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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Video: Jawn Ha (Mos Wanted Crew) with Bam Martin- "Snap"

Jawn Ha (member of ABDC7's Mos Wanted Crew) taught a workshop in West Covina, CA and is joined by Bam Martin after he demonstrates the moves. From JawnHizzaw Youtube.

MercerMZ review (with videos): So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Episode

So last week, the Top 20 of Season 9 took the stage for the first time to show us what they got. And after an exciting showcase, it seemed as though this season might have not only the most diverse group of dancers, but some of the strongest ones too. So tonight, the competition for America's Favorite Guy/Girl began. So how did it go? Who gave the best performances? And how did this week fair in comparison to season before? Let's find out.

Click here to read the review, with videos of the performances. Thanks MercerMZ!

Hip Hop International Crew Announcement | US Adults Crews

Hip Hop International is only a month away, but things are already heating up. Over the next few days we'll start posting the names of crews who will be competing in Las Vegas July 31st - August 5th. If you have any information/videos on any of these crews, please send them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com, or leave them in the comments below and we will post them up as we receive them. If you wish to attend HHI, please use this order form to purchase your tickets.

Today, we have the US Adult Crews. Again, there are a lot of familiar faces (some as recent as ABDC7, including Elektrolytes, Mix'd Elements, and StepBoys). Best of luck!

Elektrolytes – Gilbert, AZ (Defending Champions)
5 Foota Thrillaz – Gilbert, AZ
Broken Toyz – Mesa, AZ
Full Force Dance Crew – Chico, CA
Full of D.I.V.A. – Chico, CA
CADC – Irvine, CA
Kaba Modern – Irvine, CA
Reality Check – Irvine, CA
D-Squad – Laguna Hills, CA
Katalyst – North Hollywood, CA
Mix’d Elements – North Hollywood, CA
Soul Fresh Fam – North Hollywood, CA
Lipstick Crew – Roseville, CA
Stepboys – Roseville, CA
Academy of Villains – San Francisco, CA
Nex Gen – San Marcos, CA
Blank Canvas – Honolulu, HI
Rhythm City – North Bergen, NJ
Correlation – Houston, TX

Come back tomorrow for the Varsity category!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Video: Mike Song - "Distorted Love"

Mike Song recently taught a workshop in Italy, using "Distorted Love" from Shook. mikesongdance Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Angela!

Video: Favorite performance for ABDC Season 7 by Funkdation: "Good Feeling"

In our reader survey of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, we asked about favorite performances for each of the 10 crews.  Though Funkdation didn't make it into the top 10, they made their mark with several performances, including the survey favorite: "Good Feeling" from the Flo Rida Challenge. Watch it again here.
Over the next few days, we'll show the favorite performances for other crews that weren't included in the top 10.

Video: ReQuest Crew and the rest of the Royal Family dancing at New Zealand National Championships

The Royal Family (of New Zealand dance) consists of ReQuest, Bubblegum, Misfits, Sorority, and InLaws. They dominated in the 2011 Hip Hop International finals, and may do a repeat of their amazing showing this year. What are they up to? Here's a hint at what they might bring to Las Vegas later this month. From 21259cap Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Hip Hop International Crew Announcement | International Megacrew Crews

Hip Hop International is only a month away, but things are already heating up. Over the next few days we'll start posting the names of crews who will be competing in Las Vegas July 31st - August 5th. If you have any information/videos on any of these crews, please send them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com, or leave them in the comments below and we will post them up as we receive them.  If you wish to attend HHI, please use this order form to purchase your tickets.

For the last day of International Crews, we have the Megacrew division. This really blew up internationally. Last year there were only 11 non-US crews spread among 7 countries. Now, we have 15 countries represented among 20 crews. There's going to be stiff competition here, especially when the US crews come into play. Seeing these 15+ member crews is definitely going to be exciting.

Australia – Method Crew, Academy of Brothers, Empire
Brazil – Street Company
Canada – The Bakery
Denmark – The Zoo
Germany – Team Recylced
Italy – Beat Kings, 7 Company
Japan – Zero Crew
Mexico – Spirit Dance Company
Netherlands – The Dutch Connection
New Zealand – The Royal Family
Paraguay* – ASTC Crew
Philippines – UP Street Dance Company, La Salle Dance Company
South Africa – Untimitve
Spain – Blackout, QDS
Switzerland – The Titans
* Indicates countries competing in HHI for the first time.

Come back tomorrow for the US Adult Crews!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Video: Favorite performance for ABDC Season 7 by Irratik: "Hold it Against Me'

In our reader survey of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, we asked about favorite performances for each of the 10 crews.  Though Irratik didn't make it into the top 10, they made their mark with several performances, including the survey favorite: "Hold it Against Me" from the  Britney Spears Challenge. Watch it again here.
Over the next few days, we'll show the favorite performances for other crews that weren't included in the top 10.

More videos from 8 Flavahz: repping for Vlado shoes, Wildabeast's class

8 Flavahz are on vacation from America's Best Dance Crew and from school, and they're getting out! Their FLAVAHZcrew Youtube has several new videos including in a class by Wildabeast (ABDC5's Eclectic Gentlemen) and in a video promoting Vlado Shoes.

Video: 8 Flavahz perform at Pulse On tour

8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7 runners-up) joined Pulse On Tour in Las Vegas in July 2012. From Step X Step Dance's Youtube.

Latest Jabbawockeez dance tutorial: B-tek teaches the dime stop

Time for another dance lesson from ABDC1's Jabbawockeez. In this installment, Ben 'B-tek' Chung demonstrates and gives pointers on doing a dime stop.From thewockeez Youtube.

Hip Hop International Crew Announcement : International Varsity Level

Hip Hop International is only a month away, but things are already heating up. Over the next few days we'll start posting the names of crews who will be competing in Las Vegas July 31st - August 5th. If you have any information/videos on any of these crews, please send them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com, or leave them in the comments below and we will post them up as we receive them. If you wish to attend HHI, please use this order form to purchase your tickets.

Today, we have the Varsity  Crews. These are crews whose members are 13-17, though they are no less talented. Again, these are only international crews, as the US crews have yet to qualify.
Australia – Royal Knights, A2D, Stiletto

Brazil – Street Company, Impacto Urban
Canada – F8
France – The Kartel
Germany – Own Risk
Guam - Empire Kidz
Israel* – BG’s Crew, So Ill
Japan – J.B. Star, Zero, Sol-T-Shine
Netherlands – Don’t Miss
New Zealand – Sorority, M.Eye.A.
Paraguay* – ASTC Crew
Philippines – Fresh Flow, Legit Status, A-Team
Russia – Banda Forse, Lil’s Dance, Get Down
Singapore - Freshest Nutz
Spain – Las 8 Supernenas,
South Africa – Fresh Impact, Beat Root JNR, P010C,
Switzerland – Raw Diamonds
United Kingdom – Diamond All Stars, Shockfellas
* Indicates countries competing in HHI for the first time.

Come back tomorrow for the Megacrew category!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Video: Favorite performance for ABDC Season 7 by Collizion: "Low"

In our reader survey of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, we asked about favorite performances for each of the 10 crews.  Though Collizion didn't make it into the top 10, they made their mark with several performances, including the survey favorite: "Low" from the Flo Rida Challenge. Watch it again here.


Over the next few days, we'll show the favorite performances for other crews that weren't included in the top 10.

Video: Academy of Villains - first prize performance at 2012 Dance2Dance Competition

Academy of Villains took first place at the Dance2Dance World Streetdance competition in Zurich on June 30, 2012. The Dance2DanceTV Youtube Channel has many other watch-worthy performances from the event. Thanks for the tip, PerezOverride!

Video: Brain bang tutting from Moon (IaMmE)

Here's a ridiculously good performance: Di 'Moon' Zhang (ABDC6's IaMmE) tuts with mirrors. And, totally reverses the tut routine at the halfway point (0.53).  From marvelousmoon Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Step X Step!

Hip Hop International Crew Announcement | International Adult Crews

Hip Hop International is only a month away, but things are already heating up. Over the next few days we'll start posting the names of crews who will be competing in Las Vegas July 31st - August 5th. If you have any information/videos on any of these crews, please send them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com, or leave them in the comments below and we will post them up as we receive them. If you wish to attend HHI, please use this order form to purchase your tickets

Today we have the adult crews. Representing over 28 different countries (not including the US, who still need to hold their own qualifications), there is lots of talent here, ranging from brand new crews to old favorites.
Argentina* – I’m All In
Australia – Project Beats, Clockwork, Runway
Bulgaria* – R.A.P. Crew
Brazil – Cibernetikos, Studio Vanessa Franca, Elite Dance Company
Denmark – Swagg Attack
Ecuador* – DAD-Ho Crew
Finland – G5C
France – So Untied Crew
Germany - Team Recycled
Greece – Loonabeats, V-Vibes, Work In Progress

Guam - Empire the Crew
Hungary* – The Core
Israel* – Cocktail of Madness, Pranoiz
Italy – Renegade Master Crew
Japan – Fly Six B, Smoothie, Zeal
Malaysia – Elecoldxhot
Mexico – Creatorz
Netherlands – Touchdown, Mind Crushing Crew, Remux Crew
New Zealand – Prestige, Misfits, Eclipse (Note since I know this is going to be commented on - No, Request is not competing in Adult Competition. They will be competing as part of The Royal Family in the Megacrew competition)
Norway – Intros
Philippines – The Crew, The Project, Philippine Allstars,
Russia – Super Girls, Abzat Crew, Da Boom
South Africa – Brooklyn, Version 1, Untamed
Spain – Dark Rules
Switzerland – Kimes Crew, Ti-Beats Fellas
Thailand – D-Maniac
United Kingdom – Ruff Diamond, Ant Pharm, Birdgang Dance Company
Uruguay – Panik Crew
Zimbabwe* -Rolx, Extreme Vision

* Indicates countries competing in HHI for the first time.

Come back tomorrow for the Varsity category!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Video: Elektrolytes spoof the ABDC human interest features

Elektrolytes make good-natured fun of the hard-luck human interest features that America's Best Dance Crew loves to produce and air. From Youtube

ABDC Audience appreciation sweepstakes -- win prizes from MTV!

MTV is running a fan appreciation sweepstakes on Facebook, as a way of saying thank you (and getting some info about its fans). They will be giving away a basket of unspecified stuff in a drawing. To enter, click here to visit the Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew Facebook page

Video: Favorite performance for ABDC Season 7 by Stepboys: "Best I Ever Had"

In our reader survey of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, we asked about performances for the season.  Though Stepboys didn't make it into the top 10, they had several popular performances. The survey favorite: "Best I Ever Had" from the Drake Challenge Watch it again here.

Over the next few days, we'll show the favorite performances for other crews that weren't included in the top 10.

Hip Hop International Crew Announcement | International Juniors Crews

Hip Hop International is only a month away, but things are already heating up. Over the next few days we'll start posting the names of crews who will be competing in Las Vegas July 31st - August 5th. If you have any information/videos on any of these crews, please send them to bloggingabdc@gmail.com, or leave them in the comments below and we will post them up as we receive them. If you wish to attend HHI, please use this order form to purchase your tickets.

Today, we have the Junior Crews. These are crews whose members are 7-12, though they are no less talented. Again, these are only international crews, as the US crews have yet to qualify.

Australia – Urban Force, Blush
Brazil – Street Company
Italy – Funkyds Eight
Japan – Onizawa Ikka, J.B. Star, TAO
Mexico – MKV Kids, Sweet Addiction
New Zealand – Bubblegum, Khaos, Future Crew
South Africa – 4 Real, Diamond Warriors
United Kingdom -Nu Diamond, Superkidz

Come back tomorrow for the Adult category!

Video: Mos Wanted Crew dancing and interview at KARtv Awards

Mos Wanted Crew were among the featured performers at the KARtv Awards in Las Vegas. Step x Step Dance (in partnership with WOD) filmed the dance (starting at 2:09) and the interviews.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Video: Jungle Boogie Crew - "Ballin like a B***h"

The latest from Jungle Boogie (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5) shows them doing intense street dance to Ace Hood's "Ballin like a B***h". From NC1PRODIGIES Youtube.

Video: Favorite multi-crew performance for ABDC Season 7: Elektrolytes + Poreotics

In our reader survey of favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7, we asked about favorite multi-crew performance for the season. The winner: Elektrolytes teaming up with Poreotics during the finale, dancing to Katy Perry's "Part of Me". Watch it again here.


Over the next few days, we'll show the favorite performances for crews that weren't included in the top 10.

R16 2012 Results | Congratulations Massive Monkees, Issei, Boogaloo Kin, and Benson!

This past weekend, the R16 Bboy, Popping, and Locking battles were held in Seoul, Korea. After a year of qualifications and training, 16 countries came to be represented in the world championship, but only one would take the crown. The results are below

Bboy Crew: Massive Monkees (USA)
Bboy Solo: Issei (Japan)
Popping: Boogaloo Kin (Korea)
Locking: Benson (Taiwan)

Special congratulations to Massive Monkees, who are the first US crew to win R16 in the history of the competition.

Check out the very close Massive Monkees vs Jinjo (last year's champs) SemiFinal battle below! You can also click here for a video menu of the solo battles, as well as here for a video menu of the crew battles.

Video: Dumbo and Charles (Poreotics) - "Titanium Maximal Crazy"

Dumbo and Charles from ABDC5's Poreotics dance together in a video called "Titanium Maximal Crazy".  The video is on Dumbo's Vimeo channel, though it mentions their Youtube Channel. You can follow the two of them on Twitter - @dumboporeotics and @charlesVnguyen. Thanks for the tip, perezoverride!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Video: ABDC Season 7 Favorite Performances Countdown: #1 - RNG - "Hotel Room Service"

Over 800 people voted in our poll of the favorite performances for America's Best Dance Crew, and we're posting the countdown each day, down to the #1 favorite dance for the season. People were encouraged to vote for up to 4 performances in the survey.

The number one performance in our countdown is: Rated Next Generation (RNG) dancing to Pitbull's "Hotel Room Service".  49% of respondents called it one of their favorite performances.  Watch it again here:

Over the next few days, we'll post the favorite Season 7 performances by groups and crews that did not make it into our top 10.

Video: Chachi, Lil Mama, Allstar Weekend & Bailrok dancing together at KARtv awards

Step X Step Dance captured some off-stage dancing at the KARtv (Kids Artistic Review) Awards in Las Vegas on June 6, 2012. . Lil Mama (sporting a very new look) teaches some moves to Chachi (IaMmE), BBoy Bailrok, and Allstar Weekend.