Saturday, April 27, 2013

Video: PUMA Dance Dictionary | featuring ABDC Alum

The fitness company, PUMA, recently launched a new campaign entitled 'Puma Dance Dictionary'.  Many videos have been released highlighting freestyle dance and features some of the best dancers in L.A. including Pacman (I.aM.mE), Jet-Li (Poreotics), Mami (We Are Heroes), JaJa (I.aM.mE), and King Charles (Footworkingz).  Check out this music video to "First Time" by Dre Skull featuring Megan James & Popcaan and below are links to dancer profiles and lessons. From puma YouTube.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Video: Pharside - "Hot Like Fire"

Christopher "Pharside" Jennings (Academy of Villains) changes his style up a bit with this routine to Aaliyah's "Hot Like Fire".  Among the other great dancers in this video, keep a look out for cameos by Jet-Li (Poreotics) and Ricky Cole (Mos Wanted Crew).  From pharside YouTube.

Video: Can (Poreotics) freestyle - "Soft Touch"

Can Nguyen (member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 5's Poreotics) freestyles to the soft sound of Evil Needle's "Soft Touch" on poppincan Youtube.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Video: Riquel Olander (We are Heroes) dances at World of Dance Dallas

Riquel Olander was one of the judges at the 2013 World of Dance Dallas held in April. WOD posted a video of her solo performance.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Video: Vinny (ICONic Boyz) & Brandon (IaMmE): "Don't Kill My Vibe"

America's Best Dance Crew Season 6 alums Vinny Castronovo (from ICONic Boyz) and Brandon '747' Harrell (from IaMmE) got together recently for some dance fun, performing together to "Don't Kill My Vibe". From showoff747 Youtube.

Must-read for hiphop professionals: how Massive Monkees made bboying into a business; link to their new Kickstarter

Forbes Magazine profiles Massive Monkees (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) and their success at making bboying into a business. Some of the keys to success: having a supporting local environment like Seattle, working with local funders like Storefronts Seattle to get temporarily free studio space, having great classes and throwing kids' birthday parties.

The article also mentions Massive Monkees' new Kickstarter campaign to improve their studio. Dance lovers (especially those in the Northwest US) really should participate. Click here for the link and watch this video to learn more

Monday, April 22, 2013

Video: Ringmasters rehearsal for Puma The Quest

Puma the Quest is a site covering street culture around the globe, partly to promote Puma products. Their latest bonus footage is a visit with Ringmasters (America's Best Dance Crew Season 4) at a workshop, showing why they are among the best flexers around.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

These Champions Be Poppin'...

Happy Sunday everybody!  Today, we got freestyles from two ABDC Champions.  First up, Can from Poreotics pops to "Soft Touch" by Evil Needle.  From poppincan YouTube.  Below that, check out Phil "PacMan" Chbeeb (I.aM.mE) at a workshop in Milano, Italy dancing to "Nothing At All" by Carlos Santana featuring Musiq Soulchild.  From pacman YouTube.