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 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.