Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from BloggingBestDance!!!

We here at BloggingBestDance would like to wish everyone here a safe, healthy, and happy New Year!  This year was an amazing year in dance.  So many great productions from so many great artists.  And for the last post of 2013, I want to post three of my personal favorite productions from this year.  What were some of YOUR favorite routines????  Post them in the comments below.  Enjoy everybody and see ya in 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Video: Harry Shum Jr. - "If You Are In A Shell..."

Sometimes, it's difficult to describe artwork with words.  Rather than trying to "sell" this video to you, just watch and think about it.  The choreography is by Harry Shum Jr.  From zefrank1 YouTube.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Video: Brandon '747' Harrell - "You Know I Got It" | I.aM.mE

From the description, it's been awhile since Brandon choreographed to a rap song.  Personally, I think he should do it more.  Here's Brandon with friends - Adrian Thomkins, Lando Coffy, Di "Moon" Zhang", and Emilio "Millie" Dosal - dancing to Jay-Z's "You Know I Got It" featuring Rick Ross.  From showoff747 YouTube.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Video: Parris Goebel, Cali Boys & Sorority - "Alley Cat Bruk Out"

The ever amazing Parris Goebel (leader of ABDC's ReQuest Crew) is back with a dance to Major Lazer's "Bruk Out" joined by Cali Boys and members of Sorority. Thanks Tafari and Greg!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Video: Mike Song's "Motherland Adventures"

Christmas may be over, but the spirit lives on.  Here's a video from Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Kinjaz) documenting his journey back to his "motherland", South Korea.  It includes performing for the Red Bull BC One competition, going around teaching workshops, and meeting and performing with new, Korean dancers.  Very inspiring.  From Mike Song YouTube.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Video-HO!-HO!: Jaja & Konkrete - HISTORY MOVES

There's always one other gift hidden at the back of the tree... Here's Jaja Vankova (aka Lady Tight Eyez) and Konkrete (aka Jr Tight Eyez) getting buck for the holiday season.  Check out the cameo from Jaja's mom.  Don't forget to scroll down and help Jaja in the Tallenges contest! From JAJAvankova YouTube.

Video-HO!-HO!: Charlize Glass - "Carol of the Bells"

Merry Christmas everyone!  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, here's a gift for you... It's Charlize Glass (8Flavahz) routine to Carol of the Bells.  Sorry for not wrapping it.  From Charlizey1 YouTube.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

VOTE FOR JAJA | Help her get a Green Card!

Our favorite dancer from the Czech needs our help!  Jaja Vankova (I.aM.mE, Street Kingdom) is in an online competition by Tallenge in which she can win $10,000!  It's real simple (I voted several times myself already).  Click on the link here (or below).  Watch Jaja's video and watch one other video from another contestant.  Vote for Jaja and that's it! It's really easy.  So what are you waiting for? Go VOTE now!

Shots fired! Jabbawockeez challenge ELLEN to a Dance Battle

Not that I think she reads this blog-- but you better watch your back, Ellen!... Because the Jabbawockeez are comin' for you!!!! In an effort to support the #cokeREDmoves campaign, the champs challenge Ellen Degeneres and all her fans to a dance battle. Will Ellen accept??? We'll keep you posted.  Visit www.cokeREDmoves.com to find out more about this movement.  From thewockeez YouTube.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Video: half of Poreotics - "Bathrobian Rhapsody"

Some rhythmic absurdity from Charles, Can, Law and Tim representing Poreotics (ABDC Season 5 winners), with freestyle personas of Derrick Robes, Robe-o-Cop, Lil Robeo, and Robie Bryant. Thanks Greg!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Video: Behind the scenes with IaMmE - watch them perfect and practice signature dances

IaMmE (winners of ABDC Season 6) released a video showing them practicing and modifying their routines. Thanks Greg!

Video: Oscars trailer with 250 dancers!

Ellen Degeneres leads 250 dancers in tuxedos in this trailer for the 2014 Oscars. Let's hope they use some dancers at the actual event too.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Video: David Moore presents "Run Run Rudolf" with Cara Horibe, Ellen Kim ++

David Moore choreographed and dances in "Run Run Rudolph" which he created for Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo's Hooligan Holiday Show. Dancers include Cara Horibe (ABDC's Fanny Pak), Ellen Kim, Josh Killacky, Cory Graves, Kanec, Max Nguygen, Nicole Russo, Emma Winkler, Luana Simpson, Chloe Alexandra, Jamie Hauptmann, Lindsey Ducos, Kelley Pahamotang, and Lily Wallace.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Video: Di "Moon" Zhang - Bubble Butt

The champ just don't quit!  Here's Season 6 champion, Moon, with Jay Park (and friends) to Major Lazer's "Bubble Butt".  Then check out the freestyle cyph to F.E.M's "The Illest".  From Di Moon Zhang YouTube.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Video: Hip Hop International 2013 Highlights

Hip Hop International continues to thrive, and they are in the planning stages for the 2014 event to be held next summer. If that seems too far away, watch the newly released 2013 highlights video.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Watch Youtube Rewind with Dtrix, IaMmE, Quest Crew, Mike Song & just about every other Youtube Clickbait target!

The Youtube Rewind already has an obscene number of hits -- both because it stars people with the most active channels and because it's weirdly entertaining. Among the stars relevant to ABDC fans: Dtrix, Quest Crew, IaMmE, Mike Song, and Ryan Higa. Thanks ninjaboi!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Congratulations to tWitch and Allison Holker - newlyweds (video of his proposal)

Congratulatons to Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and Allison Holker who got married this weekend. Here's a video of his proposal, where tWitch plotted with John Chu to stage the proposal at the end of the shooting of the Microsoft Surface "dancing 'executives" ad.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Video: Parris Goebel (ReQuest) teaches Urban Moves Workshop

Parris Goebel (leader of ABDC's ReQuest Crew) shows some amazing moves and teaches at a recent Urban Moves workshop. Thanks for the link Greg!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Videos from Prelude EC: winning performances from C2 Genesys, Static Noyze, Mooks, ICONic

Prelude East Coast was held December 7, 2013 in New Brunswick New Jersey. The winning team was C2 Genesys, with Second Place going to Static Noyze (part of the family that produced the ABDC crew), and The Mooks. ICONic (family for ABDC crew ICONic And ICONic Boyz) also performed. Videos from RhythmAddictTV Youtube.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Video: Jaja Vankova (I.aM.mE, Street Kingdom) - LOCKING DIVAS

Don't lose your keys! Because these girls are locking it down.  It's season 6 champ, Jaja "Lady Tight Eyez" Vankova, with Scarlett Nabil and Lily Frias in this great production called "Locking Divas".  From JAJAvankova YouTube.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Video: Brian Puspos & Kenzo Alvares hall freestyle

Brian Puspos (ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) and Kenzo Alvares posted a video of free style in a hotel hallway, using a distorted lens to play up the constriction. Annoying music, but worth the watch anyway. From World of Dance.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Video: Di "Moon" Zhang feat Lydia Paek - "Riot"

ABDC 6 Champ, Di "Moon" Zhang, is joined by Lydia Paek (Quest Crew, Boxcuttahz) in this piece to Tyga's - Riot (feat Honey Cocaine).  From the video description, this was shot while Moon is in Korea.  And warning - the lyrics in this video are explicit -- pretty much the whole video is G.  From Di Moon Zhang YouTube.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Video: Brian Puspos dances his thanks to his woman - "You Got It On"

Brian Puspos (ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) posted a sweet love song video to his girlfriend Aja. Watch it -- it'll brighten anyone's day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Watch mL: theSHOW 2013 in its entirety right now!

Head on over to MovementLifestyle right now and you can watch the entire production, theSHOW, from this year. "It was a great way to end our 3rd season of theTOUR."  Below was the final performance of the night by Quick Crew.  But if you want to watch the entire show in order, head to MovementLifestyle.
Movement Lifestyle Workstudies - Brandon Dumlao - Tamara Levinson-Campos - Hollywood - Erica Sobol - Isaac Tualaulelei - Amanda Grind - Frenemies

Team Japan - Brian & Scott Nicholson - Mykell Wilson - Jose "Boyboi" Tena - JekaJane - Kyle Hanagami

Miguel Zarate - Jillian Meyers & Megan Lawson - Andye J - Jan Funky - Baby Boogaloo - Koharu - Dana Foglia - Parris Goebel - Daniel "Cloud" Campos - Quick Crew

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Video: Dumbo (Poreotics) - LEN NOC NHA HAI VL

According to the video's description, this video was BANNED from Vietnamese TV.  Well... I don't know if it was actually 'banned', but nonetheless, Dumbo posted it on Youtube for the world to see.  From PoreoticsHD YouTube.

Video: Parris Goebel workshop from Urban Moves (Hip Hop International)

Check out this video produced by the Royal Family.  It's highlights from Parris Goebel's workshop this year at Hip-Hop International and Urban Moves.  I was there (along with HUNDREDS of dancers) and absolutely enjoyed seeing Parris do her thing.  And afterwards there was a Meet-n-Greet where many of her fans couldn't stop geeking out to this 'Living Legend'.  All hail the Queen! Crowns up! From Thepalacedancestudio YouTube.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Red Bull BC One World Final 2013 | Congrats to Hong 10!

Earlier today was the annual Red Bull BC One World Final South Korea.  This year, the title went to B-boy Hong 10 from South Korea.  You can watch the entire event over at Red Bull TV or click on the picture below. 
Watch the Red Bull BC One World Final 2013 here!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Video: Freestyle moments from Ian Eastwood, Lyle Beniga, Lando Wilkins, Shaun Everista, tWitch ++

Lando Wilkins presents the Gentlemen's Club as a Black Friday gift, featuring very short clips of freestyle from Ian Eastwood and Lando (both members of ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew), Shaun Everista, Lyle Beniga, tWitch, Terence Dickson (LXD), Ray Basa and Jian Pierre-Louis.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Video: Poreotics - "What Does the Fox Say"

Poreotics are the perfect group to interpret "What Does the Fox Say". Their style, precision, and generally zany outlook matches the song, as shown in this video from World of Dance San Diego. Thanks Greg!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Videos: KINJAZ - "Fire" & "Ice"

It's been awhile since we've seen a production from the KINJAZ and I'm thankful that we've got TWO!  Check out these two great videos featuring Anthony Lee, Mike Song, Jason Bueno, Justin "Jet Li" Valles, Charles Nguyen, JD McElroy, Steven "Villn" Lor, Mike Fallorina, Noah Henderson, & Garvin "Gyroe the Magnificent" Tran. From Anthony Lee YouTube. ::karate chop:: HiYA!!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Video: #CokeRED Moves with Dtrix, Kyle Hanagami plus 5 more dancers

The latest video made to support #CokeRED raise money for HIV victims was created by DanceOn with Dominic 'D-trix' Sandoval (one-time member of ABDC's Quest Crew), Kyle Hanogami, Sean Lew, Saleemah Knight, Smiletone, Anze Skrube, Maxine Hupy (from Cee Lo Green's tour) and dancer/choreographer Tim Milgram.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Video: Jabbawockeez at 2013 AMAs

The original champs, the Jabbawockeez, made an appearance for last night's American Music Awards.  Check out this video of the three of them dancing to "Celebrate". And as an added bonus, they perform the same routine sans masks.  From thewockeez YouTube.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Today's top dance Video: The Seaweed Sisters (including Fanny Pak's Megan Lawson)

Lando Wilkins (member of ABDC's Boxcuttuhz and Mos Wanted Crew) produced this charming video starring Megan Lawson (member of ABDC Season 2 and 7's Fanny Pak), Jilly Meyers, and Dana Wilson. Thanks for the tip, Greg!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Video: 8 Count Boys dance backup for Maxime Proulx's "Parle de Moi"

8 Count Boys (members of the 8 Count Studio, home of ABDC's Blueprint Cru) are the featured backup dancers on the video for Maxime Proulx's hit song "Parle de Moi"

Video: Jabbawockeez freestyles for charity #CokeRED

Jabbawockeez (ABDC Season 1 winners) are the latest to post a video for the MOVEment. For every video uploaded which contains the hashtag #cokeRED, Coca-Cola and (RED) contribute funds to The Global Fund, providing funds for medicine for HIV victims in third world countries.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Video: Highlights from Movement Lifestyle's theTourDC, incl/ Ellen Kim and Brian Puspos

Movement Lifestyle held their third theTourDC in November 2013 with all-star dancers including Tony Tzar, Brian Puspos, Ellen Kim, Quick Crew, JekaJane, Pat Cruz, Devin Jamieson. This video shows highlights from the performances and workshops. Thanks Ninjaboi!

Videos: Esosa (Blogging Best Dance Crew reader) in TWO World of Dance groups

Esosa, a long-time member of the Blogging Best Dance Crew community, has also been a long-time member of the dance community. He is part of two different groups that recently performed at World of Dance events.

First, he's the director of The Neighbors, which came in third in their first-ever appearance at World of Dance New Jersey.

Also, he's a member of Epic Motion, which competed at World of Dance Boston. Thanks for the links Ninjaboi!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Video: Les Twins at 2013 World of Dance San Diego

World of Dance San Diego was held on November 16. I haven't seen much news or video from the event yet, but it's always a treat to watch Les Twins perform onstage.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Video: New episode of AXI starring Jaja Vankova and other amazing dancers

From the online description: "As a young boy, John Ford was a quirky talented dancer until the day he became embarrassed and ashamed by his piers. Fast forward 35 years and Sheriff John Ford is determined to put an end to all dancing in his town. Moon Di Zhang, Les Twins, Jarrell Rochelle, Poreotics, The Production, and Brian Friedman face John in his adventures to try to prevent dancing in his small town Ashwick Valley . Dr. Strange (Brian Friedman) enlightens John in an alluring dance and sends him on a mission to release the imprisoned dancers. Sheriff John Ford places Amnestsy for all dancers in hopes of achieving Amnesty for himself for all of his wrong-doings." Thanks for the link Greg!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Video: Les Twins - (RED) MOVEment

More wonderful productions for the Coca-Cola (RED) MOVEment in the cause for HIV awareness.  Here's Larry & Laurent, Les Twins, showing off their moves for the MOVEment to Empire of the Sun's "Celebrate" (Tommy Trash Remix).  Be sure to check out http://www.dancered.com to find out more and learn how you can get involved.  From OfficialLesTwins YouTube.

Video: Kaelynn Harris (8Flavahz) - "LOVE"

Season 7 finalist, Kaelynn "KK" Harris recently taught in New York City at Pearl Studios.  Check out her piece to Chris Brown's "LOVE".  From Kaelynn Harris YouTube.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Video: Charles V Nguyen (Poreotics) - "Lies" (Tourist Remix)

Season 5 champion, Charles V Nguyen, freestyles to Chvrches - "Lies" (Tourist Remix).  From Charles V Nguyen YouTube.

Monday, November 11, 2013

WoD Boston Results | Congrats to Gossip!

Two weeks ago was the World of Dance: Boston and here are the results.  In first place (and crowd favorite) was Gossip.  In second place, Static Noyze. And Concept Artists in third. Congratulations to all.  Also, there were performances by Mos Wanted Crew, ChaChi (I.aM.mE), and Phunk Phenomenon.  Be sure to check out World of Dance Network for more from this event.

 2nd Place: Static Noyze --- 3rd Place: Concept Artists

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Must- see Video: Parris Goebel (ReQuest Crew) choreographs for Taeyang hit video "Ringa Linga"

Parris Goebel (member of ABDC's ReQuest Crew) choreographs this hit video from Taeyang, using her backup dancers L.A. Boys. Thanks for the link, Tafari!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Video: Anthony Lee & Mike Song - VOCAL DANCING pt 2

Our resident Kinjaz, Anthony Lee & Mike Song, are at it again.  No explanation needed, just good fun! Watch and enjoy! From Anthony Lee YouTube.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Video: Di Moon Zhang (IaMmE) choreographs and dances "The Next Episode"

The latest from Di Moon Zhang (member of ABDC's IaMmE) includes dancers Bebo (Phunk Phenomenon), Scarlet Nabil (Funkdation), Nicole Kirkland, Michelle Staudt, Lily Frias, and J-Smooth).

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Video: 8Flavahz (RED) MOVEment

ABDC 7 Finalists, 8 Flavahz, have joined the movement.  Here's their piece to Empire of the Sun's "Celebrate" (Tommy Trash Remix).  Be sure to check out www.cokeREDmoves.com to learn more about the MOVEment and how you can make a difference.  From FLAVAHZ Crew YouTube.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Video: The Twins (members of ReQuest Crew and Misfits) - "Black Skinhead"

Twin sister dancers - Brooke ONeill (member of ABDC's ReQuest Crew) and Starcia ONeill (Misfits) -- created The Twins and dance together to Kanye West's "Black Skinhead". Thanks Tafari!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Video: Jabbawockeez MOVE for the MOVEment Dance

Last week, we reported that many fantastic dancers are joining the movement with Coca-Cola and (RED) to raise HIV awareness.  Amongst them, the original ABDC champs, The Jabbawockeez, have joined.  Here's their MOVE for the MOVEment in this production to Empire of the Sun's "Celebrate" (Tommy Trash Remix).  And be sure to visit CokeREDmoves.com to find out more about this important campaign. From thewockeez YouTube.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Video: Rhythm City back up dancing - "Through the Rain"

Rhythm City (ABDC Season 4) are back up dancers for Domo (a talented singer associated with the Rhythm City family in her latest music video "Through The Rain"

Friday, November 1, 2013

New dance video from Blueprint Cru members /8 Count - "Holy Grail"

8 Count Studio (home of ABDC's Blueprint Cru) just posted a new studio video with all their signature precision and hit. From 8CountDance Youtube. Thanks ninjaboi!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Watch AMAZING video w/ Jabbawockeez, Les Twins, Ian Eastwood, 8 Flavahz ++ for HIV awareness!

Coca-Cola and (RED) posted a dance video starring Harry Shum, Jr., Jabbawockeez (ABDC's Season 1 winners), Les Twins, Brian Puspos and Ian Eastwood (members of ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew), 8 Flavahz,  Tiny Miney, and Jasmine Meakin, to harness the power of dance and inspire people to participate in a global dance movement with the goal of helping end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. Every day, 700 babies are born with HIV. By supporting programs that offer prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services for pregnant women, that number can be near zero.

To help inspire people to show their moves, Shum and Jabbawockeez developed an easy-to-follow dance that anyone can learn that is featured in the music video. Consumers can visit www.CokeREDMoves.com to download a free clip of the Celebrate remix, view a tutorial for the dance move and find instructions on how to upload a dance video and to learn more about how their moves could help support this important cause.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Video from Lando Wilkins (Boxcuttuhz, Mos Wanted Crew) - "IFHY"

Lando Wilkins (member of ABDC's Boxcuttuhz, Mos Wanted Crew) just released a video of a recent workshop. From the description: "It takes money to pay for all these classes you dancers love taking so much. So i decided one day to just make a 2 hour workshop filled with fun and knowledge for all the broke dancers out in LA lol. It was fun and impactful and i appreciate all those who came out and shared their MONEY!!!!! muahahahaha. 2 dollars is all it was. Not sure if i will do this again but, who knows what the MIND OF LANDO will bring ;)"  Thanks Lando!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Video: Virgin America's Safety Dance with Pacman, LXD Dancers, SYTYCTD Stars ++ - best safety video Ever!

Virgin America created the first viral airplane safety rules video, with dancing from Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb (who was also in ABDC's IaMmE), members of LXD, Cyrus Spencer and other stars from So You Think You Can Dance, and other amazing talented dancers. Jon Chu directed this beauty. Come on other airlines -- show us what you've got! Thanks for the tip Ninjaboi!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Video: Joesar Alva - "One Thing" (Blaze Remix)

Season 2 Boogie Bot, Joesar Alva, recently uploaded this piece to Amerie's "One Thing" (Blaze Remix).  Short but sweet. From Joesar Alva YouTube.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Video: Ian Eastwood - "Hold on We're Going Home"

Ian Eastwood (member of ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) posted a video that tells a sweet love story and doesn't even get to the dancing until minute 4. That's okay -- some things are worth waiting for. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

8 Flavahz for Twister Dance Rave

From the makers of the classic party game, Twister, comes this brand new toy just in time for the holiday season - Twister: Dance Rave.  But rather than reading about it, watch it in action as the ABDC 7 Finalists, 8 Flavahz battle themselves with it in this production by World of Dance Network. Then check out the behind the scenes footage as Charlize and Angel explain and demonstrates how it works.  From FLAVAHZ Crew YouTube.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Video: Academy of Villains - promo for Nacion Muerta

Academy of Villains will be performing at Knotts Berry Farm on November 1 and 2. To promote the event, they have a nifty Halloween Themed teaser. For tickets, go to Knotts.com/scaryfarm

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WoD Toronto Results | Congrats to D CODE & All.Young.All.Stars!

Last weekend was the World of Dance: Toronto and here are the results.  Congratulations to D CODE for taking first place in the Upper Division- followed by YYZ Company in second and THE CLIQUE in third.  But the highlight of the night (in my opinion) was in the Junior Division as the brilliant girls of All.Young.All.Stars went home with the first place trophy- followed by The Interns in second and CDF in third.  I personally LOVE the routine from the All.Young.All.Stars!  I could watch it over and over again.  Check out World of Dance Network YouTube for more great performances from this night.

2nd Place: YYZ Company -- 3rd Place: THE CLIQUE

2nd Place: The Interns -- 3rd Place: CDF

Monday, October 21, 2013

Video: Brian Puspos w/ Ian Eastwood ++ = "Own It"

Brian Puspos (ABDC's SoReal Cru, Mos Wanted Crew) choreographed a concept piece. He also dances, accompanied by Ian Eastwood (also MWC), Ade Willis, Bru Vidal and Pau Arnel.

Tonight: Watch Lil Mama portray Left Eye Lopes on CrazySexyCool on VH1

We haven't seen much of Lil Mama (judge on ABDC) since the MTV show was cancelled. Tonight, she's back on TV, but in a dramatic role. She plays Left Eye Lopes in a biopic about TLC called CrazySexyCool that airs on VH1 at 9pm ET/PT. Here's a trailer for the movie:

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Must-watch video: Lawrence (Poreotics) - "E-boying"

Lawrence 'Law' Devera (member of ABDC Season 5's Poreotics) balances emotions and b-boy skills in this new video from the crew's Poreotics Sessions Youtube series. Thanks for the link Greg!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Video: Beat Freaks - "Q.U.E.E.N."

Beat Freaks (ABDC Season 3) were recently filmed at Movement Lifestyle. Always great to see them again. From FreestyleCultureTV Youtube.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Video: Anthony Lee & Pat Cruz - "Hold On, We're Going Home"

It seems that every production from Anthony Lee, I become an instant fan of- and this one is no different.  Here he is in collaboration with Pat Cruz to Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home".  Featuring the powers of Vinh Nguyen, Keone Madrid, and Chris Martin- together they create the #MANBAND. And as a added bonus, check out the behind the scenes footage from this shoot.  From Anthony Lee YouTube.

Video: Andrew Baterina (SoReal) - "So Anxious"

It's been quite awhile since we've seen a production from Season 2 finalist, Andrew Baterina (unless you count WoD Houston).  Here he is with Lyle Beniga and Vinh Nguyen (and a feature from Jeka Jane) in this piece to the classic jam, "So Anxious" by Ginuwine. From Andrew Baterina YouTube.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Video: super Fun Night's Monster Mash, with ABDC Dancers

Okay, I didn't pick them out, but the person once in charge of America's Best Dance Crew PR just posted this video with a note to 'look close for ABDC dancers.' So, enjoy and look close

Video teaser for RedBull BC One: The Chase

The line-up is now almost complete for the Red Bull BC One World Finals on November 30. All eight returning Red Bull BC One World Champions (Omar, Lilou, Hong 10, Ronnie, Wing, Neguin, RoxRite and Mounir) will battle against a new breed of competitors -- Nori (Asia Pacific), Arex (Latin America), Gravity (North America), Lil Zoo (Middle East Africa), Froz (Western Europe) and Robin (Eastern Europe). Two final Wild Card entries, chosen by a panel of B-Boy experts, will be announced in November.

Tickets for the Red Bull BC One World Finals are now on sale.for the finals in Seoul on November 30. The World Finals will be also be live-streamed at redbullbcone.com.

RedBull BC One created this teaser called "The Chase" in preparation for the main event . It features  Red Bull BC One All Stars, Wing and RoxRite through the streets of Seoul into an underground battle against the country’s fiercest B-Boy rivals.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday Night Live Dance clip of the season - "Boy Dance Party"

The crew is definitely not ready for prime time, but Bruce Willis leads a mean Boy Dance Party on Saturday Night Live

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Video: Willdabeast Adams (Eclectic Gentlemen) + several 8 Flavahz dancers = "We Back"

Five of the 8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7) dance in this video choreographed by Eclectic Gentlemen's Willdabeast Adams, to Missy Elliot's "We Back. Frombeast9688 Youtube.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Video: Pacman w/ IaMmE crewmates, Ian Eastwood: "The Placebo Effect"

To quote the video's description: "The placebo effect happens when you decide a therapy will make you better and your belief makes it so. Is the placebo effect real or is it in your head?"

That's a lot for a Friday, but the dancing is superb, from Pacman and fellow IaMme (ABDC Season 6) members Jaja Vankova, Brandon Harrell, Di Moon Zhang, and Emilion Dosal as well as Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew), Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer, Jenny and Jayme Rae Daily, King Charles, and Brandon Shaw

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Video: Ricky Cole (Mos Wanted Crew and Harlie Ramirez - "The Best you Ever Had"

The latest from Ricky Cole (ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) - a solo (followed by another solo by Harlie Ramirez) to a cover of "The Best You Ever Had"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

mL the SPOTLIGHT: $lick (Ringmasters)

Continuing their SPOTLIGHT series, Movement Lifestyle puts $lick (ABDC3 Ringmasters) front and center.  It doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, but bone-breaking and flexing still weirds me out- in a good way!  Check out this freestyle as he talks about what being in the spotlight means to him.  From MovementLifestyle YouTube.

Video: Blank Canvas - "STUCK"

Check out the latest from Blank Canvas - a Hawaiian crew featuring Brittnie Aguilar & Marc Duey from Hype 5-0 (ABDC5) and Tam Rapp from 8Flavahz (ABDC7).  From BlankCanvasHI YouTube.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Video: Megan Lawson's new reel w/ footage of Madonna's MDNA tour & Fanny Pak

Megan Lawson (member of Fanny Pak in both Season 2 and 7) just posted a new performance reel that includes recent work including performances with Fanny Pak, and her backup dances (with FP's Matt Cady) for Madonna's recent tour.

Megan Lawson 2013 Reel from Megan Lawson on Vimeo.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Video: Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew) choreo and dancing- "Hit em Up"

Ian Eastwood will be performing with Mos Wanted Crew at World of Dance Toronto on October 12, 2013. But if you can't make it there (or even if you can), check out his latest video where he choreographs and dances with Brian Puspos, Ade Willis, Pau Arnel, and Bru Vidal. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Brandon Harrell (IaMmE) blasts WIN for usng his choreography without permission

Allkpop.com reports on Brandon Harrell (member of ABDC's IaMmE) responding to the theft of his choreography by a dance team on WIN. Though the program listed IaMmE in the credits, it appears they didn't directly credit them with the choreography. Among Harrell's tweets on the subject: "No matter how "ok" people might think it is, it's not cool to use others choreo without notifying and asking the creators....in ANY case."..."People still don't understand. It's not about the credit, it's about the work, the man hours, the product."

 Here's the performance in question: 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Video: Jaja Vankova (IaMmE) solos at Citywalk

Why do we post so many videos of Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC's IaMmE) on this site? Because they are so damn good. Here's the latest from World of Dance, filmed at Citywalk

Video: Hypersquad - "Royals"

This is another one of those songs that when I first heard it, I quickly thought "I can't wait to see a dope piece to it" and here it is.  From the Academy of Hype - featuring members of Bandits and Rascals - choreographer, Jee Kalua, waacks to the hit song "Royals" by Lourde.  Check out the cameos from ABDC5's Allen Pascual, Willard Soares, & Goose Polanco.  From Jee Kalua YouTube.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Videos: Poreotics Kombat & Jet Li - "My Blood"

Along with many others (including I.aM.mE), the season 5 champions are celebrating the return of the web-series, Mortal Kombat Legacy.  Check out this mirror match-up as Poreotics take on themselves in this intense battle.  And in case you need your Jet Li fix, he recently posted this freestyle to "My Blood" by Ellie Goulding- "no remix, no dubstep. All feeling". From PoreoticsHD & JustinJetLi YouTubes.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video: PG Family (home of RNG) wins silver at World of Dance Seattle

PG Family (Kolanie Mark's dance family that includes ABDC's RNG) came in second at World of Dance Seattle, as well as winning best costume and best theme. Here's their performance:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Is there going to be a Russia's Best Dance Crew?

According to Huffington Post,  Dance Studio Focus is looking to host a competitive series called Focus Best Dance Crew, based on America's Best Dance Crew. Here's the most recent video from Dance Studio Focus, with Ukranian dancer Yeva Shiyanova  performing strip-dance choreography to "Radioactive" -- compelling but most assuredly not hiphop

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Video: Vogue Evolution members in Icono Pop's "All Night"

Icono Pop's new video "All Night" uses backup dancers from Vogue Evolution (ABDC Season 4) including Leiomy. Thanks for the link Joshua!

Video: 8 Flavahz dance in Rudy Smit's "I am your leader"

Most of 8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7) dance with Rudi Smit (of South Africa's Untimitive Megacrew and Untamed Dance Crew) to Nicki Minaj's "I Am Your Leader". According the description, the entire process of learning to filming the video took less than 3 hours. Impressive.  Thanks Tafari!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Mike Song to help launch Onionflix, a media company promoting "emotionally inspiring videos"

Mike Song (member of ABDC's Kaba Modern with dozens of other dance-worthy credits) will be on the Advisory Board for Onionflix, a based media company that hopes to highlight achievements of both amateur and professional filmmakers and plans to showcase emotionally inspiring videos that encourage motivation, philanthropy, and compassion. Putting the artist first, filmmakers will be given the option to partner with Onionflix and receive 90% of the advertising revenues, compared to the standard 50% share that most studios currently provide.  Videos to be featured on the newly launched website www.onionflix.com may include short films, interviews, documentaries, and scripted stories.
“Onionflix films aim to tug at the heartstrings and inspire viewers to do something good,” said founder Bennett Kim.   “We hope to be a positive influence to both our viewers and filmmakers." 

Video: Chachi Gonzales - "You're not My Girl"

Chachi Gonzales (member of ABDC's IaMmE) taught at Urban Dance Camp and performed this casual fun solo. From ToTheCultureTV.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Must-watch Video: Parris Goebel (ReQuest) choreographs Cali Boys

Parris Goebel (leader of ABDC's ReQuest Crew) has some intense choreography for her Cali Boys, including Denzel Chisholm (member of ABDC's Rhythm City) on her BGPOPA Youtube. Thanks Tafari!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Intense video from IaMmE members for FATALITY

Phillip Chbeeb choreographed and Emilio Dosal dance choreographed this video to celebrate the launch of Kombat Legacy series on Machinima. They dance along with fellow IaMmE (Season 6 of ABDC) members Brandon Harrell and Jaja Vankova

Video from ABDC regular Greg: "Thank you Very Much"

One highlight of running this site is watching the progress of some of our regulars and contributors as they hone their dance skills. Here's the latest from Greg, showing some developed popping skills. Thanks!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Video: Jabbawockeez Perform at MDA Telethon

Recently, the champs performed at the MDA Show of Strength Telethon which aired earlier this month.  To find out more about muscular dystrophy and to make a donation, check out the Show of Strength website here.  From thewockeez YouTube.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Video: 24-7 Danceforce - "Breath of Life" | feat 8Flavahz

Aloha! Check out this brilliant production from 24-7 Danceforce in Hawaii.  It was choreographed by Ryan Cardenas, Kanoe Esteves, Stephenie Kunz, & Tam Rapp (8Flavahz) to Florence and the Machine's "Breath of Life".  And I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that's Summer Waikiki (8Flavahz) in the last half of the video (my apologies if it isn't). From 24-7 Danceforce YouTube.

Video: Bailrok (Future Funk) on Disney's Make York Mark

Bailey "Bailrok" Munoz (Future Funk, Rocksteady Crew) was recently highlighted on Disney's Make Your Mark.  Here's the video below from his performance at WoD New York with cameos from ChaChi and Josh of ICONic. From disneychannel YouTube.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Congratulations to Michelle McNulty (TV reality casting director extraordinaire) on winning an Emmy!

Michelle McNulty was the casting director for America's Best Dance Crew as well as many other reality show talent competitions including the Sing-off and the Voice). She's also one of my all-time favorite people I met while covering ABDC for several seasons, because of her humor, high spirits, and constructive positive way of working with auditioners. 

She received an Emmy for her work on the Voice. Congratulations Michelle! Click here for her Instagram pictures from the event.

Video: amazing solo from Ricky Cole (Mos Wanted Crew)

Ricky Cole (member of ABDC Season 7's Mos Wanted Crew) was an instructor for the World of Dance Vancouver workshops. This video captures some solo free-style from the session.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Video: Rhythm City dance in Frankie Zulferino's "Color My Night" remix

Here's a relatively rare appearance by members of Rhythm City (ABDC Season 4) and Struck Boys (America's Got Talent): "Color My Night" remix by Frankie Zulferino, featuring Domo. It was choreographed by Alonzo Williams (leader of Rhythm City)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Video: FENG (Quest Crew) - "Runaway Baby"

Check out this brilliant production from ABDC 3 champ, FENG (Quest Crew) to Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby".  It features amazing dancers including Amanda Suk & Chad Mayate (Poreotics).  From JUSTFENG YouTube.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Must see video: IaMmE - "Aliens React to Photo Booth"

For reasons that will become apparent, it's hard to tell whose movement we're watching here. The creative genius is Phillip Pacman Chbeeb and the creative team is listed as members of IaMmE (ABDC Season 6 winners).

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Video: Charlize (8 Flavahz) in "Lolly" video for Maejor Ali w. Justin Bieber, Juicy J

Charlize of 8 Flavahz (ABDC Season 7) is one of the background dancers for this mega-hit video of "Lolly" by Maejor Ali, with Justin Bieber and Juicy J. Always glad to see the dancers getting major exposure like this!

Video: Kenichi Ebina dances to victory on America's Got Talent

Kenichi Ebina won America's Got Talent -- the first dancer to win that honor (and money). Here's a video with excerpts from all his performances. Thanks for the link Ninjaboi!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Video: Lando Wilkins at Fair Play Dance Camp

Latest from Lando Wilkins (member of ABDC's Boxcuttuhz and Mos Wanted Crew): footage from his trip to Krakow Poland for Fair Play Dance Camp, including club dancing and other camp scenes.

Video: Dtrix and BOTY stars prepping for So You Think You Can Dance

The latest from Dtrix (member of ABDC Season 3's Quest Crew, as well as So You Think You Can Dance all-star) appeared on the So You Think You Can Dance finale. This latest video shows the prep and fooling around for that performance.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Video: Ian Eastwood at World of Dance Bay Area

Ian Eastwood (member of ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) solos at the 2013 World of Dance in the Bay area

Monday, September 16, 2013

Videos: The latest from Poreotics | Chad Mayate & Charles V Nguyen

While the season 5 champs are taking a small break as a group (Dumbo is teaching overseas), the other members of Poreotics are still working hard- creating and producing videos.  Here's Chad Mayate's production to K Roosevelt's "Do Me Now" (w. Poreotic, Lawrence Devera) and Charles V Nguyen's Part 1 of a freestyle to "Talk To Me (Brillz Remix)" by Kill The Noise.  From Chad Mayate and Charles V Nguyen YouTube channels.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Video: Babywockee Performs at Clutchfest

In more positive "Wockee News", Ariah aka Babywockee recently performed at Clutchfest in New Jersey earlier last month.  Check her out in this performance to music mixed by her Mommy and Daddy. From Ariah Babywockee YouTube.

mL theSPOTLIGHT: Daniel "Cloud" Campos

The latest edition of Movement Lifestyle's theSPOTLIGHT features the amazing, Daniel "Cloud" Campos.  I am amazed whenever I watch Cloud perform, and this video is no different.  Check it out, as he talks about being in and out of the spotlight and how he hopes to inspire.  From MovementLifestyle YouTube.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jabbawockeez suing manager for raising his ownership stake from 1% to 52%!

From Courthouse News comes a bizarre story: "Jabbawockeez sued Fred Nguyen (their manager) and his company FDN Holdings, claiming he sneakily increased his ownership of the group from 1 percent to 52 percent...The plaintiffs' attorney Joseph Ganley in an interview: "We believe Nguyen was able to increase his commission by manipulating the business's articles of incorporation." Ganley said Nguyen secretly and gradually increased his commissions over 10 years, the largest increase in the past three years. Ganley said Nguyen is still the group's manager but the Jabbawockeez want to stop him from taking more than he should."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Video: Mike Song, Pacman, & Moon - MAN VS HANDS

Inspired by 'old family photos', Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Kinjaz), Philip "Pacman" Chbeeb, & Di "Moon" Zhang (I.aM.mE) created this fun, original concept to the sounds of Smash Hitta.  See if you can figure out who's hands belong to who.  From mikeosong YouTube.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Help Battlefest Tour -- Funding drive through Kickstarter to create 5-stop national tour

Battlefest recently created a KickStarter campaign to help raise $15,000 to put together a 5 city Battlefest Tour to NY, Atlanta, Memphis, Texas, and California.  The Tour is set to begin March 2014 and will end November 2014. If it goes as planned, it will be extended to 5 live event tapings (one in each city) and in November they will fly the top 3 dancers from each state to NY for a huge Finale -- the "BattleFest King of the Streets Tournament" to find out who is the top dancer of the year & which City will take home the belt.

Their goal is to raise $15,000 before Oct 11th. With every amount you pledge on our Kickstarter you get cool rewards and Gifts.  Click here for more information and to give.

Video: another highlight from SYTYCD finale - Live performance by Movement Box

On the live finale for Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, the show brought back Movement Box, as they were voted the Most Memorable Audition for the season. The group -- John Tesoriero (a crew member for UPrising at Boston College) and a street beatboxer -- auditioned in Boston. We wish them good luck and hope to see more performances from them in the future!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Video: Battle of the Year performance (incl D-trix & Steve from Quest) on So You Think You Can Dance

The finale for Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance featured a trailer for Battle of the Year, followed by a live performance by the dancers which included D-tril and Steve Terada of ABDC's Quest Crew.

Video: Lorena Liebman (Blueprint Cru) - "Rock The Boat"

ABDC Season 5 finalist, Lorena Liebman, is joined by her fellow 8-Count dancers (including Irratik's Janick Arseneau) in her production to Aaliyah's classic, "Rock The Boat".  From 8CountDance YouTube.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

News and Video: Matt Cady (Fanny Pak) appears as choreographer on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

I swore I wouldn't watch Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (on Lifetime) but this might soften my resolve. Matt Cady (leader of ABDC's Fanny Pak) is a contributing choreographer for the show. If you don't have the channel, click here to watch on Lifetime Online

Monday, September 9, 2013

Video: Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes) joins wth Thy Agency: "Are You Single"

Riquel Olander (member of ABDC Season 4 winners We Are Heroes) dances with Thy Agency for Ray Lavender's "Are You Single".

Video: New dancing and humor from most of the Poreotics

Poreotics (ABDC group, minus Dumbo and Jet Li) lose the color but gain some steps and humor in their latest video with both choreo and free-style - "My Arm Hurts". Thanks Greg!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Video: Jaja Vankova (IaMmE, Street Kingdom) at Universal City Walk

Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC's IaMmE and currently a member of Street Kingdom) danced at Universal City Walk at Universal Studios last week. Amazing as ever. Thanks Greg!

Friday, September 6, 2013

mL theSPOTLIGHT: Joesar Alva (Boogie Bots)

It's been quite awhile since we posted anything on Joesar Alva (ABDC 2), but now he's in the front and center in the spotlight.  Check out his freestyle as he talks about what dance means to him.  From MovementLifestyle YouTube.

Video: Flavahz Crew at Universal City Walk

The latest from Flavahz Crew (members of ABDC's 8 Flavahz) in their recent performance at Universal's City Walk, from StepXStep Dance.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Video: dance clips from 90s TV including The Carlton, Mario Lopez, & 9 more

If you're feeling a bit nostalgic (or anti-nostalgic) this video from DS2DIO is the ticket. It features the Carlton, the Urkel, Mario Lopez (ABDC host -- had to get in the reference) on Saved By The Bell, Kevin Bacon's guest appearance on Will and Grace, and some cringe-worthy dances.

Video: Pharside X Kanye West - hiphop under the kaleidoscope

It's always worth it to watch dances created by Chris Pharside Jennings (ABDC's Supreme Soul, founder of Academy of Villains) but the current one is a treat for its use of kaleidoscopic effects. From pharside Youtube.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Videos: hiphop highlights on So You Think You Can Dance Performance finale

The performance finale of So You Think You Can Dance featured two hiphop routines and a hiphop solo. 

Fik-shun danced with tWitch to "Hello Good Morning", choreographed by Luther Brown:

Jasmine and comfort bicycled danced to "Run The World Girls", with choreography by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo

Fik-shun's solo was a pretty funny take on Gangnam Style.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Video: Sal and Nico Banuelos (Elektrolytes) tribute to their recently deceased sister

Francine Rosas Banuelos (sister of Elektrolytes members Nico and Sal) passed away on August 24, 2013 at the age of 30. From her obituary: "She enjoyed reading, writing poetry and loved to sing with her brothers and her cousins. She was a green belt in Kajukenbo and was employed at NAK Martial Arts Center. She loved being around all the kids at the dojo, and was just saying how the kids always made her day brighter. Although she was a little firecracker she had the biggest heart."

 Her brothers created this video in her memory. Rest in peace.

Video: Emilio Dosal (I.aM.mE) - "Slip"

Not much info given on this video, other than it's dope!  Here's ABDC Champ, Emilio "Millie" Dosal's production to Baauer's "Slip".  From IaMEmiliodosal YouTube.

Vlog: Tyga visits an unmasked Jabbawockeez

In Tyga's vlog, he visits the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. There's a brief section (starting at 2:50) where he poses with the members of Jabbawockees (without the masks) and is given his own mask

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Philippine All Stars at HHI '13 | Mega Crew & Adult Divisions

Head over to OfficialHHI YouTube to see more performances from this year's Hip Hop International that were recently uploaded.  But for now, check out the Philippine All Stars as they competed in the Mega Crew Division for the very first time!  They placed 3rd in the Prelims and 7th in the Semi-Finals (missing their chance to compete at World Finals by .02 points!!).  And their Adult Crew was amazing as well, missing the Bronze Medal by .04 points.  Below is much better view of their routine from when they were special guests at WoD: Bay Area.  From World of Dance Network YouTube.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Video: Jaja Vankova - "CLAPZ"

Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC's IaMmE) joins with Spartan aka Lil Tight Eyez, Knucklegead aka Jay NY, B-Dash aka Twinevery on this tight choreo to Mario P Amigo's "Clapz". On JAJAvankova Youtube. Thanks Greg!

Video: D-trix's twerking seminar with Victor Kim (Quest Crew), Jaja (IaMmE), & Jerel (Step boys) ++

It took me awhile to watch this one because I am tired of hearing people who never watch dance talk about twerking. But it's worth it to watch to the end where D-trix has assembled an "America's Got So You think you can Twerk Dance Crew Idol Crew" with Victor Kim (ABDC's Quest Crew), Jaja Vankova (ABDC's IaMmE), Megan Batoon, Ellen Kim, Aye Hasagawa, Jerel (ABDC's Stepboys) and other dancers who are actually talented. From the wildly popular theDOMINCshow channel Thanks Greg!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Video: Brandon "747" Harrell w. the Elektrolytes - "Canon Rock"

ABDC Champions come together at the Elektrolytes Headquarters and do what they do best... create!  Here's Brandon '747' Harrell (I.aM.mE) with the Elektrolytes/Bots production to "Canon Rock" by JerryC. And a Happy Belated Birthday to Brandon!  From showoff747 YouTube.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Video: Tight Eyez (Street Kingdom), Daisy & Torch - "Who's in Control"

Tight Eyez (member of ABDC's Street Kingdom), Daisy and Torch take on Kendrick Lamar's "Who's In Control

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Happy Birthday to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson!  He would have turned 55 years old today... People all around the world are celebrating- playing his music and replicating the moves he made so famous.  Check out the cast of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil as they party it up to the classic hit, "Wanna Be Startin' Something".  And for more Michael flavor, check below for my review for the Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE show now playing in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay.  From cirquedusoleil YouTube.

Review: Michael Jackson ONE (Cirque Du Soleil)

As a person who has seen A LOT of Michael Jackson tribute shows, trust me when I say that Michael Jackson ONE is truly the best.  Without a doubt, it is the closest feeling to attending an actual MJ concert ever since the King's passing.  Everyone would absolutely love it - from the casual fan to the most hardcore, glove-wearing, devotee.  Dancers, and fans of dance, would especially enjoy that it's very dance-intensive.  And why wouldn't it be?  It was choreographed by Michael's choreographer, Travis Payne- along with Rich & Tone Talauega, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Olivier Simola, Ben Potvin, Adrea Ziegler, Ivan 'Flipz' Velez (Groovaloos), and the one and only, Parris Goebel (ReQuest Dance Crew, Royal Family).  Also, featured in the show are dancers from ABDC 6's 787 Crew (Puerto Rico) and ReQuest Dance Crew (New Zealand).  Michael's original music was brilliantly remixed and remastered by musical director, Kevin Antunes, and perfectly suited the enchanting story that only Cirque Du Soleil can tell.  And 'enchanting' is certainly the word that best describes this show.  Even as I type up this review, it's a struggle trying to remember everything that happened because I was so captivated and entralled. 

Click here to read the rest of my review and see exclusive pictures from Michael Jackson ONE

And for more info and how to get tickets for Michael Jackson ONE at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, visit cirquedusoleil.com or click on the picture above.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Videos: Hiphop highlights from So You Think You Can Dance Top 6

The Top 6 show for So You Think You Can Dance had 16 routines ranging from Alvin Ailey knockoff to Bollywood to Swing. There were 3 hiphop numbers -- a solo from Fik-shun (dancing to Chris Brown's "Look at me Now"),Hayley and Joshua dancing to a Nappytabs routine (to Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard Play Hard"), and Amy & Fik-shun -- choreographed by Dave Scott -- dancing to Usher's "Lemme See

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Video: Lil Mama in teaser for "CrazySexyCool" - biopic about TLC

It's been pointed out that the MTV VMAs showcased the 'next acts' for two of the three original ABDC judges. As pointed out in earlier posts, JC Chasez reunited with his NSYNC band members in the Justin Timberlake tribute. And, the show aired the promo for the new movie about TLC called "CrazySexyCool", where Lil Mama portrays Left Eye Lopes. Watch it here:

JC Chasez interview: No -- NSYNC will not do a concert together

Despite the accolades that NSYNC received for their appearance on MTV's VMAs, the boy group is not planning to go on the road. In an interview in USA Today, NSYNC member (and ABDC judge) JC Chasez said: "Justin gave me a buzz and he said, 'Hey man, listen. I'm getting this award and they have given me a pile of time to perform and we started our careers at MTV and I think we should get the band back together.' "  But it was a one-time event, according to the article.

 Not the least of the issues -- the guys had trouble doing their signature dance moves: 'When it came to practicing their moves from 11 years ago, "everyone was going, 'Can we go through this one more time slowly?' … So that part was pretty funny.'

Video: Ian Eastwood (Mos Wanted Crew): "Strawberry Bubblegum"

Ian Eastwood (member of ABDC's Mos Wanted Crew) taught a class at iDanceCamp in Italy in July 2013. This video shows some of the classmates, followed by Ian's solo (starting at 1:10). Video from Bounce Factory

Monday, August 26, 2013

Video: Static Noyze dance on Bad Rabbits' "Dance with You"

Bad Rabbits release an end-of-summer video of "Dance with You" complete with ABDC's Static Noyze.

Video: Congratulations SOREAL -- winner of World of Dance Houston's Adult Division

World of Dance hit Houston on August 23, 2013. SOREAL (in the family of ABDC's runnerup SoReal Cru) took first place in the Adult Division competition, followed by Wyldstyl and Galing Cru.

Video: Justin Timberlake medley on VMAs with NSYNC (and Fanny Pak backup dancer)

One of the highlights of the MTV VMAs on August 24, 2014 was definitely the long medley of Justin Timberlakes' greatest hits, including a very short reunion with NSYNC (beginning her at 11:00). As icing on the cake for ABDC fans: Fanny Pak's Natalie Gilmore performed as one of Timberlakes' backup dancers.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Royal Family: Defend the Throne

By now, many of us know how this story ends.  New Zealand's Royal Family successfully achieved their goal in defending their Gold medal championships.  But as Big Poppa says, "There's no win if there's no work"- and these guys certainly put in the work.  As someone who attended HHI, I can attest there is no other crew that carry themselves the way The Royal Family does at Worlds.  You can tell that their work ethic is second to none and that's why they're the champions.  Check out this amazing journey from hip-hop dance's royalty, The Royal Family as they 'Defend the Throne'.  From Thepalacedancestudio YouTube. --

FLIP (Canada) Gold Medal Performance at HHI '13

I've been a fan of these girls ever since I saw them at last year's HHI (Silver Medal).  Then I saw them earlier in the year when they performed (and won) with the All.Young.All.Stars at WoD Montreal.  With the intensity and passion these girls perform with, I knew they were bound to get Gold soon.  Well, 'soon' quickly became 'now' as they led the Junior Division with this performance. From OfficialHHI YouTube.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

mL theSPOTLIGHT: Teresa Espinosa (Beat Freaks)

In the latest edition of Movement Lifestyle's theSPOTLIGHT, Teresa 'Rag Doll' Espinosa takes center stage.  Check out how Teresa gets down in the spotlight as she talks about being a dancer and what it's like working with the Beat Freaks (ABDC 3 Finalists).  From MovementLifestyle YouTube.