Saturday, March 17, 2012

Video: Victor Kim (Quest) showing off yet another talent - "14 seconds"

What is there that Victor Kim (Quest Crew) cannot do? From victorvictorkim Youtube

Video: Jaja, ft. Moon (IaMmE) - "Mindless Behavior"

Jaja Vankova created a dance to compliment fellow IaMmE-r Di Moon Zhang's style. The result - "Mindless Behavior". On Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Video: Lil Mama describes the crews for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7

DanceOn taped Lil Mama talking about the 10 crews that have been chosen for America's Best Dance Crew's new season. It's the same info as found on, but it's fun to listen to her enthusiasm and watch the short clips that illustrate her narration. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!

Friday, March 16, 2012

NAOTV Episode 20: Empire the Crew's callback routine

Hey there BBDC! While the upcoming season boasts one of the most solid lineups in ABDC history, there were still many great crews that didn't make the cut. One of them was fan favorite Empire the Crew from Guam. One of the last cuts in the selection process, this strong crew of young dancers showed their stuff performing to the D78 Mastermix of N*ggas In Paris, the West Coast callback mix. Best of luck to this crew in the future!

New Contest: Predict the ABDC7 Top 4!

We will run two contests during America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 which will extend from now through the finale. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35 or an iTunes gift certificate worth $30..

The Top 4 contest: Submit the names of the top 4 crews -- in the order that they'll finish. For example, in Season 6, the winning entry would have read " FINAL 4: 1. IaMmE 2.  ICONic Boyz 3. Phunk Phenomenon 4. Street Kingdom" Note: if you change your mind, you can enter again the next round but we will only accept the FIRST entry from each commenter each round (PLEASE DO NOT USE MULTIPLE IDENTITIES!!!). The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined.

To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the final 4, specifying the final order. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Fridays (once I put up the new contest post) until 6pm ET the following Tuesday (before the next show is taped). You can enter Week 1 contest now -- deadline for the first entry: Midnight April 6, 2012.   The contest will then be closed until after Episodes 1 and 2 air (since both are taped on April 7), then reopen for Round 2. THIS ROUND OF THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. NO MORE ANSWERS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND

  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS 'TOP 4' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
  • No email entries -- only comments will be counted! 
Good luck! During Season 4, we didn't get a correct entry until 1 week before the season ended, so keep entering if you change your mind!

Two Poreotics solo efforts: Can (Poreotics) Waving Free-style & Dumbo "Edge of Glory" workshop

This video by Can (member of ABDC5's Poreotics) could be used as a tutorial on waving -- more variations than I think I've ever seen in one place. From PoreoticsHD Youtube.
In this second Poreotics, video, Dumbo teaches moves to "Edge of Glory" at a workshop in Orlando, Fl.

More descriptions of the ABDC 7 Crews posted descriptions of the ten crews that will appear on Season 7 of America's Best Dance Crew. Click here to read these summaries.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Here are recent videos of the 10 crews chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7

Over the next few days, we'll present some details on the 10 crews chosen for the new season of Americas' Best Dance Crew, but in the meantime, click here   to watch videos of the crews. Who are your early favorites?

Here's are the 10 crews chosen for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7

TV Guide just announced the 10 crews chosen for America's Best Dance Crew, which will premiere on MTV on Wednesday April 11 at 10pm ET/PT.    We'll post more about each of the crews in the next few days.

Fanny Pak
Collizion Crew
8 Flavahz
Mix'd Elements
Mos Wanted Crew
Rated Next Generation (RNG)

Video: Instant Noodles dance and interview on Channel LA-18

Channel LA-18 profiled Instant Noodles (ABDC Season 6). They talk about roommate quirks during their America's Best Dance Crew season, performing at Kababayan Fest, what they think about Asian-Americans like Jeremy Lin in sports. And, of course, they dance with a special performance for the show. From instantnoodlescrew Youtube.

Instantly Derezzed - Instant Noodles at ElecTRONica

Word has it that Instant Noodles (ABDC6) will be performing at Disneyland's "ElecTRONica," joining the ranks of ABDC alumni who have performed, including Kaba Modern, Poreotics, We Are Heroes, and Team iLuminate (not ABDC but with ABDC alum!).According to their facebook page, they will be performing at 8pm and 8:30pm on March 16th and 17th. It may be a competition, so if you're in the SoCal area, go and support!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two new solos from IaMmE: Pacman - "Brain Damage", 747 "Doing it Wrong"

IaMmE's seems to come out with solos or small collabos every few days now. The latest: Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb has a short solo filmed during his visit to Moscow, called "Brain Damage" on pacman Youtube
Brandon '747' Harrell goes smooth to Drake's "Doing it Wrong" on showoff747 Youtube

Video: Wrecking Crew Orchestra- Japan's answer to Team ILuminate

In this video, Wrecking Crew Orchestra is similar to Team iLuminate (America's Got Talent) in its use of lighting tricks, but their moves and effects are definitely watch-worthy.  

Video: Bionic & Davi Lorenzo - "Rock My World"

Jonathan 'Bionic' Bayani created a concept video with his girlfriend Davi  Lorenzo. She is part of the Lady Boogaloos (under Popin Pete) and also an all-styles crew called "StylzPlay", as well as  being on tour with Cirque Du Soleil's :Immortal World Tour/Michael Jackson.  Bionic just won the  Keep on Dancing USA preliminaries for the world finals in China as wekk as winning at Hip Hop International 2011, and R16USA prelims. From Vincani Youtube.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mailbox: We are Heroes news, Puzzle Peace's Dance Idol Competition; Introducing The Movement in UK

- We are Heroes is now a 4-member group; Nichelle has decided to leave the group to take up acting. Click here to watch their announcement.
- Puzzle Peace Crew has a new dance competition called Dance Idol held in Upland, CA. It's weekly on Wednesdays starting March 14, with cash prizes.  For all the rules, sign up at Puzzle Peace's Facebook, or call  the sign up hotline at 909-545-4667 and ask for Don
- The Movement is a new UK dance group, with 16 dancers fusing dance disciplines from street to contemporary/ballet. This interdisciplinary approach was used to great effect by The LXD, and it may be high time for the concept to gain greater acceptance and exposure. Click here for further information about The Movement or to discuss a booking for 2012.

Video: Elektrolytes at Boogiedabeat Showcase

The latest from Elektrolytes -- a live showcase performance at BoogiedaBeat in Arizona. From ElektrolytesHD Youtube.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Toy Box concept video: "Me vs Him"

Toy Box (Kinjaz, Academy of Swag, Inside the Box) released his first concept video "Me vs Him"  From Youtube. Thanks for the tip Ninjaboi!

Video: Laura Edwards (Fysh N Chicks) with Ian Eastwood - "How to Love"

Laura Edwards (member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 1's Fysh N Chicks) created and chroreographed a concept video to Lil Wayne's "How to Love" that includes Ian Eastwood, Amanda Grind, Nick Demoura, Candace Brown, Johnny Erasme, and others. From LMELaura Youtube. Thanks for the tip Greg!

Video: Parris (ReQuest) choregraphs The Royal Family - "Polyswagg Lesson 2"

Parris Goebel choreographs yet another amazing routine, this time with Assistant Choreographers Laurence Kaiwai and Lance Savali (Misfits)...This video features The Royal Family (Bubblegum, Sorority, Misfits and ReQuest) not long from Palace Dance Studios countrywide auditions. From BGPOPA Youtube. Thanks again for the tip Taff!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Videos: Bionic (Machine Gone Funk) vs. JRock (ABM Crew) at KOD (Keep On Dancing) US Popping Final

KeneTickbot Youtube has the first two rounds and the two tiebreakers for the 2012 KOD (Keep On Dancing) US popping semi-finals between Bionic (Machine Gone Funk, was in ABDC2's Supreme Soul) vs. JRock (ABM).In the end, Bionic was victorious -- congratulations!

Video: Chachi & Moon (IaMmE) - "I Want it All"

Another stellar video from a subset of ABDC Season 6's IaMmE. This time, Chachi and Moon team up to dance to Bird Man, Lil Wayne & Kevin Rudolph's "I Want it all". From Youtube.

Video: RNG dancers - "Bottoms Up"

RNG (a group that appeared on America's Got Talent and auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew's Season 7) was taped at a recent class taught by Kolanie Marks. The video shows the strengths and talents of the individual dancers. Do you think they made it to ABDC7? From RNGDancers Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Ryan!