Saturday, November 29, 2008

Watch Dance4Life live connection today!

Today (November 29), go to to watch the life satellite broadcast of the International Dance4Life event.

50,000 people in 19 countries will be dancing to celebrate achievements in fighting AIDS. Boogie Bots will be one of the U.S. performers, and some top dance crews in other countries are expected to perform. So, if you've got the time please watch and contribute to Dance4Life!

St. Maarten's Best Dance Crew -- new TV show!

It was bound to happen, given the success and popularity of America's Best Dance Crew. The first non-US "Best Dance Crew" TV show will be filmed in -- St. Maarten!. Here's the story in More Baccanal.

Six crews will be dancing each week, and the show will air on French St. Martin TV. The format and voting are pretty much the same as for ABDC. The top prize is $3000 and the title of St. Maarten's Best Dance Crew.

According to the article, "Organizers are limiting the crews only in what they can wear and how “vulgar” their styles can be. Besides that, it’s really no-holds-barred for this competition."

The six crews are: HOT, Hydrolics, Low Rydahs, LTL, Top Secret and The Spotlight. Please comment here if you've watched any of them in performance.

If this show becomes available on-line, you bet we'll post it. Good luck to all!

Click here to see pictures of the other crews in contention for St. Maarten's Best Dance Crew.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Kaba Modern Performing at the Expo

On November 22, 2008, LA was the site for The Expo - A Charitable Event Benefitting Culture Shock. Guests included Kaba Modern, Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak, and Fysh N Chick. Pacific Rim Video taped the Kaba Modern performance:

ABDC Merch #2: Fanny Pak Fanny Packs

On this Black Friday, we're featuring some shopping choices for those of you who can't deal with bricks-and-mortar stores.

Fanny Pak is now selling Fanny Packs for $15 on their website.

I'm really looking forward to the Fanny Pak shoes that will be available from Milkshake Kicks in February 2009.
I saw Milkshake Kicks on crew members at ABDC Live in NY and I want them now.Right now, this website has some unique FP shirts and non-FP shoes.

ABDC Merch #1: the Kaba Modern Never Duplicated Shirt

On this Black Friday, we're featuring some shopping choices for those of you who can't deal with bricks-and-mortar stores.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

America's Best Dance Crew Marathon on MTV2

For those of you with hundreds of cable stations: MTV is running an America's Best Dance Crew Marathon today and tonight. Just the thing to give thanks for.

Supreme Soul Performances in Toronto

From a few months ago, but still worth watching: Supreme Soul danced at Freshman Week at Ryerson University in Toronto. Honanie taped these performances:

San Diego & LA ABDC Appearances: Super Cr3w, Supreme Soul

Super Cr3w: appearing in LA at Club Tatou on November 29. Adults only show. Call (213)482-2000 for details. Thanks for the tip, Raquel!

Super Cr3w will also appear at the Armory Survival Gear Store (1539 Garnet Avenue location) on November 30. Call 858-274-7300 for details. From Friday through Sunday, the stores will be selling all their merchandise at 20-50% off. You can also shop on-line at and get a 20% discount on all their clothing by entering BLACKFRIDAY as the promo code.

Supreme Soul: December 9, San Diego State University. This poster has the info.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More audition videos: The Hype

At the Los Angeles auditions for America's Best Dance Crew, Pacific Rim Video filmed The Hype, from Hawaii. Here's the audition:

And their interview, talking about the sacrifices and challenges of deciding to audition:

Good luck to The Hype!

SoReal Cru and PhreshSelect in Philadelphia tonight

On Thanksgiving Eve (November 26), SoReal Cru and Phresh Select will perform at the Solo Nightclub with Sinthesis, Xclusive, Remedy, Flipside & multiple students' organizations from Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, Temple and Villanova for the biggest dance party of the year. There will be an autograph session from 9-10pm and giveaways all night long.

MUSIC: DJ Wreckless, Art, and DJ Goodlyfe

Limited Advance tickets will be available at Abakus Store (227 N 10th St.) or you can contact college organizations.

Mailbox: Reviews and Images from last week's shows

On November 24, the TASA (Taiwanese American Student Association) Freestyle Competition was held by RAPS (Rutgers Association of Philippine Students). Here's a picture of the winners - RDT -- posing with Boogie Bots after their win.

Some reviews of Break Sk8 and the San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest:
  • Voice of Dance loved the show, including Break Sk8: "To watch this quintet do something like entrechats on skates is to have seen almost everything."
  • SFGate thought the show was "sick, buck, dope, stupid." Of Break Sk8, they wrote: "They do tight, hard-hitting moves that most crews would kill to pull off with their feet on the ground. Then they do more."
Photo credit: John Richard Pena/RAPS Media Crew

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Reminder: Far East Movement On-Line Release Party tonight

Don't forget -- at 9-10pm West Coast Time, tune in to Far East Movement FM TV for the the first ever live, streaming on-line release party for their new album Animal.

The album (produced by Far East Moement which includes DJ Virman from the America's Best Dance Crew Live Tour) features the next generation of rising artists and sounds featuring guest appearances by many rising stars including Def Jam’s One Block Radius, Warner recording artists Wiz Khalifa and Jah Free along with Latin music legends Lil Rob and Baby Bash.

Planet B-Boy on Youtube Live -- WATCH THIS NOW!

We've been following Knucklehead Zoo because of their ties to America's Best Dance Crew through Super Cr3w, their Broadway show, and their members' audition (as The Zoo) for ABDC Season 3. Now, some KZ's Yust and Freaky are part of a Planet B-Boy crew for Youtube Live, to help promote the Planet B-boy movie. This video is just sick.

Shane Sparks - Talk of Fame Interview

Talk of Fame talked to Shane Sparks at the LA Auditions of America's Best Dance Crew. He talks about all his upcoming projects including the "Boogietown" movie and the "Dream Girls" theatrical revival. And, he thinks that Broadway should be in the future for some ABDC crew members!

Monday, November 24, 2008

One more favorite LA Auditioning Crew: Essence

Over the past few weeks, we've been posting videos of auditioning crews that our LA field reporters Brooke and Rebecca watched and really liked. As always, we'll remind you that they didn't see all the LA auditioners and that Blogging America's Best Dance Crew has no insider information or influence with the ABDC judges.

Here's one more crew for you to watch: Essence. We like their creativity with movements and props. While they showed no tricky moves, they had good detail and humor. We said the same thing about Fanny Pak when we watched the audition special from Season 2. So, maybe this girl crew has the goods for Season 3. What do you think?

Canada Tour with Super Cr3w, SoReal Cru, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul

On the heels of JabbaWockeeZ' successful Canada tour -- the Best Dance Canada tour. The show will feature Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, Super Cr3w, Supreme Soul, and DJ Wish One from JabbaWockeeZ.

The schedule:
12/13: Toronto Click for tickets
12/15: Winnipeg Click for tickets
12/16: Saskatoon Click for tickets
12/17: Calgary Click for tickets
12/18: Edmonton Click for tickets
12/19: Vancouver Click for tickets

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Interviews with Super Cr3w, Kaba Modern, and Fanny Pak at Expo Benefit for CSLA

Pacific Rim Video talked to Kaba Modern, Fanny Pak, and Super Cr3w at the Expo Benefit in Los Angeles on November 22, as they prepared booths to meet fans and sell some crew merchandise. Click here to visit Pacific Rim's Youtube channel and watch all of them. Here's Super Cr3w's Do Knock talking about the crew and their webcam show: