Saturday, November 27, 2010

Videos: Maxt Out 2010 including IDK, Breed, Griminals, Style 2 Kill, many more!

Envisean Youtube posted many outstanding performances from Maxt Out 2010 held in November in Pasadena, CA. Among my favorites: Style 2 Kill Griminals, Breed, and Indecisive Dance Krew (IDK) shown here. Thanks for the links PerezOverride!

Video: Quest Crew show some new moves at Showdown 3

ABDC3's Quest Crew were among the star performers at Showdown 3 in Visalia, CA on November 21, 2010. From the bombskiee1ooosnapz Youtube Channel.

Friday, November 26, 2010

This weekend: Watch AND Play RedBull BC One -- event streaming live + buy their game!

RedBull BC One is planning to stream most of their battles live this year! So, those of us who didn't make it out to Tokyo for the event can still watch the action starting Saturday November 27. Thanks for the tip, Karen Chu! Here's the link.

The event organizers are also selling a $1.99 game for IPhone, IPod Touch, and IPad where you match moves against the original moves of 7 of the world’s best B-Boys on 28 different stages. There are different difficulty settings and 29 licensed B-Boy tracks. Let us know if you try it. Click here to read more and to buy it.

This Week's Big U.S. Dance Event: World of Dance Chicago, with Poreotics, Royal Flush, Footworkingz ++

The major dance event this weekend in the U.S. takes place in Chicago at World of Dance. Exhibition crews include America's Best Dance Crew 5's Poreotics and Royal Flush, as well as  Footworkings (America's Got Talent), and Remote Kontrol (So You Think You Can Dance). Maybe you'll see one of the next ABDC competitors there. And, the event will feature b-boy and b-girl battles too. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Video: Quest crew members react to NigaHiga/WongFu's "Agent of Secret Stuff" (co-starring D-trix

Though "Agent of Secret Stuff" from NigaHiga and Wong Fu Productions was designed for the computer screen, it had a special big-screen opening on November 24, 2010. Watch the 35-minute martial-arts comedy here. On hand at the premiere were multiple members of Quest Crew giving support to crewmate Dtrix in his acting debut. Pacific Rim interviewed many of them, as well as other stars of the production.

Watch Blueprint Cru's Kim and Vincent in Keshia Shante's "Table Dancer" Music Video

America's Best Dance Crew alums have been getting regular work as back-up dancers onstage and in videos. The latest: Keshia Shante's "Table Dancer" video features Kim and Vincent from Blueprint Cru (ABDC5 runners-ups).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watch NigaHiga's "Agents of Secret Stuff" (with Quest's Dtrix) here now!

No LXD today. Instead, something much funnier to give thanks for: The full-length "Agents of Secret Stuff" is here!

Videos: Battle of the Year 2010 finals - Japan vs. Korea

Battle of the Year 2010 international was held in Montpellier, France this month. The final battle matched Japan (Mortal Kombat) vs Korea (Jinjo Crew). Definitely watch to the end on this! Winner: Jinjo Crew. From metatron38 Youtube Channel. Thanks for the links, PerezOverride!

Video: Les Twins at World of Dance San Francisco

One of the highlights of the recent World of Dance San Francisco was the performance by Les Twins. From YAKFilms Youtube. Thanks for the tip, Robban!

Dancers: Enter the online Hip Hop Dance Battle for a chance at some fame and $ is starting an on-line contest with a top prize of $250.00. If you want to enter, just choreograph a routine about 1-2 minutes in length to the battle song on the homepage.Upload your video on; then submit it on (along with a $20 entry fee per battle). All videos submitted will be posted to the site within 12 hours and viewable to the public. Each battle, the 10 hottest videos will be chosen as finalist.These videos will then be voted on by the public to determine the winner for the battle.The winner will receive the $250and become the reigning HHDB champion. The winning crew will also receive free entry into the next battle.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ABDC Season 6: Who do you most want to see on the show?

Now that America's Best Dance Crew's new season is no longer speculation, it's time for some other speculation/wishful thinking? Who would you like to see on the show? Here are links to videos (including some from the ABDC auditions) forthe groups that auditioned for Season 5 from New York (parts I, 2, 3, and 4), Los Angeles (parts 1, 2, 3, 4), Denver (Parts 1 and 2), and Atlanta (Parts 1 and 2). How about the groups at Hip Hop International -- any that you'd like to see get work visas? How about groups with So You Think You Can Dance veterans -- will that show feed us another winner like Quest? If you've got other nominees, name them and include a video in your comments!

Paula Abdul's Live to Dance will premiere January 4 on CBS -- will you be watching?

The new CBS competition series Live to Dance will debut with a special two hour episode, Tuesday, Jan. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). Paula Abdul is an executive producer, mentor and lead expert of the series. It will then move to its regular time period on Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on Jan. 5, and then be broadcast LIVE starting Wednesday, Jan. 12. 

The premiere episode of Live to Dance will follow dancers from across the country auditioning for Abdul and the series' experts in specially constructed Dance Domes that were built in both New York and Los Angeles to host the auditions. At the end of the premiere episode, a group of dancers from all styles, backgrounds and ages will be selected for the cast. When the show moves to its regular time period on Wednesday, Jan. 5, an additional group of dancers from the Dance Dome auditions, who the experts feel deserve a second look, will have one final opportunity to compete in a dance-off, to earn a coveted spot in the cast. Those contestants who make it through the dance-off will travel to Los Angeles, rounding out the final cast of 18 dance acts. 

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 12, the first six dance acts will compete against each other live on CBS with two acts advancing. After a total of three rounds, the six dance acts that have advanced will compete against one another in the grand finale, where they will battle for the right to be crowned Live to Dance champion and awarded a $500,000 prize.

B-Woman Power -- Beat Freaks (B-girl pros) meet with Momz-N-Da-Hood (B-mom aspirants)

The Beat Freaks (ABDC3 runners-up and current stars of Old Navy ads among their many credits) and Momz-N-Da Hood (auditioners for ABDC5 and for Paula Abdul's upcoming show Live to Dance) spent some quality time together after the Beat Freaks completed a busy weekend giving workshops on Long Island, N.Y.    Lady Jules even took the time to help Lori with her headspin technique! There was a lot of love and mutual respect in the room which strengthens the belief that HipHop dance brings together people who share the passion. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's NOW official: America's Best Dance Crew 6 starts in April 2011!

MTV announced today that America’s Best Dance Crew Season Six is scheduled to premiere April 2011 with casting underway in January 2011. Auditions will be held in cities nationwide; schedule to be announced soon.  I've heard that it will be back on Thursday nights, but not in direct competition with American Idol.

Video: Poreotics dance at Disneyland's ElecTRONica

Poreotics (ABDC5 Champions) are part of the show at ElecTRONica at Disneyland's California Adventure from November 21-24, 2010. Here's the performance, from the JaCJaCisBaLLiN Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Ninjaboi!

Two more Beat Freaks & Jungle Boogie ads for Old Navy!

Old Navy has definitely stepped up their ad campaign for the holidays. Here are two ads featuring both Beat Freaks (America's Best Dance Crew Season 3) and Jungle Boogie (ABDC5). Thanks for the links, Desteny and Elise10!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Videos: Pride 3 Competition - Congratulatons E.P.I.C Motion!

Pride 3 Dance Competition was held at Rutgers University on November 30, 2010. The results (with video links): E.P.I.C. Motion won first, with second place going to UFP (a new group with many Fr3sh members) and third place to The Mooks.   Thanks for the tip, BSG and PerezOverride!

DirtfaceX's field report (with video) on Beat Freaks workshops in New York

DirtfaceX attended two recemt sessions of Beat Freaks workshops. Here's his report:
On November 13 and 14, 2010, Teresa Espinosa, Rino Nakasone, Alison 'Al-Star' Faulk, and Lady Jules of The Beat Freaks taught several workshops on Long Island, NY.  The first one I attended was on Saturday night.  The turnout was great!  As soon as I walked in, there were about 50 or so kids ready to take the workshops.  We were split into two groups - Group 1 was anyone under the age of 14, and Group 2 were the rest.  Alison and Jules taught the first group, while Teresa and Rino taught the second.  I barely kept up with Teresa's workshop - not that it was TOO difficult, but I'm not a dancer.  That said, I didn't even try Rino's workshop.  She taught a k-pop routine and it looked pretty intense.  Sorry, no videos.  Throughout the class, Teresa and Rino were stressing the point of 'musicality', 'being in the moment', and 'feeling the music'.  Afterwards, anyone who wanted to got the opportunity to meet the girls and have their photo taken.
Click here to read about the second day and for details from his interview with Beat Freaks where they talk about which ABDC crew they'd most like to perform with, their upcoming appearances in ads and the AMAs, their newest member Bonita, and whether they'd appear on future seasons of America's Best Dance Crew. Thanks DirtfaceX!