Saturday, April 7, 2012

Early pre-interviews from PacRim: Mix'd Elements, Irratik, Fanny Pak, StepBoys

As always, Pacific Rim is the first to post interviews at the ABDC tapings (we'll have our own crew interviews posted soon, conducted by Chris Trondsen and IaMme's Pacman). Three ABDC7 crews interviews before the first taping are available so far: click here for StepBoysMix'd Elements and Irratik, with Fanny Pak below:

ABDC Season 7 Taping TODAY!

America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 (aka the Return of the Superstars Season) Episodes 1 and 2 will be taped today. Each of the tapings will introduce 5 crews and have one elimination decided by the judges. At the end of today, only 8 (or maybe 9) crews will remain in contention, though the viewing audience won't know the results until they watch the shows on April 11 and 18.
 If you attend the tapings, leave a comment and let us know what it was like -- who dances to what songs, the crowd, the crews, the costumes, celebrities, odd non-spoiler moments, etc. . EXTREMELY IMPORTANT -- NO SPOILERS. DO NOT TELL THE RESULTS FROM THE SHOW, INCLUDING WHICH CREWS WERE IN THE BOTTOM OR ELIMINATED! IF YOU IGNORE THIS RULE, MTV COULD PULL OUR ACCESS TO BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWING!!

World of Dance LA: TONIGHT!

ABDC Season 7 premiere taping may be tonight, but it's not the only major dance event taking place in California, or even LA, this evening. World of Dance LA is tonight at the LA Convention Center, with doors opening at 1pm, competition at 2pm, and lasting until 11:30pm.

Featured performers include
-Les Twins
-Chachi Gonzalez
-ChiTowns Finest Breakers
-Daniel "Cloud" Campus
-Movement Lifestyle
As well as a long list of competitors/showcases, including favorites Academy of Villains, CADC, GRV, Team Millenia, Academy of Swag, Urban FX, Miniotics, and Emanon. Also, apparently Lil Mama will be heading to WOD sometime during the evening to do a musical performance as well.

If you're not at ABDC auditions, and you're in LA, you better be here. Let us know your impressions of the night here!

Video: Emilio (IaMmE) - "Closure"

Emilio Dosal (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 winners IaMmE) created an autobiographical dance video. From his description: "This was actually one of the hardest decisions I had to make, and the whole concept is just showing that my whole right side of my body would represent Love, and the left side represents Life. Throughout the piece, you see my constant struggle with myself and the decision I must make, and in the end, I had to make my choice..." From IaMEmiliodosal Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg and Ian!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Let us know if you attend the ABDC tapings tomorrow!

Just a reminder (or news to new readers), if you attend one (or both) of the two tapings of America's Best Dance Crew tomorrow, let us know about it. We'd love to hear your impressions of the dancers, sets, judges, music, etc -- BUT NO SPOILERS ABOUT WHO IS ELIMINATED!!  Anyone ready for Season 7?

Even more photos of the ABDC 7 Crews

I imagine that the tension is high among the 10 crews of America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, since all of them perform tomorrow, and 2 are eliminated. You wouldn't know from the photos that they're posting on Twitter:
Fanny Pak in makeup:
Click here to see more photos of Stepboys, Irratik, Mix'd Elements, and Funkdation.

Video: Mos Wanted Crew talks to supporters and ABDC fans

The members of Mos Wanted Crew sit together and talk to fans about the upcoming season of America's Best Dance Crew, what to expect from the group, and how to stay in contact with them

Video: Week 1 of D-trix presents Dance Showdown

The first week of Dance Showdown is online. In this episode, six of the contestants meet the choreographers (including 
Bryan Tanaka, Kherington Payne, 

Lauren Froderman, and Ian Eastwood) and start rehearsing. Any favorites here? Thanks for the link, PerezOverride!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

More Photos from ABDC7 Crews

The crews for ABDC are rehearsing...and taking more pictures. Here's 8 Flavahz in the hotel lobby. Click here for new photos of Mix'd Elements,  8 Flavahz on the set, Irratik, RNG, and Stepboys.

Concept video from Sal (Elektrolytes) - "Shot for me"

Just before going out to California for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, Sal 'Swerve" Banuelos of Elektrolytes Crew created a concept video to Drake's "Shot for Me". From Salgroovefactory Youtube..

Video: Freshh in Canada's Got Talent Semi-finals

Freshh (a crew that auditioned for America's Best Dance Crew Season 6) made it to the finals round of Canada's Got Talent. Click here to watch. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

'Dance': ABDC Season 7 preview and predictions reader 'Dance' will be reviewing the episodes of America's Best Dance Crew Season 7. To get us ready, she's written a preview with information about the crews, with some predictions based on what she's seen of the crews:
Everyone competing during this season of ABDC is going to have tough competition! This season is packed with crews with hard hitting soulful choreography vs. crews with acrobatic tricks and flips. Personally I feel that the hard hitting and soulful crews are going to outshine the other more traditional crews. Anyone can easily go home this season if they don't bring their best each week, so good luck to all of the crews. In order to ring in the new season, I've made a short description of each crew. Let me know what you think about each crew in the comment section. I also give my top 6 crews at the end of the list. Will a powerful all female crew overtake a dominant male powerhouse or will the two child crews run things this season? Let me know in the comments section! Good Luck to all of the crews!
Click here to read the full report. Thanks, Dance!

Video: Uli, winner of Juste Debout's experimental dance competition

Uli from Germany won Juste Debout's experimental dance category with this performance. From JUSTEDEBOUTPROD Youtube.

New video from Stepboys - "Watcha gonna do today"

Stepboys (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) have a new video showing their attitude, humor, and individual dance skills. This is going to be a tough season! From SBvdo Youtube.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Video: Can (Poreotics) teaching at Quest Learning Center

The latest solo from a Poreotics member: Can demonstrating upper body moves at a Quest Learning Center session. From PoreoticsHD Youtube. - now with contact info and discussion boards for the ABDC7 crews

We're gearing up for the next season of America's Best Dance Crew Season 7. Our home page has Facebook, Twitter, and website/Youtube info for all the new crews, as well as discussion boards for the crews. So, start the discussions or contact your favorites now!

Video: Tim the Pitt (Massive Monkees) in finals at The Northwest Sweet 16

Tim The Pitt of Massive Monkees (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) made the finals at the Northwest Sweet 16 on March 31, 2012. Video from Youtube, which is a great source for dance news. Thanks for the tip,Josh!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Video: Mike Song - "First of the Year"

Mike Song's  (member of ABDC1's Kaba Modern and Kinjaz)latest performance video is half choreo and half freestyle, danced to Skrillex's "First of the Year. From MIkeosong Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Video: Steve Terada (Quest) on his major neck surgery today -- get well soon!

While readers of this site admire fabulous dancers, we are mindful of the health risks of some of the moves. In this video, Steve Terada of Quest Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3 winners) talks about his neck surgery scheduled for April 2, 2012 and later treatments that are needed for ACL knee reconstruction. We wish Steve well in these treatments and hope for a speedy recovery! If you want to send him a message, watch the video, then get in touch via his Twitter account or Facebook page

Videos: Geo (Instant Noodles) at RedBull BC One San Diego

Some bboy competition with an ABDC alum: Geo from Instant Noodles (ABDC6) battled at RedBull BC One Cypher in San Diego. Click here to watch his first round against Starvin Saewl . Here 's his second round against Lancer:. Videos from bboyhuesos Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pictures from the ABDC7 crews!

The competitors for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 have been tweeting photos. So, while we're waiting for some action, we have some views behind the scenes:
StepBoys at the airport to go to Los Angeles:

Mix'd Elements on a food break:

Mos Wanted Crew on the bus:

Fanny Pak hanging out by the tree:
We'll post more over the next week or so.

Videos: Poreotics Vs. Klaamation competiton at ElecTRONica -- who do you think won?

As reported earlier, the Tron City Dance Crew Challenge at Disney's California Adventure Park moved into the semi-finals round. This weekend's matchup wasPoreotics (winners of Americas' Best Dance Crew Season 5) vs. Klaamation. Here are videos of the two performances. Which one do you think is the winner and should move to the finals round? Video fromFantasmiceddie24 Youtube.