern Inspir3 Showcase to celebrate 20th anniversary (plus teaser videos!)

Kaba Modern celebrates their 20th Anniversary with a showcase of amazing performances called Inspir3 "Unwritten", which will uphold their mission to "inspire and cross all boundaries within diverse communities through artistic expression, humility, constant growth, and respect for all people.”

Performances by: Kreative, Kaba Modern, KM Legacy, ThatOneCompany, Surreal, Beach Boys, Mischief Makers, PrimeD, Common Ground, TMB, PB&J and many others. Click here for more info and for tickets.

The event will be held on Saturday February 25 at Mira Costa High School, 1402 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach,CA 90278. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Pre-sale tickets are $12 amnd $15 at the door.  Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Orange.

If you're not yet convinced, click here for a shoutout from IaMmE's Chachi and watch this teaser from Kaba Modern:

Video: Rhythm City members dance in Tal's new music video

Members of Rhythm City (ABDC Season 4) dance with French superstar singer Tal in her new music video "Le Sens de la Vie".

Choreometry Promo video for Gulf Coast workshops

Choreometry created a short video showing their dancing and explaining their mission to create a cohesive dance scene in the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama gulf coast region. The video also promotes the crew's upcoming gulf coast workshops by describing the value of dance to dance newbies and the styles of dance to be taught. The next workshops are March 18 in Ocean Springs, MS and April 14 in Mobile, AL, with more to be announced. Go to Choreometry's Facebook page for more info. Video from ChoreometryDanceCrew Youtube.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Video: IaMmE dances for SCOODIE

IaMmE has an original dance routine for SCOODIE, the makers of hoodies with detachable scarves. And, watch to the end of the video, where they give a promo code (IAMME)  for purchases at SCOODIE.com (though the coupon apparently doesn't kick in until February 27)

Video: Maryss from Paris (Beat Freaks) freestyle

There's no information about time and place, but here's a sample of freestyle moves by Marie 'Maryss from Paris' Courchinoux (Beat Freaks, Geminiz). From MaryssfromParis Youtube.

From Honey 2: Bonus Footage of Quest

Honey 2 was released on DVD and BluRay this week. The movie features some of America's Best Dance Crew's top alums, including Quest Crew, Beat Freaks, Strikers All-Stars, Super Cr3w, and Fanny Pak .Bonus footage of Quest has been released to Youtube:

Video: Audacity Cru - "My Name is Skrillex"

Audacity Cru performed to "My Name is Skrillex" at 2011 World of Dance Seattle and recently filmed the choreography outside the group's studio . From EdwinAzurinJr Youtube.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video: Pacman freestyling at Moscow workshop

This short video of Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb (member of ABDC6's IaMmE) shows him freestyling without music at a recent workshop in Moscow.  Wow. From ParfaitUsher Youtube.

Video: Lil BIGz (Empire Crew) workshop:"On the the Next One"

Ysabelle 'Lil BIGZ' Capitule, the youngest member of Empire the Crew (a crew that auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) taught at Funkanometry Company Class in San Francisco in January 2012. From tcapitule Youtube.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LMFAO's newest video with Quest members: "Sorry for Party Rocking"

LMFAO is back with a self-referential new song "Sorry for Party Rocking". Some good dancing including Moon of IaMmE, Beat Freaks, and Quest members around the 5:00 mark. At this point, it is exclusive to EOnline -- watch it here.

Video: Mix'd Elements and Boogiezone's Breed performances at World of Dance Industry Awards

Pacific Rim filmed some of the performances at the 2012 World of Dance Industry Awards. Here's Mix'd Elements and Boogiezone's Breed:

Video: Charles (Poreotics) & Anthony Lee (Kinjaz) - "Feel so Close"

This dance to Calvin Harris's "Feel so Close" is the first collaboration between Charles Nguyen (Poreotics) and Anthony Lee (Kinjaz). From anflowny Youtube. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

World of Dance Industry Awards 2012: Congratulations to all these amazing dancers, choreographers, & events

World of Dance held its second annual awards on February 19, 2012. Click here to read their report; and congratulations to these winners:
-HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTEE: Elm Pizarro 
-2012 DECADE OF DANCE AWARD RECIPIENT: Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo
-TEAM OF THE YEAR: Choreo Cookies
-DANCER OF THE YEAR: Daniel Cloud Campos
-FEMALE CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Parris Goebel
-MALE CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Brian Puspos
-BEST YOUTH TEAM: IDK
-BEST COMPETITION TEAM: Super Galactic Beat Manipulators
-BBOY OF THE YEAR: Roxrite
-BEST DANCE COMPETITION: Hip Hop International
-BBOY CREW OF THE YEAR: Battle Born
-BBOY EVENT OF THE YEAR: Red Bull BC One
-BGIRL OF THE YEAR: Bonita
-TV DANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: JabbaWockeeZ
-LIVE EVENT DANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR: Poreotics
-BEST JUNIOR TEAM: Chi-Town's Finest Breakers
-TEEN CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Chachi Gonzales

Video: IaMmE dances at 2012 KenYa Dance

KenYa Dance is an annual event featuring some of the top groups in Northern California. I'll post more from the event as quality video comes in, but here's a stunner from StrifeTV: the performance by ABDC6 winners IaMmE. Thanks for the tip PerezOverride!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

TiVO Alert: ICONic Boyz on Disney's Shake It Up tonight (February 19)

Big night for ICONic Boyz fans: the ABDC6 crew will appear on tonight's episode of Disney's Shake it Up, scheduled for 8:30 ET/PT. The episode is called "Copy Kat it Up" and though Disney has no official previews online, there are many bootlegs on Youtube including this one:

Video: Can (Poreotics) - "Trap Door"

A short and sweet solo from Poreotics' Can Nguyen, danced to Feed Me's "Trap Door"

Videos: H4 Battles including Instant Noodles

Bboysnoopy18 Youtube posted many of the recent H4 bboy and bgirl battles. A sampling:
The battle between Instant Noodles and Rion & Matt Nasty:

The final battle between Moon Patrol Crew vs. Knuckle Breakers: