Saturday, December 1, 2012

Video: Hok (Quest Crew) freestyles to accordion music

Goofy and endearing: a Hok (Quest Crew) freestyle inspired by an accordion player in Switzerland. On Hokuto konishi Youtube. Thanks as always for the links Greg!

Video: Chachi Gonzales & Ian Eastwood pose for photoshoot on "Dancers Among us"

DS2DIO filmed Chachi Gonzales (IaMmE) and Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew) as they posed for still shots in a photoessay called "Dancers Among Us". Some beautiful images compensate for the lack of actual dancing.

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Facebook 'must-join group' for hip hop dance fans: HipHop Dance Event Postings

There's a new source for postings about upcoming hiphop events -- Step X Step Dance created a group for Hip Hop Dance Events. Their goal is "to get dancers out in the community and give the community options to get involved around the world in street dance (Hip-Hop) events." This is a service much needed to keep the dance community connected and vibrant.

I urge all dance lovers to join the group, read it, post your own news, and share the links with your friends! 

Video: Funkdation at Carnival

The latest from Funkdation (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) is a performance at Carnival, from FunkdationCrewTV Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nappytabs +1: The Nappytabs Love Story | "Our story is a bit of a fairytale"

Check out the story of dance's power couple, Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo, on their latest web series, Nappytabs+1.  The show gives us an in-depth look into the birth of the latest addition to their family, London. And in the latest episode, they talk about how they first met nearly 20 years ago, the tearjerking story of how Napoleon proposed, and footage from their wedding. Produced by 3V.

Click here to check out previous episodes. And be sure to check out the new season of "MOBBED" coming this January on FOX.

Watch here: Nick Mara (ICONic Boyz) dancing for Mariah Carey - "All I want for Christmas"

Nick Mara (from America's Best Dance Crew Season 6's ICONic Boyz) was one of the backup dancers for Mariah Carey, when she performed "All I Want for Christmas" at the 2102 lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Watch it here:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Two new videos from Pharside - "Crowd Control" and World of Dance Chicago

Chris "Pharside" Jennings (from ABDC2's Supreme Soul and founder of Academy of Villains) is back with both a concept video showing 'the evil things' in his head called "Crowd Control" (on pharside Youtube) as well as his performance at the November 2012 World of Dance Chicago (from WORLDOFDANCETOUR Youtube). 

Video: Chris (Jabbawockeez) - "Breakin Badd"

A solo from Chris "Christyle" Gatdula of Jabbawockeez (America's Best Dance Crew Season 1 winners), showing his many styles and moves. From thewockeez Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"When it Counts Ep.1" video w/ Pacman, Yuri Tag, Mike Song, Anthony Lee, Ellen Kim ++

"When it Counts" is a new Youtube mini-series that explores the relationships between 4 friends on a college hip hop team from Wong Fu Productions. The first episode features Yuri Tag (from ABDC Season 1's Kaba Modern), Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb (ABDC Season 6's IaMmE), Mike Song (Kaba Modern and Kinjaz), Anthony Lee (Kinjaz), Ellen Kim, Philip Wang, and Aimee Lee Lucas. Episode 2 will be out on December 3.

Video: Jaja and Emilio (IaMmE) battle Funny Bones Crew

Here's another battle with Jaja Vankova and Emilio Dosal  of IaMmE (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 winners). This time, they face Funny Bones Crew. Thanks for the link Greg!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Videos from World of Dance Chicago: The Puzzle League (1st Place winners) Mos Wanted Crew

I suspect that in the next few days there will be more highlights from the 2012 World of Dance Chicago event. To kick off the videofest, here's the performance from Puzzle League, who won 1st place in the competition, and the closing performance by Mos Wanted Crew.

Video: Di "Moon" Zhang (IaMmE) - FREE your soul STYLE your motion

Season 6 champion, Di "Moon" Zhang of I.aM.mE begins a new series entitled, "FREE your soul STYLE your motion".  Here's the first installment to "Keep on Dancing" by Legend Da Beatslaya feat Chalice Serrano. From Di Moon Zhang YouTube.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dancer Spotlight: Camren "Cam Cam" Bicondova

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Dance Spirit magazine recently met up with Camren Bicondova of 8 Flavahz (ABDC7).  In this article, Cam Cam discusses how she uses dance to overcome major medical issues and her rise to success at such a young age. Click here or the picture above to read it.  Also, check out Cam helping out her buddy, KK, at this Long Island workshop dancing to Nicki Minaj's "Whip It". From Kaelynn Harris YouTube.

Interview with Mario Lopez: ABDC might "resurface somewhere else"

Chris Trondsen interviewed Mario Lopez at the X Factor taping, for Pacific Rim. His last question as about America's Best Dance Crew. Mario's money quote: "who knows? You know it might resurface somewhere else. We'll see".